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Spring Fling Home-made potpourri

DIY project - PotpourrI

The first weeks of March may still be chilly as I write this down in Spain, but I can already see the manifestations of Spring all around me. The grass is finally settling back into a luscious green, trees and flowers are ready to sport their summer colours and the days are finally getting longer. Going on long walks during this time of the year pulls us out of our winter blues and readies us for …[Read more]

Tips for buying used furniture #1 Fall in love

Tips on how to buy used wooden furniture

Picture Source: morguefile.com via jeltovski My art history teacher in design school often told us ‘there are no rules to liking art or falling in love, just go with your heart’. Buying wooden furniture, especially ones with a bit of a history is both like loving art and finding love. They need to appeal to you beyond the prosaic functionality, you need a certain je ne se quoi as you literally live with it and …[Read more]

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Sepia memories Why you need to print your photos now!

Printing photos to preserve memories; here's why and how

It’s hard to imagine that your parents were once young people themselves, free of the care and responsibilities that befall one as one “settles” into marriage, children, chasing careers and paying off mortgages and going through the vicissitudes of a normal life. That they actually had a sense of fashion through the 70s and 80s before ‘dad jeans’ and walking around the house in housewife clothes became the norm. I went home recently, and spent half a …[Read more]

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Over-recycled The most clichéd movie themes ever!

What Secondsguru thinks of recycled movie themes!

Have you ever rented a movie on a Friday night only to get half way through it and think, Wait a second – haven’t I seen this before? You probably haven’t seen that movie but at least twenty other movies like it. Hollywood never tires of revisiting clichéd movie themes in the hope of bringing a new spin to them [and in the hope of cloning the original success!] but it just never quite happens. …[Read more]