‘Sleep hygiene’, is a new expression for me, yet suddenly I am seeing it all about. It seems to mean the habits you should get into to achieve a good nights sleep. No coffee, no alcohol before bed , putting down the phone – you get the idea. To me they are missing a big point – bedroom … More Sleep hygiene
Would you like an easier life this year? Let’s start with just one thing. Let’s make it your most annoying daily thing. Think on these things that my clients had struggled with for at least a year … A garage door that only works on manual, because the remote doesn’t work – so, getting out of car … More Would you like an easier life?
Recently I locked myself out of my car while working – yes stupid but I learnt a lesson. Self locking cars are great until you throw everything – including your bag and phone into the passenger seat and walk around to get into the driver’s door. I put my hand to the door handle and heard that locking … More Helpless
A round mirror makes a great statement. It softens a square regimented room and adds a touch of drama. Mirrors add to a bathroom and dress up a mantle piece. A black one – especially a convex one – adds a stunning feature … More There is something about a round mirror.
I hate fitted sheets. I don’t understand them. I have owned a 10 bedroom hotel and have made a billion beds in my life and I just can’t do them. Who designed them and why do we buy them? They are impossible to fold, … More Fitted sheets – why???
When all goes right we have them. When we don’t it is no fun. I have stood outside my apartment at 11pm, after doing a garbage run, with nothing but a set of keys to my car, grabbed by mistake. No, thank god I wasn’t naked. After hours locksmiths, are no fun and expensive. If only I … More A word about keys
Adding colour to both internal and external doors makes a big difference to the style of your room. It’s a punch of colour and not as complicated as painting a whole room or wall. I like to paint both sides of a door the same colour, so the effect is double sided but this will … More What a difference a door makes
I spend a lot of time in my car. Maybe you do to? My car didn’t always smell that great, now it does – the difference? It’s Cuddly. Next time you are in the supermarket grab one of these little plastic tubes of cuddly fabric softener. Personally the original smell does it for me but there … More Cuddly?
When I was young my girlfriend loved lamingtons. I never quite got it – ok, it’s cake and it’s chocolate but underwhelming. Then I learned the secret – the smaller the lamington the more chocolate in relationship to the cake – and frankly that’s what its all about. Size does matter… SO easy to make. … More Lamingtons
Time to head to St Peters to visit this cool little design/shopping /eating mecca which runs between 70 Edith Street and 75 Mary Street. Sibella Court of The Society Inc.fame has a shop/ warehouse there. She is one of my favourite stylists and every item in that shop is beautiful. Design Twins is a smart collection of interior … More Precinct 75