HOLE UP WITH HYGGE: THE DANISH CONCEPT OF WELLBEING

18th February 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
HOLE UP WITH HYGGE: THE DANISH CONCEPT OF WELLBEING

The nights are drawing in on a world which seems to get busier and more hectic every day and the need to sit back, relax, and enjoy the small things in life has never been more prevalent. Political uncertainty always incites the most significant cultural movements just like the Danish concept of coziness, ‘hygge’. Pronounced ‘hoo-guh’, this lifestyle trend of the Danes emphasizes all things cozy and insouciant. Think warm-and-fuzzy, delicious-and-hearty, mulled-and-aromatic. A national manifesto, nay, an obsession expressed in the constant pursuit of homespun pleasures involving candlelight, fires, cashmere, coffee, mulled wine, cake, wellbeing, and the company of friends. The Danes have established themselves as lovers of calm and in turn, consistently top the polls as the happiest people on earth. The age-old...

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THE SIMPLE ART OF DECANTING FINE WINES

14th January 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
THE SIMPLE ART OF DECANTING FINE WINES

"Age improves all wines except the whine of man." - Anonymous Elaborate swirls of crystal, regalia reminiscent of secondary chemistry and studious pouring; decanting can seem a mysterious business. Thehouseofthings demystifies the art of the decanter – and lists the process, simplifying its ambiguity for you this New Year.  The art of decanting a wine is in simple terms, transferring the wine from the bottle into another vessel, either for the purposes of removing something (sediment) or adding something (oxygen) to the wine, both of which aim to give the best possible experience for the drinker, not to forget alleviating the taste. As wine ages, especially full bodied red wines, they throw off sediment. Some is in the form of large, solid, tartrate crystals; some is complex tannin and other phenolic compounds, while...

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SHINE ON! HOW TO INTRODUCE METALLICS IN YOUR HOME

26th December 2016 by SURBHI GANDHI
SHINE ON! HOW TO INTRODUCE METALLICS IN YOUR HOME

The distance between high fashion and home decor gets shorter this season as interior designers embrace the metal trend seen in scores on the runway, courtesy designers like Givenchy, Altuzarra, and St. Laurent. The trend has been huge for several seasons now, and it looks like it’s here to stay. Metallic finishes have also arrived in a big way to bring warmth and beauty to interiors as cooler weather approaches. Whether you decide to go gold, silver, rose gold, copper, or a mix of all, these gleaming tones work in every setting...’as bold as brass’. A subtle hint or a spectrum of light- metals can make a space infinitely more glamorous by adding drama and intrigue to rooms, taking a bland interior from simple to spacious. At Thehouseofthings, we are here to ensure you hit the nail on the head with these style tips that...

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