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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
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When it comes to renovating your home, it’s natural to think about things such as new furniture or perhaps giving the living room a new lick of paint; a lot of people forget to consider how long their current flooring... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Updating your interior style doesn't have to come with a high price tag. Just a few small but clever improvements can make your space feel renewed with very little impact to your pocketbook. Here are three ideas to get you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Our living rooms are where we spend a lot of time relaxing, and it's the place where first impressions are made when we receive guests, making it a priority for updated decor. A lack of cash doesn't need to stand... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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A scene from The Fall of the Corset, a film by Rei Nadal and SHOWstudio First, let me tell you that the Fashion & Freedom exhibition is, like the fashions it draws upon, now a thing of the past. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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These home improvement tips are sponsored by DWF. Buying wood flooring can be a big decision, from deciding which range to go for to picking the right colour, length, style and finish. There’s a lot to consider, and your choice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Cap-Rouge river. Photo credit: The City of Quebec The city of Québec is launching an international ideas competition, Rêvons nos rivières/Reinventing our Rivers, soliciting original and distinctive proposals to enhance the city’s four St. Lawrence River tributaries: the Saint-Charles, Montmorency,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Although not all men lose their hair, it's more common to have hair loss, especially after the age of 40. For those who don't embrace the receding as well as Tom Ford, using an effective hair loss treatment that won't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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A winner in the 2016 American Architecture Prize, the Three Cusps Chalet by Portugal's Tiago do Vale Architects is an unusual building, combining typical 19th century Portuguese architecture and urban design with an unexpected alpine influence. Conceived as an annex... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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The bedroom tends to take a backseat to the shared spaces of the house in terms of decorating priority. However, the way we set up our bedrooms does make a difference to our general wellbeing, so it's important not to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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If you’ve decided to go for a big kitchen reno, then you've probably got at least some idea of just how much planning is involved. And if it's your first time remodelling a major room in your home, it is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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The Gamble House, Pasadena, California is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. We tend to think of Europe as the incubator of design trends and interesting buildings, but there's a rich architectural history to be found... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Sometimes we're lucky enough to have someone do something so significant for us that it requires a special thank-you. A thank-you card is nice, but when it just doesn't feel adequate, gourmet gifts are a warm way to show your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Bathrooms are notorious for being the most difficult room in a house to perfect, due to space limitations and the many practical considerations. (And the fact that there's a toilet in it.) By focusing on a few simple tricks you... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Screenshot from Shift, 2015. Directed by Rachael Lincoln & Amelia Rudolph (Bandaloop), USA. Dance Finalist in ASFF 2016. There is still time to submit your films to ASFF 2017 – a major UK and international film festival. ASFF is an... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Take a minimalist approach to combine an outdoor kitchen with a garden feature while preserving airy space Any one of your outdoor spaces has the potential to be your favourite spot at home to relax and entertain, depending on existing... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Back to Dupont Street in Toronto. A few colour themes emerged as I made my way across the uptown Toronto artery, and one of them is blue. From both saturated and sun-faded turquoise to...well it was mostly turquoise! With a... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL