Relocating to the hustle and bustle of the city from a rural area is sure to be an exciting prospect for any new homeowner, but there will also be lots to plan and many design decisions. Although city life is often more expensive than in more far out areas, there are ways around this - read on to find out more.
Half yearly sales figures show vinyl LPs are experiencing a resurgence, according to new analysis by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) of Official Charts Company data. Sales of vinyl albums increased to 168,296 units in the first half on 2011, compared with 108,307 in the same period of 2010, an increase of 55 per cent.
Finding space in a crammed and already full flat or house can be a problem but the porcupine bookcase aims to solve that by making negative spaces permanent storage spaces.
An independent online retailer has launched a new artwork that aims to bring a quirky summer feel to the modern home. The ‘Ice Cream’ screen print from the Virtual Department Store is hand pulled and inspired by the quintessential English seaside holiday.
Lombok has announced the launch of a new range of coloured and patterned fabrics inspired by Indian heritage, design and culture. The Tales of India collection aims to bring an exotic theme to the home and includes tableclothes, seat covers and quilts.
A new demographic of tech savvy women are demanding a more minimalist approach to home hi-fi systems, a leading stereo specialist has claimed. According to Doug Brady Hi Fi, female customers are looking to snap up sound systems that offer digital high quality as well as home space saving benefits.
One of the world’s leading kitchen appliance manufacturers has announced the launch of a new wine storage product. The Fusion Wine Cellar from Whirlpool aims to provide an extra degree of functionality to the modern kitchen and enable wine lovers of all stripes to gather their own mini collection.
A new study has revealed that gizmos from lesser known manufacturers are among now the most popular accessories in the modern British home. Non brand name electronic products were found to be the most popular in eight of the 19 electronic product categories analysed during the course of the research.
The UK housing market is continuing to make it difficult for house-hunting would-be home owners to get on the property ladder, so much so the average age Brits expect to buy their first property is now 38-years-old, according to research from Moneysupermarket.com.
Vita Audio has announced the launch a new limited edition version of their R1 MkII radio product in conjunction with Selfridges & Co. As easy to use as an iPod, and with stunning sound quality, the new Selfridges R1aims to create a rewarding listening experience.
John Lewis have confirmed they will be stocking the all new Sixty cordless telephone and answer machine from Sagecom. A juxtaposition of modern technology and classic design, the Sixty phone aims to provide a handy communication medium with a selection of aesthetic features.
British architect, Vicky Thornton, will unveil a unique range of new ceramics and textiles at London's latest home product fair - The Chiswick Bazaar. Thornton has produced hand-thrown stoneware ceramics, using recycled 'waste' clay from the throwing and turning process.
BoConcept have launched a new programme aimed at offering homeowners a truly bespoke interior design service. By registering in store, customers can now request one of the furniture company's consultants visits their home to assess the possibilities of their individual living space.
The new multi-purpose console table and Pinto chair from BoConcept is now available. When your furniture is able to make your home look good and express a coordinated style it can be a wonderful feeling. But why shouldn't homeowners expect more than that?
Silent Gliss are encouraging UK homeowners to consider installing one of their trademark pleated blinds system this spring. Enabling both style and versatility, pleated blinds come in a range of colours and can be shaped and tailor made to fit awkward shaped windows.
Introducing furniture and features that incorporate LED lighting can provide a number of stylistic and conceptual benefits to the modern home, according to furniture design company, Inhouse Interiors.