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  • Joined up thinking

    Discovering the creative craftsmanship of Waterhall Joinery was a happy day for me. It’s wonderful to discover a business with integrity and heart. Toby Curtis took over his dad’s workshop at Waterhall Farm in Whitwell five years ago. Toby’s background is in geology, but his love of art and design combined with a lifetime’s apprenticeship […]

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Floor, wall or ceiling? This Afghan kilim will make you smile and you can even upholster a chair with it. Now meet the man who is addicted to rugs.

  • How to tame paperwork, and knicker drawers

    Last week I was lucky enough to have coffee with Tracy Ross. We met in The Pudding Stop in St Albans where Tracy lives with her husband and children. After giving up commuting to her London job in television, and looking for the kind of home, family, work life balance most of us are grappling with, she […]

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Time to get admin fit at home. This plywood peg shelf is from Nikki Kreis who designs beautiful, playful and practical things to help get your bits sorted.

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