Despite a brief return to sleet and snow last week, spring is here - and that means it's time for my seasonal round-up of the best scented candles. For me candles aren't just a winter thing, and I love selecting fragrances that suit my mood and the season. Around now I start swapping the smoky, spicy notes that I tend to favour during the colder months for lighter scents . . .
I'm starting the week - and the new month - with a look at the latest pieces from Danish favourite Menu. Details of its new additions have just been released and there's plenty of gorgeous furniture and lighting, including wall and floor lamps for its Japanese-inspired 'Hashima' lighting series and a sand-coloured Kunis Breccia option for its ever-popular 'Plinth' family . . .
[Advertisement - this is a paid partnership, but all words and opinions are my own] I've always had a thing for considered statement chairs - the kind of pieces that instantly catch your eye, but don't overwhelm the space they're in. Carl Hansen & Søn has been responsible for many of my favourites over the years (the CH25, the 'Wishbone', the 'Shell') and now they've done it again with . . .
Despite the fact they're a staple of many bedrooms, finding minimalist chests of drawers is surprisingly tricky. If you like the rustic cottage look then you have loads to pick from, but if you prefer clean lines with no unnecessary details you'll find the selection is somewhat smaller. In fact very few of the brands I usually turn to for understated design even seem to make chests of drawers . . .
[Advertisement - this post features a PR product] Portable lamps are such useful things to have around the home, especially if you have gloomy corners where cables won’t stretch, or if you want an alternative to harsh overhead lights in socket-less spaces such as bathrooms. I put together a round-up of some of my favourites last year and now there's another beauty to add to the list . . .
Over the past few years Danish homeware brand Vipp has launched a series of bookable accommodation options, dubbed the 'Vipp Hotels', across Denmark and southern Sweden. I've loved the look of every single one and the fifth, which has just opened in Copenhagen, is no exception. Located in the former industrial area of Islands Brygge, just across a bridge from the city centre, the ground-floor . . .