Cwtch up your Home for Autumn

Autumnal steps

We used to spend our family holidays in Wales, in a stone cottage set into the hillside overlooking nearby Llandysul.  Belonging to a friend-of-a-friend, the first time we made the long journey from Norfolk, we had very little idea of what we would find.  Arriving over the narrow humpbacked bridge we were greeted by a […]

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Good Classroom Design

My son’s imagination failed him recently.  Pen poised over a blank sheet of white paper to plan a short story, he found nothing forthcoming. He blamed it on the classroom: ‘it’s like sitting in a grey box’ he explained, ‘ sometimes, the ideas just won’t come’.  This left me thinking about good classroom design and […]

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How to Detox your Home

We often reflect on what we are doing to our bodies, giving them a little housekeeping during Veganuary or whilst staying Sober in October, but tend to give very little thought to home detox. Having recently been overawed by the BBC series Blue Planet, I think we all agree that a more sustainable way of living […]

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Good Office Design, Productive Workplace

The relationship between workplace aesthetics and its effect on employee wellbeing is well documented. With a little consideration, designing an office with a great atmosphere, positive surroundings and the flexibility for employees to work comfortably will both enable and incentivise them to be more productive and happier work. Engaging an interior designer can be an […]

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Seeing Green

According to the 14 patterns of biophilic design, a visual connection with nature (that is, being able to connect with the outdoors through what you can physically see) is the first and I think, the most important principle. A natural scene can significantly lift our mood; it can stimulate and relax in equal measure. Nature lowers […]

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Nature, bring it on!

Intuitively we know that getting outside is good for us.  It lifts our spirits, blows away the cobwebs and leaves us feeling ready to take on our next challenge. Many of the green urban spaces that we enjoy today came into being during the Victorian era. They had a clear understanding that nature promoted wellbeing […]

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