Sense of Space articles

Aug 08, 2017
Inviting Exploration

Commercial spaces are far from immune to the logical and integrative principles of Feng Shui. Every physical space requires balance to function well, and for a commercial enterprise to be successful, alignment with its purpose and its customers is essential. In an interview on the Retail Insider website, I discuss some of the key issues […]

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Jul 19, 2017
Grounding Sensitivity

I am featured in the second issue of The Empath magazine in an article about designing homes for the highly sensitive. Over the years, I’ve worked with a number of people with an active interest in spiritual matters, and sometimes their focus on crystals, sacred geometry, and other realms can create a space that is […]

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Jul 07, 2017
Wide Horizons

Although they serve an important purpose, the walls and ceilings that shape our homes can feel limiting to our boundless consciousness. Blank walls feel like an artist’s canvas on which the first stroke has not yet been made, and can subconsciously feel like a block – our eyes then naturally go elsewhere, usually down, which […]

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Jul 04, 2017
Pillow Talk

Although I took this photo at a shop in Japan, it is not just in that more traditional country where gender roles are still often colour-coded: Western countries still market an abundance of cool colours to men. Every shop I go into, I’m greeted by an array of cool, bland, hard colours that do nothing […]

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May 29, 2017
Entrancing Entrances

The Japanese have a remarkable knack for creating entrancing entrances. Their capacity to use space intelligently and to create balance is such that even small spaces can take on an inviting air. With their traditionally small homes, they can face many challenges in integrating functionality together with aesthetics, but their capacity to bring life to […]

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Feb 23, 2017
Floral Finesse

Nature expresses itself instinctively, without any restriction other than its innate form and state of being. Flowers are a marvellous way to bring such uninhibited expression and freshness into the home. This gorgeous arrangement in my cousins’ country home in Sweden is so beautifully appointed and expressive: the simplicity, colours, and varied forms add richness […]

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Feb 06, 2017
Advertising Reality

Airtime for Super Bowl advertising in 2017 has been estimated at between $5 and $5.5 million for a 30-second spot – which means companies will pay up to $183,333 a second for access to your brain through your eyes (plus the actual production costs of the commercials themselves). Why are they willing to pay so much? […]

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Sep 01, 2016
Picture Perfect

The pictures we choose to display speak to us louder than we might think. Images of the past that are shown in the home have presumably been selected because they represent important life events and relationships. But if photo arrangements are not regularly updated with newer images alongside the older ones, we can start thinking our best […]

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Jul 21, 2016
Get Out of Line

You don’t see straight lines in nature. If you’re looking at a straight line, it means that a human being has been there. (Take a look at a map.) The things we see as ‘straight’ in nature – tree trunks or limbs of the body – are actually not straight, but have a subtle irregularity […]

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