Designs of the Year Nominee – Wales Nation Brand by Smörgåsbord Studio

A pretty patriotic post. Seeing as I’m yet again heading away from home for a significant amount of time, I thought it appropriate to share this rather enlightening news about my homeland. Wales has rebranded it’s nation in the aim to “do the country justice” and prevent it being “eclipsed” by it’s surrounding countries. Cardiff-based…

The Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 50 Delivers Precisely Powerful Sound

It’s near impossible to forget the Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90, a monolithic, tessellated,18-driver hydra engineered with 8,200 watts per channel designed to celebrate 90 years of everything Bang & Olufsen. It’s an attention grabbing presence even when turned off, but completely arresting when at full blast – the audio version of experiencing Ludicrous Mode….

A Stunning Sophisticated Swedish Home – Bungalow5

I love the darker approach to interior these days. I love that everything doesn’t have to be all white. I love that interior photos are also getting slightly darker and bolder. The richness of the fabrics, materials and use of furniture in this apartment in Stockholm is spot on. Just the necessities. And a lot…

IKEA smart lights now play nicely with Apple HomeKit

IKEA’s Tradfri smart lighting line is an impressive system at a relatively affordable price point, and it just got even better. Earlier this year, IKEA announced that it would be integrating Tradfri with Apple’s HomeKit. Today, the Swedish furniture company pushed an update to all existing hubs that does just that. What’s more, Ikea bulbs…

National Geographic’s Travel Photo of the Year

We’ve seen and talked about plenty of incredibly impressive pictures that have combined fair amounts of skill, gear and even some luck to create noteworthy shots for the portfolio or Instagram. None of those Instagrammed location shots are as impressive as the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Grand Prize Winner. Shot by Sergio Tapiro Velasco…