Playacar; Mexico’s hidden treasure

Our trip to Mexico’s Caribbean coast of Playacar feels like it was an eternity ago!! I don’t think it needs any words to describe the trip of R & R, so here are a few photographs to show you what i am now holiday blue-ing over!! I love this ‘loveseat’ … its on my list for when we move, although…
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My Goals for 2014….

Instead of ‘new years resolutions’ i’m taking them to be my ‘GOALS’ for 2014… I’m not sure if that means that they are more achievable but i will certainly give it a good go! LOOK AFTER MYSELF To put my health first and look after number 1, apt that this is my first goal of 2014! In order to achieve…
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Radiant Orchid: Pantone colour of the year 2014!

Pantone ‘Colour of the Year’ is Radiant Orchid, this colour lends itself to many associations from the hues of a particularly special sunset to sultry jewel tones. Looking at how the industries have embraced this colour is fantastic, from accessories to jewellery and home furnishings.                              …
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New Project Install: Infamous Soho Nightclub

Thanks to us this top secret soho nightclub’s VIP room  will have a re-vamp as well as freshly upholstered sofa’s and branded customised wallpaper. It has been a huge operation co-ordinating all the artists and contractors, particularly so because of the small space! Works involved: Antiquing furniture, mirrors, peeling and distressing wallpaper, stencil artwork painting, lighting design, styling and branding.…
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Endless trend?!

Looking at recent exhibitions and installations there seems to be a growing trend for the ‘endless‘ in design. Is this trend increasingly used to allow artists the ‘get out clause’ to not complete a project or do you think it works well? Does the installation feel complete? London Design Festival gave us the ‘Endless Stair’ designed by dRMM and now New Zealand artist David…
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Wedding Season

This year has been a manic year for family weddings. Now normally you would think ‘aww how wonderful’ but when they are indian weddings this is not always the case!! Hindu wedding ceremonies usually go on for 4 to 10 days depending on how big your family and more importantly your ‘budget’…. so bearing the length of these events in mind…
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New Project Install: Fineburger Co – St Pancras

So my role at Shaun Clarkson ID involves project management and implementation on site as well as a few other things…. The first project install that I worked on here was for The Fine Food Company, more specifically Fineburger Co, we re-designed the interior to incorporate more of a dine in restaurant as well as expanding the take away options…
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Explore the World artwork

This is a piece of artwork I created based on the words ‘Explore the World’ … My interpretation for this work was based on the countries and wonders of the world I have seen and places that I still wish to go.     I hope to one day tick them all off my artwork and be able to post…
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London Design Festival 2013

The definition: An annual event that promotes the city’s creativity and brings in creatives from far and wide. The ‘unique selling point’ of this design festival is that it classes itself as a celebration of design rather than just another weeklong event. It has been going for over 10 years now and was the brainchild of Sir John Sorrell and…
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‘Bills’ Interior Design in Hoxton Square

The visit to ‘Bills’ in Hoxton Square was impromptu but a pleasure! Being a vegetarian I dreaded looking at the menu but was pleasantly surprised! The choice was great and the fuss minimal which meant that I was able to catch up with my friend the ‘torontonian’ in peace and in lush surroundings! The main reason for choosing Bills was…
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Future Cinema presents ‘Dirty Dancing’

So a few Saturday’s ago saw a few of us going back to 1963 and taking a mini vacation to Kellermans Resort. For those that know nothing about the film ‘Dirty Dancing’ take a look. The ultimate chick flick and one that should be seen by all at least once! Future Cinema is the spin-off from the ever-popular Secret Cinema and…
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Marrakech for some R&R

Early August saw Mr P and myself take a short flight across to Marrakech. We had both always wanted to go, the Mr for the ‘food’ and myself for the intricate patterns and architecture. We were staying in a ‘Riad’ called ‘Maison Des Oliviers’ (A Riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. More…
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Reykjavik & its Natural Phenomena

This blog is about design with travel mixed in, and what better way to get my writing ship shape than talking about a few trips i have been on this year…. don’t you worry, there will be design intertwined somewhere and somehow…. Enjoy! A welcome Easter break to the city of Reykjavik meant taking layers of warm clothes and boots,…
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