TASTEMAKER SERIES: ROMAN & WILLIAMS

April 28, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Pioneers Of A Shopping Renaissance ROMAN & WILLIAMS GUILD: A multi-dimensional, unique concept store, based in Soho, New York, encompassing furniture and home décor, a restaurant, library, florist and art gallery. In recent times we have witnessed shop closure, after shop closure and with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic now global, there wil...
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A NEW KIND OF COCOON: MAPPING THE HOME OF TOMORROW - FAITH POPCORN

March 10, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Faith Popcorn: The Home Of Tomorrow Founder and CEO, Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve; Best-selling author and consumer trend expert 'With the concept of home being drastically reinvented, how and where will we be living tomorrow?' #Cocooning I have followed and been fascinated by the work of Faith Popcorn and her Brainsreserve team, the futurist...
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TASTEMAKER SERIES: IRIS APFEL

March 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Iris Apfel - An Icon of Style One of the highlights to date of my career was interviewing Iris Apfel. She was a hard lady to track down - lots of agents, leads and publishers approached, before I finally got to the right contact. An interview was agreed, a time set up for me to talk with Iris, at her Palm Beach home and a 20 minute slot given. Whe...
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SHARE THE LOVE

March 04, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Share the love: books, home & interiors FREE Interior book opportunity for subscribers each month. With all the madness going on in the world our homes are increasingly important as a place of retreat - where we cocoon, nest, restore & rejuvenate. For me it is a place in which I feel loved, inspired & nurtured. Interior books have always been a...
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WHAT MAKES A SOULFUL HOME?

February 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
So what is it that makes a soulful home? This is a question that I get asked a lot and think about frequently when styling, photographing and writing for editorial features. Some homes have it in abundance and other potential projects that come across my desk leave me cold. For me it is a combination of energy, spirit, visual beauty, comfort, sme...
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BRINGING CHANGE THROUGH ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

August 17, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Conceptual Straw Bale School in Malawi If ever there was an example of an architectural practice meeting a design brief to makes use of local materials and construction systems, showcase true sustainability and create a solution that could be added to over time, then the Indian architect firm Nudes, is a fine example. Led by architect Nuru Karim,...
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MODESTY: THE QUIET REVOLUTION | AKT MAGAZINE

June 07, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
With all the emotional ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, it has been a really poignant week honouring the amazing individuals who paved the way for our generation to live in peace. My husband's gorgeous grandad had been left for dead on the beaches of Dunkirk - a bullet in the back of the neck, but eventually stretchered off as one...
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ART IS WHERE YOUR HOME IS | KALPA ART LIVING

May 21, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Kalpa (कल्प kalpa)...a Sanskrit word meaning the period of time between the creation & recreation of a world or universe. I am excited to share this new discovery with you, Kalpa Art Living, a contemporary art and interior concept in Italy, created by multidisciplinary artist Olga Niescier. Her creative vision is to enable a 'unique, spiritually co...
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CREATING THE AUTHENTIC HOME | WHY NOW?

May 20, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
There is something in the air... Genuinely I feel as is if we are on the cusp of something huge. Something powerful that is set to unite like minded people, in pursuit of a more conscious way of living. A group of independent individuals (who I like to refer to as a tribe) emerging from their personal corners of the world, recoiling from the chaos...
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AUTHENTICITY | AN INCREASINGLY SOUGHT AFTER QUALITY IN OUR MODERN WORLD

May 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Authenticity... n oun: the quality of being authentic, real or true synonyms: genuineness, originality, rightfulness, legitimacy, legality, validity, reliability, dependability, trustworthiness, truth, veracity, verity, faithfulness, fidelity, authoritativeness, credibility, accuracy, factualness, historicity T he qualities behind the word au...
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