Print-on-demand digital fabric is the newest frontier is custom fabrics and now design-your-own textiles are affordable and easy with Spoonflower.com. Spoonflower's fabric can be created and bought by anyone in small or big lengths (the opposite of "to the trade"-only designs), making a bespoke DIY project easier than ever.
Amy Merrick's tablescape is inspired by the Dutch Master painting Still Life with Gilt Cup—she writes about how to put together a similar flower arrangement and where to find vessels, serving pieces, and flatware for your holiday table.
Petunia is the new black! Our columnist Anna Laurent investigates the "Black Velvet" petunia and its specially bred dark hues. Adored by designers and admired by breeders, the flower is the most recent addition to a trend for black-flowered plants.
An exhibit at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh documents the success of a project called extInked. A social experiment and an ecological initiative, the project paired one hundred of the country's threatened flora, fauna, and fungi with volunteers that would become ambassadors for their species, with a tattoo to prove it.