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cre·ate krēˈāt/

  1. Bring something into existence
  2. Cause something to happen as a result of one’s actions

I’m often denying that I’m at all ‘crafty’.  Even though I’m a stylist, and am frequently recreating spaces and objects, restyling my home or even just displaying things.. . I strongly associate all things crafty with items such as wool, felt, pom poms, fabric glue and glitter.. many things I don’t own and very infrequently use. A ‘creative’ is a more apt and perhaps less humble description.

Deliver four chairs from Restoration Hardware to my apartment however and I can hardly wait to build a playhouse from them for my daughter. This may possibly be my very first ‘how to’ post.  Maybe it’s not so much of a step by step…. more a photo montage of a ‘look how clever I am’ and work out if you can do it yourself from the images…

If you do want any tips on furniture making from cardboard boxes though… please do holla at me.. I’m more than happy to help.

I don’t craft though.. I create.

AK xx

One Cardboard House

To begin.. boxes, box cutter, tapes, ruler and bunting

Two Cardboard House

Creating interior door, it’s a two room kind of home..

Three Cardboard House

Windows… for you know.. looking out of

Four Cardboard House

Home decorate..

Five Cardboard House

Cardboardhouse final Tara

Finally in all its glory… Photo credit Tara Striano

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three /THrē/

1. Equivalent to the sum of one and two; one more than two; 3.

Three is a hugely significant number for me this year. It will be three years since I was married.  My immediate little family became three (plus dog). It is also three years since I lost someone very very dear to me. Three. A difficult and odd number. I’m not into odd numbers, unless it’s part of a design or styling situation, then.. three; basically rules.

So the AK post for the start of 2014, is not going to drone on about New Year’s resolutions or new beginnings of not drinking or eating chocolate. Both of which I have failed upon already.. thrice.

I’m going to celebrate three and all glorious triptychs in design, life and style – and give three the attention I’ve been failing to, for many years.

The Bronte sisters… Charlotte, Emily (who I was named after) and Ann. A wonderful trio without whom Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre would not exist. May their stories be read for many many years. The Conran family… Terence, Jasper and Sebastian .. No need for any further explanation.. but for me, Terence is a true winner. Fashion still baffles me. And Terence Conran’s use of space is immaculate in my eyes. Massive Attack…  Daddy G, Robert  (3D) Del Naja, and guest vocalist.. always three.. and seriously; the best. The Police; No words suffice.  The Three Stooges, Moe, Larry and Curly, the original slapsticks.

The STR Crew... (Three words… three letters, many members). All legends in the making.

My best friends.. you know who you are, you three.

And finally, these three boys… bonded like no others.

the boys

Thanks three… I’ve made my peace.