I’m an old fashioned girl. My Blackberry is just a phone, my i -Touch is just for music and I hand write appointments in my calendar book. So this blog will be like they were in the beginning. The word “blog” stands for “web log” and the early ones were online journals. The author, usually an anonymous nobody, would spout opinions, observations and feelings, about anything and everything, without regard for the audience. In fact, many never had, or expected, much of an audience.  Then they started to catch on and they changed. Today, blogs have morphed into everything from a full website in blog format to, most commonly, a  “News & Events” section for current topics and product information.

I expect to have some of that. But mostly, I will be musing on a personal level about all things design.  As they relate to my journey, my adventure if you will, getting established as a designer in my new country.  Along the way I’ll be renovating my own home and will document that process here. And I’ll try to refrain, but there may be some ranting and raving along the way. Like, why are New Zealand kitchens so boring?!! And why is there so much white everywhere?!!

Oops, sorry. That just slipped out.  Amongst all the wonderful and glorious things about living here, sometimes a girl from San Francisco can have a tough time in the world of New Zealand design. Perhaps you understand. If so, I hope you will keep me company on my journey. And I would love to hear what you have to say too!