The making of a man-space

The making of a man-space

We’ve all heard of man caves – those mythical spaces where men can gather themselves to do whatever it is that men do when they relax. A sanctuary in the home, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room or basement, the term is defined by Wikipedia as a room inside the house where man is able to do as they please, without fear of upsetting female sensibility.

Getting to the art of it

Getting to the art of it

It’s getting cold outside and the days are getting shorter, which means more time spent indoors and plenty of time for nesting and making your space cosy. So as we hunker down and get set for winter we were reminded of an article we read in the May 2019 issue of Elle Decoration. Written by Francesca Gavin The Gallery is an insightful piece which says: What hangs on your walls.

Up the ante at the weekend

Up the ante at the weekend

Gone are the days of long, leisurely lunches. Today’s office workers are squeezing their lunch break into just 16 minutes. What’s more, it seems that dining-at-your-desk is the most popular location for squeezing in your sarnie (oh how we yearn for those long 1980s power lunches we read about in the history books!). The survey commissioned by Quorn also found that one in ten of us eats the same lunch.

Nurture Nature

Nurture Nature

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years you can’t fail to have noticed that Wellness is A Big Thing (huge actually!). Meditation, exercise, getting enough sleep – these are the basic foundations of maintaining a healthy mind and body. So it’s no surprise that by 2020 the market size of the Wellness industry in the UK is estimated to reach £12.4 billion! That’s a lot.

Embrace your boho spirit for small space living

Embrace your boho spirit for small space living

Boho is big right now. What’s more, it’s the ideal aesthetic for creative and free-thinking individuals who long to free themselves from the shackles of matchy-matchy interiors. Or, as Psychologies writer Danielle Woodward says, it’s ideal for souls who enjoy making their own rules. Boho style is, according to Global Bohemian author Fifi O’Neill, a look for those who want their homes to be carefree, relaxed and unusual; full of.

Wake up and smell the coffee

Wake up and smell the coffee

So much to do; so little time. It’s no wonder it’s the little things that keep us going: An afternoon chat with a colleague to re-energise our mid-afternoon slump; a glass of wine to make cooking the evening meal more palatable; aspirational window shopping on our way home. And then there’s coffee, the ultimate pick-me-up…. Reading the July issue of Psychologies Magazine we came across this insightful news piece. It.

Find the energy flow in your space

Find the energy flow in your space

Forever on the hunt for ways to spruce up and make the most of our space (however small) we were reminded of the forgotten art of feng shui – which is now making a comeback. For those who aren’t familiar with it, feng shui is a concept that was developed in ancient China which focuses on the belief that how you organise your space (home or work) has an impact.

Join the early bedtime squad!

Join the early bedtime squad!

Gone are the days of uber-late nights followed by a silly-o-clock start. When was the last time you heard someone boasting about getting five hours sleep? In contrast with days gone by, when getting by on little sleep was seen as a symbol of success, today the opposite is true. In fact, in 2019 sleep is seen as the ultimate sign of success. As Grazia magazine explains, sleep has become.

Finding your own work rhythm

Finding your own work rhythm

We’ve talked in previous blogs about the fact that people fit into different energy chronotypes – larks, who are morning people and owls who perform best in the evening. In those blogs we looked at the research and the implications of your chronotype for sleep, exercise and socialising. Now, it seems, the focus has shifted to work patterns. Scientist Linda Geddes, talking at the Hay Festival in June, explained. She.

Magic interiors

Magic interiors

We’ve covered all sorts of interiors and life style trends in our blogs over the years. Everyone from Marie Kondo to James Wallman has had a mention and we’ve advocated everything from folding clothes that sparks joy to Swedish death cleaning. Now, according to Sunday Times journalist Alexandra Goss, it’s time for something new – witchcraft! Self-labelled witch Erica Feldmann has written a book called HausMagick which combines earth magic,.

Living a simple life

Living a simple life

For many, success is defined as achieving more and bigger. Better job, bigger home, new car, more expensive clothes – you get the picture. This endless pursuit of the ‘perfect’ lifestyle is what gets many people out of bed each morning. But now, it seems, the secret to success actually lies with doing less and being less ambitious. That’s according to Danish psychology Professor Svend Brinkmann, author of The Joy.

Creating a space for your adult self

Creating a space for your adult self

Whether you’re 18 and leaving home for the first time; moving into a flat share; or 40-something, newly single and living alone, there comes a time in every person’s life when they finally feel all grown up and in a position to take control of their own space. So apartmenttherapy.com’s Blog How to make a home look grown up really resonated with us. What’s more, it got us thinking about.