Vertical Thinking

The concept of the ‘green wall’ dates back to 600 BC with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

The green wall was invented by Stanley Hart White at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1931-38. White holds the first known patent …


You Spin Me Right Round

Well, Christmas came and went, and now I am heading towards the end of January – where has the time gone?

The holiday season was quiet for me this year, my family went back to Africa for a grand¬†family reunion and due to the home renovation, financially we could not go, …


Pocket Full of Sunshine

The pace the builders have set here at the barn has been ruthless but it’s so nice to look back at the work that has been done.

The glass roof has been installed over the kitchen and I am so so so so soooooo (have I told you how pleased I …


Switch It On

Light is an element of design that is still relatively unexplored.

It affects many aspects of the environment from aesthetics to practical use.¬† Having the right lighting can have a large impact on the interaction in that …


Our Own Grand Design

My husband and I are in the process of renovating and extending a loft barn, it has become our very own little grand design that will be our home in the New Year. It is set in the most picturesque part of the valley which is perfect to get my …