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Unknown Numbers – freedom of speech by the fjord

On a visit to Oslo earlier this month I came across Unknown Numbers, an outdoor artwork in progress paying tribute to freedom of speech, being painted directly onto the Peace Wall outside the Nobel Peace Centre. There is always an … Continue reading

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Bringing it all back home – 1960′s interiors revisited

    A new coffee table book showcasing a cool and kicky collection of 1960’s images from House & Garden magazine’s archives is far removed from the interiors of my childhood. House & Garden: Sixties House by Catriona Gray (Conran, … Continue reading

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Why I’m ditching my Mom Jeans for a denim pouffe

This Saturday sees the last of my interiors pages in The Herald but it’s not the final faux fur curtain – I’ll be blogging on all things for the home on a regular basis. Top Shop’s Mom Jeans If anyone … Continue reading

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Born in the Fifties – Women’s State Pensions – we should’ve known better

 Hundreds of thousands of women aged 55-65 will be hardest hit by changes to the state pensions.Those of us born in the 1950s will have to wait longer than expected to receive our state pension due to rises in the … Continue reading

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Country Christmas Living Fair comes to Glasgow

  Blankets from SoCosy Tomorrow I’ll be stepping into the pages of Country Living magazine when it comes alive at its Christmas Fair in Glasgow’s SECC over 19 -22 November. Although I live in an urban apartment block, that doesn’t stop me … Continue reading

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Soft focus on Scottish Alpaca Label

More often than not, when I’m pulling together my weekly interiors page for The Herald magazine, I come across an independent Scottish business with a global reach. My most recent discovery is the Samantha Holmes label, one of the longest … Continue reading

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Young actress to recreate Highland Heroine

A young actress, not long out of school, is to take on the role of a Highland heroine for a new film project. Last Footsteps of Home is a haunting new short film inspired by the true story of Kate McPherson, … Continue reading

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Goodnight to Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty at the V&A

This is the final day of the Alexander McQueen retrospective, Savage Beauty, at the V&A and it doesn’t surprise me that it has been declared the most visited paid-for exhibition at the museum in the last decade and that demand for … Continue reading

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Dovetails – Restoration Home In Partick

Just opposite Velvet Elvis (we miss you Alan Maughn) on Dumbarton Road in Partick is a double-fronted shop with fabulously upholstered chairs and stacks of pulpit bible sized fabric sample books. It’s been 10 years since I wrote about the … Continue reading

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Jan de Vries – an appreciation

  So sorry to hear about the death  of naturopath Jan de Vries, an exceptional healer and human being. I am but one of what must be thousands of patients fortunate enough to have had their lives touched by him. … Continue reading

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