Just imagine its a beautiful sunny day. You walk out into the garden, favourite book tucked under one arm, glass of your prefered single malt firmly in hand… where do you go?
a) The hammock
b) The daybed
c) The giant tree house you built for yourself and are still getting slightly odd looks when your friends come over…
Imagine there was an option that combined them all. Continue reading
The job this week has really got me thinking about Stuff. In particular, what is it that makes people desire the latest “bright & shiny” in place of their trusted and well loved possessions. Don’t get me wrong – things age and need to be replaced. I have no problem with that. My problem lies with a need to “keep up with the Joneses”…
It can become an endless cycle of buying the latest and greatest. No sooner have you ripped it out of the box, than it is out of date and so the cycle continues again. If we set aside our rose coloured glasses and pop on the green tinted ones – it is easy to see how this can all go a bit pear shaped. One planet with limited natural resources which are being used at an ever faster rate = A need to do a major rethink. Continue reading
If there is one thing the Queensland Floods taught me (other than Noah was on the money when it rains a lot) is that people as a whole accumumate a lot of stuff. Some of it is treasured memories but a lot is the result of impulse purchasing when viewing late night TV!
This week I have been working with a client that has relocated from her sprawling 4 bedroom house in suburbia to a hot inner city pad. The obvious problem was that she had too much “stuff” and now no place to dump err I mean store it.
I am sure if you look around your own home you will likely have a spare bedroom or at the very least a closet overflowing with things. At some point they were valued additions to our life but now they end up spending the rest of their life hidden away in draws or cupboards to surface ever once in a while only to be replaced because they fit in the “I might need that one day” box. Continue reading