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Ways to Treat Yourself After a Stressful House Move

Ways to Treat Yourself After a Stressful House Move

Reading Time: 3 minutesMoving isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t fun. In fact, moving can be one of the most stressful things that you’ll ever do. So after you’ve completed a house move, it’s time to relax and treat yourself. How can you go about doing so? Check out the tips below that will help you unwind in no time at all. Go on a Holiday You’ve bought or rented a new place and gone through all of the trouble of signing the important paperwork, paying the appropriate fees, and moving all of your things into your new place. Now it’s time to book a trip and go on a nice holiday so you can relax all of your cares away. And there are a lot of affordable trips that you can take, even if you’re on a tight budget as a result of your move. For example, you can check out this…

How to add some style to your dining room

How to add some style to your dining room

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you’re looking to bring some vibrance and current style to your dining area then there are a number of ways to achieve this. According to Vogue, some of the top decorating trends to look out for in 2017 include; the use of green colours, muted colours, quirky lighting and artisan-crafted furniture. Now if you’re looking to make a few quick changes rather than a complete overhaul, then you might want to consider a change of dining table and seating. Whether you opt for artisan-crafted furniture or the modern stylish gloss finish table from stores like Danetti, you will probably be influenced by the current style of the room. If you are looking for a complete change, this is your opportunity to transform your dining room entirely.  If you’re going to go to the trouble of transforming your room then don’t forget the flooring. Often neglected in the plans but an…

(BELVEDERE)RED Vodka – Fighting AIDS

(BELVEDERE)RED Vodka – Fighting AIDS

Reading Time: 4 minutesLast summer, Belvedere Vodka, one of the world most prestigious Vodka brand revealed the new (BELVEDERE)RED limited edition bottle. 50% of profits will go to the Global Fund, the leading financier program to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. In support of Belvedere’s partnership with (RED), #MAKETHEDIFFERENCE campaign ambassador, musician John Legend, has collaborated with celebrated Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu to design the colorful and bold bottle, inspired by the campaign’s four values: security, support, change and unity. Esther Mahlangu is a South African Ndebele artist. She is known for her bold large scale contemporary work inspired by the Ndebele heritage. She uses traditional coloful patterns you usually find in Ndebele jewelry and clothes. Mahlangu is one of the African artists whose art is often exhibited internationally. Her works are in major private collections including that of The Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC) of Jean Pigozzi and in many Western museums. Despite…

Artwork With Which You Can Decorate Your House – Best Wway To Make Your Home Look Good

Artwork With Which You Can Decorate Your House – Best Wway To Make Your Home Look Good

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you’re one of an artist who is looking forward to decorating your home, you must be looking for some advice to pick the best possible artwork which can not only make your house look worthy enough but also reflect your exclusive choice. Interior decoration is something which should be done with enough care and attention so that you can include some of the best items, objects and materials while making your house so that you can end up designing your dream house. Art is something which completely stands and that which has nothing to do with decoration. The concerns of this article will tell you about some techniques which you can use in your decor to give more space to art. Repetition of color and line adds value to your room When you have an artwork which is very well supported in your room, you should set some contrasts…

7 Ways to Make Your Home Feel More Spacious

7 Ways to Make Your Home Feel More Spacious

Reading Time: 4 minutesHave you ever been in a small room that looks and feels more open than a room twice its size? If you’ve experienced this phenomena, you’re aware of just how pivotal something as simple as the arrangement of furniture can be when trying to make the most out of a given space. Whether your dining room is too cramped or you’re looking for a way to free up walking space in the hallways and bedrooms, the general consensus seems to be that more space is better. With that said, let’s take a look at seven ways you can make your home feel more spacious today: 1. Arrange Furniture Around a Center Piece Feng shui experts frequently recommend centering furniture around an object like a coffee table or ottoman. The less spacious alternative to this would be to arrange seats around multiple objects, like two different tables, or having the couches…

3 Interior Design Ideas for a Luxury Feeling

3 Interior Design Ideas for a Luxury Feeling

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou know where you are coming from and generally you might know where you are going to. But more important is where you are right now. The way you live and what surrounds you are important points for your inner-balance. This month, our luxury news is dedicated to Interior Design. Here are 3 interior design ideas that will provide you a feeling of luxury in your home or office. 1- Furniture, less is more. When it comes to Interior Design, one thing more important than furniture is how much furniture do you place in a room. Ideally you should make sure you do not have too much things that would block circulation and even not fitting together. Choose your furniture wisely but above all, always keep the feeling that something is missing. This will mean that you have enough. Free spaces highlight the existing furniture and will provide you a…

How to Create the Perfect Office Space Using Photography

How to Create the Perfect Office Space Using Photography

Reading Time: 4 minutesAccording to the American Time Use Survey, the average person spends 8.9 hours per day at work. There’s no reason to spend these hours staring at bland walls each day when office artwork has the power to reduce stress, and increase one’s creativity and productivity. Wall art can transform a boring, dull workspace into one that is beautiful and calming. Best of all, this can be done simply and affordably using your own photography to decorate in a way that is unique and high-end. Professional Photography Tips You may already have some great photos, which can be converted to canvas wall hangings. Sometimes a simple photo, such as a family photo, can be edited to appear more artistic. Using editing software, you can add a filter or reduce the photo to black and white. It’s likely you will need to take some new photos to truly create artful office space,…

Give Your Home a Breath of Fresh Air – Interior Design Inspired by Nature

Give Your Home a Breath of Fresh Air – Interior Design Inspired by Nature

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you are among countless homeowners who are simply tired of looking at the same old, same old, it’s probably time you did something about it. While you could always move to a new location, that may not solve all your woes. After all, you have a small fortune invested in your property and this is the neighborhood you have grown comfortable in. You know your neighbors, the kids aren’t ready to move to a new school and quite frankly, you may not even have the budget to buy the house of your dreams. So why not simply remodel the home you’re in? If boredom has you down in the dumps, why not give your home a breath of fresh air with interior design inspired by nature? There’s just something awe inspiring when you think about what it would be like to live under the stars with lush vegetation and…

Victorinox Classic Limited Edition 2016 – Design rules.

Victorinox Classic Limited Edition 2016 – Design rules.

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Swiss Army Knife is one of Switzerland’s most iconic and famous products. Most people are familiar with the classic red design and the unmistakable Victorinox cross and shield. The annual limited edition of the Classic pocket knife is a popular collector’s item and gift all around the world. The fresh and new designs should also increase the impulse buys and strengthen the Victorinox brand and its reputation of being creative, functional and appealing. It is already an annual appointment made with the very best graphic artists out there. Each year Victorinox challenges the most creative minds in order to create astonishing designs for the iconic Classic pocket knife. The Swiss company utilizes the crowdsourcing platform Jovoto and year after year we get our mind blown away with very interesting and creative ideas. Victorinox narrowed down the pool of ideas from 1,022 to 40 and then let Victorinox fans around the…

Victorinox Climber Gold 2016 Limited Edition

Victorinox Climber Gold 2016 Limited Edition

Reading Time: 4 minutesVictorinox, the makers of the Swiss Army knife, always explore the endless universe of the small pocket tool. Every year the Swiss company based in Ibach Schwyz launches amazing limited editions, each one based on a clever, original and edgy idea. In 2016, Victorinox celebrates the Summer Olympic games and the athletes quest for a GOLD medal. To translate this homage into the product universe, Victorinox is launching a precious limited edition called Victorinox Climber Gold. Here is our Swiss Blog of the month celebrating Swiss ingenuity and the world-class event happening this summer in Rio de Janeiro. Here is our unboxing of the new Victorinox limited edition and down below more photographs and details. The Victorinox Climber Gold 2016, the ultimate dream in pure gold. The iconic Climber Pocket Knife has had a seasonal upgrade. To celebrate the Rio Olympics 2016, Victorinox has launched a perfectly formed collector’s exclusive. And it’s…

Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2016 – Violet for your eyes

Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2016 – Violet for your eyes

Reading Time: 3 minutesLast year, Victorinox started a series of limited editions on the Alox range. Each year a new color will mark the passing years with a memory of their own. This year the Alox scales dresses up with a crispy Violet Orchid color. Every year, 3 pocket knives receive new colored scales: The Classic Alox 58mm The Cadet 84mm The Pioneer 94mn Each pocket knife will have the year engraved in the back, so you know which year belong each limited edition. While the traditional Swiss Army Knife has the Cellidor scales, the Alox family is about another story. The scales are made in aluminum oxide, generally called Alox. The alox scales are thinner and more resistant to chemicals and daily usage, than the cellidor scales.  However, the Alox forgoes the tweezers and toothpick that the traditional cellidor version includes. What Alox fans like as well on these scales is the work done…

Nomadous – a new name in the international Design world – Made in Portugal

Nomadous – a new name in the international Design world – Made in Portugal

Reading Time: 5 minutesLuxuryActivist is always looking for new brands and new artists to share. This month, we are happy to discover NOMADOUS, a new Portuguese luxury design brand created in 2016 by two young female entrepreneurs who are passionate about exclusive design, luxury interiors and travelling. With its roots in Portugal, the brand spreads all over the world by getting inspired by the most remarkable and diverse landmarks, people, nature and cultures. Nomadous is a luxury furniture design brand which intends to epitomize the world through unique design pieces. We see the world as an endless source of inspiration and our pieces reflect the most iconic landmarks, remarkable people, varied cultures and breath taking nature elements.  Nomadous was born in Portugal but it is not fixed in one place as it belongs to the world! Nomadous proposes a variety of styles, materials and finishes. It gathers several artisans who put into practice what they have…

Longchamp renovates its historical store at Rue Saint Honoré in Paris

Longchamp renovates its historical store at Rue Saint Honoré in Paris

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe famous Parisian luxury goods brand Longchamp has just begun renovations of its historic store on rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, the brand’s hometown. During the renovations, the store will be covered with a tarp decorated with a spectacular work of art by American artist Ryan McGinness. For Longchamp, it’s the perfect opportunity to bring art into the heart of Paris, with an exceptional storefront decorated with a spectacular work of art,«Mindscapes»,by American artist Ryan McGinness! Located on the cornerof two very busy streets just a few dozen metersfrom the Place de la Concorde, this decoration is in place from March this year. Jean Cassegrain, Longchamp CEO explains that such a renovation in the heart of Paris, requires an outstanding display. By inviting a New Yorker artist, it is a celebration between two cities: Paris and New York. This decoration in the heart of Paris is a very important step for Longchamp. Ryan…

Christophe Lambert at Kissthedesign Lausanne

Christophe Lambert at Kissthedesign Lausanne

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor sure Kissthedesign is one of the most edgy places for contemporary art in Lausanne. Until May 28th, the Lausanne gallery and shop showcases Christophe Lambert, Swiss artist. It is a very interesting exhibition in which Christophe Lambert displayed several art pieces. It is called LIFE IS SWEET PART 2. It refers as well to the PART 1 that was showcased at Art-Etage in Bienne. The work of Christophe Lambert feeds much of the history, mythology, war, art history, as current trends that draws equally in the news, Hollywood productions or in more confidential alternative creations. Daesh, mass culture, the cute little heroes of our childhood, even the children themselves, the evil murderers, hardcore metal bands, the products of the entertainment industry, all end up in the explosive universe of the artist. The binary notion of good and evil loses all meaning here. The artistic purpose here shows an universe deviant but enjoyable,…

Vertu New Signature Touch, the mobile phone for Hyper-luxury customers

Vertu New Signature Touch, the mobile phone for Hyper-luxury customers

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn a recent article called “Hyper-Luxury is the new Black” we could read that Hyper-Luxury represents products that are rare, exclusive, extremely high quality, often handmade and unapologetically expensive. Here with the new Vertu mobile phone, we have the perfect product that is not to everyone. At a starting cost of $9’000, the new Signature Touch is on its own league. We could also argue that this starting price is pretty cheap compared to the “Pure Jet Red Gold Edition” at $19’000. Is it worth it? Definitely if you can afford it. The phones are hand-made in England. There is a clever slot that you have the hand signature of the craftsman who built your phone. It is definitely the ultimate Luxury brand. From a software point of view there is not much to say about it. The new Signature Touch runs Android Lollipop OS and has a Snapdragon 810…

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