out and about :: cornish inspiration

Katie | August 4, 2014

View from the Scarlet Hotel Cornwall

Carl Jung proposed that anything taken to extreme becomes its opposite. When you do what you love for a living, the temptation is to work really hard and to work all the time. The danger is, that taken to extreme, the thing you love can become a thing you hate. I don’t ever want this to happen, so when I feel it looming, I switch off completely for a little while to make sure it doesn’t – usually in deepest darkest Cornwall where mobile phone signal is pretty hard to come by anyway!

Cornwall inspiration

I feel very lucky to say that my trip involved long leisurely walks and home-cooked meals with the people who matter to me the most; a stay at the Scarlet Hotel in Mawgan Porth (first, middle and bottom pictures above), swimming in their wild pool, running around a lake and swimming in the sea; a beach barbecue on a deserted beach Cadgwith Cove with seafood caught just hours before; time spent idly doodling in my sketchbook; lots of raucous laughter; live jazz; and lazy lie-ins. I feel even luckier to say that I have come home feeling refreshed, inspired and raring to go – and that I still love my job. I highly recommend it.

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Having established confessions of a design geek in 2010, Katie Treggiden has gone on to a career in design journalism, writing for titles such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Elle Decoration, Stylist, Design Milk and Ideal Home. In 2014, she launched Fiera, an independent magazine dedicated to discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. Her second book, Makers of East London, was published in 2015.

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