Blue Fall – say what?

Everything in moderation as long as it has a little bit of blue, have you not heard the saying? Well.. if you didn’t, you do now. It is irrelevant if it exists or not because it should! With 2023 just around the corner, you better get your blues straight and get ready to spice up…

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…

Over the top hotels and Blue Zone lifestyle, two major trends for this Spring

Needless to say, they both have to do with leisure, health and wellbeing. At some point enough is enough and one has to admit that this is the world we live in. While risks have changed, life must go on and, with adjusted responsibility and awareness, we should continue to travel and explore this beautiful…

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…

Detox power 101 – Reading nooks and what the hype is all about | Part 1

Cleanses, weights-lifting, yoga classes, detox, purging and facials are just some of the perfect fixes for an adult crappy day. And for the lucky some, reading nooks just may do the same. That is, if you’re into reading. It does not need to be a book. It can be a tablet. Should you be into…

How to design cities and homes for avatars and robots and why should we consider this

“I’ll be darned if I want to do this again. It’s a pain and I hate it!” If you’ve ever thought that about anything, this is why we need robots. When faced with the choice of doing things we like versus things we do not like, we all, without exception, would rather choose the ones…

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…

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,…

The three things that we should not give up any one day of the year

Ever wondered how some people are able to keep a schedule and repeat the same rituals every day? The kind of rituals that are poster-ready, the kind that you would want to have because through some weird and magical connections if you do that, you will achieve some elevated sense of self and accomplishment? Well,…

Top 5 tips on how to be emotionally resourceful as a self-employed interior designer

The lure of beauty If you’ve ever considered an interior design career,  most likely you’ve been lured by beautiful pictures, lavish homes, all kinds of exquisite interiors, fashionable people and pretty things in general. It is a field perceived as glamorous and hip, innovative and happy.   And it is all true. If you’re like…

Stylishly laid back, the new kind of casual

2021  💫 STYLE  💫 TREND SPOTTER A new kind of casualness What is casualness but the relaxed and unconcerned manner we inherently have without the filter of conventions and care of others? Have you defined what this is for you? How are you most comfortably dressed? What’s your “thing”, that which does it for you, that which…

Why is your home able to boost or kill your mood

You know that scene in America’s Sweethearts when John Cusack complains about Catherine Zeta-Jones taking her new beau to “their restaurant”? As if by doing that, she’s poisoned all the dinners he had with her there in the past. Have you’ve experienced that? Did you ever wonder why that is? This is happening because we…