Let the people of El Born sleep

Let the people of El Born sleep

El Born barrio is now one of the most fashionable places in Barcelona. The cafes and restaurants are packed with people, the streets filled with music. But what about the people living in the neighborhood of Born? As a passing tourist I’d always look with a bit of envy at those going back from work to the ‘place to be’ in Barcelona, feeling like on a perpetual holiday.

Thoughts from Costa Brava

Thoughts from Costa Brava

There is little to say to describe the beauty of this place. It's Spain. And the sea. So I can't help at wondering: does this beautiful scenery they live in influence their easiness on life? Or is it just the upbringing?

All German and neat

All German and neat

Frankfurt is neat, clean, organised, well equipped with signs, streets and instructions. Everything seems to be in order, everyone is respecting some rules despite the great diversity living there. All this holds a certain aspiring value, a glamour coming from the impressive skyline and being one of the largest financial centers in the world.

A cloudy afternoon in Veliko Tarnovo

A cloudy afternoon in Veliko Tarnovo

Struck by a little inspiration this morning, I decided to end the year writing about the last road trip of the year - last month in Veliko Tȃrnovo. It's one of the new places I discovered in 2014 that brought old and new friends in my life, new experiences, learning to love design even more and I became a happier, better version of myself.

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.

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.