Christmas time is extremely busy for us and with the challenges of the pandemic it has been very stressful at times. But as Christmas approaches and buying gifts for my friends and family mainly on-line, I reflect on the future of high-street shops and how our shopping experience's have and will change for the future. I must admit on-line shopping is easy but I miss not being able to touch and browse items and especially not being able to pick up a scented candle and smell the scent. We take for granted and probably do not realise how we use our senses during shopping which is just impossible on-line - oh for scratch and sniff computers - if only.
However I will not let these challenges stop my passion for design and I find a new burst of inspiration to get my creative juices flowing. How shall I dress my tress this year? What can I do with surplus decorative items, I do not like to waste and it’s a shame to put it back in a box and not see for another year. What can I do different on my table dressing this year? Then my mind flows into the New Year looking at the new trends from the catwalk to interiors…. And this goes on endlessly igniting new ideas & inspirations.