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  1. Germany’s Bulthaup continues to engineer better ways to cook and entertain while Stockholm-based Asplund has launched a dedicated kitchen range to complement the rest of its furniture collection.

  2. Catalogues belonging to Paris-based Piasa auction house are always worth having close to hand for those moments when the Christmas bonus might still be burning a hole in your pocket.

  3. Danish company Dinesen is the best option if you’re looking to make a lasting impression in your corporate foyer. Fine wood underfoot doesn’t get any better than their super wide and warm planks.

  4. Dornbracht has a series of smart finishes that work well if you’re overhauling your family owned hotel, your executive bathrooms or the shower enclosure outside your sauna.

  5. Lindholdt studio’s collection of lamps (standing and sideboard-friendly are our favourites) is perfect for the library at home, in the guest reception and also in retail environments that require handsome, masculine features.

  6. Florida-based bag and accessory brand makr continues to expand into housewares territory with its essential fixtures. Every bedroom and study could use a few of its creations.

  7. This spring/summer why not take an old-school turn when it comes to outdoor seating? Sweden’s Fri Form and German brand Sieger have collections that put an end to the tyranny of all that brown plastic woven stuff.

  8. In search of a firm to build a new house in the Alps or an elegant townhouse in a European capital? Bernardo Bader architekten should be added to your contacts list.

  9. In search of a place to let the nippers play house while doing it well away from your main base? Or perhaps you just need a mini cave for tinkering? Swiss company renggli makes a modern collection of garden huts for potting, storing and snoring.

  10. We searched long and hard for just the right benches to sit in front of our new Tokyo bureau. In the end we chose Hiroshima-based Maruni’s pine benches, designed by Jasper Morrison and suitable for indoors and outdoors.

  11. As Sydney’s bar scene continues to improve, and dare we say challenge Melbourne’s, how about a new project in and around Riley Street’s collection of drinking spots? Either a little house or a new office set-up will do.

  12. Keep the scent of your home fully natural with a Svenskt Tenn planter table full of fragrant geraniums. If you need to see how it’s done, check into Stockholm’s Ett Hem.

  13. Should you be in need of a solution to battle against poorly sourced leds then Karlskrona Lampfabrik’s oil lanterns will give your bedroom or dining room the appropriate glow.

  14. And finally, if you need a vehicle for all this exploration then we’re very fond of Toyota’s Land Cruiser 70 – particularly as it has been relaunched in the Japanese market as a clear challenger to the G-Wagen.

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