since it was my birthday recently, i have become very aware of the obvious.

the notion of timelessness apart from this video; timeless from we love; a super fab italian duo, is nothing new: see- rider haggard’s she or time travelling with h g wells and of course cher.

in interiors and fashion, it’s as impossible as the concept - one size fits all. even though there are classics that almost universally, through the onslaught of space and time, maintain themselves as the pinnacle of stylishness, we are constantly bombarded with new.
i believe the less confident among us, will always steer towards the staid classic or some form of it, un petite risque perhaps. i prefer the outlandish types that create their own classics, by making it their signature or spectacle, which ever you prefer. see- chanel, anna piaggi, madonna, lady gaga, david bowie etc. the new classics are renditions of old classics are inspired by even older classics all the way back to ancient civilization.
which gratefully brings this philosophical dribble to and end. the perception we have of timelessness, something that remains forever;
surely this is a betrayal to the industry of the creatives. i am left only with the ever handsome freddy mercury’s answer.


everything in 3D…

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Tray Chic

serving or display, trays are invaluable as the anywhere-everywhere decor accessory…

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Valentine’s Day

Glass hearts suspended; a poignant reflection of the day’s sentiments methinks?

Black & White

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Ye Olde Road Trip

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Happy New Year

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More Spring

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The Garden Room

luxury is space…space to grow things.

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Spring is in the Air

the change of seasons always put things in perspective for me again. we live in such a man-made world, and nature has this way of showing us how feeble our control over our own destiny is. i love feeling foolish in this way. it makes me forget to have a panic attack today.

A Martha Moment


playing the game…

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Home is in the Colonies

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Rites of Passage

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Plants 1, Flowers 0

realise the object of it…

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Italian Lions

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Kitchen Confidential

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Flexible Fashion

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another mini- IQ test failed…

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Stupidity & Sensitivity

Since it’s nearly impossible to gauge each individual’s level of sensitivity or stupidity, I’d rather play it safe and classify this site as suitable for adults only. Although that term is still nebulous to me, the responsibility remains that of the viewer.

Curating & Criticism

The identification and definition of creativity are two different things. Challenging conventional interpretations and perspectives expands its validity and effect. I am convinced that collaborations and participation across creative industries allow for discovering a greater realisation of our potential.

Art & Collecting

I love mixing styles and textures, media and materials. But I believe in respecting personality when it comes to choosing work. There is of course the investment angle which is too boring to discuss here….or anywhere really. It is important to remember that when you live with art, it should be alive to you. That is to say it needs to move you. You need to have an affair with it.

Fashion & Architecture

Starting with the roof over your head and the clothes on your back. These are the things we inhabit. Without entering into the fashion vs trend debate. They also shape our sensibilities and the way we present ourselves.

Design & Function

Whether colour or form is your thing. Pattern or plain. What we choose to live with can make our lives easier or more challenging. Consider your commitment and convince yourself.

Gardens & Flowers

Since Eden it has been a fascination, inspiration, an indulgence of kings and common gardeners, a joy. No home is complete without it. Whether you go for potted, landscaped or organic, dry or shade, just go for it.

Treasures & Trash

Most of which are filed under S for sentimental. I respect that.
Heirlooms. Bargains. Souvenirs. Gifts. Curiosities. Found Objects. Impulse Buys.
Never hide what’s important or meaningful. Denial is a very ugly word.

History & Reality

Get to know yourself and others. As much as we live in the same world, everyone has their own version of it. Live up to yours, never fear your dreams and ideals lest they remain aspirations forever.