Coffee anyone?

Was sent a press release from MacMaster Design and read with great interest all about their coffee tables: The ‘Expose’ coffee table… The ‘Nest’ coffee table… Doug’s coffee table…in our house!! Does anyone else notice any differences or similarities? I quote from MacMaster Design: ‘The dictum ‘minimal waste for maximum output’ informs an ecological awareness […]

Black is Black

My earlier post about the still life drawing at Tantallon Studios reminded me of this apartment in Edinburgh…every corner is a still life… A conversion of an old primary school, the owners, Mr & Mrs Black, have added a garden level extension with stone ‘vertebrae’ steps leading down: Their home is now beautifully connected to […]

Back to the drawing board

Esther Cohen is offering a weekend workshop, 15th/16th September, aimed specifically, but NOT strictly, at teennagers wanting, or needing, to brush up on their drawing skills. So if anyone, in the North Berwick area, has children studying for Standard Grade, GCSE or Higher Art, who could do with a boost to their skills, now is […]

Loch Ness

Well, he did it! Finding a thick and heavy mist when we arrived at 8:30am was a bit worrying… Oh dear! The low point being ‘realising that the rescue boat was called DELIVERANCE‘ However, things did improve…shafts of sunlight soon started poking through and the day cheered up no end. Hundreds of pink hats helped […]

Back to School

Oh no…summer’s over in Scotland…all in the blink of an eye…that’s what happens I guess when it rains non-stop, you spend quite a lot of time glued to the olympics, don’t go on holiday and work all the time – summer does just disappear rather… What happened to all those picnics and bike rides we […]

Olympic fundraising

Doug’s aforementioned long distance swim went off the boil a bit, Sue Ryder cancelled the Big Swim at Elie…Dreadful eh?…Instead Doug is doing the Monster Swim at Loch Ness…in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. The monies that people very kindly donated to Sue Ryder are automatically going to Marie Curie instead…I hope that is […]

Olympic hayfever?

We have become fascinated by the flowers – is everyone getting them? Is this a new thing? I had known that the well known florists Jane Packer have been selected to design and produce the “Victory Bouquets” for the medal winners at the  London 2012 Olympics. 4,800 floral bouquets are being presented to athletes along […]

Eleanor Carlingford

Check out the latest issue of Grand Designs magazine, September issue, check front cover…beautiful feature shot by Doug and styled by the brilliant Mairi Watson… The house was originally a tiny cottage on the edge of a sea loch at Kilcreggan. Overhauled and extended by Glasgow based, award winning architects Cameron Webster it is now […]