Beauty In The Details

Simone de Gale | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Simone de Gale

I recently visited the Salone di Mobile exhibition in Milan and was full of excitement for the beautiful furniture, fittings and fabrics I engaged. Interior design is an important aspect of the work we do as architects, and has its own department in our business.

IKEA Re-Brands Furniture With Brutally Honest Names In Honour Of All Our Relationship Problems

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone knows that the true test of whether your relationship is going to go the distance, is taking your partner to IKEA on a Saturday morning. If ...

Ikea Threw Some Serious Insta Shade And We Love It

Partner Studio UK | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Ikea isn’t just a purveyor of Swedish furniture, but harsh truths, too. In the furnishings chain’s newest ad, those of us who obsessively Instag...

Celebs at Home: 50 Cent

Andy Bush | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Time to delve once again behind the public veil of celebrity life. This time I pose the question - does rapper 50 Cent actually put together his own flat pack furniture? If so, does he get really confused and angry like the rest of us?

Why We Should All Give Upcycling a Chance

Kadie Regan | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Regan

Upcycling: the latest ephemeral trend or a way of life? I think it could just be the latter. With more and more of us beginning to care about the mark we leave on this planet, upcycling is a perfect place to start.

This Way Of Getting A Sofa Out Of A Third-Floor Apartment Is Utter Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Comedy

The title of this video is 'red neck couch moving'. Well, if this is how 'red necks' move their couches, then they're geniuses. Because it turn...

How To Make House Packing Less Hellish

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If buying a house is one of the most stressful things that you can do, then surely packing comes in a close second. While moving home can be one of...

How To Decorate Your Rented Home, Without Losing Your Deposit

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Without a doubt, one of the most frustrating elements of renting a home can be feeling a lack of control over its decoration. However, there are m...

Don't Buy Any More Furniture Until You've Read This

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Tempting as it might be to make an impulse purchase - when buying a large piece of furniture for your home, a little caution and restraint goes a long...

This Is The Best Furniture To Have Sex On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We must say that when perusing the furniture section of a department store, our first thought isn't: 'Hmm, that looks like a mighty fine executive des...

Furniture Ideas To Make Your Home Look More Expensive

| Jennifer Barton | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Let’s face it: not all of us can live in Versailles. In fact, lots of us (me included, sadly) are living in what feels like the opposite of opulence...


Tom Harvey | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Tom Harvey

As a country, our creativity is our strongest card. Witness the number of contracts and awards we win around the world, our architecture, film, television, theatre, fine art, games, music and advertising punches far above its weight, we are a tiny island, but a huge creative force.

20 Amazing Ikea Foods

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Your relationship may be hanging by a thread, as you argue about being lost/buying a LACK table/whether you really need that decorative cactus, but on...

PICS: This Lamp Lets You Pull Light Across The Room

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Tech

A new and unfeasibly expensive new lamp is offering users the chance to literally "pull" light from one side a room to the other. The Area lamp by ...

WATCH: Self-Assembling Chair Grows And Repacks Itself

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Tech

Flat-packed furniture is fine, but what about something a bit more organic - say a chair that actually grows itself. And then packs itself up again. ...

Life in the Arts Lane

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

It began on Thursday with a photograph in the paper. A sale in France on Sunday was offering a pair of Chinese coromandel lacquer armchairs. They looked 18th century and though that is quite late for Chinese things it is the golden age for European furniture.

Illegal Wood Gets the Chop From Europe

Beatrix Richards | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK
Beatrix Richards

Illegally logged wood undermines economies in some of the world's poorest countries, as well as threatening precious rainforests and rare animals, including the orang-utan and gorilla in Indonesia and the Congo Basin. Not to mention the significant contribution that deforestation makes to carbon emissions and climate change.

Cupboards And Controversy: Ikea Marks 25 Years In The UK

Charlie Thomas | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ikea stores in Britain. In 1987, Ikea's iconic yellow and blue building first appeared in Warrington - not the ...

London's Recession-Era Startup Mavericks

Nick Johnstone | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Johnstone

One of the few positive outcomes of the ongoing recession in London is its triggering of a raging entrepreneurial spirit.

Innovative British Furniture Designers

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Tech

Tired of buying the same old Scandinavian-style furniture, yet not in the mood to rub down a wooden plank in order to make a truly original-looking sh...

LOOK: 'Sofa King' Advert Gets 'Sofa King' Banned

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Sometimes, all a company needs to get people buying its products is a decent pun. Fish and chip shops have been doing it for years: 'Fishcotheque' in ...

Children's Bedrooms

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

From age 10-16, your lovely little boys and girls will want their private space more and more so think about how to make that space as comfortable and functional as possible for them. Just like you would with other parts of the home, think about all the activities they will be doing in their space such as sleeping, reading, doing homework, playing and hanging out with friends.

Q&A with Jonathan Adler

Lorelei Marfil | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Style
Lorelei Marfil

Photo credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Adler Style innovator Jonathan Adler recently set up his chic shop in Brompton Cross, London. From interior and te...

Man Accused Of Croydon Riot Fire Pleads Not Guilty

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK

The man accused of starting the fire that destroyed the House of Reeves furniture store in Croydon in August has pleaded not guilty to two counts of a...