Why do we find the sound of running water soothing, a bouquet of
flowers uplifting or a large tree captivating? Our ancient ancestors
knew that a running stream signaled clean water, flowers heralded fruit
and large trees provided a strategic advantage. Together, these and
other landscape elements indicated a safe, nurturing habitat.
still prefer landscapes that offer a healthy environment and support a
feeling of deep psychological and physiological well-being. A modern
restorative garden draws from these life-supporting surroundings to
bring a sense of calm to public spaces and private residences. Find
inspiration to instill peace and serenity in your world from these
examples of healing gardens.
If you have money to spend on a renovation this year, you could do worse than install a new bathroom. It is an upgrade that could add value to your home if you complete it to a high standard. We all need a haven where we can get away from the rest of the world and soak our troubles away with hot water, candles and a glass of wine. Create one in your home and make life more comfortable than it is now. Read more
People seek to improve their surroundings wherever they live, and they add billions to the economy. Maybe it is only by purchasing new wallpaper and paint. Hundreds of thousands of people decide to take on a significant project every year. Those renovations cost a lot of money and keep others in employment. It is just another way to keep money turning over and society functioning. Read more
Norman Foster and Frank Gehry reveal their preliminary look at the residential spaces in the Battersea Power Station. The project will include 103 homes, a doctor's clinic, a commercial gym, a 167 room hotel and a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Read more