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the fabric of my life the fabric of my life another book review in which i try not to gush too much over a debut book written by a good friend of mine; this time the wonderfully talented will taylor, aka mr bazaar, and his fantastically vibrant bright bazaar: embracing colour for make-you-smile style which, let me tell you, does exactly what it says on the tin! will is one of those people who always makes you smile, with his sunny disposition, penchant for bright stripes, quirky bow ties and, of course, his passion for inspiring people to add cheer to their homes through colour! you really cannot fail to feel happy when will is around, and i’m so honoured and grateful to have him as a real life friend (all through the power of blogging – it really does change your life!). but, i digress..
when editors of country living magazine first approached us about designing a studio for their "house of the year" project we couldn't believe it. we would get to create our dream space, partner with a designer and they would make it all happen. ummm, YES! we immediately started pinning inspiration and brainstorming all the things important to us in a shared work space: big work table, cozy seating, shelves for our collections, and a giant wall for inspiration. we knew we wanted to play with a balance of feminine and masculine as well as new and old. after all the sketching, planning, measuring, fabric and paint swatches... there it was, just like magic - our dream studio. Something's Hiding In Here Something's Hiding In Here
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We Are What We Do

The not-for-profit behaviour change company Nick's latest blog is about harnessing social capital in our communities.Read it here The Box Chicken pilot evaluation is now available. We Are What We Do
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16 Anti-Theft Gadgets and Designs to Deter Thieves We all own many different cool gadgets and items that are important to us either for the utility they provide or perhaps because of an intimate or personal reason. Whatever the reason is, we really hate it when someone comes and touches our personal belongings and worst yet…steals them. 16 Anti Theft Gadgets and Designs to Deter Thieves 16 Anti Theft Gadgets and Designs to Deter Thieves
this house was love at first foot in the door… Jamie Laubhan-Oliver and her husband Larry Oliver are two of the most talented people I’ve ever known. Jamie is an art director for DHome/DWeddings and Larry is a senior designer for Neiman Marcus. They are both art directors and spend much of their days orchestrating amazing photoshoots. Their impeccable taste and blessed sample sale opportunities have turned their somewhat modest city townhome into a luxurious style haven. some people are just born with it « style/SWOON some people are just born with it « style/SWOON
everyday beautiful life: a guide to the life you want | {Bits of Beauty} Today I’m doing EBL a bit differently. I’m going to be sharing some links to some fantastic posts at various blogs. I’m also going to be tweeting my EBL post suggestions on Twitter {@bitsofbeauty}. If you have a post or a tip you’d like to share, just tag it #EBL. everyday beautiful life: a guide to the life you want | {Bits of Beauty}