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: 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: 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.
home: favourite thing [ lamp ]
This gorgeous engraved table lamp from zarahome.com with its retro feel will turn heads in any room.
Perfect for lighting a corner in a living room or as a bedside table lamp.
[ £69.99 ]
home: featured [ Made ]
A definite midcentury inspiration for much of ‘new in’ at Made.com with retro patterns, 50’s curves, mustards, oranges and rust tones.
Explore online or visit a showroom and start to create every aspect of the home.
This is affordable great design to allow interiors to be on trend but mix and match the pieces to create your own unique look.
home: found this [ floor lamp ]
Search the sales and find some excellent pieces that are investment pieces but with a more enticing price tag.
This beautiful Ohio lamp from Made.com would make a statement in any interior and is now just £89 (was £149).
In muted grey and brass, it’s minimal look isn’t fussy or showy but looks like a lamp that would have a far higher price tag.
Slip into a monochrome or natural trend interior to introduce a lovely soft lighting to a room.