Category Archives: Art

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By August 9, 2019

When you think of Paris, what springs to mind? Shopping? Sight-seeing? Sitting in a café watching the world go by? The truth is, Paris has a way of drawing you in and inviting you to explore. To help get you started in the City of Lights, let’s hear it from a local: Architect Laura Gonzalez –


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By July 12, 2019

I love seeing people use clever ways to achieve recycled design in interior spaces. Something that may appear to be ready for the scrapheap, is reclaimed and lovingly converted into something that not only looks good but serves a practical purpose as well. The Junction Bar café in the first photo is in Chesterfield, England,


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By May 17, 2019

Creating a beautiful and unique home takes time. Above all, a home should reflect the people who live there, telling a story of who they are, their journey through life and the many layers that go to make up the whole. It requires a considered approach to the layering (there’s that word again) process. This


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By April 19, 2019

At the risk of repeating myself yet again, I believe that art comes in many forms. That’s why I was excited to learn about Ronél Jordaan’s work in an article from Maison & Objet Magazine. In 2003, Ronél, having been a textile designer for twenty six years, did an art therapy course which included a project


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By March 15, 2019

In honour of International Women’s Day last week, we’re showing some love to American photographer Patty Carroll’s ongoing series Anonymous Women, which explores the dichotomy of domesticity, and the ‘the home’ means to different women. Carroll suggests that sometimes, home is a place of comfort, where being a ‘stay at home’ mother or wife is


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By March 8, 2019

Warm, happy and very expressive, Pantone 2019 colour of the year is a wonderful combination of juicy tangerine with a delicate, soft peach. It sounds appetizing, and it looks even more luscious in interiors! Each year in December, Pantone announces its colour of the year and fashion and interior design world sits up and takes


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By March 1, 2019

Wall murals and wallpapers are hugely popular now and I believe it’s set to stay for a long time yet.  But it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to making the right choice – there’s such a plethora to choose from! Wallsauce.com has recently announced its latest collection of geode wallpaper murals by


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By February 8, 2019

A new crop of Parisian florists is making waves all the way over to American shores. Ever in pursuit of aesthetics and a sense of meaning, they’ve pioneered a new kind of French art de vivre. Within this current, known overseas as the Slow Flower movement, anything goes in terms of style. In France, and


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By December 21, 2018

Create some WOW factor with your Christmas table this year and make it unique to you! Remember you don’t need to spend a lot of money – sometimes the simplest things have the most impact. Check out a few ideas that are sure to get your creative juices flowing…… • Decide first whether you’ll serve


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By December 14, 2018

‘Winging it’ can work out really well, so we decided not to pre-book any accommodation for our stay in Cork, Ireland. Upon arrival however, we were a little dismayed to find that pretty much every hotel room in the city was taken. Long story short, a very helpful hotel receptionist took pity on us and


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