Living Etc January 2022

Your life made easier - every day. Livingetc, Britain's best-selling modern homes magazine, is the premium glossy magazine for the design-conscious homeowner. Smart and stylish, it's the only homes title successfully to bridge the gap between fashion and interiors.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
bright new start

what i’m into this month 1 Having my morning shower by candlelight. Adding ritual to a daily task feels so cheering. 2 Crucial Trading’s wool/sisal mix carpets. Planning to lay them soon. 3 Skye McAlpine’s brand new Tavola tableware. I’ve had a sneak preview and it’s as lovely as you’d expect. I don’t believe the new year is the only time to try and create a positive change. For inquisitive people like us, who are interested in interiors and absorbing the latest trends via these pages, we’re always looking to better our surroundings, to put new ideas into place that can transform our homes – and perhaps how we behave and feel in them, too. That said, the dawn of 2022 is as good a time as any to really focus on what makes us…

1 min
2 embracing portable lamps

ARC TRIUMPH Ferm Living introduced its USB powered Meridian lamp, inspired by geometric forms, last year and it’s been so popular the brand has updated the model several times already in covetable hues. Just launched – a glinting new brushed steel version for the holidays. £148.52 ( SOFT TOUCH Luxury Italian furniture brand Ethimo has launched a rechargeable table lamp. Teak bases with colourful linen shades prove smart tech homeware can do soft and luxe. Gaia, price on request ( THOROUGHLY CHARMING Pooky’s small but perfectly formed Phileas will elevate any nook with its boutique hotel charm. Choose your own shade to pair with its antique brass base and discreet power button. Phileas, from £115 ( Let’s be honest, there never was much of an allure attached to the shelf tagged ‘USB lamp’ at the gadget…

1 min
3 monarchical monochrome

Black and white homeware has had a regal revamp and it’s simply marvellous, dahling…

1 min
4 new riviera

PEARL OF LIGHT You will often find us waxing lyrical about the poetry of good lighting, but Fritz Hansen’s latest pendant light takes our ardour to the next level. Just as an oyster hides its pearl, the hand-blown opal glass Clam opens and closes to ‘hide’ its inner light. Brass hardware inside and outside the shades complements the pendant’s warm light. Clam light, from £806 ( SEA TREASURE These glossy, shell-like vintage goblets are made of onyx. This pearly gemstone gets its name from the Greek word for fingernail – in ancient mythology an enchanted arrow was fired at the goddess Aphrodite, shearing off her beautiful nails. They ended up coming to rest on a riverbed where they turned into onyx. Set of two vintage onyx goblets, price on request ( BRILLIANT WHITE We’re big…

2 min
5 pao lo cattelan

Founded in 1979 by Giorgio and Silvia Cattelan, the high-end contemporary Italian brand Cattelan Italia is world-renowned for its impressive designs and sophisticated finishes. Now at the helm, Paolo Cattelan is a new generation committed to essential pieces imbued with innovative technology. Paolo’s designs have been outstandingly elegant and functional – among these were Smart, an unusual and striking glass-top extendable table with walnut legs designed to adapt to the needs of contemporary homes. Unsurprisingly, it has gone on to be one of the brand’s sell-out pieces. What pieces do you think work well for modern family life or smaller spaces? Our focus has always been maximising the use of space in the home. Our collection of iconic Drive tables are extendable and about creating flexibility for busy family lives. And our…

1 min
6 shapely plates