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Denise
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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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
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Food writer and expert on Chinese cuisine Fuchsia Dunlop and rising Bake Off talent Ruby Tandoh were among the winners at the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards presented last week at the Goring Hotel in London. The prestigious... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Dream House Friday is a new weekly feature where we daydream a little over beautifully designed, enviable homes around the globe. To kick off the series, I've chosen a project from Toronto, the city I emigrated from when I moved... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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This year, home décor will take a futuristic trip to introduce avant-garde lighting and appliances. Inspired by the Aurora Borealis, the wifi-controlled Nanoleaf Aurora transforms light into living paint. Photo credit: Nanoleaf This new year of design that's upon us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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As you may know, wherever you are, England is not known for its snow. I'm Canadian and have childhood memories of winter with snow 'mountains' in the middle of our cul-de-sac, piled high there by the snow plows always at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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© Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation/Palm Press, Inc. The publishers of the book, The George Eastman House Collection: A History of Photography from 1839 to the Present, chose a cover photo that assured that even the casual passerby would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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This week in the Dupont Street Photo Series we're looking at the first of the themes that relate to colour. When going through my pictures from the two days I spent on the lively Toronto throughway, I noticed that three... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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If there was any a time for a fresh start.....here's to making 2017 a vibrant and productive year in whatever way is meaningful to us. I'm not usually one for quotes, at least in the viral sense as they tend... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Patrons sit down to their favourite java concoctions at Ezra's Pound, with a view of the neighbourhood's tree-lined streets Last summer while on my annual visit home, I spent several hours over two days on Toronto's Dupont Street, making a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Christmas just doesn't feel like Christmas without snow covered trees, does it? We may not have any of the fluffy white stuff in England; however, there's an especially enchanting winter wonderland to frolic about in London. For the past seven... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Recent winner of the 2016 American Architecture Prizes, the Mirage project is a poetic effort to reconcile nature and architecture. An island house fused with its surroundings, which not only documents and highlights the region’s identity, but also acts as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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From Bare Blends blog It's exam time at university - merry Christmas! - and snacking is a habit most students are likely to indulge in when anxiety is high and time is short. Instead of grabbing for the pop and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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I made a ton of photos this past summer in Canada while visitng my original homes of Niagara and Toronto, and I'm going to be featuring them in themed posts every Monday until most of them have made an appearance.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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A sketch of Stone Age Folk by Jaime Hayon Interior Design Show (IDS17) continues to establish itself as North America’s leading design conference with the anticipated announcement of three leading-edge installations. Direct from the hands of some of the globe’s... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Looking for some new cooking inspiration or want to learn more about a niche food subject? The just-announced shortlist for the prestigious annual André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards will surely whet your appetite for new creative adventures in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Over the weekend I had the chance to try out a new micro USB phone charger, called the Nipper, the first product from London based studio Design on Impulse, that was recently launched thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Different... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL