Summer holiday

We’ve been staying here amongst other places.

Wabi-sabi and my mossy step

I was just about to begin stripping the moss from the shaded face of the garden steps when I was reminded of the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi, is a Japanese aesthetic concept that beauty can be found in impermanence, transience, and imperfection. So embracing the concept, I saved myself a job, spared the mossContinue reading Wabi-sabi and my mossy step

Building Progress ~ July 2012

Update on building progress during July 2012…

Building reclaimed wood shelving

The recently painted utility room has always been bereft of shelves. All the paint tins, barrels of tile cleaner and bottles of white spirit had no proper home and so gathered in those little used corners of the barn instead. Something had to change. Propelled by the freshly painted utility room and the poor weatherContinue reading Building reclaimed wood shelving

Barns Gallery on Remodelista

There is a lovely gallery of barn related inspirational photographs available on Remodelista.

Building Regulations

In general terms, building regulations approval is required for building work in the UK…

Barns – the Long House

Situated on the North Norfolk coast, this is a building to admire…

Painting colour scheme

I thought that it would be worthwhile to record the brands and shades of paint we’ve used throughtout the barn, if for no other reason than to remind me when I come to repaint. This is our complete palette for now. I like to keep things minimal, simple and fresh when it comes to theContinue reading Painting colour scheme

Barns – the Balancing Barn

A stunning piece of architecture, although not entirely to my taste…