Category: Home decor

New Port House IV

Here’s the last episode in my New Port House series. This spacious two-bedroom house from Roost kept me busy for a while with its very large main room which functions as an open plan kitchen-diner and living room. Having shown the living room side…

New Port House III

People that have more rooms than they know what to do with might have something they call their sun room. Others may feel they don’t have enough space, which is a feeling that might drive them to sticking something at the end of their…

Elegant alfresco dining

Over 10 years ago I moved from Belgium to Sweden and in the course of those years I must have  noticed many small cultural differences which today I already don’t notice anymore. One of those differences is that Swedish people tend to spend more…

New Port House II

Patrik Schumacher, top architect and ‘provocateur’ who thinks that all public spaces should be privatized and social housing should be eliminated, recently claimed that millenials are never home and have no need for a living room so they could be perfectly happy in a…

New Port House I

As much as I like tinkering with smaller houses like the Second Life version of the Farnsworth House or a simple guest cottage, I do enjoy getting stuck in with a bigger project. My only rule is: just let me do my thing. Real…

Fallingwater inspired home

As a teenage boy I walked a rather unconventional educational path from home economics to child care. I vividly remember the course in which I got to draw little floor plans for living spaces and put together mood boards. As a grownup I would…

Peace On Earth Hunt IV

Finally! I finished the Peace On Earth Hunt. There are no more wearable items to show as far as I’m concerned, but I have been working on a little Christmas scene with the best bits and bobs from this hunt. Unfortunately there isn’t much…

The Perfect Man Cave Bed

Man Cave has moved and the new digs seem roomier and grungier than before, complete with a diligently deployed decor of dust and debris. The place tries hard to make the manliest of men feel right at home and to make some of us…

November Gacha Garden

Some people approach a gacha vendor with a sense of purpose and won’t leave it alone till they have that much coveted rare item. Personally I just occasionally give one of those friendly fruit machines a casual spin and I don’t pay much attention…

Extended Outdoorsiness

When I moved from not so sunny Belgium to somewhat colder Sweden, I noticed that people here are more invested in the idea of using their gardens, patios and balconies later in the season, aided by various types of outdoor heating. Slowly but surely…