Using Paint as a Wall Feature

I was so inspired by this creative use of paint and beautiful interior styling by Alexis I recreated it using affordable and sustainable homeware I love! alexis.mbrink Instagram Get The Look LINKS:MIRROR . PAINT . FLOWERS . SHELF . CANDLE . BOWL More Inspiration Images from Pinterest

Mid-Year Resolution Review

I realise I've missed the middle of the year by a country mile now, but I'm going to do my mid-year resolution review now because I feel (and want to feel) like I'm just entering into the second part of the year. I'm coming out of lockdown, starting a new job and getting my life…

Bullet Journal Walk-Through: How I Plan, Track & Take Notes

'track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future.' - Ryder Carroll Last week I shared a page of my notebook on the ol' Instagram story and asked if you would be interested in a walk-through, to which the answer was a resounding YES! So here we have it folks, the latest pages…

Computational Design in Interior Design: Using Generative Design to Produce Floor Plans

An exploration of computational design in interior design, using Silvio Carta's work creating optimised floor plans for care homes as an example. Last Monday, I tuned in to a Zoom lecture given by Silvio Carta for a post-graduate design talk scheme run by University of Hertfordshire lecturer and all-round good guy, Ian Owen. During the…

Top 8 Interior Designs from the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Once a year the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards recognises the best of hospitality design, and, in this post, I'm rounding up my favourite two from the cafe, restaurant (standalone), bar and hotel category. Cafe 1. Kiss the Hippo Coffee by Design LSM Kiss the Hippo is a sustainability-driven coffee shop located in the bustling…

5 Popular Interior Design Styles Explained

Interior design styles aren't always easy to define, and can be even harder to spot. This post covers the origin and stylistic features of 5 popular design styles: Mid Century Modern, Scandinavian, Modern, Traditional, and Industrial. 1. Mid Century Modern Mid Century Modern is a style that began around 1950, and is beloved for its…

8 Things I’m Proud of as well as Being Gay

Obviously, I'm proud to be gay, that goes without saying, so this Pride month I'm talking about 8 other minority things I am proud of. 1. My Menstrual Cup I've been using my menstrual cup for well over a year now and it's revolutionised my period. If you're looking to streamline your period, reduce your…

A True Crime Podcast Education in Violence Against People of Colour and Police Prejudice

I am so proud of how the Instagram community, and the majority of my friends and family, have reacted to the racial injustices being highlighted since the murder of George Floyd. This past week, we’ve all stepped back and realised that just not being racist isn’t enough, we need to diversify our feed, actively support businesses owned…

Top Tips For Creating a Graduate Portfolio

Finding a job after university is tough enough, let alone when there's an effing pandemic going on. So, if you've just graduated, or if - like me - you're looking to update your portfolio while you're home, keep reading to see my tips for creating a great portfolio with examples from my own portfolio. 1.…