Hello from Ella (Interior Lecturer)
My colleague always says “your home should be your landing strip after a long day at the office, where your soul can find peace and you yourself can relax.” It goes about a lot more than the gate and picket-fence, that we see as security.
It involves the whole picture, the usage of all our senses. To change a home into a place, where your heart truly lives, takes more knowledge than books and skill, it involves passion and ingenuity.
Indoor décor and architectural marvel is one thing, but if your house is a homeit should have a heart. The most stunning homes is normally the ones whereby all your emotions can run wild with you, and you can surely delight in all your antiques, whether it is grandma’s hat-box, a frame bought at flea-market with a special friend, the look of the paintings on your wall, and you know that your friend and yourself did blood-sweat through the night, with a bottle of wine to decide where it should hang. Or that half-eaten bottle of jam in your fridge, those peaches you painstakingly peeled for the big occasion.
Your home should be a place of solace for you, whereby you can just an relax amongst your treasures, and your garden should display your inner happiness.
Lots of love,
I loved 2012 – Kobus (Lecturer)
And so we say goodbye to another wonderful year. When I look back at the good times this year it would have to be seeing North West School of Design growing and adjusting into what I am so excited about to be part of in the upcoming years.
Not only did I learn about the necessity to adapt to the greater good but also the importance of solving circumstances and the aftermath there of. In my 5 years with the school, I have had the privilege to take mentorship from 2 important ladies in my life, Marina Alberts and Marlene Oosthuizen and would like to thank them for their investment in my being.
Secondly is the great success we had from the 2012 Fashion show, seeing how a whole family came together, each playing an important part in making the show happen. This is truly one of those once-in-a-lifetime thing you have to be part of and I want to thank all of you who made it happen.
Then there was one special day for me, the 25th January 2012. This is the day I met 25 new young, talented individuals who during the year made such a big impact on my life and my way of thinking. I’m the one in front of the class lecturing but you are my 25 friends from who I have learned from and came to love.
Thank you for all your hard work and input during this year, you have made me proud. I wish everyone I know a blessed Festive Season, be safe and be kind.
All my love,