Digital technology has become so embedded into our daily lives that there isn’t much left outside of it. While it’s so easy to work on a laptop or scroll social media from the comfort of our bed, it’s not so ideal for our health and wellbeing – and both mentally and physically. The bedroom should be a place of sanctuary with minimal distraction. And if we feel calm and relaxed,.
It’s that time of the year again – with top industry experts looking into their crystal balls and giving us their verdict on what’s hot in the next 12 months. So what’s on the horizon? Is “Japandi” still trending? And are we expecting a new take on “maximalism”? No spoiler alert – we promise. Last week, Pantone announced its “Colour of the Year” for 2022 and the news couldn’t have.
Futon Company says: Now that September is well and truly here, it’s back to work and school with a vengeance! But this year, like last, comes with a new approach to life, and especially our ways of working. While not everyone is able to work from home, many companies and organisations are adapting a flexi approach to work – a mix of home and office working. And in an article.
Futon Company says: Yes, we know this is a Bank Holiday weekend and you’ll be busy dusting off your BBQ/planning a get-together with your nearest and dearest/furiously researching picnic foods/other, and we hate to burst your bubble with this next sentence – but. There’s a distinct whiff of back to work/school in the air right now. Can you feel it? It might be because there’s a big possibility/likelihood that we.
Futon Company says: We might have more freedoms right now than we’ve had for a long, long time, but that doesn’t mean we can’t hold on to some of the lessons we learnt in the deepest darkest winter lockdown. Our favourite lockdown hangover is spending more time outdoors. In previous blogs we’ve talked about our new-found love of all things alfresco – whether eating, socialising, camping, cold water swimming or.
Futon Company says: It might still be summer but somewhere in the back of our minds we’re thinking ahead about what comes next. We know, we know, it’s not very mindful to think about the future but what with all this Covid stuff over the past goodness-knows-how-long, we’re kind of excited/ terrified/ nervous about what comes next. Forget Back to school – it’s back to the office that’s on our.
Futon Company says: So it looks like WFH (that’s working from home in case you missed the memo) is here to stay – even if just one or two days a week. Which means that for those of us who’ve faffed around this past 18 months or so about whether or not to invest in a proper desk, now REALLY is the time to sort out your work space. Given.
Says a recent issue of Grazia magazine: Sleep? I don’t know her. Rest? Who is she? The only thing more boring than talking about your dreams these days is sharing stories in your morning Zoom meeting about how little sleep you’ve had. Everyone is tired and exhausted – yet not managing to sleep. It feels like a very 2021 conundrum needing specific advice. Why? Well, anxiety around a worldwide pandemic,.
While the UK has opened up again – in many places to almost pre-Covid levels – not everything is as it was before, so we’re sort of living in a hybrid world. This mix and match way of life brings its own special challenges, but we’ve chosen to focus on the positives, not least the myriad of opportunities available to enjoy ourselves in summer 2021! So when we came across.
Aah the promise of a holiday, some time away from the nitty gritty of everyday life. While foreign travel might be off the agenda for most of us, there’s the enticing prospect of a staycation (even if there’s no guarantee of 24/7 sunshine). Whether staycation, camping trip, AirBnB or a hotel break by the seaside, just the prospect of doing something a little bit different sounds rather appealing! So when.
Futon Company says: If you’re a renter and regularly on the move it can sometimes be hard to make your latest space feel like home. Every room you move to has a different paint colour, floor covering and curtains, while the proportions are totally different. It’s simply not possible to change every room to your particular tastes – and even if money wasn’t an issue, who’s got the energy to.
Building on last week’s blog which focused on some of the lessons we’ve learned from lockdown, we coincidentally came across a brilliant article in a back issue of The Sunday Times Home from one of our favourite journalists, Katrina Burroughs. Called 8 Changes for the better, she writes: Is it too soon to observe that, in our interiors, the pandemic has brought some changes for the better? She continues: Our.