Tid for Hjem 'Biophilic Principals for Better, Healthier, More Sociable Homes'

Biophilic principles for better, happier and more sociable homes – A Tid for Hjem case study

Eren McEwen Biophilic design, colour, Furniture, Healthy spaces, Lighting

Our latest Tid for Hjem was a fantastic opportunity to create a lively, dynamic family space in Bergen by incorporating key Biophilic patterns of light, texture, color , a sense of prospect and retreat. The clients, a young couple with a baby, while very happy with the rest of their new house felt that the kitchen/dining area felt far too …

Education/ Offices : Vital Topics Installation by Heath Design, University of Manchester

Vital Topics Installation – University of Manchester

Eren McEwen Biophilic design, colour, Education, Environmental events, Furniture

  This week we were very excited to put together a multisensory, biophilic installation in the drum at University of Manchester for this year’s opening lecture of their Vital Topics series this year on Smart Cities. Vital topics discusses a variety of global business issues with this preliminary event investigating ‘Smart Cities – Solutions for Tomorrows World’ focussing on potential …

TV2's Tid for Hjem, 'Modern Heritage meets Scandi Chic'

Modern Heritage Meets Scandi Chic

Elly Deakin Biophilic design, Furniture, Recycling / upcycling, Vintage

This project for Norway’s TV2 show ‘Tid for Hjem’, proposed that we redesign a family living and dining room within a countryside villa built by family members during the 1920s. The home is situated down a quiet lane with spectacular views out onto lakes, trees and mountains; a setting that was the inspiration for many of the books written by the …

Urban-nature makeover for Tid for Hjem

Elly Deakin Biophilic design, colour, Furniture, Healthy spaces, Materials

The existing layout of the family room was lacking good circulation and the kitchen was isolated and dingy. We solved this by demolishing the wall next to the kitchen to create an open-plan interior where natural light could easily flow throughout the entire space. The new kitchen area now extends behind the fireplace into the rest of the room, however still remains …

London Design Festival my pick of the best eco homes products

oliver Environmental events, Furniture, General

Following on from my pick of the lighting at London Design Festival 2013, here is my favourites from the rest of the show, including classic furniture, innovative textiles and forward-thinking design services. HUSH by Freyja Sewell provides a personal retreat, a luxurious escape into a dark, natural space in the midst of a busy hotel, airport, office or library. HUSH …

Ethical interiors an essential ingredient for sustainable homes- learning from fast fashion disasters

oliver Furniture, General, Materials, Natural stuff

In light of the recent tragedies in Bangladesh, and even more recently in Cambodia, we cant allow the interiors industry to follow such a shameful way of operating. Knowledge, transparency and questioning is what’s needed. But just who is going to look after our homes interiors and the impact they have around the world? So we are taking a look …

Eco Homes – Detoxing for 2013

oliver Furniture, General, Healthy spaces, Materials

It’s a New year and time for a fresh start. I’m sure many of us have made resolutions to ‘detox’, but how about detoxing our homes? Or even better, Smart technology that will do it for us? Chinese based Ecovacs have created the Famibot. It’s main aim is to roam your floor and purify the air. However it can also …