Setting up a business can be lonely. Especially if you work from home without a sales team, business partner or life partner to bounce ideas off or tap for friendly advice. There are good networking events out there but you need to do your home work. Avoid anything that claims an annual membership fee will … Continue reading YOU’RE NOT ALONE. RIDICULOUS JUST CALLED
I love glimpses into other people’s lives. Especially their interiors. So when yesterday my friend Eva and I spent an exhilarating day in London enjoying lunch with friends on board The World I was in heaven. There’s no denying the beauty and buzz of London. Especially when you spend much of it on water with … Continue reading SUMMER IN THE CITY
I started Nordic Black with a clear vision. To be a simple lifestyle alternative to the White Company beloved of my peers. I wanted to be online only and wholesale. Gillian Tett’s article in the Weekend FT magazine on how J Brand started out with the sole intention of designing flattering jeans reminds me how … Continue reading CONTINENTAL DRIFT
Awoke this morning and read my favourite blog. I have a love hate relationship with Abigail Ahern’s design advice. I love her because her ‘go for it’ advice is the reason my once magnolia home now looks AMAZING – and more importantly made the cover of Scotland on Sunday magazine. But the more I read her … Continue reading CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Last week I had dinner with a friend who used to work in advertising. Keen for her reaction to my redesigned homepage I was nervous but excited. The accompanying flyer contained some of the best copy I’ve written. For 2 weeks I’d wake up in the middle of the night or first thing in the … Continue reading THE THING ABOUT DREAMS . . .
This morning as I get my children ready I confront the chaos that refuses to become a planned routine no matter what I do to orchestrate this. My daughter sits fully dressed waiting patiently for me to polish her shoes, while my son is nowhere to be seen half dressed in his Pyjamas wondering why … Continue reading JAZZ, DUALITY AND GENIUS
Five years standing at my kitchen bar whilst kids or guests perch opposite me on stools and I’ve finally given in and bought a sofa. It wasn’t cheap and looks magnificent. I rearranged a sofa in my living room to test the space before ordering this Whytock & Reid reupholstered vintage beauty having convinced myself … Continue reading SEPARATING WOMEN FROM THE CHAOS IN THEIR LIVES