Clerkenwell Design Week and the Museum of Making in Pictures

Perhaps most notable this year at the Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 was the barn-like structure in the centre of Clerkenwell, designed by the Swedish firm White Arkitekter. The versatile and open space was dedicated to the area's creative past and present. Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the...

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Review of the Canary – A sophisticated home-security system

Canary is a small yellow songbird in the finch family. It is also a sophisticated home-security system with all the necessary sensors; an air-quality sampler, a motion detector, a humidity sensor, a temperature gauge, and a three-axis accelerometer, all in one single device which is also housing a microphone and a security camera. We already had CCTV and a burglar alarm. But we had an urgency to...

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An elegant Scandinavian family home

When flicking through glossy design magazines and seeing some truly stylish homes it's easy to dismiss it as not attainable as well as not suitable for living with children. But there are certain tricks to follow to achieve a truly elegant family home. We are taking you on a house tour today - and also sharing how you can get the look! This sophisticated design led home is situated in the hills...

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Interior Inspiration Scandinavia by Sonia Lucano / Thames & Hudson

Designed in the style of a magazine to reflect its functionality, this book is a rare find and would be an immensely useful tool for anyone who is looking to implement some minimalistic Scandinavian design into their home. Scandinavian design is a term representing a design movement characterised by simplicity, minimalism and functionality. Natural materials, light, neutral colours, elegant...

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The Eve Mattress will probably reduce your coffee consumption

We all know the feeling of a rough morning after a sleepless night. But can a mattress really make a difference? I never really appreciated a good nights sleep before I had children. When you are younger late nights and little sleep doesn't seem to bother you in the same way. But being constantly woken up by your precious little ones and then developing a habit of turning and tossing with...

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Iittala x Issey Miyake – a must see design collaboration

The exciting new collaboration between Iittala and fashion designer, Issey Miyake fusing Scandinavian and Japanese design was released last month. The collection spans 30 pieces of both textiles and glassware. When two masters of timeless design merges in one collaboration beauty happens; One vision of a home with harmony. Iittala X Issey Miyake is a unique collection of high quality ceramics,...

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Interior Inspiration; Grey and yellow as seen in Scandinavian homes

Scandinavian design is the secret to making your home feel bigger, brighter and better. How to turn your small, dull space into a sanctuary? Here are some decorating tips to steal from stylish Scandinavian homes. Paint! The easiest way to bring the look of a Scandinavian home into your house is to use paint. The calm tones of pale blue, cool grey and milky white all capture light in the most...

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5 Eclectic Kid’s Room Ideas You Will Love

Are your kids rooms dull, outdated and messy? What is the situation of your kids rooms? Whatever is going on, half term and rainy days ahead provides an excellent opportunity to update and freshen up - or be bold and go for the complete make-over of your dear child's exclusive living space. We love Pinterest and all the ideas it brings for home decoration. Especially for kids bedrooms. All our...

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On the Wall – Our Favourite Art Posters and Prints

From Scandinavian minimalistic monochrome posters to feminine illustrations in soft colours, the choice is yours! We have highlighted some of the coolest prints and illustrations there are - to adorn your wall. The above COPENHAGEN poster is available at £35 from soo-uk.com But if you are looking for minimalistic Scandinavian design to decorate your home with there are some truly striking...

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A designers home; At home with Ferm Living in Copenhagen

Have you ever wondered how designers live and what their homes looks like? Well, this is the home of Trine Andersen and Martin Neve, the owners of the well known brand Ferm Living. Enjoy the house tour! The couple live with their young son August and daughter Saga on the waterfront at Islands Brygge in Copenhagen Denmark, just a short stroll from the the Ferm Living office. When Ferm Living...

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