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Nicholas Engert | Inspiration

  • Don't Talk Rubbish
    January 25, 2024

    Don't Talk Rubbish

    The ugly face of refuse

    Back in the 50’s and 60’s the household refuse bin was a simple affair - a galvanised steel ribbed bin with removable lid and about half the capacity of the modern wheelie bin.

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  • Minus 4
    December 11, 2023

    Minus 4

    A week ago it was cold - very cold for those of us in southern England. The landscape was blanketed in a rime frost and the sun struggled to break through the early morning fog. But as the sun shone through the trees and the undergrowth shimmered with spiky icicles of frost, in the still air the landscape took on a serene quality.
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  • Thoughts on Architecture
    November 29, 2023

    Thoughts on Architecture

    Architecture is probably the most important of the visual arts. We are surrounded for the most part by the built environment and not only do the buildings we live and work in need to be functional for their specific purpose, I would contend that they should be aesthetically pleasing.
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  • Bathroom Lighting
    March 27, 2023

    Bathroom Lighting

    Bathroom lighting needs to be both sufficient and clear for tasks such as make up or shaving and gentle and unobtrusive for general bathing and relaxation.

    Too much bright light in a bathroom will be far from relaxing whilst insufficient light by a mirror is not ideal for specific tasks.

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  • Winter Ebbs Away And Spring Rushes In
    March 20, 2023

    Winter Ebbs Away And Spring Rushes In

    Today marks the official start of spring.  Winter's grip is easing and there is plenty of evidence in the countryside and along the hedgerows of that wonderful rebirth that happens every year. This winter has felt longer than usual but with longer days and brighter skies we start to feel more alive.
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  • The Luxurious Bathroom
    March 12, 2023

    The Luxurious Bathroom

    Bathroom design has hardly changed in any dramatic way for nigh on 100 years.  This is hardly surprising as all bathrooms revolve around three or four essential pieces of sanitary ware - wash hand basin, bath, shower and WC.  
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