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Maltese Inspired Interiors

We all know that Malta is home to some of the worlds most beautiful exteriors, with their Greek inspired architecture, which might be strict, although it has helped Malta become a recognisable and identifiable island in the world of style. The Island effectively looks more Greek than Greece looks…

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We are all aware of how the bricked island looks from its exteriors, but what about the interiors? What are interior designers doing to take full advantage of these ancient buildings. The canvas that they have to use is second to none and an interior designers dream.

We recently met up with Tiffany William who spent the summer of 2015 building upon her already extensive experience in design. (Previous working in countries such as Scotland, England, Ireland, Croatia, Brazil, Switzerland and Germany freelance and for some of the worlds biggest interior design firms)

We asked Tiffany to preview some of her work that she completed in Malta, and to also give a little brief context with her photos, she was kind enough to accept our invitation.

So without further introduction, here’s Tiffany’s picks.

 

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Tiffany: “This was the first interior work I completed with my time in Malta, my client was looking for a city inspired feel for his living space, so I used traditional canvas colours with the contrast of green and red popping through. Effectively I tried to get the most materials are possible- much like what you would see in most cities like New York and london- where materials are combined for integration. I loved this idea because it reflects the different cultures and traditions that more cities have present.”

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“For this client, they were vocal about how much they wanted a plain and clean look, so I honoured their decision by keeping it as close to that as possible. This apartment is going to be used as a holiday home, so I made the look at neutral as possible. Although, subtly the room is designed  to reflect upon the cremes and shades of colours which are present on the exterior of the buildings surrounding it.”

 

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“For this room we took advantage of the occean scenery which was available to us by extending the window to full wall size. This alone I feel was all that really needed one to this room. Interior design 101 is to consider your surrounds before designing your room. I then revolved everything in the room around this focus. Which fell into place pretty well. The hardest element was to remain interesting whilst taking nothing away from the focal point of the window. The natural earthy colours of brown and green helped efficiently to subtly contrast the window, just to make it pop more.

If you are looking to visit Malta, there is plenty of easy access onto the island without breaking the bank, with companies such as Chevron linking the UK to Malta in a matter of hours.

Ice Ice Baby – The UK’s Top Rinks

In cities up and down the UK we see Ice rinks pop up around Christmas as families get together and enjoy the festive season. But it doesn’t have to be Christmas to enjoy the ice. The UK is home to some great indoor and outdoor ice rinks and with the popularity of Ice Hockey growing every year it is something that seems to be here to stay.

You can find your local ice rink online and also enquire about activites such as ice skating, ice hockey, curling and more with some great opportunities for people to get involved. Beyond the ice itself it is amazing to think of the effort that goes into mainting an ice rink from start to finish with brands such as Zamboni and Inducomm becoming synonymous with the industry to insiders. To find out a little bit more about how Inducomm Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Services impact your day at the ice visit their site here.

For those of you looking for something a little more seasonal we have selected our top 5 Ice Rinks that have popped up around the UK. Whether you are in London or Edinburgh, Manchester or Cardiff you have the opportunity to enjoy the ice with these great rinks. Of course this doesn’t cover all the opportunities available across the UK so if you have been enjoying the ice near where you stay get in touch, share your pictures and let us know about your experience.

Edinburgh Ice Rink
Edinburgh Ice Rink
Cardiff Winter Wonderland
Cardiff Winter Wonderland
Manchester Ice Rink
Manchester Ice Rink
Tower of London Ice Rink
Tower of London Ice Rink
Somerset House
Somerset House

Remote Offices – Working From Anywhere

Increasing numbers of jobs are becoming location-independent – essentially not requiring employees to be based in a single office. The continuing improvements in internet connectivity around the world, the prevalence of cloud storage and an overall change in the attitude towards remote working have made remote working a more viable option for companies.

One such company is Logan Car Rental, who have recently switched to a remote office policy. Employees can connect from anywhere – their home office, shared workspaces, hotels, airports – and collaborate on projects together.

By combining the cloud storage and security of Dropbox and the private chat client HipChat, staff can share files, host conference calls and work together just as they could if they were all in one place.

Remote working seems to be the future of the tech sector – how do you feel about working remotely?

 

Working Like A Tough Mudder

You might have heard of, or even taken part in, one of the notoriously hard endurance races known as Tough Mudders. They’re designed to put people through more than just the motions and have people run through fire, electrified wire and all sorts of obstacles you’d never get at Sports day. So do their offices have the same notion? Well no obviously as that would be a health and safety nightmare, but it doesn’t mean the offices don’t have a hard time looking as tough as possible. Continue reading Working Like A Tough Mudder