Reflections: The real reason you still shop at Ikea

‘Home’ feels too uncertain a notion to invest in these days – decoratively and emotionally – and sometimes decor becomes an afterthought. Sarah Amandolare wrote a piece for the Guardian at the weekend that struck a chord with me – as someone researching (and eventually writing about) the topic of home, I am always on … More Reflections: The real reason you still shop at Ikea

The real reason you still shop at Ikea – and probably always will

Title: The real reason you still shop at Ikea – and probably always will Author: Sarah Amandolare Published in the Guardian on June 26 2016 ‘Home’ feels too uncertain a notion to invest in these days – decoratively and emotionally – and sometimes decor becomes an afterthought I’ve spent much of my adult life amid other people’s decor, … More The real reason you still shop at Ikea – and probably always will

2015: Reflections

At the end of each year since 2011, I’ve written a reflective essay looking back at the previous 12 months and ahead to the coming year. Read notes from 2012, 2013 & 2014. On the last night of 2015, Jake and I were getting ready to go out when he suggested we sit down with a glass … More 2015: Reflections

White Doors

“Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there anymore.” – Robin Hobb When Mummy and Daddy got divorced, Mummy asked the Council for a house, and was given a choice: we could either move into a house that … More White Doors

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Hello, and thank you for checking out this blog. This project isn’t just about me, or those whose stories have already been published. I want to hear about what ‘home’ means to all of you, no matter who or where you are. Home can be a place, a feeling, a person, even a song or … More Share your story