Ever wondered how your sumptuously soft linen sheets started out? Or where your favourite summer linen shirt began its journey?
The story starts with the delicate flax flower that has been grown for thousands of years and whose by-products have been put to a diverse range of uses, from bank notes to cattle feed and dyes to cosmetics. So, how does the humble flax turn into a fitted sheet?
We’ll show you how:
You can read more about the history of linen here.
(Images via: irishgenealogy.com,tristan forward,Skoch3, arts-brighton.ac.uk, linenme.com)
Miami has risen like a sleekly designed, brightly coloured phoenix from the ashes of economic decline to become a city that is at the centre of cutting edge design and architecture in the USA. Once a manufacturing base and a vacation destination for rich travelers in the 1920s and 30s, Miami has infused its industrial heritage with a rich Cuban cultural influence and now attracts a wealth of industry leaders in the worlds of art, fashion, design, architecture and food.
Recently, Miami hosted the prestigious Maison & Objet Americas exhibition, which showcases leading innovators in interior and product design from across the globe. From Lithuanian linen to exquisite Czech glass collections, exhibitors came to this vibrant city to display their products and be part of this buzzing creative community.
Why save breakfast in bed for special occasions? We think it’s too good not to make time for as often as possible. What better way to start a busy day than with a quiet, contemplative bowl of something beautiful? And it doesn’t have to be anything grand and extravagant – here’s a few simple hints for making the best breakfast in bed.
Break with your normal routine, celebrate quiet time with a partner, read the paper or make a mental to-do list, accompanied by a steaming cup of coffee, sumptuous sheets and some morning sunshine. You just need enough energy to get to the kitchen and back.
Ever wanted to know how to fold a fitted sheet? Oh, those tricky corners, the annoying edge bits that just won’t cooperate. Instead of bundling your sheets into a crumpled heap, follow these simple steps and get your linen cupboard in order. Whether you iron or not (and if you’ve got some luxurious linen sheets you’ll know how much better they look with some natural wrinkles), once you’ve got the hang of folding fitted sheets your linen closet will never look the same again.
Working with the beauty and texture of natural fabrics like linen can be a great way to add interest and style to a tired interior. Using fabric as a starting point can help you pull together a room, and it needn’t break the bank. We’ve found seven low-cost, simple tricks to incorporate linen into contemporary, stylish homes and create something truly stunning.
With spring approaching faster and faster every day most of us start thinking about relaxing in the rooftop gardens, cycling around the city and late afternoon barbeques in the garden. When the burgers and hot dogs are ready, remember to think about several more things that you’ll need to make your barbeque just perfect.
With the weather getting warmer and the sun shining brighter every day we realize that spring is finally here. For some of us spring might mean travelling, going on holidays or spending more time outside, while for the other ones spring stands for cleaning. There is a reason why spring cleaning is a thing – during spring both the weather and our mood is just perfect for it. With that said, we want to announce the great news – we are here to help you out with the most useful tips and tricks to ease spring cleaning for you.
Spring is already here, and so is the perfect time to change your wardrobe and loose those warm winter clothes. With shopping centres full of different types of clothing we’ve decided to lend a helping hand and give out some fashion advice for spring 2016. This spring comes with new styles and colour combinations and here are some of the most popular ones: