Daily Archives: March 17, 2013

The Green-Eyed Monster!

The Green-Eyed Monster!
turn green with envy!

turn green with envy!

Are envy and jealousy two sides of the same coin? Find out for yourself. Answer these two questions for yourself:

You discover your partner has had an affair. Do you:

–  Scream at him, and tell him he is a terrible person

–  Tell your friends, to relieve yourself of the pressure of the hurt

–  Regularly check his phone, emails or browser history

–  Put your rage into your collection of resentments

 

You’re single and your best friend has just met the man of her dreams. Do you:

–  Listen to her enthuse, while sobbing inside

–  Warn her that love can be blind

–  Talk about the freedom of being single

–  Say something critical of her or him

If you said “None of the above,” I’m not sure I believe you. Jealousy and Envy are painful emotions, and when we act them out, we’re trying to get some relief. Of course, none of these behaviors actually provide that relief.

We use the two words interchangeably. They are in reality two distinct emotions, each with their own spectrum of usefulness to destruction. Simply put, jealousy refers to feelings of impending loss of something you have (your partner’s love perhaps) and envy refers to the desire for something someone else has. They are both Continue reading “The Green-Eyed Monster!” »

X-FACTOR

X-FACTOR

It’s the architectural oomph, the je-ne-c’est-quoi in a home that makes you standup straighter and stare. Who doesn’t love to live in a place like that? Some of the aspects that bring on a unique look and the x-factor for a house are added features like swimming pools, sun decks, enhanced natural habitat and landscaping, panoramic views, façade treatment and naturally innovative use of materials.This could essentially be an architectural feature. It could be the way you style your panes or the manner in which your house stands. To enhance the x-factor of your house, flip through international catalogues and architectural journals for some cutting edge ideas.

Aspects like swimming pools and sun decks spell luxury to most city dwellers. Considering that space is an issue, we recommend hints of the actual thing. For instance, plunge pools and loungers on your balcony.

Visual oomph !

Visual oomph !

 

ZONES

In open-plan homes, where space is an issue, we suggest you plan your Continue reading “X-FACTOR” »