Father’s Day is almost upon us and it’s time to treat our dads to something special to show them just how much we love and appreciate them. This year Father’s Day will be even more important in our house as it is my husband’s very first year as a father so the pressure is really on
It wasn’t long ago that I first discovered my love of Loaf, the British brand that claims to be “emperors of comfy, laid-back furniture and squishy stuff for the whole home”. It’s got a nice ring to it, right? Anyway, I featured some of their products a while back when I first discovered Loaf’s lovely collection but
Today I have an exciting giveaway for you to celebrate the launch of the SS14 collection from high street interiors retailer Dwell. Ideal for contemporary living, the refreshing new collection features slick lines, new materials and vibrant colours. With pieces made from natural wood, leather, marble, denim and goat’s skin, the collection emanates a more mature
Grand Designs has been one of my favourite TV programmes for as long as I can remember and it was watching those fantastically adventurous property builds and renovations that first helped to spark my love of architecture and interior design. I’d love to embark on my own grand design one day, however I’m not sure
Image via Visit Sweden A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to jet out to Stockholm for the Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Finals. As Official UK Blogger for the competition I have been closely following each stage and reporting back on the progress. The competition had been narrowed down to 8 finalists who were
So Electrolux Design Lab is still in full swing although things are really hotting up now as we approach the finals. At this moment in time the 20 semi finalists have been chosen and shortly this will be whittled down to the eight lucky designers who compete against one another in the final stage of
It’s been a while since my last Electrolux Design Lab update but things have moved on quite considerably since then and the competition is hotting up. There were over 1700 entries in total and in May, 100 of the best entries from 29 countries were posted on the Electrolux Design Lab website and the public were invited
Image courtesy of Dulux I don’t know about you, but every year as Spring approaches I have this overwhelming urge not only to do a massive spring clean at home but also to change things up a bit and give my home a refresh or a new look. This year the urge is particularly strong
So today is World Sleep Day. So I hope you all got a good night’s sleep last night in preparation! World Sleep Day, for those of you who don’t know, is an annual event that is organized by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) in celebration of sleep and it aims to lessen the burden
Well, there is just under one week remaining for any design students and recent graduates out there to get your entries in to the 2013 Electrolux Design Lab competition before the closing date of March 15th. In case there is any doubt in your mind as to whether it is worth submitting an entry to
You may remember my post back in October when I introduced the new Axor Starck Organic range following my trip to Berlin to attend the World premier event? Well if not you might want to have a read as it contains Philippe Starck‘s account of the design process and his inspiration for the new collection.
Still blogging about BlogTourCGN? I hear you ask. I’m afraid so. You see the problem with a BlogTour, as I’m sure all the other alumni will tell you, is that you cram so much into just a few short days that you end up coming back with more content than you know what to do
As you all know, entries for the Electrolux Design Lab opened last Monday and in my last post I featured a number of entries from previous years’ competitions that could serve as inspiration for this year’s theme. Well this week I wanted to take a closer look at some of my favourite designs that made
Today I wanted to tell you all a little bit more about one of the BlogTourCGN sponsors. Du Verre Hardware is a Canadian company that produces high quality, original designs for cabinet hardware. Working with highly respected designers from all aspects of the design world, Du Verre creates design-driven collections of knobs and pulls for
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend? I’ve got an exciting post for you today to kick start the new week. As part of my coverage of the Electrolux Design Lab competition, I am happy to announce that the competition is officially open for submissions as of today, Monday February 18th.
How exciting is that? I’m absolutely over the moon to make this announcement and it’s been very difficult to keep it secret over the past week or so. I’m so relieved to finally be able to shout it proudly into the blogosphere. And just in case you didn’t hear me the first time I’m going
So last week I posted my top picks from imm cologne and this week I would really like to share my top picks from LivingKitchen. Having premièred in 2011, the international kitchen event in Cologne opened for the second time last month and once again exceeded all expectations as key national and international players of the kitchen
You may remember the last post I wrote about Miele following BlogTourNYC when we had the opportunity to visit the Miele showroom at the D&D building? It was a fantastic event that was laid on for us and we were treated to some absolutely delicious food cooked up by Miele Table Artist, and rising chef Adam
If you don’t know already that I was recently in Cologne for BlogourCGN….where have you been? Just kidding! It was the most amazing trip and I learnt so much out there and made so many new blogger friends. But one of the other things that I like most about BlogTour is getting to know the
Firstly, I would like to apologise that is has taken me so long to get this imm cologne post up on the blog. I’ve had articles to write, other blog posts to compile, interviews to organise and pictures to edit…so many pictures. But then that is what is so great about BlogTour. You see so
So as you all know from my previous post I have been out of the country for the past week taking part in BlogTourCGN along with 12 other design bloggers from the UK and the USA. In this post, I want to give you a brief overview of how we got on at the start
Despite my rather downbeat first post of 2013, there are some rather exciting things that I have to look forward to that I haven’t mentioned to you all yet. So I thought it was about time that I focused on the bright side and all the exciting things that are happening over the next few
So unless you are a recent reader of my blog, it couldn’t possibly have escaped your notice that I was chosen by Modenus as one of the bloggers who took part in BlogTourNYC. If you haven’t been following my blog for very long then you can read all about my adventures in New York here.
Part 2 of New Designers is always one of my favourite design shows to attend. I have been for the past couple of years and I always find it immensely exciting to see what the new generation of young designers is bringing to the table. When you walk into the room, you’re faced with stand