A healthy house in the age of global sickness, part one

First and foremost, a healthy home needs to be a pleasant environment. That simple. As your wings to society are tied up, and your home is your entire universe, how happy are you with it? For some, homes are the womb of daily living, while others consider it just a house. Whichever camp youʼre in,…

How cocooning helps you live your life first, and then worry about the others

‘In case of emergency, put your own mask first before helping others’. We’re all too familiar with the over-scripted airline instruction, the ubiquitous mantra of distant travel. Sometimes interpreted as a much deeper life lesson, you can easily understand how this advice can lend a better you, a you that can help more by just…

The cult of wine – introduction to a fulfilling lifepath and what could come with it

My letter to the wine traveler in you.. Dear fellow wine lover,  searcher of all things exquisite in life, Wine travel can teach you a lot about how to live well while welcoming you into a cult-like no other. It sets you up for experiences that move imagination and fuel creativity in a way that…

Endogenous pharmacotherapy – stimulate your brain at least through rearranging your home

Without a doubt, the biggest power humans hold is their minds. What is mind, really? Some mistakenly call it a brain, some call it intellect, and granted, there are overlaps here that are hard to ignore, there are distinct characteristics that define the ‘mind’ that are only pertinent to it. Mind is both a set-up,…

The unbearable joy of loving yourself [before you’re almost dead] and designing the life you actually want

When you closely look at how western democracy, for the purpose of the progress of the species, demised human life into demographically usable bits, you realize that modern living is a polarized and systematically caged terrestrial garden of Eden. You can see the garden with its bliss from everywhere you are yet through your choices,…

Design Of Creatively Harmonious Intelligent Answers

“Sometime in the summer of 1986, after a lot of debating and obsessing over how I would like to spend my life, I made the decision to become an architect. It was a decision like any other and at the time, not bigger nor smaller, whose long-term implications I was not looking to grasp. I…

What is health and what does it have to do with disease

Health is a hot topic in any day and age, especially now. As a species, our primary instinct and goal is survival and health helps yield high survival rates. But what is health anyway and what does it do for me? Here is what health is not: it is not the absence of disease. Disease…

Happy Valentine’s

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, this year the day falls on a weekend. With work out of the way, a full day can be planned around love, intimacy and affection. So set up…

I am TIME

Today I’ll be short. Some days are just like this. Busy, screeching painfully at the speed of seconds passing by, bloated seconds, full of the swell of thoughts and chores, ambitions and fears, too busy to notice each other. Seconds are droplets isolated and estranged, unaware of belonging all to one life, my life. Sifting…

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…

How did the 24-hour day become never enough and what to do about it

The moment the day goes from 24 hours to 30 I’ll be the first to bank on it!  An hour has 60 minutes. A day has 1,440 minutes. What we need is a clock that gains a minute every 4 minutes. Bang! 6 hours extra every day.  And then: Will we actually do more, feel…