The utterly inessential shopping list

Country Life Magazine

26 October 2018

Country life

The Finer Things

by Alexandra Fraser

Forget about the big things. You can keep the necessities. Don’t tell us about the must-haves. In a new series, Country Life’s Alexandra Fraser takes a look at a few little luxuries which, in a world too full of strife and woe, will help ease your way through life with a smile on your face.

A hint of hygge

Andddd we’re back to the utterly utterly inessential.

By now, everyone has heard of the Danish concept of ‘hygge’, a word that embodies the feeling of being cosy, happy and loved. British designer Elnaz Namaki used this concept as inspiration for her new collection, Luuna’ and used it well.

The only word I can think of when I see this is ‘snuggly’. Sure, all the other furniture you buy will have to be muted to compensate for the individuality of this piece, but I don’t think that’ll be a problem as you probably wont be able to afford any other furniture after buying it. On the plus side, it’s the kind of chair you could comfortably sleep in, so you wont be needing a bed.

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