Monthly Archives: January 2012

or this ?

What to call the colour of this over-dye?  Ripe plum ?  Whatever, it would be delectable grounding muted shades of grey or cream.  Add warmth too, without being just red. Maybe more so than fuchsia, which would be edgy, we do agree. … Continue reading

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mixing it up

The grey overdye with the original pattern still subtley present, would add an interesting and sophisticated dimension to the room without disturbing the understatement.  The fuchsia over-dye on the other hand, is a shot of colour that would take it somewhere else all … Continue reading

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into the mix

Possibly my ideal room.  It’s in Belgium somewhere and has that discreet European look that’s hard to fake.  Worth a go, though.  Tomorrow I’ll drop a couple of our over-dyed vintage carpets into the room.  See what you think about a bringing another element into this … Continue reading

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the wall with the dragon

The wall at St Paul’s Church in Beaconsfield (WA) has morphed into this great dragon to mark the new Chinese year which began yesterday.  Brilliant !  We paid our respects to the dragon by eating lots of really good steamed dumplings … Continue reading

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and this?

Is it not food for the soul ?  I confess I have purloined it! But… there are more, you just have to know where to look in our gallery of delights!  (It’s not hard)  See those narrow bands of colour running down it?  Well, they … Continue reading

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these do it

Capture my imagination that is , unreservedly. Old Chinese porcelains . Lost their lids along the way.  I guess I should have picked up a couple of the dark brown wood new ones but I didn’t.  Next time I go to … Continue reading

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‘art’ experience c.2012

  101 Things to learn in Art School (Kit White) makes these observations: Art has traditionally been object oriented.  But with the emergence of performance, installation , sound  and time-based media, ephemeral experiences and relationships can now be thought of … Continue reading

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green wall

  Going back a bit into the archives this is, but I have meant to draw your attention to it before.  It’s the wall above the check-in desk at The Icon in Hong Kong – living green .  No idea how they manage … Continue reading

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the whole garden should bow

This is pure self-indulgence that I have no will to refuse:  if there are any heavens my mother will (all by herself) have one.  It will not be a pansy heaven nor a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but it will be … Continue reading

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summer garden

I’ll move on from the banal anytime now ~ couldn’t resist these geraniums and jasmine this morning though in the garden.  I am a passionate, obsessive gardener.  If I had another life to live it would be as a landscape gardener … Continue reading

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