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Family weekends away done simply.

This last weekend we went away on a family trip for the first time in three years and also the first time ever with our boys. It was an excuse to get out the city and have a change of scenery. Living year round in a holiday seaside town in Cape Town is a tough life so we made the …

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New school of cool

As an architect I’m invited to many new showroom launches and product displays. Most I say no to because I just know its two hours of my life ill never get back. But one came through this morning from Kohler… and they make very pretty things. I like pretty things.  

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Becoming the best version of yourself.

Have you ever got to a point where you thought someone is shrinking all your clothes? Usually after Christmas or a holiday the little elves climb into your closet and start taking in all your pants. Seriously though life can sometimes get in the way of our better judgment, and the coming winter months dont help much either. I am …

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Guitars and letting go.

I want to tell you a story about a guitar that is sitting under a layer of dust yet I refuse to part with it. Is there that one thing you wish you could do, that thing you wish you just had the natural talent for yet sadly your genes had other ideas? For some it’s dancing, others would love …

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It’s not my phone, its my everything.

My phone has simplified my life. Yes, this piece of technology has made things easier and more enjoyable for me on a day-to-day basis. Am I one of those people that appear to have their smartphone surgically attached to their hand? no. But as a piece of tech it is truly beautiful and wonderful and I want to use it …

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Its hard being a dad.

I follow a lot of moms on twitter and a lot of them have blogs about various things a lot of which is about their journey raising their little beings. Parenting is amazing, rewarding, uplifting but it is also tough, its hard work. Most of the blogs I read are honest about it and that’s why I read them. You …

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Crisp white shirt, no tie, dark grey suit pants, belt shoes and a smile.

    When you got dressed this morning, what made you choose what you are wearing? Did you want to impress someone? Was it because you just wanted to feel warm & comfortable? Or perhaps you feel your bum just looks amazing in those pants. Whatever it is we generally choose clothes that we feel good about ourselves in… that …

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I got a new home in 10 minutes.

Sadly there are moments where certain spaces of my house look like an episode of Extreme Hoarders (but without all the gross stuff ne’). Certain rooms or cupboards just seem to attract all the excess items and its just to easy to close the door and forget about it. The thought of diving in one Saturday evening and trying to …

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You need to Rebel!

For something a little different… As you may or may not know I am a full time architect for all my sins. Originally my aim was to enter the world of interior design but things happened along the way as they always seem to do and here I am. My love for interior design has not faded, its grown and flourished …

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The baggage is killing me.

It was all around me slowly crushing in. In every direction it was there waiting. How did it get here? Why do I have still have five year old pasta in horrible 80’s glassware? Are those propellors? Seven years of history was weighing down on every available space around me and now it was multiplying. Our lives had been ordered, planned, crafted …

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The cards all came tumbling down

Late night skidding sideways along a slick road, glass flying everywhere, it happens. An unexpected phone call that makes your world cave, it happens. Blurry eyes filled with tears, it happens. We have moments that change us, shift our ways of thinking into a radical new direction. For some its new life, others its death. It could be love or …