March 18, 2017

Recently went for an 'exploration' of the red stickered Riccarton Players Mill Theatre in Addington.

This is obviously where beginers and masters alike go to practice their trade ... I've been to galleries that don't have as many impressive pieces in them as this old earthquake beaten goliath of a building has.

For anyone who is interested in street art - this is one for you. No need for words - pictures speak volumes.

Enjoy

March 13, 2017

Having a good looking timepiece on your wrist is pretty much essential to your overall style. But getting a good looking piece can be tricky in terms of budget/choice if you're a novice to the world of watches.

There's a lot of choice out there, but it's knowing where to look and how much to spend.

I'm a bit of a magpie when it comes to shiny pretty things and that's especially true when it comes to watches.

If you're not a fan of flashy and want a solid low-ostentation watch that's stylish and fits in with the trend of today 'minimalistic', then you really can't go wrong with one of these five following watches (or at least brands).

These five watches all have a clean, simplistic and beautiful design and they will go with pretty much every outfit you can imagine and help make you look more stylish while doing so.

Out of the five listed, I have four of them (Skagen's on the list) and I've purchased cheap watches in the past and from experience I've found you're better to spend a little bit...

February 13, 2017

I love making things out of unwanted junk/scrap. Nothing gives me more pleasure than taking something that's meant for the scrap heap and turning it into a functional (& hopefully beautiful) piece of furniture. That turned out to be the case with this one.

I understand it can be a bit daunting to just pick up an old door and say ‘yup – I’m going to turn that into an office desk’.

But honestly – it’s not that hard. It’s all about just getting into it, giving it a go and not expecting perfection first time out.

Almost every single piece I’ve made since I started doing this as a hobby five or so years back have ‘character’ … and by character, I mean – they have imperfections and don’t look shop bought.

But that just adds character no? And I also love the fact that it’s not just another factory mass manufactured cheap piece of laminate.

Turns out to be a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a similar item from a high-end furniture shop most of the time too … if you’re smart about you’re shopp...

January 25, 2017

Nothing to do with interior design, décor, furniture refurbishment, construction or anything else really … i just wanted to write the whole story down while it was still fresh & I remembered all the details.

Our little girl (Harper Lee Walsh) was born on Friday 09th December 2016 at 11:49pm and it was the best day of my life so far.

But it was by no means a stroll in the park.

Saying Harper Lee caused us quite a bit of stress over the course of that day, night and all of the first weekend of her life is an understatement.

To start with she was coming up to a week overdue and my partner Cheryl was getting cranky with her unwillingness to vacate the premises.

Now Cheryl's usually a fairly cool, calm and collected character, but she a narky one over those last few weeks.

On Thursday, the 08th December at just before midnight she started getting contractions.

"Fuck me Wayne - these are starting to get sore"

We didn't freak because we'd had a few false starts over the previous weeks...

January 21, 2017

They say design is all about trends ... What's in? What's out? What was the big fad last year? And what will be the year's coming trend? Well I've been loving green as a colour for many many years now. It's perfect for walls, furniture, decorative pieces and pretty much everything else.

If you're like me and follow a plethora of interior design pages on Instagram and constantly pin beautiful images on your Pinterest that have green splashed in a variety of different ways in order to add colour and effect to any room, then you'll understand where I'm coming from. I'm a lover of white. But I love white as a starting point with bold and beautiful colours, be it a feature piece or a vibrant indoor plant or terrarium to make that personality statement.

You don't have to have a lot of space that you're looking to fill. You can add a touch of colour to any room, corner, bench top, etc.

Anywhere there's some natural light most plants will grow with some love and attention. Or you could always hav...

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