You do not need as much as you think to have a meaningful life. The path to peace is not lined with possessions.
From the Birmingham Post to a multi award-winning interiors blog & best-selling author of three interiors books, it’s fair to say Kate Watson-Smyth epitomises blogging success. Discover how it all began from a career stall in her forties, to her design ethos, new book and #dolessharm directory.
How to adapt to the new normal and not just survive, but thrive…
Curious About Jay Blades? The Repair Shop presenter shares his philosophy on life, homelessness and on becoming the ‘Jamie Oliver’ of the furniture world.
A chance meeting, passion for boho and milk containers used to add fat to the bride’s body (to make it thicker). Welcome to the curious world of Ruth Walleyn.
Curiouser and curiouser; the talented Mr Sayle – from kickboxing to fine art and making sense of world in between
Meet the multi award-winning creative company who put the oomph back into Ed Sheerans’ favourite pub…
Is this the happiest place to to work in the North? Meet award-winning design aficionados Concorde BGW.
From corporate to creative. Discover how a leap of faith and chance encounter with a bank account manager changed the course of Patricia’s life.
Discover what lies behind the Philosophy of Joy? The Joyful Home Company use sumptuous fabrics to breathe new life into vintage pieces, in a way that makes your heart beat a little faster.
Next up in our Makers Series of interviews, we’re in conversation with Amy Frankie Smith from Flux Surface in Shoreham. Discover how Amy uses the natural translucency in porcelain to create beautiful lighting and art installations.
We break walls & rules to design space which invokes creativeness, satisfaction & imagination……
Perhaps we can make a dent in our ever increasing toxic world, one household at a time, by committing to reduce our chemical footprint in the same way we’ve embraced recycling and the 5p carrier bag?
I’m no chef, but rustled up this little gem that was so tasty I had to share….
Never heard of ‘psycho-biotic?’ Nope, nor me. Read on to learn the latest in gut-brain axis research.
For Brain Awareness Week, Dr Phil Burnet (Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford) speaks about how the gut microbiome can affect mood and mental health. Part of the Bacterial World exhibition at the Oxford University Natural History Museum until 28 May 2019.
An escape to Soho Farmhouse in the Oxfordshire countryside to dine amidst a percussion of clinking cutlery, chatter and carefree laughter.
How to navigate LA in 5 days. Buckle-up for this whistle-stop tour of La La Land with Day One of the ultimate guide.
See inside the mind of an architect, what inspires, directs and influences his designs, how he tackles challenges and what advice he’d give to his younger self? Meet Charles Tashima.
How can we improve convenience? What we always came back to was people don’t like waiting in line.
No, we’re not talking extracting oil or gas by injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks here, no, but we are going beneath the surface – Fractional Laser Therapy.
A human exists beneath the cardboard. Welcome to the Magic Cafe.
Life * Trust – Scent With Sentiment – Kelly Hoppen & Tess Daly Collaborate in Aid of The Prince’s Trust
With Christmas fast approaching and Black Friday about to bombard us, let’s focus on giving back for a second…
Jaidah was bullied at school. She became aggressive and was expelled without being allowed to take any exams. She was sexually assaulted at the age of 15, which led to her becoming HIV positive and got into abusive relationships which affected her mental health. She tried returning to college but lost four close relatives in quick succession. Jaidah’s behaviour then spiralled out of her control.
The ‘Sun House’ style home on Howells Mere is my personal favourite; open plan living with double height glazed windows to take full advantage of the views across the lake towards the twinkling lights of the other ‘Grand Design-esque’ homes. It is dreamy.
The perfect cocktail for your skin to get drunk on this winter
Pikes became the place to lose your head along with your inhibitions, with orgies a regular feature. Tony himself is rumoured to have slept with over 3000 women, married numerous times and had a highly publicised passionate affair with Grace Jones, going on to become her European Tour Manager. It doesn’t get any more rock n’ roll. If only those walls could talk…..
Manumission catapulted Ibiza’s party scene into a whole other worldly dimension with a £200k per night budget that created an intoxicating mix of slick theatre, technology and top DJs like Fat Boy Slim and Zane Lowe. Clubbers were immersed in lavish decoration and entertained by weirdly wonderful circus acts, burlesque, a dominatrix in the music box, naked dancers on stage, erotic dancers on podiums…
The concept of Ibiza Rocks was a simple one, to bring live music to Ibiza. Bored with the increasing commercialism surrounding the dance scene, Andy Mckay (of Manumission fame) believed a change was necessary to a waning dance scene and that contrast would only help rather than hurt it. Ibiza Rocks set out to try something new. But in 2005 getting licences for host venues was less simple and Ibiza Rocks for a while was a brand on the run, plus there was the question of how the highly established Ibiza dance culture would receive live rock bands?
Whether you’re there or here, our Ibiza Classics take you right back there.
Get the lowdown on the white islands outlandish club scene as we celebrate Radio 1’s Ibiza Weekender 2017.
From doctors to gym bunnies, we all seem to have gone a bit crackers about coconut lately in all its forms, from coconut oil to coconut lattes and even coconut loo roll in Tesco. Yet it is strange to think of a fat as healthy. I’m curious, another food fad or a larder superhero?
I’ve always been lucky and had translucent skin (albeit it sensitive and pale!) that’s needed nothing more fancy than a basic moisturiser. Turn 40 and its all change. I’ve had a steady stream of dry patches, irritation and breakouts, making my skin more high maintenance than a teenagers.
A little playlist for long drives on summer days. “Summer breeze messin’ with my hair, favourite songs on salty air. Belting out tunes like I’m still there, only truly free when I’m drivin’ nowhere”
The majority of anti-perspirants are aluminium-based that work by using aluminium salts to block and alter sweat ducts. This interferes with our body’s natural response and it has been clinically proven that aluminium is absorbed through the skin. There has been a rumoured link to cancer for some time, but currently there is not sufficient evidence to establish a causal relationship between aluminium exposure and the augmented risk of developing breast cancer.
The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do – Wicked Games
I discovered Santal 33 after catching it in the air at Soho Farmhouse a couple of summers ago. It’s so beautiful a scent I simply had to stop the gentlemen wearing it and ask for its name.
Enter the parallel universe that is the wonderful design world of Marcel Wanders. His unique skill lies in creating an experience; that is his signature style – designs with a sense of theatre, fantasy and escapism.
Veggie Pret started as an experiment last year, a London pop-up that was expected to last for about a month. It has since become permanent with two outlets in London already – an indication of a plant based food revolution?