Socially established myths related to work and play

that there is work and there is play that there is personal and business that there is the emotional and the rational that there is work life and retirement life All is on a fringe, all is about balancing, common sense and communication. And it’s been like this forever. Instead of segregating what the individual…

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 Offices

We all want to like our work. Some of us do and some of us don’t, no mystery there. Work, understood as one’s predominant activity and usually associated with some financial reimbursement, tends to often take over what we think of ourselves to be. There are books and theories written on this subject from life…

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…

A wonderful charm, homes of George Clooney

Traditional environments pose pleasure to the mind and soul – in interiors modernism is often associated with coldness .. Since I believe and practice a warm modernism mostly, it is essential that I take cues from tradition I like reinventing what tradition means, now, relevant taking an old english home and live in it is the…

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

Best German Kitchens

My recent encounter with german culture drew my attention back to their products. We all know of the highly technical quality and precision demonstrated in so many fields, culminating often with the automotive industry. Kitchens are another top of the heap for them. Here are some of my favourite german brands: Alno: Bulthaup: Hacker: Here is…

Fabulous Eclectic for Kate Moss and Johnny Depp

A beautiful interior that is lived in – gorgeously lit room and the other side: modest and so pleasant piece by piece, the room is full, with very little.. casual, cosy mix patched walls exposed wiring glowing tin ceilings and no uppers the friendliest of terraces city view at its best    

Fixing potlights layout on site

Some of the most important site visits for you to have if you build a new home are lighting and ceiling coordination visits with the designer. As the lighting and ceiling plans go to the contractor, the plans  that are the result of your many hours of work with your designer, figuring out what mood-scenes you…

Charging pads and surfaces

As computers get smaller, screens get bigger, appliances get smarter, let’s focus our attention a bit on charging all these things. There has been talk for a very long time of the disappearance of cables. I think we are getting a step closer. How many steps in total we need? that is a good question… Here…

A successful design project

If you are renovating your home, you are walking a fine line between the enthusiasm that such a project brings, the horror stories your friends tell you and the overwhelming feeling while facing the many choices you need to make. Realistic expectations go a long way. There is nothing but common sense that will make…