There have been seven different types of fridge, four types of washing machine, seven types of hairdryer, 25 lighting products and 72 different chargers and adaptors - and these are just some of the 228 electrical products that have been recalled by manufacturers in the past four years, with faults that include a risk of fire or electric shock.
The problem with housewarming parties is that guests can accidentally morph from close friends, into strange relatives bearing surprising gifts. Where once they brought wine, now they come bearing indoor tulip trees, personalised chopping boards, and tasting plates, with accompanying dipping sauces.
The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small accessories - and perhaps a few big splurges along the way!
Fancy giving your home a much-needed design boost? Spruce up your interiors with these must-have, quirky accessories that will make yours a house ...
When it's scorching outside, a part of me knows there's a group of very overheated design graduates setting up for yet another year of the New Designers exhibition. Whether it's purely down to the weather or just the 3,500 excited students in one building, the heat is cooled by the refreshing perspective on design that awaits inside.