• I’ve created a Pandora anxiety mixtape for you! While I was writing my book it occurred to me, “wouldn’t it be ace to put together a soundtrack of tunes for anxious types like me that could elevate our experience to a comfortable place, particularly when we’re wired up, in line with something resembling beauty and purpose and grace…so we can, well, feel more more
  • 9 of the best “Buy Me Once” staples to invest in I read about a new site recently – Buy Me Once. It curates gear that’s high quality and you only have to buy once, in your life. Stellar stuff.  Not-so-funnily, I’m writing this sitting in a London Wholefoods. The place is festooned with “eco” messaging. And yet everything comes on disposable plates, with disposable forks more
  • What to look for in your cleaning products. Plus a giveaway! If you’ve been following the My Simple Home series, you’ll know I’m really rather committed to keeping my home ecologically and ergonomically minimal and sustainable. I’ve shared on toxic hazards you should avoid and how to detox your kitchen. Oh, and how to buy a sustainable couch. Which I did finally do! Today, I’ll touch on a few tips more
  • are you left or right brained? Don’t we just love to test ourselves to see “which one” we are! I think I did this test years back. Perhaps you’ve seen it? Can you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise? If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain. And vice versa. Most see her turning anti-clockwise. more
  • the best ever iphone apps: a listicle (part 2) A week or so ago I shared the apps I’m rapt about. Now a list of radical ones you use (albeit, not all of them are productive…in fact some are counterproductive…but I guess it’s that time of year), plus a few from people whose productivity levels we’re in awe of. My assistant Jo loves these (she more
  • the best-ever iphone apps: a listicle (part 1) I’m excited about a few apps that make life sweeter, better, lighter. I’ve listed the ones I swear by. Please do add yours to the mix below (I’ll do up another post down the track of your suggestions…). Most of you know about Bump (free) and Shazam (free), yes? The former shares contacts when you more
  • how to build a better blog (part 2-ish) One day I started a blog. I didn’t know where it would head. I spewed forth and it grew like a virus. I just wanted to share things. Like all things with technology, it moved faster than I was able to adjust. So, truth be known, it’s not really what I thought it would be. more
  • a letter to the house you grew up in This is really really cool. Last week Arcade Fire, Google and artist Chris Milk, launched “The Wilderness Downtown“, an interactive video set to the band’s melancholy track “We Used to Wait.” Basically you type in the address of the home you grew up in and then it uses Google Maps and Google Street View to more
  • love your guests? a great guest information pack to download I found this post on Lifehacker about how to be a great host replete with really clever free download. I thought I should share it because it’s really rather efficient. And sweet. I personally get pretty uptight when guests stay. Having new people in my space confronts me. I live a pretty selfish life and more
  • stuff I’m not paid to endorse: the sharp political twits I follow ***Updated Friday 5pm: News is emerging the election will be called tomorrow. The PM is saying she’ll ask the GG to delay issuing the writ until Wednesday, which means IF YOU’RE NOT ENROLLED TO VOTE YOU’LL HAVE ABOUT FIVE DAYS TO DO SO. Do it at my link here. ***Updated Friday 5pm: Latika Bourke has more