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On The Move

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Even moving a couple of streets away can be stressful, so imagine the upheaval when your move involves thousands of miles and different countries. But just one look around on Lanzarote will show you that thousands have done exactly this,…

Key Trends

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Scandinavian Scandinavian or Nordic style remains one of the most important currents in European design after more than 50 years in the limelight. Blonde bare wood; cool neutrals and bright textiles; space, light and practicality are…

Change Is All Around

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Declutter Nowadays there’s a whole industry devoted to decluttering and cleaning, and it’s made millionaires out of the likes of Marie Kondo and Mrs Hinch. Clean out those cupboards, rearrange your living space and make the right…

The Design

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Work Out The Odds The importance of odd numbers to design is difficult to explain, but there’s no doubt that odd amounts of ornaments or features offer a dynamism and visual interest that regular, dull arrangements can’t match. So…

The Dream Machine

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Your bed is the centre-piece of your bedroom, which is reason enough to ensure that it delights you in every way. Like a pair of shoes, a bed is something you should never try and cut costs with. Quality requires outlay and the benefits…

Glass Houses

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Anyone who’s climbed into a car that’s been left in the Lanzarote sunshine will know the drawbacks of glass. It turns us all into hothouse cucumbers, as the sun’s radiation warms up the air inside, which then cannot escape. There…