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Why is purple just so fabulous?

Why is purple just so fabulous?

19/11/2017 13:46 - Victoria Cramsie

There’s a moment in Alice Walker’s wonderful novel 'The Colour Purple' when the main character, Celie, identifies the colour purple as incontrovertible evidence that God is good:

‘I think it pisses God off when you walk past the color purple in a field and don’t notice it. 

People think pleasing God is all God cares about.  But any fool living in the world can see it is always trying to please us back.’

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She Sheds?

She Sheds?

11/11/2017 18:55 - Victoria Cramsie

Sheds have changed. 

Once they were only the run-down hiding places of aging men.  

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Keeping it messy.

Keeping it messy.

03/11/2017 17:34 - Victoria Cramsie

I love a beautiful home – you know this.

Goodness knows I started my business in pursuit of loveliness for me and my young sons.

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Dog Scandal #4

Dog Scandal #4

03/11/2017 15:15 - Victoria Cramsie

Diamond dogs?

I don’t have all that much in common with the beautiful, violet-eyed, Oscar- winning, eight-times married actress Elizabeth Taylor (more’s the pity).  But like her I love dogs and jewels.

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Why do we need to read, understand & follow instructions?

Why do we need to read, understand & follow instructions?

31/10/2017 16:38 - Victoria Cramsie

I know there is a story that men won’t read maps or ask directions but somehow feel they have a sort of internal satnav that will get them to their destination quickly and inevitably if they stubbornly resist any kind of assistance.

And that’s fine. 

I know many men – and indeed women – who always get there in spite of the anxious questioning of folk like me.  BUT....

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The Language of Colour Marketing.

The Language of Colour Marketing.

21/10/2017 08:00 - Victoria Cramsie

In the 1970s of my memory you had two choices for walls:

White paint, or brown and orange swirly wallpaper.  Or just possibly purple if you were an 18 year old hippy. 

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Red! Why do we love it so?

Red! Why do we love it so?

14/10/2017 08:00 - Victoria Cramsie

Red spells danger, right?

Fire. Blood. Passion. Energy. Primal life forces.  Woo! Better be careful! 

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‘Oh why don’t you come to us for Christmas?’

‘Oh why don’t you come to us for Christmas?’

07/10/2017 08:00 - Victoria Cramsie

Said with love and excitement on October 4th. ‘We’ve got loads of room and it’d be so great to see you all.  It’s been ages.’

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Dog Scandal #3

Dog Scandal #3

05/10/2017 13:16 - Victoria Cramsie

Image credit: Doggo

Well Doggo’s been suspiciously good this month ....

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Is there such a thing as true originality in design?

Is there such a thing as true originality in design?

01/10/2017 14:23 - Victoria Cramsie

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of my hallway wallpaper, a quite austere architectural design punctuated with blue monkeys.  

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