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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ecobuild in eight hours

For me Ecobuild is a must. Ever since the show was launched in 2005 at the QEII Conference Centre with just 50 exhibitors and 1,000 visitors it’s had a firm place in my diary. But there’s a problem: the annual challenge of seeing the ever growing number of stands and attending the mass of seminars and conferences; let alone snatching a much needed coffee with the many colleagues I meet along the way.

With this in mind, Show House magazine asked me to pick what I think may be the highlights of this year’s show and suggest a diary for the day. Read the feature here (pdf)…

Sustainable luxury?

I’ve always been more than a little wary of the contradiction of putting the words ‘luxury resort’ and ‘sustainability’ together but recently I met up with the team behind the 12 Blues Resort & Spa in the Maldives. They claim that this is “destined to become one of the world’s most desirable six star resortcontinue reading

Renovation tale – Part 7

This is the tale of my first major renovation project some years ago… I should have realised that it would be tempting fate to extol the virtues of my builders but that’s what I did last night. As I sat at a friend’s dinner table I couldn’t help but feel smug as one by onecontinue reading