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  • Young architects on the block

    Young architects on the block

    Simonne Pace catches up with three young architects with a fresh outlook on what they do. Michael Pace and Christopher Micallef have set up their own practice, while Paula Agius has been around for a little over two years. Here are some of their...

  • Shifting to greener pastures

    As the eco-adviser for energy- and cost-efficient solutions to warm or cool houses, Alberta has created Bert, focusing on protecting the environment and creating a secure future for our children through alternative energy. The economical way to...

  • Eco- friendly vinyl flooring

    Eco- friendly vinyl flooring

    Brands International Ltd, known for its wide range of flooring products, has introduced an innovative, eco-friendly, vinyl, waterproof product from reputable German producer Parador. This vinyl flooring solution is extremely resilient, making it...

  • Natural and unique stone

    Nothing rivals natural stone when it comes to appearance. The Floors of Stone product range provides a strong and diverse palette of natural colours and textures – ideal for landscape architects and design professionals. Travertine stone surfaces...

  • Limited-edition outdoor rugs

    Limited-edition outdoor rugs

    The Limited Edition Rug Collection is far from limited in choice and customisation possibilities. It offers one of the broadest selections of styles, colours and applications in the world today, as well as a design choice varying from elegantly...

  • Serene living

    Middlesea Home Insurance is now inclusive of assistance services for extra peace of mind. Middlesea’s main objective is to ensure maximum serenity and minimum hassle for the insured in their own home. That is why its home insurance policy is now...

  • Restored to future glory

    Restored to future glory

    Architect Gilbert Buttigieg’s vision for restoration work on the centuries-old Palazzo Vittoriosa earned him the top architectural award in this year’s Din l-Art Ħelwa competition. He tells Ramona Depares about the challenging metamorphosis of a...

  • Form, function and efficiency

    Form, function and efficiency

    Often having mixed purposes and priorities, offices require designers to really put their thinking caps on to create a space that is both visually pleasing and a business success. Vera Sant Fournier dug deep to unearth the needs of the Laferla...

  • Office zen

    Office zen

    Joanne Cocks talks to architect Ray DeMicoli about the importance of achieving architectural and design zen at the office. His ultimate objective: to create a work space to have fun! Has it ever dawned on you that we tend to spend two-thirds of...

  • My favourite space

    For most of us, our home is our sanctuary, but we also have that specific space that makes us feel like kings, or queens, of our castle. Ramona Depares asks two fashion photographers for a snapshot of their favourite corner. Valentina Lupo What...

  • Foster brand on show at Fino

    Foster brand on show at Fino

    Fino recently added the Foster brand to its portfolio. Established in 1973, Foster is an Italian company that specialises in stainless-steel sinks and kitchen appliances. Foster produces an average of 40,000 pieces per year, ranging from sinks,...

  • Open day at House Shop

    The House Shop of Ta’ Xbiex recently held an open day for brides-to-be and their partners to introduce them to the latest collections of fine bone china, crystal and silverware by Wedgwood, Waterford, Rosenthal, Dibbern, Studio William and Georg...

  • Loft boutique

    Loft boutique

    A new furniture boutique has recently opened at 21, St Paul Street, Naxxar. The boutique features a range of customisable products and constantly changing accessories for the home that are true to form and function. The collection includes...

  • Special deals on Hülsta furniture

    Special deals on Hülsta furniture

    Joinwell is offering special deals and discounts on all Hülsta furniture, the German brand renowned for its quality and sophisticated design. The Hülsta range comes in a variety of woods and lacquers, bearing in mind environmental awareness. In...

  • The marble touch

    The marble touch

    Architect Reuben Lautier is going that extra mile, or in his case, millimetre, as he continues to carve out a delicate niche in his passion for natural stone, designing his first collection of statement, slick and sleek marble works. He tells...

  • Choosing the right rug

    Choosing the right rug

    The Rug Company, founded in 1997 by Christopher and Suzanne Sharp, is the leading name for contemporary handmade rugs. Combining exceptional quality with original design, it creates rugs that are beautiful and unique. Its design studio...

  • Enhance your home

    Enhance your home

    Now is the right moment to visit the Fino Showplace in Mrieħel, particularly if you are after a super deal on your home ­furniture. After all, since inception, Fino has been synonymous with quality and style – two factors that have branded its...

  • Urban lifestyles

    Urban lifestyles

    From individual design touches to genuine attention to detail, Jo Caruana learns how two boutique hotels are helping to regenerate Paceville, while bringing a sense of je ne sais quoi to the area. The popularity of boutique hotels continues to go...

  • The PMs

    They earn a living from doing what most of us would only attempt once in a lifetime – and vow never to do again. And once they’ve completed the job, they don’t even get to enjoy the end result. Fiona Galea Debono meets two project managers, who...

  • Raising the curtain

    Raising the curtain

    Refurbishing the Manoel Theatre, reputedly Europe’s third-oldest working theatre, was no mean feat for interior designer Michele O’Reilly and her team of artisans. She points out to Simonne Pace one fundamental difference between this project and...

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