Author Archives: Lucas L.

7 Tips To Decorate Your Balcony


Decorating Ally

Balcony-1It is almost heartbreaking to see a beautiful interior with a bare balcony. I have come across so many apartments with beautiful interior while balcony is left in total disregards.

With summer approaching, you will have visitors, many of whom will like to stay and chat in the balcony to enjoy the weather outdoors. Certainly, you need to make your balcony more pleasant looking. Fortunately, decorating your balcony can be done without spending a lot of money.

Decide What You Want to Use Your Balcony For

The first thing that you need to do is to decide what you want to use your balcony for. Fortunately, your balcony can be put into various uses. It can serve as a great dining area. You can as well use it as a sun trap or as a reading corner. However, you need to have in mind that balconies are usually small…

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Goal Setting Like an Artist: Part 2 – Picking Dreams.



If you’re a human you probably have a big stack of dreams.

If you’re a cat you might have, like, one major dream, and if you’re an octopus you probably have about the same size stack as the human.

Whatever you are, it’s hard to make dreams a reality. If, like me, you’re an ‘artist’ (artists look mostly like humans, but smell like wood and tend to be more reclusive), you benefit from more holistic goal-setting than others. In this series of posts, we’re exploring Getting Shit Done for artists, creators and mystics (whilst also smelling like wood and being a little reclusive).

In Part 1 we made an inventory of all the stuff we have to help us achieve our goals – our ‘shields,’ ‘tools’ and ‘medicines.’ Today we’re going to work on understanding our dreams better, and then select the best ones to chase right now.


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Top Movie Houses – Infographic


In this infographic, we’ve taken a look as some of the most iconic movie houses, the type of homes that have as much importance as the characters themselves.

These movie residences stand out in our minds as being scary, funny or happy places in which classic film storylines have taken place.

We’ve selected a few of our favorite movie houses to share with you, and we’ll sure you’ll agree that when they have captured our imaginations they stayed a part of us. Some of these houses are so iconic that they are now included in location tours, bringing in thousands of dollars every year to the tourist industry as fans travel around the globe to catch a glimpse of them.

We’ve included some interesting facts about each house to give you an indication of their value, who lived, or lives, in them and of course the name of the film they took star roles in. Read the rest of this entry

Childproofing Your Home – Infographic


Childproofing Your Home - Infographic

Bringing up children is exciting and somewhat terrifying. There are a lot of things to think about, more especially once your child starts to become mobile.

Trying to childproof your home may seem like a chore, but when it comes to the safety of your child it is imperative that you reduce the risk of accidents and incidents that can potentially harm or injure them.

You may think tat you’re being overprotective and overly cautious, but when you look at the number of accidents which occur every year in the home, it is good parenting to take precautions whenever possible.

In the infographic below we offer tips on how to childproof your home room by room.

You might think that childproofing every room is going to be expensive, and while there are some pieces of equipment necessary, other things are simply down to a little forward thinking and planning on your part. Read the rest of this entry

Discover How to Live the Lagom Lifestyle – Infographic


Hygge is passé and Lagom is in. Yes, you heard it right.

Hygge, which was the buzzword in 2016 is surpassed by Lagom (Pronounced Lah-gom) this year and it means “simple, perfect and balanced”.  It’s the talk of the town and everyone is going gaga over this new lifestyle.

It is translated from Swedish as “not too little, not too much, just right. Its considered as a way of living. You cannot make little space for Lagom in your day, instead its an attitude towards life. It is like to be on the verge of being frugal but in an effective way. Hygge was all about cosiness, comfort & lavish style. But Lagom is to live a balanced ecological lifestyle with a positive impact on the environment.

Limited simple furniture and things at home, reduced use of energy, recycling of things as much possible, going green, active lifestyle are few of the ways of going Lagom. Giving up on indulgence & living in moderation sums up Lagom. Read the rest of this entry

How To Make A Hygge Home


Embrace the Hygee trend and make your home a warm and welcoming place for you, your family and friends.

The Danish concept of Hygge is becoming increasingly popular, with the idea of appreciating the small things in life that matter. Whether it’s having a quiet reading nook or sharing a wholesome meal with friends Hygge is about the décor and lifestyle choices you make to promote a sense of happiness and well-being.

Like all interior design styles and healthy living styles Hygge there are definite dos and don’ts if want to create the look in your home.

Banishing the clutter, along with fitted carpets, are considered top priorities. With carpets out, rugs are prevalent in every room to give warmth and comfort underfoot while with adding textural elements to the room. Plain neutral colored rugs with a thick, deep pile are best, as well as sheepskin. Read the rest of this entry

Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings – Infographic


Energy Efficient Sustainable Buildings

This infographic takes a look at energy efficient and sustainable buildings.

It is estimated that by 2050 the Earth’s population will have grown to an incredible 3 billion. With 70% of people choosing to live in cities sustainable and energy efficient buildings are needed sooner rather than later.

The increase in demand is most definitely a certainty that can, and should not, be ignored. The issue of designing and constructing sustainable buildings needs to be addressed now, without having adverse effects on other areas. Creating jobs and saving money, energy efficiency and sustainability will be essential for future businesses and homes. Read the rest of this entry

Apps for Home Improvement – Infographic


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Beginning a home improvement project is definitely exciting but there’s no doubting the fact that it can be daunting too.

There is so much to think about even before you get started: the budget, your goals, your timeframe expectation and so on.

No matter what size the project is going to be, it needs to be well planned and researched. Obviously, some projects differ in that people want to carry out the home improvements for different reasons. Perhaps you plan to sell on your home and so you wish to do some work that will result in improving its sale value or perhaps your goals are more short term than that and for example, you want to create a beautiful home office using an unutilized part of the home.

Technology can definitely help you and the below infographic will cover that.

There are also other ways to make your home improvement project a success. You should discuss the matter with trusted family and friends and get their opinion. Be sure to outline your goals (for example “you need more study space”) and you might learn from past experience from them. Crucially, unless you plan on carrying out all the work yourself, you can get vital recommendations from friends and family about reliable plumbers, carpenters, builders. Read the rest of this entry

Get Fell Running Fit – Infographic


Get Fell Running Fit - Infographic

In the 19th century shepherds needed to have the ability to navigate hills of various gradients in all weathers.

They needed to be sure footed and reach places quickly in order to look after their flocks. Events where the shepherds raced against each other, was soon created and the sport of fell running began.

Racing and running off-road where the gradients vary is the major component of the sport. The Lake District is the ideal terrain, with plenty of routes for novices, intermediate and experienced fell runners.

You may have an inkling of the sport, or maybe you’ve heard it referred to as mountain running and would like to try fell running in the Lake District for yourself. It’s a fabulous way to get fit and enjoy the great outdoors in an area of outstanding natural beauty. However, you do need to be prepared to face the elements, battle against wind, rain and difficult terrain, and for that you need to be wearing the right gear, the correct type of footwear and have an understanding of the style of running you should use for different parts of the courses. Read the rest of this entry

Want To Buy a New House? Here Is What you Should Know


buy new house infographic

Buying a new house is considered one of the most expensive and stressful things you can do in your life.

The joys of owning your home are many, but to get to the point of sale there are an awful lot of considerations, decision making, and careful planning to do.

Not only do you have to view houses to find the right one, you then have surveys, solicitor’s fees, arranging a mortgage and lot more! It is very easy to be under prepared for the whole process of buying a house, and while it’s an exciting time it can put you under a lot of pressure and stress. Read the rest of this entry