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
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 ]
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 ]
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.
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
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: trend [ Bauhaus ]
Bauhaus is a movement of art and design that has influenced, created and set a precedent for such a huge amount of incredible design since its founding in 1919.
Its style and ideas can be seen in homeware, furniture, pattern design, prints, and interiors throughout the decades and is very recognisable.
Poster • Trouva £55 / Desk • Pamono £4751 / Place mat and coaster • Etsy £12.99
Pitcher • Coggles £29.40 / Lamp • Pagazzi £55 / Chair • Italy Classics £400.73
Sofa • Case Furniture from £1930 / Chair • Houseology £1735 / Cushion • Red Bubble £17.27
‘The Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known as the Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar.‘
Its a strong look with colour and line and can be styled quite sparce or detailed and still achieve that confident Bauhaus feeling.
Create with block colour and simple pattern of the era and furniture which creates lines and forms.
Search eBay and other auctions and fairs for true pieces or head to the high street for modern versions and creations. You don’t have to look far with current high street brands to find pieces indicative of the style and design.
Keep walls and floors plain with detail in the fixtures and furniture. There’s a strong emphasis on smoked grey glass, mirrored surfaces, mat colour and keep a space light and airy. Architecture would have favoured high wide glazing and open plan living – popular and on trend in today’s building work.
home: favourite thing [ dinner set ]
For just £25, this twelve piece marble style dinner set from Leekes, will freshen up your dining table settings.
Clean, minimal and with marble still being very much on trend, it’s a great affordable way to update your table.
home: featured [ Lillian Daph ]
This was a lovely surprise find over the weekend. Lillian Daph is an independent store full of well known brands including Broste Copenhagen, Nkuku, Madam Stoltz and more.
With an array of gorgoeus items such as lighting, furniture, accessories and soft furnishings we definitely recommend you check it out
‘It was mountains of research during her Textile degree, and probably an inescapable family gene in business; and not forgetting a super dedicated husband, Labrador named Daphne and Spaniel named Lillian, that saw the birth of The LillianDaph Store’ .
Based in Saltburn by the Sea, owner Christina has created a three floor emporium of fabulous homeware.
Head to lilliandaph.co.uk to find out more and explore the website.