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The secret recipe for great buildings!

Whether you are looking to renovate, build your dream home, or have a shop/café/office that needs an internal fit-out, there is a secret recipe to getting the best possible result! Let’s break down it down into easily digestible parts. INGREDIENTS You more than likely have your list of ingredients already – this is your wish list…

Five ways to acknowledge World Environment Day

Today is United Nation’s World Environment Day! I was inspired by a blog post over at the local tree-planting/carbon-offsetting business at Fifteen Trees about ways to celebrate/take action on  World Environment Day! It got me thinking about the top 5 ways I would be ‘celebrating’ today, and was worthy of a mid-week post! 1. I Will Appreciate…

Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

I attended an enlightening event last week, which for me was a great follow-up to the Big-Hearted Business conference I attended earlier this year. “Transform” was industry-specific for me, about Women and Architecture. It was very empowering to be in the company of so many amazing women in my profession. The day was organized by…

“So, what is your blog about?”

“So, what is your blog about?” What is Talina Edwards Architecture: ELEMENTAL DESIGN? Who or what is elementalina? They’re good questions, and I keep getting asked because I’m new to this blogging adventure, and we’re going to find out the answers together… starting with this attempt at an explanation. Talina Edwards Architecture is the business name for my recently established…

The self-doubting creative soul… sound familiar?

Recently I’ve been thinking about creativity, passions, dreams, and also about fear, self-doubt, and a lack of confidence and courage. I’m probably not alone here. What am I afraid of? Failing. Making a mistake. But I’m human, we all make mistakes. Fear shouldn’t stand in the way of our dreams. I know I can learn…

When I grow up, I want to be…

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be an Architect. All the signs were there from early childhood. In my preschool years I loved stacking wooden blocks, and this turned into a big love of Lego! I’d ask for Lego house sets for every birthday/Christmas and loved building them to the plans…

David Gillespie's "Sweet Poison" - a very interesting read

“You are what you eat”

A wise woman told me the other week ‘that to become the most beautiful and empowered version of ourselves, we need to first and foremost nourish ourselves with life-giving food (food that keeps us vibrant, energetic and provides us with mental clarity to do the things we need to do), with a focus on healthy…

The first day of the rest of my (amazing) life!

My life has changed. The planets are aligning and everything seems to be falling into place. This is my first post of my new blog/website which will not only give me a presence for my new business (architectural practice), but also a voice with which to share some passions, and perhaps inspire others in the…