Value Investing: Buying Vintage Design

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Never is this truer than when selecting antique items for your home or work space.

Of course, the piece you purchase may already have the antecedence that makes it valuable. Or, your acquisition could grow in worth in the coming years. However, the true value of vintage items is in the pleasure they bring to you. Discovering a truly special piece is a wonderful feeling that doesn’t come around often.

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Designing with scent

The intimate relationship between scent and emotion has been studied by scientists around the world for decades. Research has shown that the olfactory cortex is one of the most powerful parts of the brain when it comes to processing stimulation. This area is located right next to the hippocampus, which stores long-term memories, and explains why specific scents can make us nostalgic.

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Yayoi Kusama Exhibition at Victoria Miro

From October to December 2018, art enthusiasts were treated to an enlightening and expansive exhibition by Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro. The display, which was entitled 'The Moving Moment When I Went To The Universe', covered a range of new additions to her renowned collections. These works included previously unseen paintings in the 'My Eternal Soul' series, a special adaptation of the 'Infinity Mirrored Room' series, and an array of flower sculptures and painted bronze pumpkins.

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Creating the ultimate luxury home spa

Many of us would probably take up permanent residence in a spa if we could.

Did you know, for example, that stress accounts for most workplace illness? Indeed, millions of working days are lost to it each year. So having somewhere to completely detox and unwind at home at the end of the day could do amazing things for your health and wellness.

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Le Chili à Paris Exhibition

Between October 26th and November 27th, the Galerie Collection in Paris played host to six very special Chilean craftsmen. Le Chili à Paris exhibition was a success by any measure, and a wonderful celebration of the art and craftsmanship of truly unique designers from South America. (more…)

How office design affects productivity

Creating the right space for your employees can be a real challenge, especially when you're limited with by space and/or budgets. But there are a few techniques that can be used to great effect. We specialise in the kind of office design layouts that promote wellness, and we're happy to share some of our interior design knowledge on how office design affects productivity.

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Wellness design: what is it, and why does it matter?

50 years ago, wellness just meant the opposite of sick or unwell. It’s a term that mushroomed in use during the 1980s and 1990s, as gyms and workplace started to take notice and wellness grew in popularity and importance. It wasn't long before wellness design started to follow suit.

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Hotel Design Highlight – Amangiri Utah

Based on the border between Utah and Arizona, Amangiri at Canyon Point is located near Lake Powell and the well-known Grand Staircase-Escalante national monument. Amangiri Utah is an exquisite example of hotel design with wellness very much at its heart, making it right up our street.

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Blackpop Launches New Range

Luxury interior designers Blackpop launched their exciting new range of wallpaper, fabrics and rugs at Decorex, part of the London Design Festival, in the city this September.

The Blackpop new collection, dubbed the Collector’s Collection, is inspired by Sir John Soane’s Museum, one of those hidden London gems that’s a real treasure trove of antiquities and wonder. Based in the city’s Lincoln Inn Fields, it is the historic home, library and museum of the distinguished nineteenth-century architect Sir John Soane.

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Ten Autumn Design Trends for 2018

It's hard to believe, but Autumn 2018 is already upon us. Let’s consider the latest autumn design trends to suit the cooler months, taking cues from the latest moodboards and fashion catwalks.

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