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Tiny Soulspaces

Tiny Soulspaces

I had explored the idea of tiny houses for a while but had found many quite constrained, often with linearly aligned functions akin to being on a railway platform. I wanted to achieve an overall sense of space, as well as a series of functionally distinct areas that could contain each activity without feeling constrained within it. 

Year of the Rat – Annual Update 2020

Year of the Rat – Annual Update 2020

The Year of the Rat - Annual Update 2020 Chinese New Year We use two calendars in Feng Shui and Chinese metaphysics. One is a lunar, the other a solar calendar. Together, they track the intricacies of time and energies affecting spaces and events. The solar calendar...

A Harmonious Family Room

A Harmonious Family Room

Why most of us don't get the relaxation we really need in a typical family room. An open plan family area is where most of us spend our time when at home. This is where we hang out, eat, work, play, do social media, surf the net or watch TV. Most family areas function...

Creating Soul-Spaces

Creating Soul-Spaces

What are buildings with soul? - There are two ways of bringing soul back into our buildings - Often, we sense soulfulness in traditional buildings - in reed covered farmhouses, rickety court yards, pagodas or simple dwellings of mud and stone. They seem to embody an...

Is your place too Yang

Is your place too Yang

Yang energies - life force and wealth Yang energy is also referred to as ‘wealth energy’ in Feng Shui - hence a popular focus. It: Enters a building through doors and windows. Is carried into and around your home through your movements.Is enhanced by activity,...

Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design

Sustainable design maximises the benefits of the sun, while eliminating excess heat, and avoids harmful electro-smog. It provides natural ventilation based on climate to ensure optimum air quality without compromising on temperature. It also includes wiring...

Annual Feng Shui 2019

Annual Feng Shui 2019

Everything is perpetually changing, including the influences of Heaven and Earth that affect a building. Everything is energy!  Energy moves in cycles: the Sun, the Moon, Yin and Yang, 5 Elements and 9 flying stars (Feng Shui energies). All cycles interact and...

Feng Shui Compatibility

Feng Shui Compatibility

One of the things we can do with Feng Shui, is to match people to buildings and to select compatible bedrooms. We can identify the rooms and spaces where each individual feels at home, is most comfortable and where their energy is supported. Sleeping in a room that is...

Levels of Feng Shui

Levels of Feng Shui

Feng Shui enables us to create living and balanced spaces. Such buildings are aligned with us and our purposes, and in harmony with the natural energies present in a place. In Taoist teachings people and their buildings are considered to be ‘between Heaven and Earth’....

Feng Shui Custom or Pre-Design

Feng Shui Custom or Pre-Design

How to get a Feng Shui building when you can’t afford custom design? Why use Feng Shui in the Design Stage With Feng Shui used in the design process, you have the opportunity to create an excellent, harmonious and radiant building. It will feel right and function...

The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things

There is a metaphor 'the Shape of Things to come' that alludes to the importance of shape. In Feng Shui, shape is a very important tool  - more important even than colour.  There...

What makes a building come alive

What makes a building come alive

We want our homes to be comfortable, harmonious and alive, right? According to the Tao*, life is created by the dynamic interplay of Yin and Yang. In Feng Shui, that means the right balance of dark and light, enclosure and spaciousness, as well as the harmonious...

What Flying Stars

What Flying Stars

I would like to take this opportunity to address the confusion about Flying Stars that exists ‘out there’ and which causes a great deal of frustration.     Flying Stars are an integral part of classical and professional Feng Shui. It is an advanced and...

Feng Shui Wealth Energy

Feng Shui Wealth Energy

Activating a building’s wealth is something most people want to achieve. I will shed some light on what the Feng Shui wealth energy is and what it can do.  While there are many things unexplainable from a scientific view point, traditional Feng Shui knowledge has...

The trouble with blues and greens

The trouble with blues and greens

I love blues and greens. I often dress in them and would put them in my home. IF I had a good place to put them! I often see my clients with the same penchant for greens and blues. You can find the most beautiful green patterns as well as green-based vintage fabrics...

Wealth Energy

Wealth Energy

How to work with Yang energy, life force, in buildings. Yang energy is active. It is what we use in activity, business and making money – and for that reason, it is referred to as the wealth energy. It is the life force of a space.  Yang energy travels. It enters...

Christmas decorations with Feng Shui

Christmas decorations with Feng Shui

How to enhance Feng Shui elements with Christmas decorations. You can choose your Chrismas decorations to enhance different Feng Shui elements. It is really about their shape and colour. If you had a Feng Shui consultation you will know which elements are...

A day in the life of a Feng Shui consultant

A day in the life of a Feng Shui consultant

What to expect and what actually happens during a Feng Shui consultation Preparation When making an appointment with a client I try to have a conversation and find out their concerns and goals regarding their home/work space and some history of the building....

Three Factors of a Healthy Bedroom

Three Factors of a Healthy Bedroom

A good bedroom supports relaxation, health and wellbeing - it provides good Yin support (nourishing energies). With a good night’s sleep you can recharge and regenerate, and maintain high level functioning during the day. A health-supporting bedroom is also important...

Back to Basics Feng Shui

Back to Basics Feng Shui

People interested in Feng Shui can get lost in the details of elements, stars, yin and yang and in that can loose sight of what Feng Shui is really about. Feng Shui is basically about bringing positive energy to our buildings and have it available for our use. This is...

The New Bedroom Sha

The New Bedroom Sha

Are there more bad bedrooms nowadays? Increasingly, there are more people not sleeping well, many are stressed and burnt out. Traditional Feng Shui has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years. It includes effective tools to help us create bedrooms that...

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