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.

Ephemeral spaces of missed spectacle

The streets of Toronto finally, flourish in a delayed bloom of late summer, and the city becomes a festival itself. Terraces, flowers and music are back and scents of culinary delights haggle for your attention everywhere. 

Best city stroll food – pancakes delight

It is almost impossible not to get hungry when walking and it is not because of the exercise. Getting hungry while exploring on foot is a progressive experience that starts with scents of delicious food that make their way out of corner cafes and restaurants.

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.

Contemporary Toronto – beautiful modern homes around town

Originally posted on my 2 cents on design:
As conservative as Toronto once was, more and more home owners stray away from tradition and embrace the universal, simple lines of modernism. Maybe in need of de-cluttering, maybe in admiration of the minimalists, maybe as a pure expression of an aesthetics they love. Fact is, more and…

Saying goodbye to winter

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

Edge Towers, Mississauga Sales Centre opening

At Edge Towers, we’ve pushed the envelope of what Timeless Classic means in a contemporary context. The mix of elegance and sophistication, relaxation and wellness is inspired by city living and the energetic, on the rise urban locale of the Mississauga downtown. The colorful richness of tradition  permeates through furnishings and accents while the building’s light…

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…