Friday, 30 December 2011

grand designs; the arch house

Seeing as the name of this blog has clearly taken inspiration from the channel 4 program Grand Designs, I thought it would be only right to use it as a source of inspiration for posts, so here goes;
The Arch House, series 7 episode 11 is perhaps my favourite Grand Design of all time. Aside from the fact that the couple creating this house seemed like genuinely nice normal people - not the crazed controlling millionaires at one end of the spectrum or the totally un-organised, un-funded people at the other, who they usually have on the program - it was a beautiful, practical and innovative piece of architecture, the centerpiece of the house being the painstakingly crafted tiled arch that encompassed the structure. 
I could go on and on about this house instead I shall say that you should go and watch the episode on 4oD though rather shit-aly they have taken this particular episode down, along with the films of my 2 other favourite builds from this series. Bastards.  


  1. Wow! Looks amazing, love your BLOG too. Annie x

  2. Happy New Year pixie hair, loving the new look, I am also now of the short hair brigade.Not clever enough to up load 'photo:(

    All credit to you for being so strong and courageous in December, v proud of you.

    Be in touch soon, lots of love Penny T xxx

  3. Happy New Year Ella. We are all very proud of you - well done with the website. Lots of love Miss Evans xxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Hi Ella, Miss Mulroy here your old tutor! just catching up on your blog, I think you and your family are all so brave.

    you look great with short hair! take care of yourself and keep strong!

    Lots of love to you and your family, Janine x x (JAM rules ok)