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January is the ideal time to take on a small home makeover. The new year brings us the feeling that better things are on the horizon, but January is a bit of a dud month with the come-down from the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Minimalism in interior design often alludes to crisp white surfaces, few decorations and simple, practical furniture. Luxury, on the other hand, is usually associated with decadence, indulgence and a wealth of objects to attract the eye. As each approach to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Decorating your home is exciting. When you finally have the time and resources to make your interiors match your ideal vision, the possibilities are endless. But remember the avocado bathroom suites of the 1970s? Compare its short-lived appeal to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Source One of the nicer benefits of the winter season is that sometimes the weather provides the perfect alibi for not leaving the house. Wrapping up cosily and staying in, out of the cold without guilt, is the silver lining... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Last week, I was invited to review the new Festive Menu at Jamie's Italian in Newcastle. I like Jamie's and was definitely up for it, especially as it would serve as a nice holiday send-off dinner before I left for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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A tiny space becomes a comfy home cinema with soundproofed walls and staggered seating If we're lucky enough to have a spare room in our home, we feel a responsibility to make the most of it - and we should!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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If you're in the London area, there's a vibrant arts festival happening that offers something for everyone and a chance to purchase some truly original holiday gifts. Across eighty stalls focusing on art, fashion, lifestyle, food, music, publishing and charity... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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How does one become a healthy sleeper? This is a common dilemma, as most of us struggle to consistently get a good night's rest. First, a great mattress helps. However, it takes more than a proper bed to drift off... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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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