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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
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Who doesn't want beautiful hair? We all want to look great but it also makes life easier. Strong and healthy hair is a snap to style. (My mother breathed a sigh of relief when my baby fine childhood hair finally... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Danish home brand Sostrene Grene has looked to Paris, France to create their spring collection of home products. They've combined Parisian decadence with Scandinavian minimalism to bring us pieces that take a fresh approach to traditional design. The result is... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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If you travel often, you know the pain of going from hotel bed to hotel bed before returning home, needing softer or firmer support to recover more quickly. We need that healthy night’s rest to ensure that we're recharged to... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Working from home affords you some great advantages and freedoms, and you can make the most of your independent venture by creating the best possible workspace. Set yourself up with a comfortable space that allows you to be productive and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Floral fever is about to land in London with the ever-popular Chelsea Flower Show and Hyde Park’s Rose Gardens this May. To offer an edible accompaniment to the floral festivities, Lancaster London will present the ‘blooming marvellous’ Flower Afternoon Tea,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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A sheltered outdoor kitchen allow you to entertain outside regardless of the weather. Source What is an outdoor fling without some great homemade food and drink? We've endured months of cold and windy weather and soon we'll be planning our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Brazil's Furf Design Studio has launched Confetti, the world's first mass-produced colorful and adaptable prosthetic leg cover. Priced at around 80% less than the existing products that are made with costly production processes, the polyurethane design is more accessible to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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How you sleep can greatly affect how you feel and function, and if you're not sleeping well you need to remedy that before it gets out of hand and begins to impact on your daily life and your health. We'll... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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As if Hasselblad, the Swedish leading manufacturer of medium-format cameras, needed to build up their cachet any further, they've now been awarded the highest distinction in the Red Dot Award: Product Design, the Red Dot: Best of the Best for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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A car breakdown always seems to happen at the worst time, in extreme temperatures or in the middle of the night (or in my case in the middle of the on-ramp of a busy Toronto highway at rush-hour). There is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Volkswagen has unveiled a self-driving electric version of its 1960s VW Microbus Is anyone else feeling a little uneasy about the inevitable scenario of us humans taking a backseat to cars that drive us? It seems that every week one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL