Direct from Puerto Plata

In between the over 2500 meters above sea level mountains carved with mysterious caves and the wide span beaches quiet in the sun, up on the north shore of the Dominican lies a story of lifestyle incomprehensible to most western civilization.

Looking up and down a central Modern stair

While designing a stair, I always like to think and design the views up and down from it. Here is a recently completed glass railing contemporary stair and what you see when you look around!   looking up… and looking down..

Al Fresco Modern Table Decor

Aaaa-almost smelling the summer…a day here, a day there, some would say you feel it in your bones, the non-gradual, rather chaotic back and forth seasonal change that is so typical in Ontario: one day sleeveless, one day parka. The teaser of summer days makes you think of .. Funky placemats The round mats from…

Working with yellow

sun lemon strong happy warm blunt brave whimsical whatever you’re thinking, yellow is power

Socially established myths related to work and play

that there is work and there is play that there is personal and business that there is the emotional and the rational that there is work life and retirement life All is on a fringe, all is about balancing, common sense and communication. And it’s been like this forever. Instead of segregating what the individual…

Contemporary Toronto – beautiful modern homes around town

Originally posted on my 2 cents on design:
As conservative as Toronto once was, more and more home owners stray away from tradition and embrace the universal, simple lines of modernism. Maybe in need of de-cluttering, maybe in admiration of the minimalists, maybe as a pure expression of an aesthetics they love. Fact is, more and…

The comeback of Bold Wallpaper

The days of outdated and difficult to deal with wallpaper are long gone. Now an industry favorite, wallpaper made a significant comeback in the past few years and the 2018 predictions show that it’s here to stay. Big, bold colorful prints are fun and make the space special. This lovely Farrow and Ball print is…

Plaster is not what you think anymore

Plaster is a finish undergoing a major revival. In the age of smart materials, the faux finishes take a fresh and exciting turn and plaster right there with them. Once only associated with churches of the past and palaces of dead kings, plaster can be modern and contemporary. This is a great example of such an…

Lit-Up, blast from the past, 2011

While looking for modern sleek lights on a current project, I stumbled on this older blog post with great examples. Thought I should re-share. With “objects” you never know what lasts and what does not. I guess that’s how some of these pieces become iconic or classical. Some are trends that come and go. The…

Saying goodbye to winter

As we say goodby to winter, here is one of my favourite Christmas decorated houses of this season.

In the Spirit of Valentines Day….

In the spirit of Valentines Day tomorrow and the cold bite we have here in Toronto, here is to the power of Red! One of our favorite reds, Caliente is Benjamin Moore’s color of the year. Currently being used at Edge Towers Condominiums.   Commercial and Residential Interior Design Source: inhouse — Dochia