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Pumpkin this, pumpkin that!
Written by NDA tutor Sarah-Jane Wilkinson “Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble” – William Shakespeare Whether you love it or hate it, Halloween is just around the corner and with two weeks left to go to get into the spirit of things here are some easy alternatives to decorating pumpkins aside…
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Colour By Nature: Farrow & Ball and the Natural History Museum
Written by NDA tutor, Stephen Matthewman-Knowles It is always interesting when a paint company launches a new range of paint colours, and Farrow & Ball’s latest collection is no different; working closely with the Natural History Museum. Recognised as one of London’s major tourist attractions and home to an eclectic collection of natural wonders. I was certainly…
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Why Did Anyone Think Carpeted Bathrooms Were a Good Idea?
Written by NDA tutor Ruth Skrytek We’ve seen a distinct lack of carpet as a floor finish choice in recent years’ trends, not just in bathrooms. There is an overwhelming abundance of hardwood floors featured in popular design magazines, and of course on the home page of Pinterest – but is carpet making a comeback?…
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10 Examples of Contemporary Cultural Design from Index Dubai!
Written by the NDA Dubai team For many around the world, the city of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates instantly conjure up images of towering skyscrapers, ultra-modern malls and futuristic designs. But a closer look shows a design aesthetic that is rooted in tradition a lot more than it appears at first. As the…
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Low Maintenance Gardens
Written by NDA Garden Design tutor Gill Lotter Expectations upon each of us to have the perfect garden to match our picture postcard life and home are as demanding as ever, but how do we rationalise this with our needs? Instead of feeling a sense of overwhelming panic when we step out of the back…
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