Beach Christmas morning in Melbourne

If you are part of the Florida-goers North Americans and based on that, you think you know how Christmas is in all hot places you are mistaken. With all the heat and beautiful waters, these trips do not prepare you for what one finds in the land down under.

Milan inspired

We’re in for flamboyant interiors with vibrant brushstrokes inspired by the colour and pattern of the 2018 Milan Fashion Week.

The US architectural symbol of democracy, Lincoln Memorial

Symbols are an evolving library of information that pulls us together into the same conversation. Many symbols go beyond religious and cultural markers that are recognized by all, while some need to be learned before they are used and understood.

The key ingredient in a symbol is meaning. Anything can be a symbol, if it has meaning and sufficient recognition or use, it will eventually make it into the library of symbols of a religion, nation, the western or the eastern world, or humanity.

Neoclassical architecture as it is present in North America and especially United States has been associated with many meanings out of which in the case of Lincoln Memorial is democracy.

Direct from Puerto Plata

In between the over 2500 meters above sea level mountains carved with mysterious caves and the wide span beaches quiet in the sun, up on the north shore of the Dominican lies a story of lifestyle incomprehensible to most western civilization.

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…

My 2 cents on Niagara Falls

Nature is encompassing beauty that nobody questions. Few beautiful things have such a universal following. Up there on the list, Niagara Falls is a force of nature to reckon with. Poorly emphasized from the surrounding built environment point of view, there is hope that someday the city will revitalize and allow for better design to…

007 Interiors, James Bond Style

Always with the lady and the gun, unsure of order.. a fathomable space for this immortal cinematic character would be.. on the verge of luxurious and exotic .. with bold fuchsias and open landscapes.. dressed casually and cooking in spa-like robes with crisp compact kitchens and martini glasses.. hotel bite-designs for life on the go…..

Sibiu, Transylvania, Unesco – work in progress!

What a wonderful business trip it is when you visit a fantastic city, work with amazing people and eat lots of great food! That pretty much summarizes my recent trip to Sibiu, Romania. Our project there is shaping up quite nicely, here a sneak peek: the courtyard is getting there, probably last to be paved due…

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…

Work area therapy – in the kitchen

Why have a counter, a backsplash tile and a simple duplex plug under the typical upper cabinets full of glasses and plates – just because this is standard and this is how it’s done. Love this simple and yet so different work area: backsplash – tile on one side + stone and beautiful view to the…

Condo lobbies II

I like keeping an eye on what designers think and what people respond to when it comes to transition-spaces. Those that we go thru and yet, seldom use for a long period of time. They tend to be presented, like an installation, a sculpture, or a room in a museum, their refinement and importance explained,…