Home is my utopia: a shelter for the soul.October 8, 2018
We often lose sight of simple, daily pleasures and acts. Walking barefoot on a hardwood floor, feeling its smooth grain kiss the soles of our feet. Savouring the aroma of hand-brewed coffee, waiting patiently as the water drips through the freshly ground beans. Home is a physical and emotional expression of the soul, a private space that shelters many of the objects, memories and experiences that matter most. Home is my utopia.
Light seen through wood: LZF’s organic and original design.September 25, 2018
Design is a pure vehicle of expression. In LZF we do believe that original design makes the difference and we put all our efforts together to achieve it. But there’s more than meets the eye: behind our original design there is also lots of work and efforts put together to transform an idea into a tangible reality.
TGR Monthly: How to bring warmth into your home this autumnSeptember 19, 2018
September marks the end of the Summer and the slow approach of Autumn to our lives. And so, we feel the need to bring warmth into our home to alleviate the coolness of the ambiance. Our TGR Monthly is all about tips and advices to bring warmth to your place and get off to a good start.
Photography and design: styling guide for social mediaSeptember 12, 2018
In 2018 dozens, or even hundreds, of photos pop up on our screens, billboards, newspapers and magazines every day. Photography is not a simple document of reality anymore, but a personal interpretation of reality. If you want to get better photos, this read is a must.
FSC Certified wood: the sustainable way of working with wood.September 5, 2018
Through the years we have worked hard and steady creating unique lighting fixtures. From LZF Lamps we try to make a difference combining design with a real concern about our environment. Making an eco-friendly statement with FSC Certified wood is part of our brand identity.
Traveling tips to improve your experience next time you’re abroadSeptember 4, 2018
Packing your bags, getting in time for the plane, having a schedule to avoid missing any important visit at the destination… We rely on guides to learn about every important place to visit but sometimes that makes us lose sight of the trip itself. Next time you’re planning a trip take a look at this article to learn how to prepare to make the most of it.
TGR Monthly. So You Want To Try Minimalism? Here’s What You Need To Know…August 21, 2018
Simplicity, cold lighting and large space with minimum objects and furniture are some of the recognisable treats of Minimalist Design. But what exactly means that a space is designed based on minimalist design? Our TGR Monthly is all about the myths and misconceptions of minimalism as a form of expression and lifestyle.
Green Souvenir: green gifts to remember your holidaysAugust 16, 2018
Maybe you are reading this from your holiday home? From a comfy daybed near the pool... Or from a sunny terrace near the ocean... Wherever you are, in today's post we'd like to share some tips on how to extend that holiday feeling. What kind of souvenir can you bring home, that will remind you about that secluded beach or dreamy view for a long time to come? A green souvenir!
In search of cosy: tips for utmost comfort at homeAugust 8, 2018
In the height of summer, as temperatures in many places soar, feeling cosy at home might not be your first priority. But as autumn approaches
Vertical Gardens: when cities go green and grow up to the sky.August 1, 2018
Without a visible horizon, less space and lack of greenery, it is easy to lose touch with our roots, and feel a certain disconnection to nature. The easiest way to incorporate this feeling in our daily lives is by adding houseplants and creating our own little urban jungle, a sort of green refuge from the city concrete and our buzzing smartphones.
Dine & Shine dinner brings new friends to LZF from the USA and Spain.July 19, 2018
Recently, LZF had the pleasure of welcoming and hosting a few product advisors from the USA. In a trip organised by ICEX ‘Invest in Spain’, the select group of advisors were keen to learn more about Spanish design and business by the hand of Sandro Tothill and BB Calvo.
Summer readings: find your perfect holiday partnerJuly 19, 2018
Holidays are the perfect moment to catch up with delayed books. As our summer readings list can sometimes be very short, we'd like to suggest you a few interesting titles worth adding to your personal library.
LZF’s Gea and Cosmos give off natural vibes in Paris.July 13, 2018
In Paris, Gea and Cosmos work at unisone giving off the natural vibe the modern space at Université du Management has created for students. The importance of reconnecting with nature gets emphasised by the design of the lounges: the colours choosen, the lamps and the general atmosphere help students interact between them and with the space around them.
TGR Monthly: 5 Simple Ways to Adopt the Slow Living Lifestyle.July 10, 2018
I feel this post ought to open with a disclaimer, because despite what social media might portray, slow living isn’t purely an aesthetic of crumpled linen, styled coffee cups and travels to wondrous places. Slow living is a mindful way of simplifying our lives to focus on what truly matters. It’s about being conscious of the things we buy and the impact our choices have on the immediate and wider environment.
Travelling and photography: style your photos like a proJune 28, 2018
Photographs are a great way of remembering a family vacation, a romantic getaway or a trip with friends. But quite often though, when it comes to reviewing our photos we find they have a number of irritating flaws: a blurry image, missing features or a colourless shot. Thankfully, there are a number of tips and tricks to fix these anomalies.
A seasons change: update your lightingJune 22, 2018
Summer is upon us in the northern hemisphere and the new season brings longer days, with more natural light. With the extra hours of sunlight, we tend to shift away from using as much indoor lighting (certainly much less than we will use in those darker winter months). But with the summer sun, should we forget about lighting altogether?
Table lamps: A Staple Complement to your DecorationJune 14, 2018
We know that good lighting can change and enhance the ambience of a room. And even though they've been ousted for a long time, table lamps are the perfect complement to your interior scheme. Get a glimpse on how to rock table lamps as a basic interior design object.
Blooming with the season: summer gardens.May 30, 2018
A garden in full bloom, with an abundance of flowers, fruit trees and aromatic herbs, is a joyful sight. Filling our outdoor spaces with bright colours and pleasing aromas, a blossoming garden is the herald of summer. A veritable explosion of life, it signals long and sultry days to come.
The perfect dinner soirée: it’s all in the detailMay 16, 2018
Hosting a successful dinner can prove to be an overwhelming affair, because of the number of details we need to
Holiday at home: enjoy the rest and your “slow life”May 9, 2018
Having our days filled with never-ending schedules, meetings, school, extra-curricular activities and all sorts of social commitments is stressing and leaves very little space for us to enjoy the important things in life. Learn how to get started with the "slow living" lifestyle and discover a more mindful way of interacting with your surroundings.
A pinch of green: plants for forgetful gardenersMay 2, 2018
If you want to add some greenery to your home but you always forget watering your plants hear our suggestions. Here's your beginner's guide for gardeners.
LED lighting: the importance of choosing the right lightApril 25, 2018
Nowadays style and sustainability go hand in hand. If we care about the origin of our furniture, ornaments a houseware, why not think about our lighting too? We rely on light to develop many daily routines and activities: reading, cooking, using our laptops and tablets… But do we give a second thought to the bulbs we have installed at our home? Learn more about LED Lighting and save money and energy!
Give yourself a treat: a little goes a long wayApril 18, 2018
Living in the same house for a long time affects the way we perceive our interior decor: sometimes our rooms
Wall sconces, where and why use themMarch 21, 2018
Wall sconces are anywhere in a house these days: in large rooms as secondary light source, in hallways to break
Gathering around the table: turning your kitchen from functional to cozyMarch 20, 2018
Kitchen functionality is evolving based on today’s lifestyle. Our memories of family gatherings around the table for quality time and
Alameda, eating in the woodsMarch 14, 2018
Alameda is Spanish for poplar grove, but it is often used to describe any shaded tree-lined boulevard, however, in this
Light-hearted lighting. Whimsical forms without losing functionFebruary 22, 2018
There are many ways to add visual interest to a room. One can go the safe route, let’s say a
Wood warmth. Feeling home away from homeFebruary 15, 2018
In today’s world of low cost travelling, our expectations of a trip has dismished notably. Perhaps it happens because we have
Reading by the right light: creating the best atmosphereFebruary 8, 2018
If you were a bookworm from an early age and started reading under your sheets by torchlight, or hid in