The weird and wonderful world of fashion moves in mysterious ways. You can understand younger generations creating their very own fashion trends. They feel almost obliged to do that in order to distance themselves from their parents’ and grandparents’ lifestyles. So with pop music, hairstyles and clothing they have obvious routes to stamp their individual [...]
Of course you do. We would all love a free lunch. But there’s an old edict in business that says there’s no such thing as a free lunch. However tempting an offer might seem – free tokens, money off, BOGOF (buy one; get one free) or free prize draws – the costs of that promotion [...]
We’ve certainly been having a lot of ‘ill winds’ recently, as well as storms, hurricanes, tidal surges, flooding and the like. It always hits the news headlines and there’s the inevitable distress and tears over the threat to life, power cuts, being cut off from the community, and of course the damage that floodwater does [...]
Manufacturers of storage beds and other furniture around the home are aware that the products that they make all have an effect on the environment during their time in the factory. We demand furniture that is well made and fit for purpose, but society also decrees that it should be easily recyclable when it [...]
We all hanker for some new furniture from time to time. We might just be fed up with the stuff we’ve had for years, or it might be damaged, or faded by sunlight, or warped by getting wet for some reason. There are lots of ways that classic furniture made from wood can start [...]
If you are disabled, or even suffer more minor mobility problems, storage beds could be the ideal solution, not only for your sleeping arrangements, but also for providing easy access to your stored items.
You’re no doubt familiar with conventional platform beds that have drawers underneath for storage. Even if you’re able bodied they [...]
The Milan Furniture Show can always be relied upon for throwing up some interesting variations on design themes, testing the mettle of furniture and tableware manufacturers around the world. This year’s trend appears to incorporate some novel ideas on colour combinations, intended to highlight the inherent beauty of the designers’ work.
Somewhat predictably, modern materials [...]
China is a country that the UK has increasingly relied upon for the import of competitively priced oak, pine and ash furniture over recent years. Last year though this industry took a bit of a knock in the country. The town of Shunde in South China’s Guangdong province is the epicentre of their furniture making [...]
Now here’s a piece of shock-horror research for you to get your head round. A medical journal in America has revealed that healthy neighbourhood trees lower the risk of heart and respiratory illness.
It has been known for a long time that trees and the natural environment around us can decrease levels of stress and [...]
How about this for a novel take on the concept of rustic furniture? The proliferation of charity shops has proved that we still have a thirst for restoring old furniture and reselling it for profit. In many respects, because items have that slightly lived-in appearance to them, even if they have been sanded down [...]