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18th June 2018

It’s been ages since I last posted, and it’s good to be back. A lot has happened in the last few months months, from shoulder-healing yoga (still a work in progress) to moving and swapping our top floor flat in Edinburgh for ground floor living just outside the city. This has been such a long process, and emotional – even more so than I expected. I’d been in our last flat for 13 years and living in the area for 23 years, so it really was a wrench to go. But hopefully the new place will start to feel like home in time too. Even though I’ve been a city person for most of my life, maybe life will be better without the background buzz that comes with city living. And, yes, there’s a project to do! Watch this space…

And after this break, there’s so much to blog about, so I’m going to dive right in with a house I spotted on Fantastic Frank.

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6th May 2014

I first came across Paul Archer Design a few years ago with the practice’s project on Cross Street in Islington in London. One striking image of the ‘bridge’ structure that extends from the main body of the house to the garden – a structure that contains a super-minimal kitchen – kept cropping up online, and I must admit my first response when I saw this image was: surely this is a really cool looking architectural rendering of someone’s dream project. Continue Reading…