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To aim and inspire: Vivendo Hospitality launches new website

Vivendo Hospitality has launched a new website focused on showcasing their integrated furnishing solutions for companies and individuals in the hospitality industry. Architects, designers, business owners, and other stakeholders can now browse through projects that have been managed by Vivendo Hospitality in the past, take a look at the range of furnishings showcased on the […]

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Designing your kitchen: The right way to do it

Pinterest and interior design blogs are the perfect spaces for inspiration. One word search, and you have at the palm of your hand a plethora of stunning designs that make that voice in your gut kick in and say “I want to have this.” And this is where most people make the fatal flaw – […]

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Introducing the New Desk Collection from Narbutas

When the question of a comfortable office space comes up, what most people think of first is the chair in which they have to sit in for all those long hours at work. Now, you could have the most comfortable chair ever made, but without a desk, you can kiss any hopes of productivity goodbye. […]

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The Other Side of Luxury

There are a thousand and one ways t­o design your home. When people hear ‘modern design’, they tend to think of minimalism. But truth is, there’s a multitude of other styles one can go for, from industrial, to vintage, or art deco. In fact, FORM wants to showcase these other alternatives to mainstream ideas of […]

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DEX Workspaces furnishes Casumo’s new offices

DEX Workspaces has recently furnished Casumo’s new offices. The project took around 12 weeks from planning to completion, and involved various works carried out on the office ceilings and floors to improve sound absorption and give the offices a vibrant, modern look. Casumo is an award-winning online gaming company that offers players a unique brand […]

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Changing seasons, changing linens; For a bedroom that looks like spring and feels like summer

In Malta, the end of winter inevitably means that summer is fast approaching. Your wardrobe sheds some of its layers, the beach starts looking more inviting, and your bedsheets start feeling too heavy. As such, making the transition from cozier quilts to lighter bedding is a bit of a ritual. Outside, we’ve been lucky enough to […]

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Things to consider for a perfect outdoor living space in winter

Although we are quite lucky to have great weather on many days in Malta, in winter you might still think it’s time to say goodbye to entertaining outdoors for a while. But, with some creativity, you can still enjoy your backyard throughout the cooler months. Creating the perfect outdoor space where you can pass the […]

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This bedroom collection is what dreams are made of

Ideacasa is helping us navigate February’s cold weather with massive discounts It holds hands with January, and walks side by side with December. Like its precursors, February is a challenge for the best of us. Letting go of the comfort and warmth found in our bedrooms is a monumental challenge (one which I struggle with). […]

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Celebrating Jensen’s longstanding love affair with comfort this Valentine’s Day

There’s no better way to show someone you care than by doing your best to make them feel comfortable. This is what the Jensen brand is all about. On the 14th of February 1947, the passion for providing customers with beds they can truly enjoy sleeping in gave life to the Norwegian mattress company on […]

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Redefining Luxury for your Bedroom

Four centuries ago, opulent Chateaux and grand, imposing churches were built to express the triumph of nobility and church – the architecture known as Baroque. In the 1860’s, artists rejected traditional forms of painting and explored different disciplines, the style defined as Modernism. Indeed, fashion, design, and all art are reflections in dialogue with the […]

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WHAT IS GOOD TASTE?

Good taste is something that is usually perceived to be innate, it is the reflection of our personality. It is subjective and is reflected in all areas of our lives. It is linked to good forms of behavior, education, order, moderation and harmony. Previously, and until very recently, good taste in interior decoration was associated […]

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5 things you didn’t know about Mdina Glass

We Maltese always proport to be experts on all our national treasures. Ok maybe expert isn’t the right word. It’s more like know-it-alls. Recognised by all who live in and visit our islands, Mdina Glass is one of those national treasures that we all feel capable to giving the tour guide spiel about. But are […]

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Pros and cons of open plan office

Is an open plan office a good idea?  We often perceive the office to be a place where someone can shut themselves away and concentrate on projects, deadlines and to do lists. And shut themselves away is the operative phrase.  But modern management and working styles are giving way to the use of more open […]

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Rethinking Your Bathroom in 2017

When people think of aesthetic homes, the bathroom tends to be the last place their mind goes to, even though this room is essential to any house. Revamping the restroom to be a statement of your personality should be your starting design project, and following these trends in 2017 is bound to make your task […]

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Finding your kitchen’s warmth in the coolest materials

Whatever season of the year it is, people with a passion for cooking will always have their heads full of all the recipes and concoctions they are dying to test out in their own kitchens. In the same way that different ingredients within a recipe come together to create a delicious feast for your taste […]

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6 last-minute Christmas gifts for those who love to accessorize

As anyone you talk to might bring up in conversation, it’s only a few days till Christmas; With all the preparations under way, it’s easy to get distracted and forget about of one of the most anticipated parts of the holiday – giving and receiving presents. To help you with any last-minute gift shopping you […]

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Valletta 2018 Conference Opens

Valletta 2018’s conference ‘Cities as Community Spaces’, which explores the power of community spaces in transforming cities and the everyday lives of their residents, was opened earlier today at the King’s Own Band Club by Valletta 2018 Chairman Jason Micallef, together with the Head of European Commission Representation in Malta Elena Grech. Valletta 2018 Chariman […]

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How to get your own personalised bed linen in Malta

It’s not every day you walk into a shop to look for bed linen and go, “yes that’s exactly what I want!” Imagine having the best design that suits your room’s colour scheme and your taste, in the size that fits your bed exactly. To see the extent to which tailormade bed linen can be truly […]

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Recap: Malta Design Week 2016

As part of the V18 European Capital of Culture Programme, November’s first weekend saw the launch of the 2016 edition of the Malta Design Week, co-sponsored by DEX Workspaces. It is an annual event that bridges the world of design, art, and architecture to the public, and offers a space for discussion through a network […]

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Under the Quilt – An inside look at BoConcept’s new Adelaide

When is a chair not just a chair? When it’s the thing you look forward to sitting in after a long day. When you cannot wait to show it to your friends and family after getting it. When it fills an empty space in a room so perfectly that it makes you wonder if the […]

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Divergent Thinkers: Winner of Japan Residency Announced

The winning artist of the Divergent Thinkers exhibition and competition, Sarah Maria Scicluna was announced recently at the Malta Maritime Museum. The exhibition, which is organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with the Valletta 2018 Foundation, features the works of nine young local artists and one Japanese artist. The artists taking part in the exhibition […]

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MakeMore by Veneta Cucine

This year, Veneta Cucine has launched the third edition of the Make More competition. The aim of the initiative is to encourage young designers, developers and makers to develop their creative talents. Veneta Cucine is calling on creative young designers from around the world to measure their talents against the “Made in Italy” skills. The […]

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Small Spaces, Smart Living

As living spaces seem to shrink but the demands of modern living grow, it can be hard to find the right balance that provides you with both the space and comfort you need. The solution? Don’t just live smaller; Live smarter. BoConcept wants to help customers make the most out of their space – no […]

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Out with the old, in with new furniture.

As the autumn season unfolds and things in nature visibly start to change, a new time of the year comes with a personal desire to do something different. Whether it’s a new haircut, a new outfit, it’s out with the old, in with the new, and this can extend to the internal comforts of your […]

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Trees, art and the power of creativity

From my first couple of exchanges, I could already feel the passion that English born artist Jeni Caruana has for her craft. Our path at tappintomalta had already crossed a couple of times with Jeni, so her work isn’t new to me. However, I did feel that her latest collection, Arbor Vitae, has a new […]

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Bring the Northern lights into your home with simple yet elegant Scandinavian design.

With all things Scandinavian dominating the conversation in the worlds of food, fashion and culture at the moment, it comes as no surprise that Nordic aesthetic is also leaving its mark on the world of interior design. BoConcept – with its six decades of experience in Danish design – is a leading brand whose concepts focus […]

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Designer hand-picked top furniture pieces this October

Autumn might be seen by many as a season of crossroads; hot summer nights make way for wet and chillier winter evenings, sandals are swapped out for boots, and cool sangria is replaced with steaming mulled wine. And as with every change of season, your household also deserves a much needed sprucing up this Winter. […]

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Copper Kitchen Concepts

Copper has been in use in kitchens for a very long time. Perhaps not so much in Malta, however very popular in Britain and the US, it has now finally made its mark as one of the local designers’ more popular material of choice. From functional accents like sinks and mixers, handles, railings & appliances […]

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The Spa tub you can move anywhere around your home

If you don’t have one already, I’m sure you imagine it  often: A space in your home, probably right next to your bedroom or ensuite, where you have your own little spa. It is a seamless way to soothe your nerves, relieve stress, and relax. I myself being a bit of a claustrophobe am more […]

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Investing in a Kitchen: Functionality, Quality, and Design

Ideacasa’s new vision is built around a brand equity that positions itself as the hassle-free service outlet in home solutions. We strive to give clients an experience that they are proud to share. Today, we would like to tackle an important mistake many buyers tend to make. The kitchen has always been regarded as the […]

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Take a seat!

Just like a floor lamp, an armchair can instantly uplift a space. However, it’s also one of those items that can make or break the space around it, linking up design details or sticking out like a sore thumb. Even if the existing furniture and room layout play a big role, the functionality and ergonomics […]

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7 Simple tips to Light up the Mood!

In continuation to our last article, on the process of how to choose your Kitchen Lighting, in this week’s article we will be exploring 7 Lighting Strategies to draw people into the Kitchen. First of all remember to think outside the kitchen! With today’s open plan layouts, it is essential to keep in mind that your […]

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5 Facts you didn’t know about Fort St. Elmo

The star shaped fort at the edge of Valletta was built by the Knights of St. John as an extension to the watch tower built by the Aragonese in 1488. The Fort was instrumental in the Great Siege of 1565 which saw the knights and the people of Malta defend the island from invasion by […]

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What do you need to know when choosing Kitchen Lighting?

The way we Light our Home environment, and specifically the kitchen, affects the functionality of the space and how we feel when we’re spending time there. Despite this, the lighting itself is often overlooked in a kitchen remodelling project. Oftentimes Lighting is the last detail after the cabinets, the appliances, the tiles, the granite counter […]

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A combination of design, style, and comfort to better your health with ergonomic chairs

We spend more than 9 hours sitting per day, more than the time spent sleeping (around 8). Although it may be comfortable, sitting is not a natural position our body is built for, and this ultimately damages our body and puts our health at risk. To prevent many diseases such as chronic back pain, it […]

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THE TOP 3 SPACES WHICH ADD THE MOST VALUE WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

When putting your house on the market, it is crucial to make sure it is sold at the highest value possible. While upgrading may seem illogical or, at the very least, bothersome, this makes sure your home does not lag in the market and it is always very rewarding. Maximising your time and effort is […]

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Integrated Solutions by Elektra

Elektra is a Leader within the Lighting and Electrical industry in Malta, owing its success to its ambitious aims to satisfy the customer’s wellbeing through stylish and idealised lighting solutions while keeping in mind energy saving technologies. With 39 years of experience, the dedicated and continuous development of the organisation ensures professionalism and awareness on […]

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Bringing original, modern and classical design into our homes

Although the advent of grey, monochrome schemes and modern furnishings have proliferated in both esteem and popularity, the lure of the traditional remains just as evident. The two distinguished styles have been on opposite ends for decades, but designers have moved away from the one-or-the-other approach, and are taking Aristotle’s lessons on the golden mean […]

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Designing a Luxury Kitchen with Lasting Power

When it comes to remodelling your kitchen, or any room for that matter, following trends can be a risky investment, but it doesn’t have to be: A good look at the trends and design options that continue to garner the esteem of designers allows you to filter out fleeting inclinations for the options and styles […]

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DEX and The Making of PAMA Shopping Village

The ability to cater to a person’s every need, and its vast parking space has made PAMA a quick favourite amongst Maltese customers. The PAMA Shopping Village provides a new and unique shopping experience in Malta, offering a blend of different, distinguished shopping attraction amongst the Maltese within one location. The number of brands moving […]

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5 Steps to building your outdoor Sanctuary

In a world where people are moving into ever smaller spaces, often clustered up within apartments, our appreciation for space has increased. The emergence of open-plan design and living has motivated many to open their interior spaces and connect them with outdoor areas. Indeed, decks, porches, and patios have become our new, other – and […]

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Corinthia Hotels announces new luxury hotel in Dubai

Corinthia Hotels has signed agreements with UAE-based Meydan Group to provide technical services and manage a luxury beachfront resort under construction in Dubai.   The luxury hotel and residences is the latest in a series of mega developments being undertaken by Meydan Group, which include large scale mixed-use urban and leisure developments across various prime […]

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4 TILE TREND IDEAS THAT WILL MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION

When it comes to finding the right tile, there is a wide range of options in terms of color and style. Creating a modern, sleek design is easy with the right choice for your vision. The smooth shine, varied patterns, and amazing color shades allow you to create a truly cutting-edge look in any room […]

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What you need to know about lighting your commercial space

The Challenge of Lighting Design is to translate user needs in planning features, creating tailored areas and spaces according to the feeling being pursued. A complete Human- centric care is the main goal if present and future designs. Any commercial space should be enhanced by the lighting used throughout. There are many considerations to make […]

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Your office space need not be purely functional

The time is right to give your office space a makeover and decorating with a hint of elegance can never be a bad thing. To reach its full potential, a business needs to attract and retain the best in the field and it has been proven that a great, comfortable work environment for employees is […]

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Anthony Lucian Cauchi solo exhibition at Palazzo de Piro in May 2016

Of gods myths and legends: An exhibition by Anthony Lucian Cauchi,  currently being held at Palazzo de Piro. Anthony was born in Qormi (1948) but lives in San Gwann. He studied art at the Government School of Art (Drawing and Sculpture), St. Joseph Technical (Ceramic) School, M.C.A.S.T. Ceramic School, Targa-Cap and the Academy ‘Pietro Vannucci’ in Perugia, […]

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DEX Workspaces Launches Photographic Competition for Architecture Students

A photographic competition open to teams made up of undergraduate students reading for a degree in architecture and civil engineering at the University of Malta has been launched by DEX Workspaces, in collaboration with Vitra and the Society of Architecture and Civil Engineering Students (SACES) Malta. Public votes and a panel of judges from Vitra […]

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Discover how raised flooring opens up new possibilities inches under your feet

Raised access flooring is rapidly gaining popularity with building owners and designers since they are specifically designed to highly-computerised environments, where wiring and wiring distributions can present significant problems. In fact, many traditionally designed facilities become obsolete due to organisational changes and advances in technology, which require frequent maintenance, replacement and installation of new systems. Why […]

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Find out how pendant lighting moves with trends in modern interior design

Recent years have seen more awareness given to lighting design when it comes to renovating or designing homes and work spaces. Most of us are now aware of different types of lights for differing purposes. Directional spotlights focus light in a specific direction, whereas up lighters or down lighters are useful to diffuse light into […]

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Get your home spring ready with these beautiful Scandinavian collections

The popularity of Scandinavian living is by no means limited only to indoor furnishings. Outdoors, things are still kept minimalist yet functional, light yet exuding a certain warmth. The Elba and Adelaide outdoor range from BoConcept fit  the bill perfectly, whether looking to set up a dining area by the pool, terrace or deck, or […]

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