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…

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…

Stylishly laid back, the new kind of casual

2021  💫 STYLE  💫 TREND SPOTTER A new kind of casualness What is casualness but the relaxed and unconcerned manner we inherently have without the filter of conventions and care of others? Have you defined what this is for you? How are you most comfortably dressed? What’s your “thing”, that which does it for you, that which…

Best seat for news browsing and more

We are glued to our phones, iPads and laptops in every place of the house. The kitchen table. The tv couch. The bed. The office. Even the garage, at that moment when you’re right to get out of the car yet you want to give a few more seconds to the virtual self. The more…

Balance is everything – how to get your feature wall look great in just a few moves

Feature walls can take a room from ordinary to extraordinary. As cliched as that sounds, getting one for yourself is not as complicated nor costly as you may think. What you need is to create visual balance by using the art technique called composition. Start by selecting the right wall. The key to that is…

Welcome to my house!

This is the place where I live now. Where I have all my belongings, where I sleep and eat, keep my family safe, bring friends over, make love, laugh, cry, and heal when sick. It is the place where I shape and reshape my mind every day, as I grow older – and smarter, or…

Contemporary open concept home

Lots of wrap up for summer construction! Here is one home at my favourite construction stage –  drywall. Shape is there, no finishes in sight. Let’s you watch geometry at play

Decorating treats

Some planning never hurts; sizing what fits or not will save you a mistake or two. This is a sample from our design consults but even if not that detailed, basic measuring and sketching goes a long way. While shopping around….casual, comfy and very Continental, in many colours at Crate and Barrel West Elm is…