With all the anger-provoking news lately, I’ve barely had time to fret about turning a certain round age this coming weekend. I resolve to be completely calm, laid-back and serene about it. I will be surrounded by lovely friends in one of my favourite cities in the world, so what is there to complain about? Here are some animals who really know how to stay Zen.
Everybody should have a space where they can be as creative as they wish, or messy, or crafty, or simply relaxed. Here are some ‘atelier’ spaces for many different types of creatives, proving that they don’t always have to be messy…
I don’t approve of hunting, but I could easily find another purpose in life for these charming pavillons de chasses (hunting pavilions). The Book Club Pavilion maybe?
No, not Aston Villa (the only thing I know about that football club is that the first boy I ever went out on a date with was an Aston Villa supporter, and I imagined they played somewhere in front of a white plantation house with a portico – perhaps I was confusing it with cricket!). It’s villas that could be dreams for some and nightmares for others, the future for some and the death of architecture for others. Controversial ones, in other words!
Who needs a big, draughty house with huge bills, when you could live in a gorgeous little space like this? (Mind you, I might need another one at the back just for the books to live in) Now if only I could convince the boys that they don’t need a lot of space either…
It has been so cold for so long this year that I haven’t had much of a chance to use the conservatory. Maybe, if I had one of the conservatories below, I would make more of an effort with it, instead of using it to just dry clothes.
Why should artist always get the best rooms in the house, while writers are relegated to poky little holes beneath the stairs? I’m reclaiming some of these studios for myself!