What is good communication and why in design it mostly means perfectly organizing myriads of decisions

Good communication is about clarity of expression. That’s what we were all taught from the early days, and that’s the first mistake. Asserting that the control of communication is in the hands of the sender while ignoring that interpretation at the receiver’s end is as crucial, is the exact recipe for the Tower of Babel….

Home Pods: how to make one and what to do with it

Aside from Cleaning Day or, more specifically, the day after when everything is perfect and a pleasure to look at, we don’t really spend time looking at our homes as if we are a visitor in a museum or flipping through a design magazine. We just go about the day and do what we normally…

The kids variable in renovations

I’ve had food on the ceiling and radiators pulled out from the wall – all because of toddlers… I had the kid-proof water from the cooler draining the floor when the kid outsmarted the machine. There is nothing that resists them. Kids, the force of curiosity and imagination. They are the blast that tests every…

Getting ready to photograph the latest home project

As I just photographed a recently completed wonderful project, I thought of this older post and the great examples it on via: MODERN INDUSTRIAL, 16 ways to use steel doors

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…

Contemporary home in construction, Thornhill

One of the nicest characteristics of contemporary homes is the vastness of the windows. In this home here, we’ve picked up on this and carried it throughout the interiors in the brightness of wall colour, the glass railing, the breeziness of space around the fireplace. The dual colour of the contemporary kitchen adds deliberate contrast that visually…

home construction on the way…

Slowly getting to interiors   – building is up but it’s been full of framing and no surfaces for a while.     Walls are up and finishes come together. Flooring shows under the dirt –  this is the only instance where so much dirt is actually acceptable on a floor – by this time…

Sibiu, Transylvania, Unesco – work in progress!

What a wonderful business trip it is when you visit a fantastic city, work with amazing people and eat lots of great food! That pretty much summarizes my recent trip to Sibiu, Romania. Our project there is shaping up quite nicely, here a sneak peek: the courtyard is getting there, probably last to be paved due…

Inside Outside Job, Dochia in Reno & Decor, Summer ’16

Very proud of this project, great response, unique solutions and ready for the summer! Click here or on image for full article.