décor & design – The Doors Part Two

Take a step back in timeZanzibar Doors

 STONE TOWN is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar where little has changed in the last 200 years.

It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors – there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork.  Here are a few: Zanzibar Door 1

Zanzibar Door 2


We really enjoyed spending hours wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.  We could have spent days.

Stone Town was recently and deservedly declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO..

Zanzibar fruit stand

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It’s also the birthplace of the incredibly talented lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury.   For anyone wanting to make a Mercury pilgrimage, two good places to start are the Zanzibar Gallery, with a gold plaque on the outside to memorialize Mercury, and the popular Mercury’s restaurant. More at: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/tanzania/zanzibar

Zanzibar Door 3

décor & design – The Doors

Tuscany Door 8

Tuscany Door 7Part One – DOORS OF TUSCANY

Tuscany Door 2

Tuscany Door 1

Tuscany Door 5


There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors – Jim Morrison

When one door closes another one opens…

If eyes are the windows to the soul then an open heart is the door to all possibility.

 A new door is like a new gift, you never know what you’ll find once you open it.
If the Price is Right you can buy the door and find out what’s behind it!
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney
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AWay with Words – on design


Room8 modern counter top

Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public.

Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future – Robert L. Peters

It’s art if it can’t be explained.
It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation.
It’s design if it doesn’t need explanation – Wouter Stokkel

Art, Design, Fashion….it’s all personal is it not?

décor – Intriguing Interiors

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