Busy city, quiet spaces – The other side of Singapore

ImageSingapore – if there’s anywhere in the world that gets me thinking of apartment living, this place has to be it.  Every time I go there the city is alive with cranes, drills, towering metal frameworks and little trucks full of builders.  It feels like a whole city’s worth of apartment blocks are built and re-built there, every day.  I actually love the excitement of it and how ordered it still manages to be.

Last time I visited I noticed for the first time those quiet little spaces that people have created for themselves in the middle of this BIG, noisy city.

The following photos are all very different but the feeling these places evoked was the same, of reflection, of peace and calm, of a little oasis. From the colourful opulent space for prayer, to the smooth carving of the statue, to the bright little flowers in a quiet patch outside a busy market place, these areas created a big change in pace and feeling.  

It’s easy to do this in your little space too, by choosing beautiful pieces of furniture and decoration, as opulent or as simple as you like, that evoke a reaction of calm when you see it.  And the outcome, as you can see below, is a really special and personalised space…

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The little porch – a festival of colours

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How can you inject some springtime colour to your outdoor space?  Here’s a tiny place I happened upon in Capri, proving just how much life can be packed into one little porch.  The tiles, flowers, and even the name plate are all fantastic excuses for a festival of colours!

This has been my weekend inspiration for potting up some beautiful flowers in coloured pots for my own little space.  Enjoy!

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