Hobby Room!

Charity begins at home, and as I have mentioned before my mother is an avid quilter, embroiderer, sewer, crocheter, knitter – I do not think there is a craft that has passed by that she has not taken up or embraced – well maybe scrapbooking (thankfully in my opinion!) I can hand on my heart…

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(S)Eames perfect to me!

I have always been a big Frasier Crane fan, and one instance where I could really commiserate with him was the scene where he had to sacrifice his Eames lounger for his father’s tatty green recliner back in the first episode! Now I am very sure that that lounger was very comfortable, but definitely did…

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Stumped for ideas?

Inspiration for a post can come at any time, and what always helps the cause is having a very creative and hands on family.  From quilting and crochet, to baking and woodwork, someone in the family will have the skills required. While I am obviously a creative, I am a hazard to myself in the…

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Steampunk Design

I am currently on a bit of a holiday/inspiration trip to Cape Town, and following a visit to Truth Coffee (voted #1 coffee in the world by the Daily Telegraph), I was inspired to write this post about Steampunk Design. Steampunk I would describe as Art Nouveau meets industrial.  It involves using a mechanical component, for unusual…

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Pallet Cleanser

I have been sitting on the sidelines…quietly observing this new craze of making absolutely all your furniture out of discarded pallets.  Words thrown around like ‘cheap’, ‘functional’, ‘cheerful’, ‘rustic’, ‘easy’… I have given an odd opinion on the matter, but today I am going to have my say. NO Just no… I will not discard…

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