The Way We Live Now

In these challenging economic times, it is interesting to observe how we have come to appreciate all of the things we used to take for granted. I noticed the other day that I had actually used up all of the free shampoo/conditioner samples from Total Beauty (I used to have loads and loads of […]

Laughing on the Job

I’m trying a new thing now where I watch a few minutes of comedy clips on YouTube each day. Sort of a yoga stretch for the mind in between design projects. Since laughter is the best medicine, I’m hoping it gives me a boost of energy at those times when I need it most.


In Which I Am Supermodel For 10 Minutes

Photo demonstrates windy weather!

Recently I had the pleasure of having my photo taken for Inside Publications. They are doing an article on me and my house history research for the November issue. I thought to myself… right… photoshoot time. So I hauled out my favorite guilty pleasure movie Catwalk (1996) and studied up […]

Get A Bloomin’ Move On

Working from home has a lot of perks; I will be the first to admit it. One of the rituals I indulge in for my home office is fresh flowers every week. I get up on Sat or Sun morning and go straight to the farmer’s market, ignoring most of the healthy produce (I […]


Sometimes I can’t wait to get to sleep. I will crane my neck to try and look at the clock and ask my husband “is it time yet?” He always says “it’s early” because it’s usually around 8pm when I ask. He thinks it’s a bit freakish that I want to go to sleep […]