H&W Journal

Journal 12 | The Benefits of Good Lighting in Your Home

Journal 12 | The Benefits of Good Lighting in Your Home

by Chris W October 07, 2020

Ever stopped to wonder about the benefits of light? Not only does it bring sight in darkness, but the positive effects that light can actually have on our bodies and our minds are numerous. For one, sunlight can improve our mental health by triggering the release of serotonin, the “happy” hormone, into our bodies. Even beyond that, good lighting can also help to regulate our sleep as well as preventing headaches and eye strain. So with all of the benefits that light can bring into our lives, it's important to get it right within our homes. Here are just a few more benefits that good lighting can have for your life at home.
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Journal 11 | 8 Simple Ways to Save The Planet At Home

Journal 11 | 8 Simple Ways to Save The Planet At Home

by Chris W August 26, 2020

We all want to do our bit for the planet. But sometimes taking part in sustainable solutions can seem like a daunting task. With many different voices and opinions, it’s easy to start to feel lost and unsure of what we can actually contribute. The first step? Take the pressure off! Understand that even the smallest of changes to the routines we are used to can actually make a difference. And there are many simple switches that we can make in the comfort of our own home that will benefit the future of our environment. Read on for our handy list of simple ways that you can save the plant at home.
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Journal 10 | Furniture with a Future - Our Top Sustainable Furniture Tips

Journal 10 | Furniture with a Future - Our Top Sustainable Furniture Tips

by Chris W July 09, 2020

Whether it's the "Attenborough Effect" shedding light on plastic use, an increasing awareness of global warming or the journey towards zero waste, nowadays we are all far more aware of the human race and its long-lasting effects on the planet. Because of this, many are starting to make changes to their lifestyle that incorporate a more sustainable way of living. They know that in order to keep the future of our planet safe, we need to make changes now. And when it comes to consumerism, shoppers are increasingly searching for buying choices that will contribute to this mission. Here at Hemming & Wills, this is a subject close to our heart. Not only do we want people to discover the pieces that will bring happiness to their home, but we want to give the opportunity to shop responsibly and sustainably too. 

So what should you consider when making sustainable furniture choices? Take a look below as we highlight the key things to think about when going green.

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Journal 9 | How To Create Happiness At Home With Your Furniture

Journal 9 | How To Create Happiness At Home With Your Furniture

by Anj . June 04, 2020

We all want to feel happy in our home. “Home is where the heart is,” is one of the most popular quotes of all time - and for good reason. When we have a happy home, we are contributing towards a happy heart too. Here at Hemming & Wills, ‘Happiness at Home’ is the vision and mission statement for everything we do. We choose to sell quality furniture as well as sustainable and plastic-free collections because we understand the importance of looking after the planet - happy homes support a happy planet! Below we look at just a few of the ways that you can use your furniture to promote happiness in your home.
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Journal 8 | A Big Thank You from H&W

Journal 8 | A Big Thank You from H&W

by Chris W May 27, 2020

We couldn't be more grateful and proud of our hard-working key workers, being absolutely selfless at this challenging time for the country.

So we want to take a moment to thank the whole of the NHS and all key workers from emergency service workers, the armed forces, to carers and teachers. This list is endless! We're in awe of your dedication and resolve to help stop this awful virus in its tracks, support those impacted and keeping the country running!

To give you something back, we're offering a 20% discount off a great collection of home furnishings for 3 months! When you're able to we want to help you put your feet up and relax on some of our lovely chairs, foot stools and more...

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Journal 7 | Sustainable Furniture: What’s The Big Deal?

Journal 7 | Sustainable Furniture: What’s The Big Deal?

by Anj . April 16, 2020

Sustainable furniture is not just another passing trend. It’s much more important than that. Sustainable living has been sweeping the nation these past few years, and for good reason. 

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Journal 6 | The Beauty of Shutters

Journal 6 | The Beauty of Shutters

by Anj . March 21, 2020

Here at Hemming & Wills, we love shutters! They really add an understated, sophisticated statement to many spaces. Big or small, house or apartment, they look stunning.
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Journal 5 | Our partnership with 1% for the Planet

Journal 5 | Our partnership with 1% for the Planet

by Chris W March 21, 2020

Not long after we launched late in 2019, we partnered with 1% for the Planet. We did this for several reasons but first and foremost, it’s because we want to give back whilst also doing our bit to help protect our planet. Sustainability is a key part of our values here at H&W.
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Journal 4 | 2020 Furniture & Interior Design Vision

Journal 4 | 2020 Furniture & Interior Design Vision

by H&W Team February 11, 2020

It’s been a busy start to 2020 in the home interiors and furniture world! January sees many furniture and interior design fairs and trade shows – from London to Paris to Cologne to Birmingham, with many more shows throughout the year – both in the UK and abroad.

After doing a big European loop that saw us fly and train it between IMM in Cologne, Maison & Objet in Paris and The January Furniture Show in Birmingham, we’ve come back bursting with information and ideas.

For those that haven’t been to any of these fairs, we want to share some insights of both getting the most out of attending these fairs and what the highlights were for us.

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Journal 3 | Spotlight on: Sustainably made, British hand-crafted pendant lights exclusive to Hemming & Wills

Journal 3 | Spotlight on: Sustainably made, British hand-crafted pendant lights exclusive to Hemming & Wills

by Anj . September 20, 2019

We’re a small (but with big ambitions!), independent business and we’re always looking to support other smaller, independent brands. So we’ve teamed up with Moom from sunny Bournemouth who hand-craft a stunning, premium collection of pendant lights made using recycled ‘chucks’.

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Journal 2 | Tackling the Big 4 Single Use Plastic Culprits

Journal 2 | Tackling the Big 4 Single Use Plastic Culprits

by Anj . September 20, 2019

At Hemming & Wills, it’s our mission to do our bit and help everyone to do their bit to reduce single use plastic waste.

Since David Attenborough showed us the horrific impact plastic, and particularly single use plastic, is having on our oceans, the ‘Blue Planet Effect’ has really taken hold in the UK and rightly so.

Whilst we’re making great strides in terms of reducing single user carrier bags (there’s been a 90% reduction since the charge was brought in for them), we all need to do much, much more right now.

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Journal 1 | The Journey

Journal 1 | The Journey

by Chris W September 17, 2019

Chris here, Founder of Hemming & Wills, for our very first Journal post. Welcome! It may be your first visit to H&W, so I always think it’s good to put a bit more meat on the bones, so to speak, so I want to share my story behind bringing H&W to life….
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