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Peter Linnett Sculptures

12th July 2017

I was recently introduced to the work of sculptor extraordinaire Peter Linnett. Peter is based in London and worked for many, many years in antique restoration and this has probably been the biggest influence on his work. He creates functional sculpture, meaning that you can use it as furniture, but they are truly pieces of art. Linnett uses materials that age with dignity and even goes as far to say he welcomes the ageing process as these add to the…

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Tropical bathroom interior design ideas

15th February 2016

I’m a little late to the party with the whole tropical interiors trend. It’s not that I haven’t noticed it everywhere, but I just haven’t got down to writing about it. Being from a part of South Africa that’s very warm and particularly humid, I know what it’s like to live in a tropical environment – and it’s not glamorous. All that humidity can make you go a little crazy. So I’m quite enjoying that from the mild climate in England, I…

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Lets explore: Contemporary interior design

10th June 2015

Contemporary interior design is often thought of as being cold and modern. The definition itself of contemporary interior design is simply design that is current and new. It raises images of interior fashion slaves who need the latest thing just because it’s ‘new’.  But in recent years, designers have been increasingly paying attention to not only the hard sleek surfaces that used to define contemporary design, but to the use of light and texture to help soften the contemporary look…

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