As experts in small space living, we’re loving Elle Decoration magazine‘s Home section dedicated to Small Spaces Big Ideas (March 2017). Embracing their ‘clever tricks for compact homes’ inspired by a range of experts, home lovers and interior buffs, we’ve selected our favourites (Part 1) and hope you feel as inspired as we do by this fabulous feature from the UK’s most inspiring home interiors magazine… Homeowner Karine Tholstrup says:.
Spring into action this month as the clocks go forward and the lighter nights kick in. With the weather on the turn, there’s plenty to do both inside and out. For inspiration on where to find the action check out our Futon Company What’s On guide and see what’s happening where you live in March 2017… EDINBURGH Clay Modelling Evening Classes Come along to Powerhall Bronze, Leith on March.
The past few months has seen a bewildering range of Danish-inspired lifestyle trends. First we had Hygge (the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasure – friends, family, graciousness), then came Gezellig (the warmth you feel when having dinner with friends, surrounded by a gentle feeling of happiness with the world that only comes from this sort of companionship). We’ve had clean eating and clean sleeping (although admittedly these came.
It’s February – officially the month of love and romance. What’s more, whether you’re happily coupled or successfully single, there’s plenty going on where you live which is guaranteed to get your pulse racing and your heart beating fast. For inspiration on where to go and what’s happening across the UK in February 2017, check out our Futon Company blog… EDINBURGH Rent Set in the East Village of New York.
Stop the press – there’s a new lifestyle trend alert! 2017 is the year for getting back to basics. Last week’s blog focused on the latest Gezellig trend – the warmth you feel when having dinner with friends, surrounded by a gentle feeling of happiness with the world that only comes from this sort of companionship. An evolution of 2016’s obsession with all things Hygge, Gezellig is very much food.
The Square-Eyed Dog Epidemic Beware all dog owners – there’s a new epidemic coming to town. And it’s not pretty… Here at Futon Company, we’ve dubbed it the ‘Square-Eyed Dog Epidemic’ while animal scientists at the University of Central Lancashire conducting research into canine behaviour have found that dogs are interested in TV! What’s more, according to the research, their favourite soap – which holds their interest for longer than.
New Year, new lifestyle concept. And hot on the heels of Hygge-mania (the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures like friends, family, graciousness) what better way to start the new year than with another Danish word. Brought to us by Red Magazine’s Associate Editor for Living, Pip McCormac, Pip says, “There’s [another] Danish word that doesn’t translate directly into English. Gezellig, meaning the warmth you feel when having dinner.
New Year, new plans. It’s January 2017 and although Christmas might be long gone there’s still plenty going on to see you through the dark cold days. Think plays and pantos, outdoor pursuits and foodie markets. January has it all. For inspiration on where to go and what’s happening across the UK in January 2017, check out our Futon Company blog… MANCHESTER Oasis Exhibition Manchester Central Library presents a photographic.
For many of us, the bit in between Christmas and New Year is the best part of Christmas – especially if we don’t have to work. It involves plenty of R&R, binge-watching movies and box sets, Quality Street for breakfast and the last of the sherry to wash it down. And the best bit of all? Long lie ins and plenty of shut-eye. In the past, politicians and high achievers.
Tucking into the January 2017 issue of Elle Decoration we were delighted to come across Ritual Pleasures in the issue’s Winter Warmers section. A feature dedicated purely to the pursuit of pleasure, this appealed to us immensely, enthralled as we are by the cosy season and its associated rituals. Says Elle Decoration, “As the season of slowing down and heading home to hibernate is upon us, take the opportunity to.
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