Reflections: one year, one boy, 1,004 ft above London

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See the girl waving on the left… that’s me. And next to me… that’s ‘K’. I’ve not introduced you before, but for the last year this funny, complex 10 year old has been my most familiar weekend companion. Two summers ago I applied to be a mentor through Chance UK, a charity that matches volunteers… 

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The Room Debate is back!

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It’s the first week of the year is over and due to popular demand, The Room Debate is making a comeback! As a London-dweller, the size and layout of this living room are typical of flats my friends and I are likely to live in, so I thought it would be interesting to chat about… 

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Sawdust & Sparkle: Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop

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When I read that Lee Broom was transforming his Shoreditch studio into an old general store, complete with mahogany panels, sawdust floor and 200 of his glittering crystal bulbs, it sounded like a very attractive combination indeed. {all Decorator’s Notebook} The glittering cut-glass bulbs looked so beautiful against the dark wood walls – I was… 

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Raindrops on roses at Chelsea Physic Garden

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Tucked down a tiny alley moments from the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road lies a little-known green oasis. Chelsea Physic Garden has been on my London to-do list for ages, and a visit from a friend with a passion for plants made it the perfect choice for a sunny summer afternoon last weekend…. 

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Trainspotters London pop-up shop

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Regular here will know I’m a big fan of industrial interiors, so when Trainspotters opened a pop-up shop in Spitalfields, just around the corner from where I work, I couldn’t resist a look around. Trainspotters specialises in lighting and furniture reclaimed from disused factories in the UK and former Eastern Bloc countries. They’re usually tucked… 

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Swedish summer textiles by Gudrun Sjoden

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When I think about Scandinavian style, the first thing that pops into my head is white. Simple white wood houses, chalky accessories and a few natural touches. Not the dazzling array of colours and patterns offered by Swedish textile designer, Gudrun Sjödén. Gudrun has been designing fabrics for clothing and homes for over 35 years,… 

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