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Scaling the Walls

I have always felt bigger than I really am. Ok at 5ft 1″ I knew wasn’t tall but it has literally taken years for it to occur to me I could actually be seen as a ‘small person’. That’s the funny thing about scale, its all about perception and illusions (…no, not delusions thank you) if you make it believable then people don’t notice.…

Cosy Dining Room Makeover

Winter has not left the building! Despite what you read in magazines or hear on TV- the snowdrops may well be poking through the ground but they resemble little groups of sullen teenagers that have been dragged out of bed too early – the birds may be tweeting but don’t be fooled because lets be honest, its freezing out there!…

My Funny Valentine

February is an indulgent month in our family, my sister’s birthday is the day before mine (Ha! work that one out : ) and preceding both of those is Valentine’s day which makes it one potentially frantic period of forward planning in the weeks before for the ‘boys’ in our life (that would be our respective husbands) but I can’t lie, they excel at it!…

Interior Trends for 2016

 

I’m kicking off with an interior trends hotlist for the year ahead.  After a bit of a break from the blog to launch the our new online store, it feels good to get back to writing and my New Year resolution is to write shorter (you’ll be glad to hear) and more frequent posts …that and learning to speak German.…

Tales of Glass Eyes…

The gentle up and down of the road to Lauscha has a soothing effect on our minds after the overload of delights in Berlin. Its quite fresh outside and the green landscape is a welcome change from the hard lines of the cities.…

Challenging Sculpture

Leipzig is described as eastern Germany’s most dynamic city after Berlin. The art produced here appears to be a sizzling mix of classical realism (where traditional methods of drawing/painting/sculpting are used to accurately capture the anatomy and mood of the subject) and a ‘relatively’ new found (post communist) freedom of expression which knows no boundaries conceptually.…

Flea Market Finds!

After a day or two of rest we head in for another day in Berlin. This time a recommended Sunday flea market and ‘hidden’ art market are our target destinations.  Berlin has a lovely vibe on a Sunday with plenty of excuses to kick back, relax and people watch.…

Emotive Buildings, Eclectic Interiors

We’re shooting across Germany on these superfast autobahns. Both of us are excited to be heading to Berlin not least because of the dire events of yesterday but we’re both keen to discover more about this cool and edgy city (its Roddy’s first visit too and I know he’ll love it!)…

Whimsical Garden Sculpture…

After the heart stopping ceramic artworks we found in Seigburg, followed by a quick but interesting visit to the home of Kushi Grazzini and her husband Ilija Frenzel who make contemporary salt glazed vases and replica medieval tableware respectively, we made the difficult decision not to visit the lively and creative city of Dusseldorf and push on further north to Munster instead.…

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