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Harmony - By Lind DNA

Sunday, 17 November 2019 15:09:07 Europe/London

In a time of constant change, we switch between social media and fast news, or otherwise exclude it completely. We seek harmony between being ”on and off”. Emotional wellbeing is important. We find harmonious well-being in nature and we bring nature into our homes and into our table settings. Caring for harmony among our closest ones is being present - together.

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Posted by Phil Craske

Create a Cozy Autumn Outdoor Living Space

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:56:39 Europe/London

Autumn with its cool temperatures and sometimes breezy conditions, can be believe it or not a good time for outdoor living. Before winter arrives and confines us indoors, enjoy the health benefits of the outdoors and make your space as cozy and comfortable as your living room.

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Posted by Phil Craske

Fritz Hansen relaunches designs by Paul McCobb

Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:09:32 Europe/London

Fritz Hansen has relaunched two designs by the late Paul McCobb. The new additions to the Planner series from the 1950s are the PM-02 Table Lamp and Planner shelving which represent McCobb’s signature graphic expression with Fritz Hansen’s craftsmanship

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Posted by Phil Craske

New Season Colours of Dokka

Thursday, 15 August 2019 10:06:01 Europe/London

This season Northern  adds three new colours to Dokka' repertoire.

Dokka Pendant designed by Birger Dahl is already available in black, dark grey and white, whoever this iconic mid-century design has expanded its colour palette to include light yellow, rust red and dark green. With nuances of warm sand, fiery terracotta and lush landscapes, the new colours offer a harmonious balance of rich tones and neutral tints.

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Posted by Phil Craske

Pendants for Low Ceilings

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:55:47 Europe/London

We hear this time and again, customers come into the showroom and get inspired by the pendants but are then disappointed because they have low ceilings and think that a pendant won’t look right with a short drop.  Undoubtedly this is a fair concern and they are correct they can look strange with a short drop.

Below we have put together some suggestions so you can make the the most of your pendant light fittings...even if you have low ceilings.

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Posted by Phil Craske

Choosing the Best Bedside Light

Monday, 3 December 2018 14:11:12 Europe/London

The nights are now at there longest and if you are anything like me, it gets to 8pm, its already been dark for 4 hours, and you are thinking is it too early for bed?  Don’t even talk to me about the mornings, 7.30 feels like the middle of the night.

During these long nights, electric light becomes more important than ever.  We are focusing on bedside lights that are not only stylish but also practical. When it comes to selecting the right one you need to consider several things, and of course if you have a partner you may well need two,  but you and your partners needs might be very different.

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Posted by Phil Craske

How to set a table for any occasion

Sunday, 28 October 2018 10:51:26 Europe/London

Everyone loves a good dinner party, whether it's an impromptu family gathering or a formal meal for friends or colleagues. Planning what to serve, shopping for ingredients, choosing wine and cooking are all time-consuming. Considering the table setting can often take second place to other preparations, yet it's a detail that you shouldn't overlook. A beautifully set table really can make a difference and if you follow our simple tips, you're guaranteed to get it right.

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Posted by Phil Craske

The Best Picks From the London Design Festival

Friday, 28 September 2018 15:53:59 Europe/London

Last week was the UK's premier design event, we went along to catch up with old friends and maybe make some new ones.  We have put together a collection of the best bits from the event which was spread all across London and included Design Junction at Blackfriars, London Design Fair on Brick Lane and 100% Design at the Olympia.

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Posted by Phil Craske

Ethnicraft celebrate their roots

Friday, 22 June 2018 14:52:01 Europe/London

Ethnicraft have created an interesting new premium range of teak furniture inspired by their first collection which had its roots in Africa.  The ancestors Tabwa collection features hand carved teak panels with geometric patterns favoured by the Tabwa people who lived in small villages scattered across the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Posted by Phil Craske

4 Easy Ways to Revamp your Bathroom

Sunday, 17 June 2018 13:09:40 Europe/London

Home renovations are a great way to breathe new life and energy into your home.  They are also a great way to spend a small fortune!  Making a few small changes, however, can have a big impact.  You don’t have to re do your entire bathroom to give it a facelift!  We have 4 small, very effective solutions to turn your old bathroom into a brand new one!

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Posted by Phil Craske
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