New Year’s resolutions // Two ingredients needed to make them happen

What I’ve learned from the design process is that the word of the day is… HIERARCHY Why the hierarchy is important is that it divides the items you want to do into categories that are broader than “done” and “not done”.   The done // not done categorization is doomsday for even the healthiest of…

Why constant learning is important and what it does to your brain

We typically think of school age as learning and all that follows, as something else. That ‘something else’ is the honing of more or less repetitive tasks that make up our lives. And as we increasingly enjoy the pleasure of getting better at them, we tend to spend less and less time acquiring new activities,…

Living through a pandemic and how a laid back attitude can take you through it

As someone living in the first world, I’m not accustomed to having my movements restricted, or my social appearance directed by the use of masks, nor am I accustomed to the sparsity of activities that I so cherished to do around my own city, Toronto. But not being a lingering pessimist, this type of thought does not last long; so I figured that instead, I would get a little perspective and look at where some of this has been imposed in much more nefarious circumstances. That ought to perk me up!

Healthy eating and good cottage appetite

In order to have a healthy appetite and develop proper eating habits, stress is the number one enemy and relaxation is your best friend. And what better way to quickly relax, truly relax, than get yourself out there in the country-side and enjoy country-everything with its greens and soft sounds, the birds, the water and all those basic little pleasures that make for instant nature-therapy. While nature plays its part, architecture and design have an equally big role that is crucial in achieving a relaxing state. A break from the stress, a true break that has positive effects does not need to be long, but it does need to be effective. And that takes just the right design, the right people, or sometimes lack of, the right meal and the right sunset.

My 5 favourite December treats

I am one of those people that never makes it to the hair salon because I don’t seem to ever be able to book an appointment. These hairdressers are so busy that it takes too much of compromising my own schedule in order to make anything work.

Sci-fi and the future of the body imagined

My fascination with sci-fi as a genre lies in the forgiveness with which the public accepts its ideas.  Imagination in the sphere of the future is accepted much easier than in the realm of the present. As a designer of interiors, many of my ideas are shot down, questioned, torsioned, probed and often some are…

Wellness in Design as a way of life

We all heard of it by now. The Wellness concept has taken over the mainstream and it’s not shy about it. Wellness promotes physical and mental health as key ingredients to great quality of life.  Banking on the importance of a balanced and happy living, it stands for the pursuit of  healthy and emotional equilibrium….

Seasonal Biology and Design

2015 will prove to be an interesting year for interiors.  While some of the design directions are rather predictable, such as the soft, earth-friendly colour palette, the densification of urban centers and the resulting smaller and smaller condo, there is one trendy scientific field that is thought-provoking in terms of its impact on spatial perception and…