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Dutch design brand, Studio Lorier, is launching the Hybrid Chair, a lounge chair that can quickly transform into a desk chair and the other way around. In the upright position, the Hybrid Chair is suited for sitting at a table... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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No matter the industry in which you work, chances are you use a laptop or desktop computer for your job. Data loss can be disastrous if you keep any amount of important information on your machine. Most industries keep vast... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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River Terminus of Headwater Lot at Pointe-aux-Lièvres, submitted by First Place winners CADASTER. The covered platform at the river space is shown as a exhibition grounds connected to Pointe-aux-Lièvres sports site and proposed park redevelopment area. This terminus is grounds... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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If you can't get enough of looking at pictures of stunning interiors and daydreaming about turning your own home into an impressive showpiece, there are some great apps available to indulge your passion. The best way to view these inspiring... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Mini UK presented the Mini Living Urban Cabin at London Design Festival last month, a communal modular-structure set up on the Southbank, in partnership with Sam Jacob Studio. Mini Living is a long-term research project into the future of urban... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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When your child is a little older, you can integrate furniture for them into your space and enjoy a whimsical, colourful decor for a couple of years. During our childless days, we all enjoy the luxury of designing a home... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Giving a whole new meaning to seafood dining, Snøhetta has designed Europe’s first underwater restaurant at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline by the village of Båly. Half-sunken into the sea, the building’s monolithic form breaks the water surface... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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We all know that a good breakfast is essential for giving us the energy to go about our day productively and happily, but how often do we pass it over thinking we'll just make up for it at lunch? By... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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There is something very appealing about small objects handcrafted from wood, especially in this age of 'connected' gadgets. Sometimes it's nice when the only connection is the feeling of natural material in the hand, a momentary return to classic values... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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The mention of minimalist interiors tends to conjure images of stark, all white spaces that feel cold and empty. However, minimalist decor isn't nearly as rigid as the yet-to-be converted may believe. There are endless ways to approach how you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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House at Camusdarach Sands, Raw Architecure. Stormness, Scotland, UK. 2013. Black is a polarising colour. We tend to either love it or hate it. The new book Black: Architecture in Monochrome from Phaidon, would most logically appeal to the already... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Do you remember that old wood zig-zag flooring that you only saw in museums or your grandparents house? That's parquet, and it happens to be the current coveted style of flooring. Once considered an antiquated feature of decor in need... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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The desk of architect and designer Sevil Peach Walter Knoll hosts DeskTop, a photography exhibition that investigates the future of work by profiling the workspaces of London’s leading creatives, architects and designers, in its Clerkenwell showroom from 2 November until... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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I don't often indulge in dessert, but when I do I tend to go right for the pannacotta. Head Pastry Chef Steve Penny at Royal Lancaster London has shared his recipe for his delicious but simple Honey Pannacotta dessert, available... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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The fashion choices we make today are no longer just about fashion. We need to be aware of how the companies we buy from are operating and how it impacts people and the planet. We've heard about the horrible human... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Throw a new twist into your traditional Christmas decor with unorthodox colours. Via Studio DIY The thing about traditions is that they don't really mean something until we make them our own! In preparation for decorating your home this Christmas,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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2017 marks the 50thanniversary of the inauguration of the most famous geodesic dome in the world: the US Pavilion at Expo 67, designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. From first experiments undertaken in the late 1940s through to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Bowie & The Big Issue No. 1, street art print by ANXTI, an artist from South London who suffers from anxiety. The process of his work provides a great distraction from the stresses of every day life. ANXTI says: "My... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Choosing a new car can be a daunting process with all of the makes and models available and personal factors to consider. By taking a step-by-step practical approach, you can identify the ideal type of vehicle for your needs before... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Look to the past for enchanting lighting options. Photo by Chris Snook Unlike most of the country, I have never seen an episode of Game of Thrones - please don't judge! But from what I hear, scores of you are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Arne Jacobsen: Rothenborg House, Klampenborg, Denmark, 1931 Ornament is Crime. If, upon reading those words you think to yourself 'Yes! Yes it is!' then this new book about modern architecture from Phaidon is for you. What makes the modern masterpieces... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Just like people, animals can suffer from mental and emotional disorders such as anxiety. In fact, many dogs exhibit signs of anxiety in a variety of ways. Some may be anxious around new people, while others might get nervous when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Having a dedicated study space is important, or so they used to say. Now we're told that if we change up our study environments, to create richer associations with the information we're processing and therefore decrease 'forgetting', then we'll perform... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how much of a clean freak you are, there will always be another job left to do! Mostly, it’s the jobs that seem the smallest that can make the biggest difference, especially when it comes to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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The Red Thread: Nordic Design, a new book published by Phaidon, is a beautifully presented survey of the Nordic region's hugely influential and enduring contribution to design, a uniquely elegant combination of function, simplicity and natural materials. 'The Red Thread',... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL