Have Yourself a Merry IKEA Christmas

We’re not even halfway through October yet and most retailers have their Christmas catalogues, décor and even music in full swing. Most of these retailers have used the same shiny, bulbous decorations as last year and the year before, stocking the same novelty penguin mugs or general tacky stocking fillers and most importantly, repeating Michael…

The Light of Hope

  Finally, a sensible response to deforestation Our Earth’s forests are disappearing at a continuously alarming rate – everyone knows this. However, only three designers have drawn a hopeful silver lining from this very large, grey cloud. The Light of Hope reinvents the lightbulb to be manufactured from the charcoal taken from burnt rainforests. No,…

Awesomeness From Leading Swedish Brand Fogia — Bungalow5

Fogia, a Swedish furniture brand has recently launched a new collection with ultra creative Norm Architects and Kråkvik & D’Orazio to create a new series of images. I’m instantly a huge fan of their use of space, lighting and the mixture of cosy furnishings with industrial looking products. Styling by Kråkvik & D’Orazio / Photography by Jonas…

Ferm Living’s autumn winter 2017 collection channels “Nordic decadence” — Dezeen

Danish brand Ferm Living’s autumn winter 2017 collection, simply titled The Home, incorporates popular design trends including so-called millennial pink, brass hardware and forms inspired by mid-century furniture. Claiming to blend “the essence of a graphic Nordic design identity with an allure of understated sophistication”, the new pieces include a room divider that evokes the art deco…

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…

Just Hygge Me

Contrary to the title of this post, Hygge is actually pronounced “Hoo-guh”. This Danish noun should be rather impacting if not inspirational to any Designer’s life. If you decide to search up the word “Hygge” on Instagram, there will be 1.7 million posts (waiting for you to spend the rest of your evening looking at)…