Restoration Men

The roof and walls are often the most striking and dramatic feature of any building, whether it be modern or of some antiquity. And its maintenance and repair requires experts skilled in both new technologies as well as traditional techniques. We speak to Darren Munro of Weatherproof about some of their recent work. Britain has…

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How to make a Wildlife Pond

As we become increasingly aware of the need to increase biodiversity in our gardens I am always looking for ways to include water features in my designs. A garden pond is a wonderful way of attracting many types of wildlife – frogs, newts, dragon flies, water skate, birds and small mammals – bringing so much…

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The Colour of Summer

This season the runways were fullof colour trends that double as mood boosters. From mellow yellows to bubblegum pink – here are our favourites… BUBBLEGUM PINK: This poppin’ pink hue will hold strong throughout the season. The bold hue comes in a variety of shades, but think in-between neon and a more pastel colour. SUNNY…

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Beautiful and Unique

Mention the words ‘bespoke, unique andjewellery’ in the same sentence and the words ‘out of my reach’ might spring to mind. But hand-crafted beautifully unique jewellery may be more affordable and not as out of reach as you might imagine. In fact, straying from the path of more well-known jewellery brands can often mean a…

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Good Hair Days Are Back

Those of us with overgrown roots and split ends rejoiced as hair salons re-opened after the most recent lockdown. And for the team at Lou Lou’s in Gullane re-opening meant a new-look salon, new ideas and renewed optimism. If you couldn’t wait to head back to the hairdressers, after the most recent lockdown, to have…

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Oh My! Crystals, Chakras and Clearing

Long fascinated with crystals, gemstones and fossils, Hayley Flanagan introduces us to NØRDEN’s newly launched crystal range. In 1880, French physicist Pierre Curie (Marie Curie’s husband) discovered that putting pressure on various crystals – including quartz, topaz and tourmaline – created electricity. This phenomenon, called the Piezoelectric effect, is why crystals are used as essential…

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Top Interior Trends

Unsurprisingly, the predicted trends to watch for this year are all about creating a comforting and nurturing home. And as our homes continue to be multi-functional spaces, zoning and being organised are high on the list of design considerations too. Forever Spaces share five of biggest interior design trends for spring/summer 2021. FOREVER SPACES1-2 Church…

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Summer Fish Cakes

It’s summer and eating outside is very special for me. As well as the BBQ, I often make these ever-so-simple healthy oven-baked fish cakes. Serve with a watercress salad and a simple olive oil and lemon dressing, homemade saffron mayo (Hellmann’s is just as good) and a chunk of delicious bread. And if it’s warm…

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It’s Getting Hot Out There…

But this is no reason to forgo your daily coffee hit, why not try drinking your coffee cold instead? There is a lot more to iced coffees than a Frappa-whatever filled with sugar and flavourings. Steampunk introduce two of their favourites; Flash Brew and Cold Brew. There are a few reasons why even coffee purists…

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