IKEA are celebrating 30 years of The Wonderful Everyday in style. This month they are hosting The IKEA House Party, an immersive experience that explores how British lives, tastes and styles have changed through the decades. 🏡
Set over four floors in a central London space, visitors can enjoy a taste of life at home in the 80s, 90s and 00’s – and even a look ahead to what the next 30 years might bring.
The celebration continues in your local IKEA store this half term. Experience an immersive ‘4 decades in 4 minutes’ virtual reality tour of our homes over the last 30 years.
Nordic design store HAY is partnering with London’s Southbank Centre in an immersive month-long pop-up in an arts centre for the first time.
The accessories market concept-inspired space, will display a wide selection of accessories from the HAY collection, complimented by key pieces of furniture and will present the design range from a living perspective. The in-store space which is designed to resemble a supermarket, allows for a tactile and engaging shopping experience with aisles of shelves displaying the carefully selected merchandise. 🛍
The new accessories market celebrates September’s London Design Festival and is part of Southbank Centre’s year-long exploration of Nordic arts and culture, Nordic Matters. Design highlights on offer range from an office range and stationery to kitchenware, textiles and bathroom-oriented items.
Nectar is hosting a first of its kind event in central London to celebrate life hacks! 🆓 🆓 🆓
The nation’s zest for life hacks – little tips and tricks that save us both time and money – is bigger than ever before.
Get your free tickets and choose from an array of fun, interactive sessions with life hack experts including celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine, ex-Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham, plus author and life hacks enthusiast, Annabel Staff.
Running across three days, with 30 minute sessions designed for morning, lunch time and evening crowds, there are 12 different life hacks to choose from. Whether it’s ‘how to hack your city break experience’ or ‘cork popping wine hacks for wine lovers’, there is something for everyone at the Life Hacks with Nectar event.
A fast-paced ’30 hacks in 30 minutes’ session will leave attendees with all the skills they need to show off to family and friends, whilst saving time and money in everyday life; a feng- shui expert will teach guests how to hack their home to boost zen levels; whilst an expert chef, Tom Hunt will share his eco-friendly food hacks to get the most out of your ingredients and significantly reduce food waste.
The Life Hacks with Nectar event will be run in association with Nectar partners including Sainsbury’s, Laithwaites, Eurostar, Expedia and Pizza Express, with plenty of surprises and free treats included for attendees.
Hendrick’s Gin requires human volunteers to take part in a genuine and most unusual scientific experiment in an attempt to make harmonious music through cucumber collaboration and cocktail consumption.
Step forward those with a strong head for science and a penchant for Hendrick’s, come visit the Perilous Laboratory for the Absorbent of Natural Teachings (P.L.A.N.T.).
At the lab, scientists have investigated how to invigorate human connection with the natural world through a series of experiments. The noble cucumber is one of the most mysterious yet delectable infusions in Hendrick’s Gin and through science, P.LA.N.T. aims to unearth the green fruit’s wondrous secrets. Are they sentient beings? What knowledge can humanoids garner from these wise vessels?
Individuals who attend P.L.A.N.T. will be greeted by Hendrick’s Laboratorians, who will lead the experiment to make music through collaborating with a set of cucumbers which are rigged up a piece of software that when triggered creates a different sound and style. The sounds are programmed and designed in such a way that when all played together – a verdant and cacophonic composition worthy only of the ears of the curious is created. If successful in making a peculiar composition, folk will be rewarded with a Hendrick’s and Tonic.
If you are reading this tweet in 1654 then I assure you this is not witchcraft, it is simply a technology yet to be invented.
Marvel at a dramatic live contemporary circus performance from NoFit State. An immersive promenade show directed by Firenza Guidi, it takes place above, behind and all around a standing audience, with a constantly evolving narrative set to a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band.
Escape to a luxurious Alpine ski lodge hidden deep beneath Kensington, and join the Après Ski London brunch party. There’ll be snow cannons blowing fresh powder over High Street Kensington – which gives you an excuse to wear your new ski coat. They’ll also have two reindeers from the North Pole to greet you on your way in. Starting at 12pm, you’ll be welcomed with complimentary alpine cocktails from their partners Moët & Chandon, completely free for the first hour.
The Feast buffet will kick off from midday, so you can fill your ski boots with all your favourite alpine cuisine! There’ll be DJs from the alps playing the best après-ski tracks around as well as ski simulators so you can race your friends down the mountain and see if you place on the leader board. The mini snowmen will be running around making sure you’re all looked after, delivering all your bottles to the table.
An exceptional fifteen minute experience, encapsulating the unique history and alchemy behind the creation of Dom Pérignon.
Opening its doors on South Molton Street, in the Lanes of Mayfair, the striking installation entitled ‘Transformation’ will take you on a multi-sensory journey to uncover the magic of Dom Pérignon, through the exploration of sight, sound and taste, starting with a tasting of Dom Pérignon vintage 2006. Open for just four days, ‘Transformation’ is a one-off experience, not to be missed.
Dom Pérignon is unique, only releasing vintage champagnes, created using the best grapes from an exceptional year’s harvest. Transforming in the cellars over time, each vintage evolves in a succession of peaks known as Plénitudes, offering different expressions of the same vintage. Dom Pérignon’s champagnes reach their first Plénitude (P1) after seven years and the second Plénitude (P2) after 15 years.