home: found this [ SYMFONISK – Ikea ]

home: found this [ SYMFONISK – Ikea ]

With ever evolving technology, homeware brands are exploring more interactive ways to live our lives in our home.

Ikea has teamed up with Sonos to create the SYMFONISK collection. There are currently two products available – a speaker lamp and a speaker shelf.

‘At IKEA, we’re great at home furnishing but new to sound. Sonos, on the other hand, has expertise in sound and technology and is curious about new ways of making sound blend into the home – the same as us’

‘Combining the best of our two worlds we make high-quality sound affordable and available – and create products neither of us would be able to come up with on our own’

Table lamp – £150

Shelf – £99

Available now at ikea.com

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home: trend [ pumped up ]

home: trend [ pumped up ]

Time to get pumped up with voluminous furniture. This is about investing in statement pieces that will be a conversation starter, a design feature, an heirloom.

Think of bulbous curves, thick set chunks of arms and legs, puffy look seats, and a sense of volume in the silhouette.

We’ve picked out a selection of incredible pieces that would all be amazing additions to the home.

Picture guide

Top row

Sofa, Sofology £2049 / Polar Bear Style Sofa, £19,037.51 1st Dibs / Tube Chair, Objects Of Common Interest

Middle row

Chubby Low Armchair £528 Made In Design / Form Stool, €1803 Nort Studio / Mamma Series £3621 Einruch Design

Bottom row

Chair £729 Sofology / Chair £1125 Houseology / Lamp £20 Habitat

home: made [ door tassel ]

home: made [ door tassel ]

The lovely creative project will add texture and interest to your doors.

The simple design of this door tassel is super easy to make and you can use any colour you like to fit with your scheme.

We found a tutorial at hunker.com which goes through the stages in detail to create your own door tassel. Perfect for a kids room or guest bedroom.

home: favourite thing [ chandelier ]

home: favourite thing [ chandelier ]

This gorgeous chandelier from French Connection will make a statement in any room.

We love the detail of the shimmering discs, which catch the light and cast interesting shapes. A striking piece for a livingroom or bedroom.

Available now from frenchconnection.com

[ £495 ]

home: featured [ Merci ]

home: featured [ Merci ]

Interiors and homeware lovers that make the trip to Paris, France, definitely need Merci on their radar.

This beautiful Parisian store, does offer an online shopping service, but to see the store in person, see the how the curated range can be styled and enjoy the entire retail experience is an extra layer of pleasure to shopping with this wonderful brand.

The brand also offers fashion and the store is an all round design and lifestyle experience.

Find at;

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais

75003 Paris

They say;

Merci is a place created in March 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of BONPOINT the children’s fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, of household goods with welcome refreshment areas.

A business established in the heart of its region and of its country, Merci has already created more than 70 permanent jobs. Merci is, moreover, very pleased to act as a developer or launch-pad to the young designers who, thanks to this sounding-board, can make themselves known to the many customers and international personalities who visit Merci.

Merci is a commercial enterprise “like any other company” founded by shareholders “unlike any other shareholders”. The founders decided that the proceeds of this investment would serve to fund an endowment paying  for educational projects and development in south-west Madagascar.
Bernard and Marie France Cohen wanted to say MERCI to life, MERCI to the talents and to the designers who made this success possible. It is this success which makes their generosity possible.

In 2013, Marie-France Cohen passed on the torch

The current Merci team has kept up the commitment and the founders’ original dream by contributing year on year to the foundation.


home: event [ Vintage Furniture Flea ]

home: event [ Vintage Furniture Flea ]

Make a note in the diary for these upcoming Flea markets around the UK.

Vintage Furniture Flea houses an array of Mid Century furniture and homeware, all at affordable prices. Join friendly and knowledgable traders to help you find the perfect pieces.

[ East London – 1st September ]

Head to Instagram for more dates and details.