The art of orienteering

Oriental design celebrates nature and simplicity to create harmony between the interior and the exterior. Both Zen and Feng Shui philosophies focus on the importance of orientation--both spiritually and physically--to enhance line, form, space and light. Minimalism is part and... Continue Reading →

Writing’s on the wall

After recently carrying out renovations to our flat, I thought it only right to share some wisdom. We are both lovers of industrial design and have wanted a brick wall for as long as I can remember. Our apartment is modern... Continue Reading →

Out of this world

With Passenger, Interstellar and Gravity gracing our screens in recent years, we are more fascinated than ever about space and the possibilities of future travel. The total solar eclipse seen across the United States in August only heightened this further.... Continue Reading →

Total texture

Texture is an essential part of design and can transform an ordinary piece of furniture into something truly unique. Techniques such as carving, layering, embossing, and engraving add dimension to an object and enhance its presence in a room. The... Continue Reading →

The illuminati

Despite once being considered a dim aspect of interior design, lighting has never been more popular. Attitudes are changing rapidly, with designers and consumers viewing lighting as something revolutionary which can completely transform a space. Gone are the days of... Continue Reading →

Kilim me softly

Kilim--or gelim in Persian—translates literally as “spread roughly.” Traditionally used as prayer rugs, these flat woven tapestries are produced from the Balkan region across to Pakistan. They have become increasingly popular in Western households and can be practical or purely... Continue Reading →

Raising the bar

A bar--whether in a hotel, restaurant or at home--represents enjoyment, indulgence and relaxation. Comfort is key to ensuring patrons stay for the long haul, but an inviting atmosphere is just as vital. Mood lighting instantly adds to an ambience and... Continue Reading →

Blue hues

As a self-professed lover of neutrals, blue is the colour I feel most confident using. Hardly bold you might say! However, inky navy or a piercing turquoise can make a real impact. One trend that has brought blue to the... Continue Reading →

Check mate

Check, tartan, plaid, gingham...they are all cut from the same cloth. The pattern, and its variations, have a long history of popularity, with use of the fabrics dating back as early as the 17th century. If you're a traditionalist you'll... Continue Reading →

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