Living with Nature

Living with Nature

Hello, I’m Funda Kemal, an architect and urban designer living and working in the beautiful city of Bath in Somerset. My passion is design for a healthy planet. I invite you to join me on a meander through three imaginative architectural projects. Each incorporate...
Hygge in the garden

Hygge in the garden

I’ve been listening to Sandi Toksvig’s Hygge on BBC Sounds– an excellent podcast, I recommend it.  She and her guests are in a virtual log cabin in Denmark, talking about what the Scandinavian word ‘hygge’ means to them.  It turns out that it’s quite a wide-ranging...
Going Wild In your Garden

Going Wild In your Garden

Gardeners are the new front-liners in the battle to save nature. Protecting our natural habitat is becoming increasingly important – if you’re one of the 16 million gardeners in the UK, then you and your garden play a very important role in this. Even if you’re a fan...
A Word About….Mulching

A Word About….Mulching

Once you’ve improved your border soil, added some beautiful new plants, and stepped back to admire the view, it’s job done – isn’t it? There is one more thing you need to do and that is mulching. What is a mulch and why should we use it? A mulch is a topping for the...

How to Spruce Up Your Garden – Part 1

So a new year, possibly a new garden……  In this blog I am writing about the development of a major garden project we designed and installed last year in north Leeds.  It is the first in a series I am writing showing how we design and implement our gardens. I’m also...