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Tag: Tech for the Home

A spring clean.

The middle of March, the slightest whiff of Spring on the horizon, and the desire to deep clean and sort out every corner of the home reaches fever pitch..!   Who am I kidding? I’ve been itching to spring clean ever since the start of the year, but now that the turning back of the clocks is imminent, and daylight is starting to reach the furthest flung corners of the house again, it’s finally time. There’s something quite cathartic about a

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For the love of food.

“Hey babe, what do you want for dinner?”  In our house it’s Luis Cooks (as opposed to Andy – or Paco, as the photos might suggest!), so when it comes to the kitchen – and all the gadgets we have littering the countertop – it’s his domain. Having invested in the Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 Flip Mini Oven about a year ago, and seeing just how often we used it (and how much its saved us energy-bill-wise by forgoing use of the

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Sublime sounds.

One thing I’ve come to realise having lived alone for a couple of years is just how important a role music – and sound in general – plays in my life. I’m someone who has always appreciated the peace and harmony of silence but when you experience too much of it, silence can become isolating. I don’t think I’ve ever had my stereo on as much as I do now that I live on my own, and a huge reason for

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Deep clean.

Do you have a weekly —or indeed, more frequent— cleaning regime in your home?  I don’t know about you, but I often find cleaning the house thoroughly gives me a great sense of accomplishment, and provides a wonderful boost to my sense of wellbeing when I step back to see the ‘chaos’ gone and calm order restored to my living quarters.   Since moving into my new flat, which has wooden laminate flooring in the open-plan living area (and which

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Performance made personal.

As a blogger and freelance brand  consultant, I spend a lot of my time on the go —always in and out of coffee shops, co-working spaces, design shops, galleries— and pretty much everywhere I go, my laptop comes too! The beauty of blogging —or any contemporary business built to run online— is that you really can work from anywhere these days, but the downside of that is having to carry your “office” with you wherever you go. So I was

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Every breath we take.

Just how healthy are the homes we live in? Since I posted about Oliver Heath’s principles for a healthier, happier home recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about one of the sensory aspects that I didn’t expand greatly on – air quality.   It’s been a huge topic in the news of late, and while many of us worry about air pollution when we’re travelling around the city, its fascinating that we rarely consider how much pollutants in the air

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