Inspire your interiors with the series that inspire you – I know, after watching the stylings of Suits and the likes, I most definitely should have been a lawyer. And, after watching Victoria’s reign of power in Revenge, it’s certain (not that it wasn’t) marrying for money only gets you… an awesome house… kidding.
Can you spot a cushion trend when it’s poking you in the eye?
There are annoyingly pointy cushions popping up everywhere. I spend some time perusing design magazines, decor shops and strangers homes when they let me in… and well, I fear we are starting to chop our cushions across the globe. I am quite intrigued by where this trend began and who was the first man to go where no other had gone before and klap his cushion. Data is lacking. No internet search yielded anything more than pictures of this viral trend.
I once decided to apply for architecture – one of the tasks was to design a lamp, so off I went and drew inspiration from where ever would yield it. It had to display signs of a future architect, so needed to light up, if you will, the design critics heart.
Some of my inspiration forms the purpose of this post…
Empires vs empire lines
Modern society is synonymous for modern cities. Over the last 300 years we have moved away from living flung out across beautiful landscapes and huddled together to form cities filled with beautiful skyscrapers. Across the globe, with space at a premium, we have chosen to go up, up, up!
The Sphinx source
In light of what was and what is going to be – that is the 1920s era and the soon to be released, new edition of the Great Gatsby – art deco will be the interior inspiration for the purpose of this post…
From the flapper inspired Crawley dress sense in Downton Abbey to the plunging waistlines we see in the glimpse of the new film, The Great Gatsby to be released on the 17th of May – let’s take a look at art deco through the ages… It’s true, history does repeat itself.
To have and to hold onto…forever
I choose to define hoarding as: ‘an over-developed ability to store all things good and possibly useful’. This could mean useful for your unborn children, unbuilt house or perhaps useful during a sudden apocalypse. This could also include eggshell boxes as paint holders should you one day become a nursery school teacher and need them in abundance.
With winter jackets, comes a pocket stuffed with tissues. For some, allergies get you stared down by passers-by… But for others, they have to stop themselves from handing, a victim of allergies, a tissue when you see them all bright nosed and bushy eyed, if you will…
So, how to avoid being that victim and general home hygiene, forms the topic of this post… Here are a few itch reducing, allergy-proof tips.
Make the most of your great outdoors
South Africans love the outdoors. I ascribe this to 1) the fact that we have great outdoors and 2) the fact that we have great weather (mostly). I love watching our people squeeze the last drop of sunshine from summer. The braai master who braais in the rain even though there is a cozy oven available; the school girls with their stockings off soaking up any glimpse of sunshine on the coldest winter days; and the little boy swimming in the rain with blue lips and chattering teeth who proclaims: “I am NOT cold”.
Reuse, reduce and recycle. Since we’re in the shadow of yesterday’s Earth Day – we thought to ascribe today’s post to matters concerning the mother of our world. Home recycling – while it may require a trivial amount of time upfront – it certainly offers substantial benefits to the homeowner not to mention to mother earth.