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.
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...
Rusty romantic, reinterpretations of Magritte hats, modern metal or the colorful mosaic hanging lamps - Istanbul offers them all. And most importantly, offers the places to buy them!
Just as we consider symmetrical faces to be beautiful the same judgment we apply to architecture and interior design.
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.
Istanbul can hardly come up to mind as a romantic getaway for a weekend. However this city sizzles romance and most importantly offers sights that can rival the Tour Eiffel anytime.
From the buildings of Balat neighbourhood, the shiny mosaic lamps hanging in small shops, the spices in bazaars to the graphics on the walls this city's vibe is all about the mix of colour.
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 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.
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...