House & Home (128)
After years of white, minimalist cabinetry, the kitchen is becoming more colourful as leading manufacturers tempt consumers’ palates with brighter colours and wider pattern choices.
Why it matters
If consumers are truly tiring of the sober minimalist movement and instead craving something mood-lifting, could we begin to see brands in the house and home space looking at more direct ways to lift the human psyche? In the future could products be categorised by what they do for the mind as opposed to what they deliver functionally?
Source: Swedish design and housing magazines
18. November 2009
Ikea Portugal has built a temporary hotel in one of Lisbon’s parks. With 26 rooms exhibiting Ikea’s new textiles, the hotel was open for one night only on August 18th. Members holding the Ikea Family card could try to make a reservation for one of the 26 open sky rooms and win a number of other prizes in the process. Participants were also invited to join various workshops on sewing and textiles.
A Chinese architect created a revolutionary house inside his 32 metre squared apartment (where he lives with both parents and two sisters). He created 24 different environments, including a living room, kitchen, bathroom, home cinema, guest room, TV room, service area and library, all with a revolutionary technique incorporating wheels and moveable walls.