Interview: Behind Canvas

As a new year begins, so does a new blog series! I have aspired to include an ‘interview’ section on my site for a while now, chatting to people, brands, insta personalities and artists I am motivated by or admire.  For my first go it is only right that I interview Stephanie from Behind Canvas.…

Read More

Monthly Recap – December

THE FIFE ARMS Started off the month by visiting my favourite place, The Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar. They have it beautifully decorated for December with cosy crackling fires, classic traditional Christmas trees, and festive foliage.  SIX BY NICO I have wanted to visit Six by Nico in Aberdeen for a while now having seen the six course menus…

Read More

History of Styles -Victorian

SOCIAL HISTORY An era marked by the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 – 1901) in which there was inordinate economic and social transformation in Britain. The Industrial Revolution meant rapid change in the infrastructure of the UK, with growth in the railway service, expanding towns and an upsurge in consumerism. The British empire was reputable…

Read More

Monthly Recap – November

BARNARD CASTLE This month involved a mini trip down south to Barnard Castle, a town along the bank of the River Tees, in County Durham. A picturesque and charming place with lots of delightful cafes, pubs and shops including some superb destinations like Niche, an interiors business and boutique shop filled with gorgeous unique pieces. I…

Read More

Hard Materials V

Stainless Steel Stainless Steel is a metal alloy made of steel along with other elements including 10.5% chromium. Other additions added to the steel when it is in the electric furnace before it is moulded into shape,  include carbon, silicon and manganese which help strengthen and toughen the texture of the material. The chromium used…

Read More

History of Styles -Regency

SOCIAL HISTORY After his father fell ill Prince George became the country’s acting monarch, distinguished as Prince Regent, and this period of time became known as the Regency era. There were noteworthy changes in society and the economic landscape within Britain as well as a wide divide between the high class and the lower classes…

Read More

Monthly Recap – July

This month I popped down to London for a mini weekend adventure and long overdue catch up with family & friends. The sun was out, and the heat was balmy (much more humid than I am used to in the Scottish Highlands), but I managed to squeeze in a few fun locations to make the…

Read More

Hand Drawing Interior Design

Whilst studying online for my interior design diploma at KLC Design School I was taught a rare form of artistry within the design world these days – hand drawing. It seems with an ever-growing collection of computer programmes such as Auto CAD, Sketchup, Vector works and Photoshop, we are losing the expression of ‘handcrafted’ within…

Read More

The Fife Arms – Artwork

One of the most exclusive and remarkable aspects of The Fife Arms Hotel is the display of marvellous artwork that adorns its walls. A showcase of contemporary and topical art by the owners Iwan Hauser and Manuela Wirth, otherwise known as Hauser + Wirth. Founded in 1992 the art gallery originally began in Zurich, however,…

Read More