OPINION

ADVENTURING IN THE FAMILIAR
"There is a richness to our home ground that can rival that of travelling abroad, as long as we are able to see it with open eyes."
GLITTERING TOWER OF WASTED OPPORTUNITY
"Why must we fall for the totem pole, for the icon, when it comes at a high cost to the urgent quest to redesign our society, our energy use, our consumption, our sources of energy, to prevent the worst outcome of climate change which humankind has now triggered?"
THE EMPEROR OF DESIGN FAIRS HAS NO CLOTHES

"To pay lip service to sustainability and then head off to Milan and speak well of vast exhibition booths that will all go into the bin... is the kind of dishonesty that just cannot be tolerated."

CREATING WELCOMING SPACES
"All of us need warmth, joy, and a bit of wonder in our day, especially in spaces where anxiety, worry, and a general sense of displacement can easily occur."
ELEMENTS OF GOOD DESIGN

"I think defining good furniture boils down to four elements. They are proportion, integrity, the use of colour and, finally, the role of decorative features."

THE PURSUIT OF INSPIRATION
"I’ve been exploring what can be inspiring and stimulating closer to home and how to be more intentional around the whole notion of inspiration, and I’ve now come up with a few themes."
UNLOCKING CREATIVITY
"For the sake of our wellbeing, to manage our stress, to find enjoyment in the present moment, we owe it to ourselves to find whatever ease we can with the creative process — whatever that may mean for us."
CONSIDERED CONSUMPTION

“The world will hold its breath, at least some parts of it will, as we try to work out if there were any lessons learnt from the last year and a half. But whilst we do this, here are a few common sense things that I hope will rapidly change our cultural landscape”

DESIGNING CONNECTION

All of the choices we make form the design of our lives, individually and collectively. Alongside careful decisions regarding our consumption of products, we must consider the ideas that feed our minds and hearts.

THE NEW GENTLE AGE

"Slowing down or finding the 'New Gentle' for me involves looking at the home as a place where careful and reasoned decisions have to replace the mindless following of trends."