Modern Roots

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Question: What do megawatt colour and retro florals, power couples, masculine tailoring, oversized shirts, dusky pinks and political unrest have in common? Answer: the 1980s and 2017 – simultaneously. Open a fashion or women’s interest magazine, check out BBC News on your iPad, or switch on the news at any time during April 2017 and you could easily be confused. In fact you might be forgiven for thinking you took.

What’s on April 2017

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Spring has sprung, it’s Easter eggs galore and we’re ready for some Bank Holiday action! Get going this month – 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 this April where you live… EDINBURGH The Tomb@ Ancient Egyptian Burial The Tomb comes to the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Old.

Expert Tips For Small Spaces

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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:.

What’s on March 2017

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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.

Trend Alert: Living the Lagom Life

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The past few months have seen a bewildering range of Danish-inspired lifestyle trends. First we had Hygge (the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures – friends, family, graciousness), then came Gezellig (the warmth you feel when having dinner with friends, surrounded by a gentle feeling of happiness that comes from companionship). Oh, and we’ve also had clean eating and clean sleeping (although, admittedly, these came courtesy of the US)….

What’s on February 2017

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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.

New Trend for 2017: Clean Sleeping

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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 through companionship. An evolution of 2016’s obsession with all things Hygge, Gezellig is very much food focused. And now, the spotlight is on another of.

Is your dog a TV addict?

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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.

Embracing Winter Ways

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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.

What’s on in January 2017

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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.