I've spend the last few years fixing up my first "adult" home and doing it on a budget is not easy. First, I bought all the necessary furniture, then I started decorating. Picking out of both decorative and useful pieces was difficult, especially when it came to shopping for mirrors. I knew I wanted to fill my space with a couple, not only to use, but also to make the rooms feel bigger.
Louis Vuitton menswear artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh has brought his playful design aesthetic to an unexpected partner: IKEA, your favourite budget-friendly furniture empire. While the entire collection is set to launch this November, on Wednesday evening IKEA surprised Abloh fans with a surprise drop of one of its most anticipated items - a rug which is now being resold for six times the price on eBay. According to a press release from IKEA, the rug retails for £400 and after digging through British eBay we discovered the 200 x 300 cm piece is already being sold for as much as £2,500 online.
As one of the first household chores our parents made us do as teenagers, you’d think we’d all be experts at ironing by now. A study published in January revealed that the hated household chore can actually boost your mental health. The University of Tubingen in Germany discovered that “emptying” our brains through “boring” tasks was the ultimate stress buster.
While most of us have a preferred shade we like to pick out of wardrobe to cheer us up from time to time – one woman has taken the meaning of ‘favourite colour’ to a whole other level. Sally Owen decided to extend her love of pink further than her hair and wardrobe, and into other areas of her life.
The current fascination with cleaning on Instagram has seen a surge in hashtags such as #cleaningobsessed and #cleaningtime, and made stars out of the likes of Sophie Hinchliffe aka Mrs Hinch (two million followers). “Consumers are becoming aware that chemically ‘clean’ or stripped-out spaces and surfaces are not necessarily great for us or the environment,” says Greene.
Can you remember how it felt the first few times you saw a Christmas tree put up in your living room? The most traditional in these parts is the Norway spruce, the first tree popularly used as a Christmas tree in the UK. The oldest living member of the species is a tree in Sweden called Old Tjikko, whose 9,560-year-old root system far predates Christmas, Christianity and the Coca-Cola truck.