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Words come and go. But they also move along. A recent discussion with a client made me realise how interiors are full of them. We have our own set of acronyms and jargon, our own set of 'verbs' and 'nouns' and word associations. But as acronyms become words and words become names it gets very confusing, and it effects how we communicate. When communicating about what you want or need in a space, it's really essential to say what you mean.
Have you ever seen something you've absolutely loved? Then walk away. I've been applying the 'yearn' principle for many years, and it seems others do too. What is interesting though, is that I struggle to remember what some of these items were months later. What felt like a case of life and death purchase, has now completely slipped me by. I've learnt I'm part of a No to FOMO movement. Who knew? Are you?
Before the turn of the 20th century many didn't have a bathroom. Many didn't even have an indoor toilet. Since then the modern bathroom has evolved from being an innovation for the elite into a universal domestic fixture. What's interesting is how the location of the toilet has evolved. What was once all alone down the garden has moved and multiplied. The key question is, where will they go next?
Whilst designing my own brand new kitchen I stumbled up on a design quandry. When to stop. This kitchen isn't my first ever kitchen. I've moved into rentals and owned two other homes, all having ready to use kitchens. Ones that I hadn't designed or planned. Yet I don't remember anything bad about these kitchens. It made me question just how much detail do you really need to consider when you're designing from scratch. What is, or when is it, enough?
Over the last few weeks I've grown to realise how much everyday household items and spaces play a huge role in creating memories. As we alter and update our interior so regularly do we risk loosing the opportunity to create memories?
After a recent trip to the roller rink, I've been wondering if adults are too serious too often. Do interiors fall into the 'serious' category and should they? Why are we so afraid to stand out and have a bit of a laugh by giving something different a go? As I have pondered seriousness in relation to interiors and our homes, I realised that I could be potentially thinking, and now writing, myself out of work! Gulp. Read on....
I know procrastination makes me very efficient. If you leave, or give, yourself a minimal amount of time to undertake a task, you will get it done. The same can be applied to decision making. Yes there's a lot of choices out there, but making a decision doesn't need to be hard. You can make quick, yet great, decisions. The problem is the word "Right" that keeps popping up. What is right?
For me one of the worst things about school holidays is having to take the kids to the shops and the pestering that comes with it. You know the "Mum! MUM! MUUUUUM!!! Can I have....." But one year on from launching the Opp Shop Challenge for my kids, the penny is finally starting to drop.
The annual trip to the Vet made me question why we spend money to fix something over just writing it off.
Automating the home isn't anything new. It's been going on for decades. With every invention or advancement, we claw some time and ease our living. How much of your time is saved with the appliances? How is it going to be saved in the future.