Nigel's Eco Blog
Hi, welcome to Nigel's Eco Store eco blog. Running Nigel's Eco Store is a great opportunity to explore all things resourceful, innovative and eco friendly. Find out more about our business, new products we come across, and the environmental issues we think about. We write fairly regularly on all sorts of environmentally friendly (and other) topics. Please add a comment if you feel the urge - all feedback welcome!
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 by Nigel
I’ve just come back from Ambiente, a huge homewares, lifestyle and gifts trade show in Frankfurt to make sure Nigel’s Eco Store has some of the newest, best-designed, and greenest products available. Well, that was the plan…
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by Flemmich
Designer Nicolas Roope made his name inventing giant novelty handsets you plug into your mobile phone. But worried about the state of the planet, he decided to design something more substantial, something that would help people reduce their impact on the environment. The Plumen light bulb was born.
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 by Flemmich
Best known for his starring role in the BBC Ground Force series, builder, broadcaster and gardener Tommy Walsh thinks the Government’s Green Deal scheme is worth considering if you are looking to make your home more energy efficient. Here, writing exclusively for Nigel’s Eco Store, he explains why
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by Nigel
Whether you agree that climate change is man made or not, here’s one of the best arguments that we’ve seen for taking action: the risk of doing nothing far outweighs the cost of doing something…
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by Flemmich
Draughts are bad news. They let in cold air and allow warm air to escape; warm air that you have, no doubt, spent a fair sum on heating. You might as well scatter a load of £5 notes outside your front door if you’re letting it escape through cracks, letterboxes, keyholes, ill-fitting windows etc.
The good news is that preventing draughts is one of the simplest, most cost-effective and…
Thursday, December 26th, 2013 by Cat Fletcher
Now our tummies are full and the pressies are opened let’s make sure our bins are not exploding! Here are a few ideas from guest blogger Cat Fletcher on how to be resourceful with festive paper, plastic, food and other stuff.
Last year, 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper was thrown out in the UK. That’s enough to wrap up the whole city of Brighton and Hove. Make sure you…
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 by Nigel
Looking after the stuff you’ve already got is one of the best things you can do for the environment, and it can be easier than you think.
So after months of trouble with my 2006 MacBook Pro laptop, I decided to do something about it…
Friday, December 13th, 2013 by Flemmich
These are our favourite 10 fantasy upcycled Christmas gifts, all of which assume that money, skill, time, and a host of other practicalities, such as how to wrap up a grain silo, are no object…
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 by Flemmich
When he was a student, the now designer, upcycler and TV presenter Max McMurdo was inspired by his family’s thriftiness to invent a use for old cooking oil. Instead of pouring it down the sink (and blocking it up), he came up with our best-named product: the Fat Bird…
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 by Flemmich
Together with Brighton & Hove 10:10 we’ve put together a series of handy how-to-install videos, here’s the first one: how to install the amazing energy saving Radflek radiator reflectors.
Thursday, November 28th, 2013 by Flemmich
Want to stop throwing things out, save money and have fun? Creative upcycling turns an old thing into something new and useful. Cheap camping stove? No problem. Heat a room for pennies a day? A cinch. We’ve scoured the web and found the best examples of resourceful ‘How to’ videos for your viewing pleasure.
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by Max McMurdo
Upcycling design expert and regular on Channel 4’s Fill Your House for Free, Max McMurdo, shares his design ideas for the festive season
Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Flemmich
The Wattson Energy Monitor is one of the most stylish energy monitors you can buy. Yet, as co-designer Richard Woods admits, it nearly disappeared from the market, overwhelmed by cheap foreign imports and the recession. Luckily for interiors everywhere, the product survived — along with its high-end design values…
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by A Customer
You don’t have to spend a fortune keeping warm this winter. One of our resourceful customers, Nikki de Villiers, shares her top 20 do-it-yourself tips for keeping toasty in the depths of winter…