Home vibe – what it really is and how to positively resonate with your home, part 1

Home vibe is not a myth. It is controllable, measurable and real. As obvious as this may be, the less obvious part is the strong dependence between vibe and meaning. Science may not have quite all the tools set up, but the foundation is there, and the data is available. When lawyer and philosopher Tam…

How to live together with a teenager the 20/30/50 rule

One of the biggest myths is that teenagers are self-absorbed. The passion, loyalty to their group and friends, as well as assertiveness of their opinions, if appropriately interpreted, paint a completely different picture. Sociologically they have a strength that is seldom recognized: they are highly capable of meaningful contributions to help those around them. The…

A cottage is a home, with your body in mind

Having a cottage comes with endless drives in and out of the city, the established efficiency of end of weekend cleanup and, naturally, the inexorable pleasure of alternate living in different yet equally familiar environments. Heidegger’s Dasein concept offers excellent insight into why that is. Simply put: being in the world does not mean you’re…

The mirror house – women and their homes

If I were a house, what kind of house would I be? What would I look like, and how would I feel? A deep berry door, like cherry cheesecake lipstick, would kiss my girlfriends hello And they would enter with laughter and untold stories Spilling out and exploding with joy. With every step My velvet…

Intimately yours ❤️ are you ready to set up the perfect Valentine’s day

Valentine’s Day is all about spending time with the ones you love and respect and the ones that feel the same toward you. Typically celebrated at dinner, keep in mind that a whole day can be planned around love, intimacy and affection. Breakfast in bed is an instant winner! It never gets old. Since breakfast…

The secret to a presentable front foyer

While we all want an immaculate and organized house, we have to admit to ourselves that we don’t all fit the mould. The upkeep is what kills it. But having one space that is always pristine makes up for the lack of overall satisfaction enough to not worry so much about every dingy corner that…

If you build your closet right, you will have an instantly – organized front entry

First impressions will always be first impressions. If you’re lucky enough to build a home from scratch, don’t leave those impressions to chance or the whim of a snappy decision on site. Think it through carefully on paper, make it shine through superior finishes and a-typical detailing, and you’ll get a gorgeous entry that will…

Detox power 102 – Reading nooks are a healthy and affordable alternate to meditation | Part 2

Unlike popular belief, you do not absolutely need meditating to relax, and you do not need meditation prior to reading. Because of course, like a busy adult that you are, you have no time for both. But you can, in fact, use reading instead! of meditating. Reading takes a lot out of you if you…

How to make most out of your morning ritual when you share the bathroom with your partner PART 3

Consider separating the water closet If your partner needs to rush in for a few seconds while you’re at the sink or in the shower, this is, mentally, less of an interruption. With the WC out of the way you can also do a lot more with the bathrooms design like spread the rest of…

Detox power 101 – Reading nooks and what the hype is all about | Part 1

Cleanses, weights-lifting, yoga classes, detox, purging and facials are just some of the perfect fixes for an adult crappy day. And for the lucky some, reading nooks just may do the same. That is, if you’re into reading. It does not need to be a book. It can be a tablet. Should you be into…

How to make most out of your morning ritual when you share the bathroom with your partner, part 1

Let’s face it, we all want a bathroom of our own. From small grooming rituals to the pleasure of enjoying water on our skin, to the five minutes of peace and quiet away from a busy household, bathrooms can give it to you all. This expected convenience of modern living offers easy body hygiene maintenance…

The Canadian cottage reinvented, Drake Devonshire, Prince Edward County, PEC

A staple activity of the Canadian lifestyle, the escape to the cottage sets the weekend entertainment tone of many Toronto families. ‘Modest’ and ‘cozy’ are the typical characteristics associated with the architecture, the interior, and the immediately surrounding landscape. Here family and friends gather to spend quality time together, share meals, stories, and oftentimes, a dip…