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Jan Klingler’s Bacteria lamp is a crossover between science, art, and industrial design

”People are absolutely intrigued by the abstract patterns and colours of the microbes and often won’t believe that bacteria can be this beautiful,” he says.

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5 tips for furnishing your home with technology

Swedish interior decorator Henrik Nero and Samsung have put together five dos and don’ts when decorating your home with technology.

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How the recent lifestyle changes affect the skin — and what to do about it

The skincare expert shares her insights for the colder months to come.

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It’s 2020 – are men ready for makeup now?

”There is loads of advanced makeup for women but now there is a straight forward concept also for men,” says Carl & Son’s CEO Andreas Wiik after the launch of their ”no makeup makeup” line.

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5 tips for furnishing your home with technology

It can be quite challenging to make way for technology for the interior and design enthusiast. Most often you have to decide to focus on accessibility or style, especially If you’re on a tight budget. But one does not have to exclude the other. At least if you ask Samsung and prominent Swedish interior decorator Henrik Nero. Both have noticed that technology is becoming increasingly significant to our homes and lives, and are seeing an increased interest in technology that matches the interior decoration styles of different customer’s homes.

— Technology and interior design haven’t always aligned. Today, there’s a lot of products that not only fit with the interior design of a room, it even perfects it. The technology blends into the interior like design furniture, it integrates like a painting on the wall or adding colour to the kitchen. Today it’s simple to combine modern technology and stylish home, says Henrik Nero in a statement.

With this in mind, Samsung is now launching a new collaboration with the Nordic website Royal Design, expanding its technology products outside consumer electronics retailers where they usually reside. Selected design products from Samsung are now available at the design retailer and e-talier. And to help future consumers to further camouflage their tech products into their home, Henrik Nero has shared five tips to have in mind. Read them below.

1. Go for design!
Choose technology products that have a well thought out design. Just like when it comes to furniture, the best design is timeless and can be used for many years. Technology with a clear technical appearance does not always age well and need to be replaced frequently to not to feel outdated. 

2. Matching color scales! 
Choose technology in the same color palette as your other interior to make it a part of your overall interior design.

3. Avoid visible cables! 
Today there are smart solutions that minimize visible cables, for example cables that are almost invisible. This gives you the opportunity to have a stylish TV and a connection box in another part of the room, for example in a cupboard. 

4. Plan the overall look! 
Make a plan on how you want the technology to work together with the rest of the interior. Should it just melt in as part of a wall of pictures, or should it be a statement piece that perfects the room? But be sure to choose one of them.  

5. Skip the TV bench! 
Place the TV directly on a wall or use a stand to avoid large furniture, like a TV bench. The tech products should not limit your interior design.