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  • Maison&Objet highlights the benefits of wild design
  • Maison&Objet highlights the benefits of wild design
    Joe St.Pierre (2013) ©

Maison&Objet highlights the benefits of wild design

French design show Maison&Objet has adopted a ‘wild’ theme for 2016, coinciding with an increasing desire to bring nature into the home. Time spent in nature is proven to better our moods and health, so as populations increasingly migrate to cities, inviting the outdoors in makes sense.



  • IKEA launches all-natural SINNERLIG collection IKEA launches all-natural SINNERLIG collection

    Everyone knows that bringing nature into the home is good for the soul; plants are proven to purify the air and reduce stress. But in a collaboration with designer Ilse Crawford, IKEA has taken this idea one step further. Its SINNERLIG collection is entirely crafted from natural materials.

  • Article image Walkonomics: slowing down to take the scenic route

    As people grow increasingly anxious about always being ‘on’, they’re seeking new ways to relax. Walkonomics is an app that encourages users to take longer, more beautiful paths. But if 70% of people feel short on time, will they really want to spend precious minutes on taking the scenic route?

  • Article image Do our homes need a detox?

    With media and researchers exposing the chemical nasties found in everyday products – from air fresheners to washing powders – consumers across the world are facing up to a hidden health crisis. With indoor pollutant levels two to five times higher than outdoor, is it time our homes had a detox?

  • Article image How a bit of peace and quiet became the ultimate luxury

    Over-connected consumers are looking to chill out – and achieve more in the process. Brands are capitalising on our collective exhaustion and building big brownie points as they do so. But how did space and silence – very simplistic commodities – become the ultimate luxury?