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  • Do it then relax

    Do it then relax

    We give garden furniture a hard time. From spilled drinks and messy barbecues to splashes of water while fooling around in the pool, garden furniture gets to work a lot while we play. And then when winter comes, we forget the deckchairs, tables...

  • Love outdoor living

    Love outdoor living

    With this lovely weather, we immediately think of outdoor living. And can we be blamed? Form has put together a fine collection of outdoor furniture pieces. Each piece shouts style and has a quality about it that is second to none. Moreover, they...

  • Have a fantastic summer

    Have a fantastic summer

    Orienta has introduced its 2015 outdoor furniture range. The stock, readily available in stores, boasts no less than 27 different models of dining tables, chairs, sofas, armchairs, coffee tables and sun loungers. There are two basic colours: venge...

  • The fountain of outdoor life

    The fountain of outdoor life

    There are plenty of things you can do for a bit of relaxation at home. You can try your hand (knees and ankles) at yoga, fill up a bath to the brim and soak in it until the water starts getting cold, or do a spot of gardening. However, it all...

  • The thrill of the grill

    The thrill of the grill

    It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, there is a cool breeze keeping you good company, and inside the freezer, a six-pack of beer is getting cool. It’s time to fire up the barbecue. An hour later, you’re all munching on burnt sausages...

  • Strong for summer

    Strong for summer

    When shopping around for some new outdoor furniture, we normally crosshair on two main elements: design and colour. However, one factor which we normally ignore, yet which is equally critical, is material. Outdoor furniture is made from a variety...

  • Gourmet every day

    Gourmet every day

    As an established manufacturer of fine garden products, Leisure Grow continues to build its reputation for innovation, pioneering design and environmental care. Synonymous with both quality and lasting value, Leisure Grow barbecues are sought by...

  • Seeking sanctuary

    Seeking sanctuary

    Picture it. It’s a balmy summer evening. You pour yourself a cold drink, go out in your garden, sit down and just stare into space. You feel at peace. No thoughts wait to cross the zebra crossing of your mind. Your body relaxes and you feel...

  • Island Life

    Island Life

    An isolated work surface in the middle of the room – or a piece that anchors the kitchen, providing interest and focus? Sandra Aquilina navigates the ins and outs of kitchen islands Kitchens are busy places: the place for food, cooking and the...

  • Having a lot on one’s plate

    Having a lot on one’s plate

    It’s easy to forget that stereotypes are frequently wrong. The female is often misogynistic ally portrayed as indulging vanity through fashion or as conservatively locked away in the kitchen, when most of the pioneers in the fashion industry and...

  • Seeing the light

    Seeing the light

    Olivia-Ann Calleja describes herself as a versatile person and a lover of variety. She believes these traits can be seen throughout her work and often allow her to go above and beyond with her designs, especially when there is lighting...

  • Five shades of privacy

    Five shades of privacy

    Dilemma: your bathroom comes complete with an awesome view, but you don’t really want to flash your neighbours. Helen Raine comes to rescue. My bathroom has the most wonderful view, down a long green hill to the distant sea. The shower is right in...

  • Bonkers or brilliant?

    Bonkers or brilliant?

    From the hearth in the middle of the room that served both as heating as well as fuel for cooking, to today’s über-modern spaces with state-of-the-art equipment, the kitchen has been at the core of family life for as long as man has had a...

  • A hot way to cool down

    A hot way to cool down

    If you’ve ever stood in the altogether under an outdoor shower with a red-hot sun counterbalancing the cold water, you don’t need me to tell you how good it feels. If you haven’t, you’re missing out. Malta is the perfect place for showering al...

  • Choosing style and quality

    Choosing style and quality

    For many, the kitchen is invariably the first purchase when setting up a new home and we all know how difficult it is to decide on style and quality when price and budget considerations are in play. For this reason, Form work with brands that...

  • Unwinding space

    Unwinding space

    Outdoor spaces reflect that part of our personality where we find the time to unwind in a space that is tranquil and easy on the eye. This space combines one’s mood and wellbeing and outdoor tiles should be of comfort to the touch, as one enjoys...

  • Bijoux and beautiful

    Bijoux and beautiful

    My first house in Malta was a former summer home, a one-bedroom affair with lots of character and very little space. The kitchen, complete with an antique, ceramic trough sink, was wedged into a bay window and it was miniscule. I got very good at...

  • Kid-proof your kitchen

    Kid-proof your kitchen

    From pots of boiling water to cords hanging down from your counter, kitchens can spell disaster for little ones. Jo Caruana looks at ways that the right planning and design can keep your children safe. Your kitchen may be the hub of your home, but...

  • Optimising that kitchen

    Optimising that kitchen

    The arrangement of furniture and appliances represents not only the functional element in a kitchen, but also the definite esthetical characterises of personal taste and lifestyle. The kitchen is one of the most used and versatile spaces in the...

  • Add cabinets for character

    Add cabinets for character

    Are you the shiny, laminated and minimalist sort? Or do you prefer the richness of wood? Read on for tips to figure out what style of kitchen cabinets suits you best. When thinking about your dream kitchen, what finish style of cabinets come to...

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