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 …


At Peace At Home

I made a cheeky purchase today in preperation for my christmas break and by the looks of outside it is going to be a wet week, so it will be indoor activities, which to me will be reading and all things relaxing.

I purchased At Peace At Home by Juliet Pegrum.  …

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