Is technology and social media impacting on our social lives at home?

oliver General, Healthy spaces, Technology/ Energy Saving

It seems that our domestic social lives have been making the headlines over the last few weeks with the impact of smart phones, tablets and mobile devices at the root of these changes – both good and bad, depending on your view point. Recent research by the National Literacy Trust shows having set mealtimes with the whole family will boost a child’s …

Eco Kitchen Interiors set to become smart intelligent spaces

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With kitchens being the one space in the home that uses the most resources on a daily basis, were seeing that eco kitchens are also set to become smart kitchens – learning and adapting user behaviour – minimising resource input to maximise output -might even bring a smile to the eco side of Grodon Ramsay ! But what are the …

Bathrooms of the future – saving us water and giving us so much more

oliver General, Healthy spaces, Materials, Technology/ Energy Saving, Water saving

Im always on the lookout for surveys and stats that tell us a little more about how we want to live, rather than the way we currently do- they can be a fascinating insight for any designer particularly those interested in the Future Home. Well this week its bathrooms. A recent survey of 1500 home owners by bathroom manufacturer  Ideal …