With sadness I have closed the doors on The Design Ark.

Hosting is up for renewal and I have taken time to reflect on the project.

I started this site in 2011 as a place to bookmark things that were of interest to me, it has been so exciting, rewarding and fun to see it grow over the years and be enjoyed by thousands of people all over world.

The truth is, although I would love to carry on, the site does not fund itself and has cost me plenty of money to run. I can no longer afford it and have other projects I am invested it, both time and financially, that I have decided to pursue. Please join me at Handsome Press to find out more.

To the loyal group of followers who have made running this site fun, for the thousands of emails, kind word and submissions received from around the world – thank you. They have meant a lot and I’ve enjoyed the conversations we’ve had together. You’ll find me here and here to carry on the chat.

If you have found enjoyment in the site over the last five years please consider a final donation. Your support is valuable and appreciated. I also have an Amazon wishlist.

It’s been fun, friends.

Annabel x