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  • Up the green wall

    Up the green wall

    Many discuss energy efficiency at home as an investment. And indeed it is. First of all, you will recover your initial financial outlay through savings on your utility bills. And secondly, society benefits from the use and waste of less energy...

  • For quality sleep

    In 1947, Joe M Galea, a co-founder of Form, set up a bedding business, importing the revolutionary Dunlopillo latex foam mattresses and pillows. Since then and to date, the brand and bedding have remained one of the core products of Form. Today,...

  • The house that dreams built

    The house that dreams built

    Read on only if you agree to a premise: that you’re a millionaire. Or at least, that you’re working and dreaming hard to become one. Now that dreams have entered the argument, what do you dream about? That you can fly or that one day you’ll...

  • Quality, style and comfort

    Quality, style and comfort

    Natuzzi Italia recently launched a bedding collection that is finding increasing appreciation worldwide from those looking for that something new and different in bedroom design. With the new designer bedroom collection, Natuzzi continues its...

  • Hassle-free property purchase

    Hassle-free property purchase

    Karkanja has introduced a new and exciting hassle free concept of purchasing your dream property. After intense market research and gathering feedback from local agents and clients Karkanja are now offering fully furnished properties by...

  • Luxury residences

    The Hillock Residences is a top residential development in Marsalforn Bay. This project has been named after the famous Yellow Hillock, known as il-Qolla is-Safra in Maltese, which is found at the back of this development. The residence includes a...

  • The green grass of home

    The green grass of home

    There’s no sign of rain on the horizon (thankfully). But the soil is dry and the plants are suffering. How do you keep your garden green during summer? The good stuff Apart from frequent watering, your plants also depend on soil fertility. When...

  • 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...