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Ready for party season | be the host with the most

As the pandemic is winding down, the holiday season is drawing near, and it’s soon going to be time to host guests in your home again. So dust off that decanter you keep hidden out of sight and iron the tablecloths because party season is around the corner. Here are some of our tips for the host with the most.   Setup and preparation First and foremost, since you’re going to be hosting, people have got to find your house. It’s…

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DESIGN TALK: Stolp

Design Talk: Stolp

Design Talk means taking some time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we would like you to get to know the people and the mission of Stolp, a Belgian mission-driven digital wellbeing brand. Julien Yee and Matthias Vanhoutteghem founded Stolp in 2018, with the mission of empowering humans to take action towards more time well spent in the age of smartphones. Stolp, a signal-stopping digital detox device, is inspired by the shape of a butter dish. “A butter…

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DESIGN TALK: ANNE LINDE

Design Talk means it’s time to meet the face behind a brand. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Anne Linde, the head of her own eponymous design label. The Danish Anne Linde founded her own label in 2004. As a young designer with an earnest, no-nonsense demeanour, Linde set off on a path that ultimately proved once and for all that she is not just one of many. She chose to focus on developing ideas according to her own…

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DESIGN TALK: WIJNPAAL

Design Talk means it’s time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we’re going to introduce you to Ruby Oudejans and Mike Plevier, the founders of Wijnpaal. Their Amsterdam-based label is all about wine — the word ‘wijnpaal” means wine pole in Dutch — and makes display racks for all kinds of wine, from red to sparkling. Their objects emphasize the beauty of bottles by setting them into the foreground.…

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DESIGN TALK: MXHome

Design talk means taking some time to meet the face behind a brand. Today, we want to introduce you to Malvina Vanbever, the founder of her own sustainable lounge cushion company, MXHome.     Malvina, a young and promising French designer started this company in her native St. Tropez in 2017, and has since made a name for herself in the world of interior and exterior lounging accessories. A graduate of the acclaimed design school Istituto Marangoni, Paris, Malvina has…

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DESIGN TALK: MIGUEL SOEIRO

Design Talk means taking some time to meet the face behind a brand. Today, we would like you to get to know Portuguese designer Miguel Soeiro, the founder of his own firm by the same name. Born in Lisbon in 1986, Soeiro runs the independent design company he started in 2008, with a mission to bring the sort of brainy minimalism, and pragmatic but joyful esthetic the brand is known for, from Lisbon to the rest of the world.  …

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We asked an expert: how to add colour to any home

Nothing affects the mood of a home quite like colour does — that may be why 95% of people are intimidated by having to choose one. The brand-new book The Complete Book of Colourful Interiors aims to change that.   This useful, illustrated volume takes you, step by step, from tones to hues, and answers all of your questions about colour in the home. Which colours suits which spaces? How do I combine the right shades? What’s the matter with…

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DESIGN TALK: Lorena Canals

Design Talk means it’s time to get to know the face behind the brand. Today, we want to introduce you to Lorena Canals, the creator and founder of her eponymous brand of rugs, textiles and home accessories, (not just) for kid’s rooms. The Lorena Canals brand mission is centred on practicality — their rugs and textiles are machine washable — quality, and heart: kids and parents alike love their eco-friendly, durable and quirky designs.   Moms know best Lorena Canals…

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