Symfonisk speakers are a new collaboration between IKEA and Sonos to create smart furniture pieces that integrate the highest quality sound.
The design of TVs is becoming more sophisticated and they are finally blending seamlessly into our living environments.
Over the years we have seen wallpaper transforming from a mundane and purely functional piece of the home decor puzzle into something much more creative, and flamboyant that really allows us to make a statement with our home interiors. From wallpaper based on origami, wallpaper with 3D style effects, to digitally printed and unbelievably realistic
Have you ever wished that you could disguise that ugly black box in the corner of your livingroom? You know the one I mean. That massive TV that takes up valuable space in your room and looks like a right eyesore. You’ve noticed how no photographs of home interiors in magazines ever feature a TV, right?
The past few days have felt decidedly warmer down here in Devon. We even had to turn the central heating down one evening as we were feeling a little balmy. To me, that is a sure sign that Spring is edging ever closer and I can’t wait. It’s hard trying to get through the winter
By now you guys probably know that I’m a big fan of VQ radios. My first experience with VQ was when I reviewed the Bardot radio, which I still really like. I then wrote a whole article about how the products manufactured by VQ are designed primarily with women in mind, which is one of
I get hundreds of emails every day, and I mean hundreds. Most of them are pretty interesting but only a few will catch my attention enough to be considered to feature here on the blog. And then, just occasionally, there will be an email that gets me really excited and I know straight away that
I’ve always had an interest in smart technology for the home, ever since I researched and wrote an article about the Smart Grid. But recently I have been intrigued by home security systems. I have always thought of a home security system as being reserved for the extremely wealthy. You know, the kind of people
*This post contains affiliate links marked with an asterix* Mother’s day is little over a week away and I’ve been having a long hard think about what it means to be a mother and also what my mother means to me. I was approached by VQ and asked to take part in its Mother’s Day
VQ is a brand I have known about for quite some time now. I reviewed one of their products back in September last year and I have really enjoyed using our Bardot DAB+ Radio ever since. What I didn’t realise at the time though was the fact that the company actually has a really interesting
When I first received the email asking if I would be interested in reviewing the Sengled Pulse LED Bulb + Wireless Speakers I have to admit my first reaction was a bit of a scoff as I immediately thought it must be just another useless gimmick that nobody really needs. However, I decided to visit
A few weeks ago we partnered with Samsung to test drive their SE790C Curved Monitor. Now as I’ve said many times before I’m not very tech savvy and I prefer any technology that I use to fit seamlessly into my life without requiring me to go on a short training course to get to grips
One of the most pressing renovation projects for our home is definitely our bathroom. It’s tiny so there isn’t much scope for change sadly but we’re hoping to get new tiles, a new shower and new taps at least. I have spent months and months dreaming of new bathrooms but we can’t quite afford to
I’m not really a very techie sort of person. Sure I like having the odd gadget if it makes my life easier and more streamlined, but I’m certainly not one of these people who has to have the latest bit of tech to hit the market. In fact I’m quite the opposite, once I get
I can’t even begin to tell you all how excited I am about this huge news! IKEA has launched a range of furniture that is designed with integrated wireless charging points in it. Granted this is not the newest technology around, but what makes this announcement so exciting is the fact that the majority of us will
The older I have gotten the less well I have been able to cope with technological innovation. I used to watch my parents struggle with new technology and wonder why they found it so hard, but age definitely seems to affect our ability to adapt to new technologies. Apart from smart phones, I seem to
I was recently contacted by the TV network NBCUniversal who was just about to launch its latest series on the SyFy channel. Now a little known fact about me is that I am a bit of a secret sci-fi geek and growing up I loved watching sci-fi programmes with my dad and I was always