Monthly Archives: August 2011

How to approach a dressing room

There is something robust and purposeful about this room that I admire. It is more than the architectural severity of the gloss-finished tongue and groove, the emphatic placement of the bank of windows, or the view through to the unquestionably … Continue reading

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The co-ordinated trans-Tasman plaster ceiling project

A while back I blogged about the dilemmas of a Moroccan-style bathroom in a post YSL world. Well the concept for that bathroom is developing but as intimated a little more along the lines of Lord Leighton’s Victorian oriental fantasies … Continue reading

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In Oscar’s Corner

I was recently asked just how much the townsfolk of Napier would have really know about Oscar Wilde in his own time. I answered pretty quickly that I felt some had very real understanding of Wilde and some perhaps some … Continue reading

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Family Secrets

Recently on Kim Hill’s morning radio show, it was revealed that her great-grandparents had been servants in England. There is nothing unusual about this. In the 19th century a vast percentage of the population was employed ‘in service’. It was … Continue reading

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