A blissful tropical vacation among the palm trees or a Jeep safari with wild tigers and crocodiles is now within reach – without ever leaving home. The jungle style trend features large palm prints and wallpapers, fun equatorial colours and funky interior accessories. Exotic meets Africa: zoology, ostriches, wildcats, monkeys and lions all feature this trend, which is all about playful, glam escapism. So here are inspirational ideas to help create your very own, home-grown jungle boogie vibe. read more ›

Designer Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk throws the desk out of the window when furnishing a next-generation hotel room. The joint head of JOI Design in Hamburg works with a studio team on her interiors. She has spent over 30 years creating many distinctive premium brand hotels, luxury spas and restaurants. This trend expert has some surprisingly radical statements for us, and a fair few ‘instagrammable’ style secrets. read more ›

The cactus is dusting off its old image and making a triumphant comeback. It’s not just the plant that’s back, but its image on plates, cups and cushions or its outline in a variety of materials on accessories and decorative objects. This spiny plant is suddenly everywhere – it has left grandma’s windowsill far behind. Free from its old ways, the cactus has become the very latest trend. read more ›

Have you packed yet? We know what you need to put in your travel bag and highlight some indispensable companions for city breaks, camping trips and days on the beach. Let your wanderlust grow. And for any of you who haven’t yet decided, we’ve packed a few dream destinations in the blog. Simply zip up your bag and you’re good to go! read more ›