AT HOME WITH IVAR

July 19, 2017

Why men have dry skin

July 18, 2017

Your aftershave You shave, then slap on the same fresh aftershave. It smells good, stings a little, it’s what med do. It’s also full of alcohol that is drying out your skin. You’re a modern man. Trade the aftershave for a post-shave cream that moisturises. Your pillowcase Sleep is a chance to rest and recharge.…

How to be more productive

Eat to win. This approach is fully understanding that what we put into our bodies greatly affects our focus and energy throughout the day. A healthy diet will lead to healthy brain. When we start our day by consuming foods that increase our energy and focus we instantly set ourselves up for a productive day.…

5 quotes from heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

July 14, 2017

The modern man has his mind set in a constant state of evolution. Progress is at the forefront of his motivation and is capped with success, and there are few more successful men than world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. In keeping with the Ivar DNA we decided to round up a few of our favourite…

TELEGRAPH LUXURY MAGAZINE x IVAR

May 30, 2017

Zoe Dare Hall of the Telegraph luxury magazine has written about us: Patrick Dougherty, founder of the design company Ivar, is on a mission: to create luxury homes for men. It’s now cool for men to cook and the male grooming business is booming, but when it comes to interior design, “who’s looking after the…

MONACO WATCH BOX

May 22, 2017

COLLAGE: FROM PICASSO TO IVAR

May 16, 2017

Derived from the French word “coller” meaning “to glue” or “to stick”, collage is a process that is truly dynamic art form that presents limitless methods of expression. Similar processes have been around since the invention of paper in China, though collage as it is seen today is commonly accepted as being made popular during…

TIME LINES WATCH WINDER

May 9, 2017

A tribute to Alfred Hitchcock (with guest appearance by Big Ben). Our Timelines watch winder is handmade and features an innovative magnifying glass. Watch video with sound on!

London’s Empty Skyscraper no longer

April 24, 2017

In 2015, plans were announced to redevelop London’s iconic Centre Point building into 82 luxury flats. This is good for buyers, the building itself and the local area. This redevelopment also represents the latest stage in the fascinating history of the skyscraper that stands at the cross-section of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street. A…

FT How to Spend It Magazine x Ivar

April 17, 2017

Being a part of the Financial Times for more than 20 years, FT How to Spend It is a multi-award winning magazine and is largely regarded as the benchmark for luxury lifestyle magazines. Most recently it won the National Colour Supplement of the Year at the 2015 Newspaper Award for the 14th time. The most sought after luxury…

WATER COLOUR IN CONTEMPORARY ART

April 10, 2017

An often overlooked art form, watercolour is having a renaissance. Watercolour is one of the most demanding art forms, as water has a dynamic nature. Unlike oil or acrylic painting, the watercolour will move. Artists must understand and leverage with these movements and react accordingly—like dancing with a partner. Different styles of brushes as well…

How to choose a Watch Box

April 4, 2017

We all know that a good watch is an investment. An elegant and well made timepiece is a considered expense and we expect it to last a long time. However, part of our watches standing the test of time is ensuring that they are properly cared for. Makes sense, right? Now we’ve agreed that taking…

IVAR CUBE

March 28, 2017

When design meets tech. Mood light and charger for the Apple Watch

The sensational experience of good design

February 1, 2017

What is good design? This is the question that was recently discussed by Edwin Heathcote in his article in the Financial Times. Heathcote starts by discussing a couple of sensible definitions of good design that were originally suggested by Dieter Rams. “Good design is as little design as possible” and Heathcote notes that this principle…

LIGHT UP YOUR SPACE: A beginner’s guide

January 25, 2017

Design is defined by light and shade, and appropriate lighting is enormously important.” – Albert Hadly One of the fundamental rules of interior design is working around light, with the facing of the room commanding the colour and mood you’re working with. When illuminating your interior and creating an ambience, it’s crucial to understand your…

Knightsbridge – a village among world class attractions

January 18, 2017

If you ask people what thoughts spring to mind when they think of Knightsbridge they will probably come up with some of the following: expensive property, fashionable boutiques and other high-end shops. Certainly it is internationally recognized and a hub for the world’s glamorous and beautiful. So it may surprise you to know Knightsbridge was…

Uniquely crafted homes that go above and beyond

May 18, 2016

Your home is your sanctuary, your haven. It’s more than just a place to sleep and eat. It’s where you spend your precious free time doing the things you love, with those you love. So it needs to be perfect. More than that, it needs to fit your personality, your style and the way you…

The Psychology of Colour

April 18, 2016

Have you ever entered a room and realised that its colours trigger an emotional response? A dark and heavy red colour scheme can ignite energy; a neutral colour scheme can conjure up tranquillity. This is because colours are closely linked to our emotions. Colour psychology is heavily used in branding and marketing to sway you…

ACCESSORISING YOUR CABINETS

April 15, 2016

Your shelf displays should look beautiful. No matter how stunning your accessories are, if you haven’t found the perfect space to show them off the magic can get lost. This post is about helping you to build the character and personality of your home, so even when your interior designer has left, you can continue…

Defining Luxury

January 4, 2016

In the 17th century, ‘luxury’ meant ‘a habit of indulgence in what is choice or costly’. Luxury was a pejorative, used to describe flagrant displays of wealth and lavishness. Time progressed, and with it, so did our understanding of luxury. Luxury remained the preserve of the wealthy, but it began to shake its connotations of…