We all use furniture day in day out but not often do we give it a lot of thought. Just like with many objects in our lives, furniture needs to combine form and function. For us function always comes first; a chair needs to be comfortable, stable and sturdy. That’s non-negotiable. But that doesn’t mean furniture should be ugly or that it’s design can be ignored. Good design combines form and function and a good example can be found here http://www.josephwalshstudio.com/
Have a look and tell us what you think
Over the years we’ve travelled the world and lived and worked in a handful of countries. So you explore a bit… you can go always to the nearest Best Western, Hyatt or Four Seasons hotel and be sure to get no surprises. That’s the McDonalds factor: you know what you will get wherever you are.
For some trips and stays that’s exactly what you want, but more often than not you want to be surprised, you want to get that bit of extra service, that touch of style and personal attention.
We’ve found that feeling of being special at many stays and many hotels. Check this out https://www.mrandmrssmith.com/ for a chain that has done quite well in finding that human touch.
The impact of the 75 year old Swedish company on interior design and living in general can hardly be exagerated. The versatility and simplicity of the furniture, the drive for quality and durability are noticeable in every detail in every product. Add to that clean lines, ease of assembly and ever increasing service and decreasing prices and you can understand the success.
Of course IKEA is mainstream but that means a lot of people like it. Rightfully so. IKEA is an inspiration to many and IKEA helped millions of young people for the first time in their life to think about design, interior, space, light and colour.
Agreed? Or do you have a different view. Check it out at https://www.ikea.com/ and let us have your views
While the search for our first location is ongoing we’re looking around us daily. To define our style, find inspiration and just for fun.
First and foremost the location of a BnB is of importance but many locations can be acceptable and even be made interesting and pleasant with the right atmosphere and the right people and services on offer. Style and atmosphere are defined by people and stuff.
One of the stores we like to visit (online mostly) is https://www.manufactum.com/ . Do check out their offering and let us know your thoughts.
Fixer, traveller, writer and founder of TheNeighbour