Living the Lagom Life

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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.

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.

What’s New 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 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.

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.

Stock Up On Your Sleep

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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.

Ramp up the Rituals for the Cosy Season

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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.

Party Politics

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Christmas parties come in all shapes and sizes. The big bash, the intimate gathering, the good old fashioned knees up and, of course, the office party. If you’re a party person there’s no better time of year than the festive season – each and every sequinned top, Santa hat, cocktail and soggy cocktail sausage brings with it an extra helping of seasonal cheer, and every party provides the opportunity to.

The Gift of Love

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With Christmas just a few weeks away, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. For many, the latest tablet or gizmo is the fastest way to the heart of someone we love. In fact, anything with a high price tag is how some people interpret love. However, when it comes to showing just how much we care, it seems that we might have got it wrong… The simplest.