Home Rotation

Home is where the heart is. But when it comes to buying our homes, other organs play a role too. The gut and the head. In recent years it’s become increasingly common for a house to be purchased and leveled within several months, with out giving it a budding chance to prove itself worthy of being a new home. Begs the questions why buy it if theres so much wrong with it? In this blog, the second of a series about selling and buying houses, I explore what is it that makes a person want to buy a house and how many imperfections can there be before the deal is off? But in today’s age of rampant DIY, the deal isn’t often “off”. When in fact, in terms of sustainability, it should be.

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Meaningful Mementos & Practical Souvenirs

Over the last few years, my tourist experiences has made me question how buying souvenirs can create an unique home when there is so many mass produced, poor quality souvenirs around? How can you bring treasures back into your home that are of a good quality, are meaningful, thoughtful and ethical.  In this blog I share a few experiences, but more importantly offer you some alternative options,  away from the tourist traps.

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Return, only if you yearn

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?

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Agonising Decisions Be Gone

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?

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Forced Design Eras - Design Styles to the Rescue - A Loop!

By following interior fashions you are instantly caught in a trap of needing to update your space(s) as fashions fade.  But theres always been an interior fashion, or style, so to speak, for centuries. So why is it a problem now? Is it a problem?  If so, what's the answer?

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