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 ›

In cities, balconies are gardens. And they offer just as many design possibilities as the traditional back garden – in miniature. This year’s key trends are ethno, retro and minimalist. But which one to choose? We consult a real expert on planting on balconies, ask what’s currently in demand and see what goes with each style. Let’s find out what your balcony type is! read more ›

Green rolling hills, crystal blue water and yellow primroses. These colours all artfully lend a natural freshness to home accessories, crockery and kitchen utensils. Last year’s candy colours have made way for stronger shades that instantly open up all the senses and usher in a light, bright mood. Our examples from colour specialist Pantone are a teasing taster of summer. And how about a hotel tip to tickle your fancy?

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