Friday, 13 April 2018

Zero Waste : The 28 day Plastic Purge Challenge

Jorge Gamboa's Plastic bag in the shape of an Iceberg

So this new year I made a new years resolution ... to wear matching socks every day ..... and although I am very proud to say I have achieved this so far (the first time since I was 16), I am now thinking it may be time to set myself a bit more of a challenging goal, that has a little more impact than what I am wearing on my feet. So I have decided to take steps to live a more 'Zero Waste' lifestyle.... starting with reducing and purging the plastic within the home and our lives.

Although we always recycle and try and be mindful of the amount of plastic we use, we do still buy a lot of berries that come in those plastic boxes, and other groceries that come with totally unnessary plastic wrapping - like bananas (why are they in plastic?)

So having found the 28 day Plastic Purge challenge image (below) on Pinterest, I am now going to set myself  the (relevant) challenges listed. I have found some great products, how too's and recipes to share with you all but am no expert so I would also really love your help. If you have any ideas that can help me on my way then please either leave a comment or email me at

You can also follow my progress on Instagram here

Plastic Free: The 28 day Plastic Purge Challenge

Monday, 5 March 2018

A sustainable cob house in Zealand, Denmark


This stunning cob house in Zealand, Denmark is owned by Karen and Flemming Abrahamsson. Flemming, once a builder, went on to train as an architect after becoming tired of working with architects who didn't have a vision for or understanding of an ecologically sustainable way of building.

The cob home is situated on the couples plot of land and is used as a sanctuary and visitors house, and was built as part of a workshop that Flemming ran teaching students how to build in the cob method.

To see ore of this beautiful home and read more about its build visit kmldesign

Photos by Kira Brandt, Styling by Katrine Martensen-Larsen

Saturday, 3 March 2018

A mellow cabin in vermont

Back to the chilled and neutral palette that I so much crave these days.....I never thought I would turn almost minimalist in my tastes but there is something about earthy tones that really makes me feel so relaxed.

The Vermont home is lived in by writer Robin MacArthur and her husband Ty and romantically the hand built cabin is on the spot on which Robins childhood hideaway was located, that the pair later decided to build their family home on.

As a bit of a home obsessive, soon after seeing these photos on Design Sponge I decided I needed to see more and was quickly headed to instagram to see if Robin had an account. Although these pictures are beautifully shot, and really do show off the stunning building that the pair built by hand, there is something about seeing a house as it is really lived in that gives a home a true warmth. So below I have included some pictures from Robin's instagram (link below)... that show the cabin as not only as a building but as a home..... a very happy one at that....

To see more of Robin's families beautiful house and read the story behind it visit Design Sponge or alternatively to see the home 'lived in' visit Robin's Instagram @robinwoodbird

Photography by Robin MacArthur

Heart Spring Mountain, Robin MacArthurs new book out now

Thursday, 1 March 2018

A Bright and Bold New Zealand Home......


A lot of the homes I have been featuring of late on Moon to Moon have been nice and chilled and quite neutral, as this is the way I have been headed with my own home to counterbalance the wonderful hecticness (yes that is a new word I have invented) of living with a three year old.

However, I do appreciate a bit of colour and in a world where white walls, natural wood, houseplants, peacock chairs and wall hangings are almost becoming a uniform (I am really not knocking it, I have all this myself) isn't it so refreshing to see an original, quirky home that goes against the grain?

This stunning New Zealand home owned by Evie and Sam home is kinda what I would expect my sister to live in if she had a bigger home. It still has elements of the natural, neutral and handmade, beetle artwork in the sitting room and the studio pottery on the dresser, but also incorporates bright bold prints and plenty of David Bowie inspired artwork and clashing colours...... and the Eero Aarnio ball chair.... I always wanted one of those growing up!

It will be no surprise to learn that Evie is a designer and stylist! and she lives in Auckland with her OBGYN husband Sam. To see more of this beautiful house and read the interview please follow the link to Design Sponge

Photography by Becks Silke from Little White Lies 

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Vintage Home: Planning & Remodling Bathrooms 1975

A sunken Copper Bath, Hanging Ferns and stunning hand built wood framed Windows as featured in the 1975 book Planning and Remodeling bathrooms

I am a total vintage interior design book junkie and am slowly building up my collection and today scored a copy of Sunset books, 1975 book Planning and Remodeling Bathrooms for £2 . It is full of wooden and copper bathrooms, huge ferns and dreamy views. Definitely worth a share!!

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Saudi Arabian Frescoes: Asir regions Colourful painted stairways

Asir Region: Painted staircase

Bin Hasmsan House, Asir , photograph by Eric Lafforgue
Painted Staircase, Asir, Saudi Arabia
Asir Region Painted staircase: Saudi Arabia
Aren't these painted staircases something else? They are all situated in the Frescoes (houses) in the Asir region of Saudi Arabia, where although the men are responsible for the building of the houses the women are responsible for decorating them.

Although I have just focused on the staircases the whole interior of these homes are decorated inside and out and a definitely worth a google xx

Tuesday, 6 February 2018


Amanda Drive in Studio City, California

Here are just a few yummy homes (with oversized windows) I have been drooling over this week on the web. Hope you are all having a chilled February. I am super excited as I am soon to be returning to work permanently in the Emergency Department after a little break...... it certainly won't be relaxing..... but it will feed my need for a challenge and keep me out of mischeif. A change is as good as a rest :)

That light! Photo by Noah kalina
Juvet Landscape Hotel by JSA