Home vibe – what it really is and how to positively resonate with your home, part 2

Home-lovers and house-users are two kinds of homeowners that look at things very differently. The home-lovers cherish their homes dearly; the house-users have a non-emotional go-about their day, move tomorrow if a better gig appears type of sentiments. There is nothing wrong with either; however, if you’re in the house-user camp, something is to be…

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…

Homes these days are less about norm and more about culture, part 2

Continuing our house tour on the main floor… (If you’ve missed part 1, read it HERE) MAIN FLOOR The living room and dining room are pulled together by a three-sided fireplace that articulates them without disrupting the flow of the space. The dining room sports a beautifully detailed bar with a backlit natural stone backdrop…

Homes these days are less about norm and more about culture, part 1

When myriads of cultures mix, borrow and evolve together within Toronto’s small geographic footprint, their aesthetic preferences intersect and build homes that exude a rich cosmopolitanism, proud of being different. This is such a home. A home where the owners love the contemporary design and wanted to keep most of their existing furniture and artifact…

Living in a Dochia home, a healthy house part two

Sure, you can live in just a house, but why stop there and not make the best of it. There is no shortage of wonderfulness in the world; get some for yourself, and here is how: LIVING IN A DOCHIA HOME Through Selftropy™ (the positive emotional bonding between a person and their surroundings), a Dochia-designed…

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,…

Chores and the marvel of working all day with the single goal of seeing no change

We all want our homes adequately contained, but it all comes down to one thing: how much time of your life should really be assigned to doing the same things over and over again? Think about it: in a world that is all about progress, where all we care about is evolving change, the goal…

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…

Chores and hobbies, a fine balance. Do you have what it takes to keep it and not lose your sanity?

In order to manage your time you need it to know where your worst of it goes. That time that you do not want to be spending the way you need to be spending it. That time that you dread and you wish to avoid. The time of chores. The basic difference between chores and…

Best of 2021 – from home rituals to healthy habits, design helps you live a better life

As the year ends, join me, and let’s revisit some of the best, most read, and most liked of My 2 cents on design blog posts of 2021! I have to say I’m very proud of myself. It is not an easy feat to keep a weekly blog. It is hard work and frankly, without…

Three tips for chores made easy when it comes to rug maintenance

I love rugs. They are nice on your feet and make barefoot walking a great sensorial experience. They enhance your tactile connection to your home in a direct and natural way. Aesthetically, any room can go from elegant to fun by swapping a rug and not changing anything else in it. This is particularly useful…