Home is where the art is

Art has been with us, well, as long as humans have been humans. Think of the vivid cave paintings found around the world… the still-fascinating wall paintings of Egypt … New World pre-Columbian art … aboriginal art of North America, Africa and the South Pacific. Not to mention the masters of the Middle Ages, the […]

Fall for autumn, indoors and outdoors

Autumn is the bridge season between the heat, light and noise of summer and the chill, dark silence of winter. It’s time to put away our outdoor lifestyle with its happy summer banners and colourful flowering plants. We move at a more thoughtful pace in the fall, celebrating the harvest, the autumn light, earth colours […]

Beach home showcased on HGTV

Beacher Cynthia Zamaria and her Bracken Avenue home recently appeared in an episode of the HGTV program Four Houses Canada. When all was said and done, her three fellow competitors decided that hers was the top home in the fun competition, which allows four homeowners – with wildly varying taste – to compare each other’s […]

Space as a resource – Part 2

In the May 3, 2011 issue I discussed space as a resource. Part 1 explored space deprivation and space management. It also covered 1 and 2 from the following list. With what does Space provide us? Among other things: 1. Space provides us with movement. 2. Space provides us with growth. 3. Space provides us […]

Think of space as a resource

We are all aware of what happens when we spend more than we can financially handle. Most of us have a fairly good grasp of budgeting and balancing our income with our expenses/savings. Because the consequences can be so dire when we don’t manage this area of our lives, we will take action fairly quickly […]