Archives for "January, 2012"
Décor trends come and go – that is their nature. But one look that’s always in, in one form or another, is florals. And if what’s happening in the décor world north of the equator is anything to go by, this coming autumn is going to be bold and bright. Textiles saturated with spice and [...]
This post isn’t as much about décor trends as it is about human nature – but tell me you don’t enjoy peeking around inside other people’s homes … Be honest! Who out there hasn’t visited for-sale homes in the neighbourhood just to check out the bathroom fittings and kitchen cabinets? I’ve been known to do [...]
I am writing this a few days shy of my second wedding anniversary, without a clue as to a suitable gift for hubby or plans for a meaningful celebration. What on Earth does one do with the conventional concept of cotton-for-two-years? Socks and boxers are a little lacking in imagination, in my opinion! Anyway, what [...]
Happy new year! And no, I’m not three weeks late in the realisation of this auspicious occasion. I’ve been reading up on Chinese culture and today, 23 January, heralds the Year of the Dragon. Chinese dragons, unlike their European counterparts, are benevolent and empathetic, seeking to aid the less fortunate with their immense powers. These [...]
Glass is good for windows, right? Well, yes. And no – because this amazing material has 101 other uses as well. While my home sweet home relies rather heavily on coloured glass goodies for visual appeal, when I win Powerball and commission Kate Otten to design my home dream home, there’s going to be a [...]
As far as appliances go, this Trend Stalker is a Smeg girl through and through. That retro styling, those out-there colours … a sunshine-yellow fridge takes pride of place on my dream board. (Alas, unless I’m able to churn out, oh, about 200 additional blog posts every month, it’s going to stay there forever.)
Yay! After 2011 threw its biggest and best challenges at me, 2012 started with a bang. Or rather, a move. Hubby and I finally found our dream home, and we packed, moved and unpacked within the space of 10 days! It was certainly stressful but in a good kinda way. And, instead of making new [...]