Thursday, 31 December 2015


And suddenly the shimmer of a new year, of this coming new year is upon us - like a distant sunset suddenly disappears behind the ocean.... darkness ...... and then light as the new morning of the first day of the new year will dawn.

But I want to tie a knot in today, I want to make it last, I'm just not quite yet ready to let go, I'm not yet ready for a whole new year - 2015 has run wild and sometimes it feels like I've been holding on to its mane while struggling to hold on tight enough to get back on and into its saddle and ride this wild stallion like the year I was supposed to have....

A good year nonetheless, it had its challenges and trials and tribulations - lessons have been learnt along the way - I have grown somewhat deeper and somewhat quieter - not because there was nothing to say,  but I guess I have learnt to speak without saying too much - and I have prayed and prayed and prayed - I have prayed for my family and for my friends, for peace in the world, and a stop to all the wars and the loss of innocent young lives, I have prayed for wisdom and a compassionate heart

And now on this new years eve - 
I will pray again for each and everyone to find contentment in their daily lives and to feel a sense of belonging wherever they may be on their path, on their life's journey.  I will pray that we may all be able to live fully our life's purpose and to find what it is that truly makes us feel alive and strive to live that life.  I will pray that we will learn anew each and every day what a wonderful gift each new day is, and that we will be grateful everyday, and that we will live to let our light and our love shine forth

This is my new years prayer and wish for you one and all - and with that a 'happy new year'
Make this one count!


Image via Pinterest

Thursday, 10 December 2015


Always have and always will love the Scandinavian take on interior design, and style and fashion and just pretty much everything.  In fact, I think if I were ever to skip countries again, and that has always been the plan - it will be moving further north - the Nordics, Scandinavia, Sweden, Finland..... 

But for the here and now, I am here and now its time to be fully in the here and now .... if that makes sense in a roundabout way!

This loft apartment is tastefully decorated and beautifully styled - rather lush and luxurious in quite an understated palette - so many inspiring ideas here

Beautiful beautiful beautiful

Photography by Anders Bergstedt (he has an interesting portrait album on 'beards' all sorts of weird and wonderfulness)
Interior design by Moodhouse Interior
Spotted via home adore

Tuesday, 8 December 2015


I originally had another project in mind to share, but this jaw dropping Villa in Croatia kind of just fell into my 'www' lap and it would be almost sinful not to share!

This 15th century villa was tastefully renovated to remain beautiful in its old worldly rustic charm, yet very contemporary in feel.  A real paradise get away, with the lush ocean views and that sunny veranda.... surrounded by deep greens and a splash of bright pink here and there - the stone building is offset rather invitingly against the crystal blue waters of the Croatian coastline.

This inspiring project by steven harris architects

Spotted via design gab

Sunday, 29 November 2015


Words seem to escape me at present, and for some reason so does time

But please feel free to try the link below for details of this beautiful renovation by Scott and Scott Architects

I'm hoping to be back to normal again soon, and with some more exciting musings and writings and posts to share... 

Via designboom

Tuesday, 10 November 2015


Photo:  Lindé Davies
Photo:  Lindé Davies
Photo:  Lindé Davies
Photo:  Lindé Davies
Photo:  Lindé Davies
Photo:  Lindé Davies
Photo:  Lindé Davies
A couple of weeks ago I was in Southwark for a meeting - I don't know if its just me, but whenever I'm in Southwark its always, ALWAYS very windy.  No matter the season or time of day  -  almost like Union road is windy funnel of sorts.

Nevermind that - nowadays I just remember to always wear my hair tied up if I'm heading thataway

I had a bit of time left between where I had to be next and popped in to a project we completed in the area just at the time I was joining Clayworks.  I still remember popping down while they were applying the protective glaze and could really see the walls come alive - but I couldn't see the full extent of the work.

I'm sharing a few images here I took as the contractor was showing me around.  It is now completed - an apartment block with an industrial feel as you enter - and then subtly softer as you reach the beautiful apartments.  Skylights bring natural light into the stairwell and top floor - and a metal grid forms a safety rail along the inside of the staircase.  

To bring it all together, they chose one of Clayworks tonal finishes in a polished concrete effect - and the results are perfectly industrial.  So exciting to work with this product and here's to many more exciting projects in the future 

I love the light fittings - and wow that bright neon sign adds a punch of boldness and colour.  At the back of the building they have an area for the bins and recycling and they kept that beautiful brick wall exposed, with moss growing here and there - on this wall they have added some stands for bikes - all in all such a well thought out use of space for the future inhabitants who will soon be calling this block home sweet home

Images by me

Tuesday, 6 October 2015


I spotted the picture of this beautiful kitchen this morning via Pinterest.  But as the days seem to be running away at a speed like I've never known before - I thought I best get my little fingers typing away so I can share this absolutely beautiful project right here right now, while I'm chewing on some celery and humus to keep me going before I have some supper and.... before it becomes another listed item in my 'posts to write on another day'  So many beautiful things to share, so little time....

Love the mid century dining room table and chairs
Love the wooden beam in the living room
Love the outdoor entertaining space
Love love LOVE the kitchen....

Images via my scandinavian home