7 Design lessons we can learn from Istanbul – Be creative

7 Design lessons we can learn from Istanbul – Be creative

Rules are made to be broken and lessons to be forgotten. What I've learned from this amazing city is that there is one way to stand out from a population of almost 20 million - just be authentic, be creative, be unique.

Ideas for decorating the Christmas tree of your dreams

Ideas for decorating the Christmas tree of your dreams

It’s little time left until Christmas and everybody’s running around for presents, food, getting the perfect outfits and so on. If you haven’t yet bought the Christmas tree and have no idea how to decorate it then the process can seem like a true aggravation. Some people love changing the Christmas decorations every year according to the season’s new trends and room design. Others become attached to ornaments as they colle...

7 Design lessons we can learn from Istanbul –  Use patterns

7 Design lessons we can learn from Istanbul – Use patterns

The use of patterns is traceable back to the Ottoman art. The sultans loved using recurring patterns and were not afraid to show it! Topkapi palace is the best example of using rich and heavy tiles for decorating interiors and outside walls.

Going Green

Going Green

It’s not something new that the more we evolve the more we’re inspired by nature in all aspects of our lives. We try to eat as much raw and unprocessed food as possible, we go back to lively landscapes instead of shopping malls and try to recreate pieces of untouched nature in our homes. I personally see it as a comeback to our true self, an acknowledgement of being part of this wonderful Universe and not separated from it. This is pr...

Thessaloniki – warm and vintage

Thessaloniki – warm and vintage

Thessaloniki has that laid back Mediterranean charm you get to discover by walking down the narrow streets and mingling with the local folks in bars and restaurants. There are lots of places to go out to and in terms of design the words to describe are eclectic and vintage.

#throwback Wednesday – Oriental fabric design

#throwback Wednesday – Oriental fabric design

Having written about my trip to India in a previous post reminded me of some stunning pieces of design I got to see at Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt at the beginning of 2014. This trade show is the largest in Europe for home textile products and gathers designs and producers from all over the world from the high end brands to the local manufacturers of Europe and Asia. The ones that impressed me were obviously the crafts of India and Banglad...