The water garden

As I watch San Francisco’s Market Street coming alive at dawn, amid it all I stumble onto a beautiful fountain. Water is pushed up to the top where a thin brass plate ads a sparkle. There it bubbles softly before pressing moving patterns into the glass as it slides off back into the ground. 

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.

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.

Fireplace of 2017

I think each year can be translated in an object, a function, something that encapsulates time in a material form. 2017 was a tumultuous year, dynamic and powerful, between moving forward and letting go. Elemental in its roots, this is its fireplace.

Wellness in Design as a way of life

We all heard of it by now. The Wellness concept has taken over the mainstream and it’s not shy about it. Wellness promotes physical and mental health as key ingredients to great quality of life.  Banking on the importance of a balanced and happy living, it stands for the pursuit of  healthy and emotional equilibrium….

The spatial and functional luxury of master suites

Back ten years ago not many designers thought out of the box and I’m happy to be one of the few that were at the forefront of this phenomena. What has happened to the notion of the Master Bedroom closely replicates the early twentieth-century modernism in architecture. The bedrooms have literally exploded and fused with…

IDS 2106 – 6 highlights from The Interior Design Show, Toronto

Water vapour fireplace! humidifies the room as well! Cooktop – literally! Finally doors in all sizes – beautiful, from Bigfoot XL/XXL windows and doors Stunning glass art from Renato Foti The new urban kitchen, polished industrial from Scavolini Fabulous use of Ceasar stone in the centre lounge – Tom Dixon ICE

Trendy/Retro baths

A new breed of retro is in: trendy is redefined with a flair of the old. Can you tell what makes this bathroom retro? Can you tell what makes it trendy? More to come…

Homes in Hot Climates

Light has a way to form shape like no other tool. I always like the way southern designers use light and shadow in shaping architecture and how the serene quality of water mixes with it.

The island-neighbourhoods of Stockholm

Out of a list of places to visit, this should be on everyone’s list.   Despite the absurd taxes, or maybe just because of what they have to offer, Swedes appear to enjoy their life in a beautifully balanced way. Stockholm is a calm city with angled perspective views to various architecture due to the…

Double vanities under 5’ are a no-no

If you consider redoing your bath and, for market-sake, look into a double vanity that is under five feet long consider this:   to wash side by side you need 30” comfortably, minimum 24″ per person if you put two sinks in the vanity you are left with no counter-space; so if you really want to…