Smart Security: Nest cam IQ

September 12, 2017

What is the Nest Cam IQ? The Nest Cam IQ is the latest in security camera hardware and the first to use facial recognition technology. With 4k sensors, the Nest Cam IQ can detect movement and capture video footage, and can also inform the homeowner who is in the property and whether it’s a familiar…

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

September 7, 2017

We don’t normally write about cars but we simply had to share these images with you. In our view simply outstanding design (although given its enormous size, there may perhaps be a small issue with city street parking or a three-point-turn…).    


August 23, 2017

1. Go for walks – Taking a 20 minute walk can give your energy a boost and decrease fatigue. Short burst exercise seems better than long high intensity exercise for fatigue, so you don’t have to go on long walks to benefit from this. 2. Up beat Music. Listening to music while you work will…


August 14, 2017

Dysons’ Robot Vacuum Cleaner

August 8, 2017

What is the Dyson 360 Eye? More than 10 years after its conception, Dyson believe they have the perfect cleaning mate. While it doesn’t solve all the issues that come with early robot vacuum cleaners, it’s the first model we would recommend. It’s powerful enough to clean well on all surfaces, smart enough to navigate…

How the Nest Thermostat works

August 5, 2017

The new Nest learning thermostat is the third-generation heating control system from Google. What’s so special? The Nest is a thermostat that works like any other. You simply update the settings and the boiler fires up until it reaches your desired temperature. The difference is that the Nest learns your heating patterns, manages the central…

Smart speaker: a review of Apple Homepod, Google Home and Amazon Echo

August 2, 2017

In June Apple unveiled the company’s competitor to the Amazon Echo smart speaker. And we’re excited about it. Similar to the Echo and the Google Home, the HomePod is a speaker that is always-listening, plays music, answers questions, manages central heating, locks doors, turns off lights, the list is endless. It’s due out this December in…

Where celebrities live

July 19, 2017

Joel Kinnaman (House of Cards), Rosamund Pike (James Bond/ Die Another Day), Common (real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.) and Clive Owen (Sin City) are set to star in Andrea Di Stefano’s Three Seconds, based on the best-selling Swedish novel by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström. During his time in London, Common stayed at an Ivar…

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…


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…


May 22, 2017


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…


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…


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…


March 28, 2017

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