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Material world – our obsession with Terrazzo

Hailing from the pavements of Venice – “pavimento alla veneziana” – and favoured by the era of Art Deco, Terrazzo was a happy accident originally born out of a need for a decorative but affordable building material. When we mention it at Swoon HQ, people seem to find it amusing. How did this once ‘naff’ […]

How to host the summer of sport in your home

From the World Cup and Wimbledon to Royal Ascot and The Henley Royal Regatta – it’s time for an awesome summer, packed to the rafters with back-to-back sporting events. With so much to choose from, this summer of sport is the perfect excuse to indulge yourself and your friends in some big-screen action from the […]

What’s on trend – sophisticated coastal style

It’s that time of year when the British public descends on the country’s coveted coastlines. Come rain or shine, we’re there with flip-flops on. Literally. As soon as we enter the summer months, there are feet visible everywhere and the owners of convertible cars come into their own. Coastal charm knows no end – especially […]

Travel stories – capturing colour in Wrocław

Sometimes a city takes you by surprise and Wrocław is almost guaranteed to be one of them when it comes to colour inspiration. A tad shorter on press attention than the likes of its burly brothers, Warsaw and Krakow, it’s a candy-coloured treat that we almost didn’t want to share.