Thirst and water are only the same thing if you’re a fish

I remember the days when I was a teen. Those were the days that followed a childhood of school-going with the key around my neck, of coming home by myself from the 10-minute walk, then making lunch before my parents got back from work, then set down and doing homework only to be ready to…

Remembering Summer

This was just such a nice soft summer day… the ROM echoed with the sound of the street band weaving happy tunes in the warm summer air.

Saying goodbye to winter

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

Edit, the DX exhibit

Some of the things that caught my eye. Sometimes it’s better to not read the description, to not be told what you really look at but rather make it up your own way. That should be today’s way to look at design. At a time of over-stimulation, challenging reality in your own personal way is…

On Proximity, Space and Light Installations. The Distillery District

Needless to say, beautiful lights at night have a pleasant charm to them.When those lights are designed by artists and architects and placed in the open, the city transforms into a curated exhibit. Few places around the world have light festivals and now we have it too! Out of the ones on display at the Distillery, my favorite…

Chris Wilkinson, bridges

“People don’t like not seeing the end of where they are going” Chris Wilkinson Even if you are not familiar with the work of this architect but have been to London, you may know one of his beautiful bridges over Thames. The Gateshead Millennium bridge is an elegant addition to the water and pedestrian flow. Chris…

Hip Restaurants

What makes them what breaks them? Well…food for one, needs to be good, well presented and different atmosphere = hip, fancy and comfortable not too noisy – this is my preferred, I still like the talking as part of the dining experience and yes, fancy bathrooms make for a good conversation at all times!  …

Listening to Tom Dixon and Ora Ito

Rarely when looking at an object one gives sufficient thought to the process it underwent prior to its final form. Recently at the interior design show here in Toronto, two prominent contemporary designers talked about their way of work – here are some excerpts. Tom Dixon Exponent of the punk era and Sex Pistols, the esteemed…