Monthly Archives: January 2011


Like swallows on their summertime visit Seville oranges are here for a short time,  make the most of them while you can. With coarse thick cut laces of peel suspended in amber jelly Marmalade is an eccentric treat. It seems almost perverse … Continue reading

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I See Bright Citrus Colours for Spring

Colour inspiration comes from all around me, often from surprising places. Out on a walk looking at unpromising dun coloured sticky twigs and buds it’s hard to believe the wonderful streak of zingy citrus colour the catkins will bring to … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasure

Eleganceonashoestring loves Amarylis,  such elegance from unpromising beginnings. For a change give bulbs instead of bunches of flowers, so exciting watching them burst into bloom from their wrinkly paper cases. For a breathtaking display, we love it when several are … Continue reading

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Psychiatrist Finds New Room Relaxing

Result! Psychiatrist loves to relax in new room designed by Soulfood Studio. I loved designing a room for treating clients where they felt safe and calm. The palette is soft earthy naturals to wrap and ground and bring a feeling … Continue reading

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When Only A Flask Moment Will Do

A friend spluttered at me in disgust ‘you have a vacuum flask?’ She has embraced café culture and associates flasks with the grim old days of our unfashionable childhood when there weren’t coffee shops on every corner. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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Designer Cracks, Stressed Out by Minimalism

The best thing about the New Year is it brings on a very strong nesting urge in me. The only other times I’ve craved a session of concentrated sorting have been when I was about to have a baby. And … Continue reading

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Rosie The Riveter, Thank You

Reading about the death at of Geraldine Doyle, the unknowing model for the poster ‘We Can do it!’, (often mistakenly known by the name of the Rockwell illustration ‘Rosie the Riveter’) reminded me that the iconic poster girl image, even … Continue reading

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