Home trend for 2014: a dash of timeless elegance with marble decor

I'm always impressed with how much sophistication marble finishes bring to interior design. From historic times the glossy stone has been used in architecture to create a lavish high class decor. Cultural emblems such as the Greek Parthenon Temple, England's Salisbury Cathedral or the Palace of Versailles in France are existing testimonies of the majestic character conveyed by refined marble.

Give Every Employee Proper Protective Gear

Personal protective gear is not limited to construction workers, and every worker who heads into a hazardous environment for work must be given the right equipment for their own safety. Each piece of safety gear listed below keeps workers safe whether they are on the job site every day or merely visiting.

Big progress in rechargeable battery technology

The world awaits a major breakthrough in battery technology to power the portable electronics we all increasingly use - and researchers at an Irish University may just have made it.

2 easy ways to save bedroom space

Small dwelling space can be a real cause for frustrations but it can also unleash your inner decorating genius. Turning a tiny studio apartment or a one-room loft into a comfortable, fully-equipped home is an engaging project with guarantee satisfaction.

How not to worry about a crisis home repair

I stood there in front of the bedroom’s leaking heating pipes and asked myself well how much home damage can one inch of flooding do? Then the next thing I knew I was carrying out leaking hot water in kitchen bowls and calling desperately for plumbing technicians, licensed or not.

Bring your home up-to-date with teal colour

According to Colour Futures - the trend forecasting agency of the leading global paints company Akzo Nobel - the colour of the year 2014 in home decor is the elegant blue-green hue called teal.

When modern design meets artisan craft

Many top designers join the artisan revival movement, drawing inspiration from traditional materials and techniques that, in fusion with contemporary aesthetic, result in unique and stylish products.

Town Profile: St Albans

The small Hertfordshire city of St Albans is one of the most beautiful cities in England. Much of its beauty comes from its enormous cultural history and the fact that it is still pervaded by a huge variety of prominent historical buildings, including some world-renowned examples of ornate medieval architecture.

Sleep well: 2014 top trends in mattresses

An Irish saying is this: “a good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything”. While there is no common solution for amusement, a quality sleep is assured by a comfy bed.  In order to prevent the health risks of getting poor sleep companies hire advise from medical experts (chiropractors, doctors trained in sleep disorders) when designing their latest collection of mattresses.

A beautiful gift or a treasure for your home

If you're looking for a beautiful gift for someone special or a treasure for your home, then consider an elegant decoration from a company like Fine Brand Sales. Vases are an addition to the home that can be used for several purposes.

Welcome the New Year with a new home design that suits your needs

Another year ... another opportunity to decorate! For many homeowners, the turning of the calendar to a fresh year is the perfect opportunity to get everything at home up to scratch and that means approaching DIY projects with a renewed sense of interest.

Modern dollhouses by top architects

Let’s marvel a little more at these beautiful dollhouses created by British architects, miniatures that found their lucky owners this November. UK based developer Cathedral Group enlisted 20 top architecture firms who, alongside talented artists and designers, created contemporary takes on a childhood favorite - the dollhouse. The creations were auctioned on November 11 and the profit raised, close to £90,000 was donated to KIDS, a charity that supports disabled children and young people.

Moderne wooden animal sculptures from Uusi

Are you searching for awesome gifts ideas? Then look no further than these charming wooden sculptures from Chicago-based design studio Uusi. If you’ve been following this blog you may have noticed that I have a slight obsession with wooden figurines, so I couldn’t resist posting these beauties. There are three animal sculptures box sets on Uusi online shop: the Moderne Wood box set, Farm and Safari (which is sold out but can be pre-ordered) with a sharp, minimalist style reminiscent of early 20th Century Modernism.