home: event [ ask the architect ]
Looking to redesign or create an outdoor space and need a little inspiration and advice? Book a slot at this amazing opportunity and Heals. Talk to the experts for invaluable support and help.
Visit Heal’s Tottenham Court Road flagship store for a free consultation with Urban Roof Gardens’ senior architects and designers.
Urban Roof Gardens are London’s leading multidisciplinary architectural firm specialising in roof terraces, urban gardens and the associated indoor spaces. Truly bringing the outside in, and the inside out. Urban Roof Gardens create spaces that are healthy, sustainable, enriching and environmentally beneficial.
Urban Roof Gardens love creating new green spaces, often out of thin air. Enhancing the lives of urban dwellers. Helping green our cities. They design iconic, emotive, tactile and organic roof art.
Spend 30 minutes with one of Urban Roof Gardens’ specialists, so that they can transform your outdoor dreams into reality.
home: found this [ Ikea ]
Keep your eyes peeled for a fab new range at Ikea this season. It’s called Tankvard and is a celebration of craftsmanship with glassware, textiles and furniture.
There is limited information about prices right now but looking at press images it’s a collection to get excited about. Lots of rattan and woven furniture alongside ink dyed bedding and cushions.
‘Tactility is central to TÄNKVÄRD. IKEA calls it ‘material-ism’ – a celebration of nature’s finest materials through sustainable style that ages well. Textiles you want close to your skin‘
The new collection mixes Japanese influences and design with Scandi style. A gorgeous range you will surely want to get you hands on.
home: trend [ maritime ]
The new ‘maritime’ trend has a far softer and subtle feel than nautical trends of the past.
Still with a feel of being in and around the sea coast but through textures, colours, patterns and imprints as opposed to more obvious use of rope, anchors and red, blue and white.
The colours are washed out blues, sandy beiges, dirty whites and with metallic hints to give an edge of boat engines, rusty hand rails and anchor chains and using natural weave in rugs, runners and chair seats; as a nod to sailors rope.
There’s much layering in textures and fabrics, with patterns of stripe, weave and linear illustration alike to shell patterns.
Add in collected nicknacks from travels, clusters of vases and stick to natural fabrics and surfaces – wood, wicker, bamboo, cotton, wool and silk.
Main picture guide:
Stool £45 Trouva / Paint from £23 Wickes / Rug £299 La Redoute
Sofa £1445 Loaf / Vase / EBay / Sideboard £651 Turnball & Thomas
Vase £18 Plumo / Light £88.45 More Handles / Curtain £88 Anthropologie
Inspiration from Ikea (above)
home: made [ Ikea cabinet hack ]
We love a good hack, and this one from hunker.com is a goodie.
Turn an Ivar cabinet from Ikea into a really modern woven fronted alternative. By simply cutting a panel out of the doors and attaching some cane webbing you can make a huge transformation.
Head to hunker.com for the tutorial
home: nice price [ glassware ]
Update the dining table with some colour for spring with these tinted wine glasses – with or without stem.
They are half price in the Zara Home sale.
£3.99 – £5.99
home: favourite thing [ lamp ]
This LED portable lamp is perfect for setting down on a bedside table or take outside to a terrace or balcony for additional light.
The simple design is made of powder coated steel and glass, and has a 10hr use time after every charge.
[ Available in Black or White – £129 ]
home: featured [ Hema ]
High street and online favourite, Hema, has got a whole lot of lovely homeware to give your home some new touches this Spring.
Lighting, soft furnishings, ceramics, bedding, frames, storage and more. See pictures for our favourite picks from their current collection.
The Hollandsche Eenheidsprijzen Maatschappij Amsterdam, or H.E.M.A., opened its first department store in Amsterdam on 4 November 1926. Founders Leo Meyer and Arthur Isaac wanted to open a department store for “ordinary” people. Before this, department stores were very much aimed at wealthy people and most store personnel spoke French. HEMA, as it would later become known, was the first department store of its kind in the Netherlands. Products were priced at 10, 25 or 50 cents. And from day one, the essence of HEMA was defined as: optimistic, unique, clear, reliable, accessible and as typically Dutch. In 1927, HEMA opened its first store outside of Amsterdam and just a year later there were ten HEMA stores in the Netherlands. In the 1950s, HEMA was the first franchise organisation in the Netherlands and is still the largest franchise operator in the Netherlands. From 1958 onwards, HEMA picked up the pace of its expansion, rapidly opening new stores across the country. Then in 1984, HEMA opened its first store abroad, in Belgium.
The number of stores grew quickly and is still growing. Today, we have more than 750 stores in nine countries, with 19,000 employees serving over six million visitors every week. We remain loyal to our history, perfectly expressed in our brand essence: our products are always high quality, well designed and sold at a great price. All our products are developed in house, are sustainable and range from food to non-food articles. Which is why our products can be found in every household. In addition to our stores, we also offer 24/7 online shopping in all the countries in which we operate.