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home: gift ideas [ Hygge ]

There is nothing better than cosying up in front of the television with a hot drink, dimmed lights and a scented candle burning, watching your favourite boxset.

The Danish ritual of enjoying simple pleasures Hygge has taken over this year and we have all embraced it, especially at this time of the year.

Rose and Grey have also been championing this trend and created the perfect selection of Hygge gifts on their site. Head to roseandgrey.co.uk to be inspired and get hold of some last minute presents.

Clockwise from top left:

The Kinfolk Table Book [ £25 ]

Concrete pot candle [ £12 ]

Mug [ £8.50 ]

Macrame wall hanging [ £12.50 ]

Stoneware [ from £6.50 ]

Hopscotch candle tin [ £12 ]

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Not long left to catch this incredibly collated exhibition celebrating the ‘World of Charles and Ray Eames’ 

 

Open til Valentines Day, at The Barbican, London, the exhibition is a delight of visual and written knowledge for any design, furniture and graphic design fans. Travel through the decades and learn what inspired the creative couple, learn their history, beginnings and the sweetness of how they got together. 

  
The Eameses are amongst the most celebrate designers of the twentieth century and so many of their creations influence designs of today. So many of their iconic designs have been reproduced and copied in modern homeware and furniture today, and are also still produced with the original designs. 

  
The Eames Office, at the centre of their product and graphics ideas world, was the hub where the magic happened. The couple and the office team produced incredible work for 45 years. It was a ‘laboratory’, a place for collaborating, researching and developing ‘products, furniture, graphics, architectural and exhibition projects, as well as new models for education.’

Their work covered print media, film, photography and more. Design work  covered projects for furniture, homes, and they embraced both mass production and common materials as well as embracing the potential of technology. 

As you head through the space, appreciate their extensive talent and abilities, you can slip into the couple’s world and minds, and understand that life was work, and work was life. 

Running til February 14th it’s definitely worth the £14.50 entrance fee. The shop is a post-exhibition tempting delight, with a variety of homewares, stationery, prints and cards. 

 

purchase the Eames memory game to get a selection of great design work and imagery for around £10
 
 
While you’re at the Barbican take advantage of being able to view the inside and out of this architectural brutalist dream. 

 

Visit on a Sunday (check website for openings) and explore the incredible Barbican conservatory. A little lush heaven of plants and wonder, slap bang in the middle of London – a surprising delightful gem not to be missed. 

  
The World of Charles and Ray Eames runs at The Barbican til Sunday 14th February 2016 / Sat – Wed 10am – 6pm / Thurs – Fri 10am – 9pm / £14.50 (concessions available) 

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Why not take a look at the Habitat sale?

http://www.habitat.co.uk/sale/the-habitat-sale

 

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