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

Beautiful objects, the Dyson hairdryer

The power of design is often most visible in product design, consumer goods with wide reach to the public that go far beyond the function they are meant to simply perform and instead, they perform it superbly. Dyson is one of my favorite brands that achieve that. Visible in their retail, the new store at Yorkdale…

Twenty Two beautiful fountain pens

Oh! I so like fountain pens! I have owned one since grade one, in fact, that was my first writing tool. I believe it was a Pelican. And yes that should give you a hint at how old I am which I don’t really see it as a problem but rather an advantage. Faber-Castell was,…

My 2 cents on Niagara Falls

Nature is encompassing beauty that nobody questions. Few beautiful things have such a universal following. Up there on the list, Niagara Falls is a force of nature to reckon with. Poorly emphasized from the surrounding built environment point of view, there is hope that someday the city will revitalize and allow for better design to…

Bold colour combos in furniture

What I love about the trips around town is that no matter what you’re looking for in stores, you always find some unexpected pieces. Like these beautiful Hermes orange bar stools from Barrymore. The brass accents give them just a slight sofistication.

Happy 2018, from all of us at Dochia!

With a new year comes a new start. We’re on to some positively exciting developments here at Dochia that will launch our Voice in the world of design beyond interiors. As a first step, we’re complementing this existing running blog with the Dochia News Feed that will strictly deal with the daily activities of the…

2017 the retrospective

A full year. As all years should be. The good, the bad and the ugly, the challenges and successes, the ups and the downs. A balanced concoction in time, a stable and comfortable base for a new year. May it be as full as the previous, with many more to follow. As for the highlights…

Photographing the work…

First, if you get to photograph it that means it’s done ! Ready to be used, admired, broken in. There is nothing better than seeing a project a few years down the road when few nicks and cracks are showing, little wrinkles in design, only making it more beautiful. Today however… this is a first…

Fireplace of 2017

I think each year can be translated in an object, a function, something that encapsulates time in a material form. 2017 was a tumultuous year, dynamic and powerful, between moving forward and letting go. Elemental in its roots, this is its fireplace.