A ‘Bali’ view on spirituality

A ‘Bali’ view on spirituality

All you hear about Bali is that it’s a deeply spiritual place. Everything is ‘spiritual’ there, all has a secret meaning, it’s all connected to their Hindu religion or ancient practices. I myself keep saying it to everyone asking me ‘How is Bali?’ – well it’s a magical place, it’s very spiritual. However, as I kept repeating these words I noticed how they become shallow and empty and lose thei...

Take me back to Thassos

Take me back to Thassos

  I know, it’s frustrating. Outside we’ve got -15° C, the city is frozen in icy snow and the year has just begun so no chance for holidays too soon and I’m posting pictures from the lovely Greek islands. I’m ok with winter and all but let’s admit it, each of us has a happy place to go to when things or weather become too harsh. And today I choose to go to my place of summer, chill and love – Thassos. As I...

Let’s talk about trends (2)

Let’s talk about trends (2)

Before we go on with the 2016 forecast I’ll tell you a little secret about trends and styles: there’s no really such thing as in and out of fashion when it comes to interior design. After seeing so many trade shows, pictures, articles, exhibitions etc etc I came to one conclusion – everything is allowed, everything can be reinterpreted and time is just a matter of perspective. And that because as I mentioned before design can ba...

A magical Bucharest

A magical Bucharest

(special thanks to my dear friend Rubama who made me see my city with different, more appreciative eyes) When creating this blog my intention was to write and share the experiences on travel and design I have when being abroad. However it seems I have neglected a part that is so representative of my own culture and has been my teacher in appreciating beauty and art – my home city Bucharest. Having always compared it to the more glamorous, b...

Wreath in time for Christmas

Wreath in time for Christmas

I wrote my first post on Christmas decorations last year talking about the styles and steps of decorating a beautiful holiday tree and promised myself to write next year even more. Christmas is my favourite time in terms of designs because it practically allows one to do anything without the fear of being tacky. There’s even the kitsch trend in decorating for Christmas so hey, anything is possible! But since my time is so limited and I hope...

One hour in Padova

One hour in Padova

It’s not the best weather I could get in this trip to Italy. It’s been pouring from the sky for 2 days and even as I write in my hotel in Florence outside I can hear the rain falling heavily on the pavement. After looking at so many pictures with beautiful sunny Tuscany my mental image of these places is a bit confused with this grey scenery. It makes me appreciate a cloudy but steady sky while you can at least take out a camera and c...

Let’s talk about trends

Let’s talk about trends

Fresh trends to pick up, everyone! Come and choose ya favourite, the bunch is ready and curated in trade shows and showrooms and magazines all for every taste and style. So yes, this autumn I’ve been very busy attending Maison & Object in Paris and Intergift in Madrid and checking out what the biggest players in home&deco industry have to offer for next year. Many new ideas for 2016 in interior design and some other reinforcing 2015...

Small guide to spending a weekend in Hamburg

Small guide to spending a weekend in Hamburg

I was one lucky girl, everyone told me. Such splendid sunny days in Hamburg are rare and not just sunny, but warm and filled with the frenzy of locals enjoying the weather. So instead of visiting Miniatur Wunderland and other indoor stuff, I just took the city by foot and ferry to discover touristic and not so touristic sights. I stayed over Reichsof Hotel, near the Central Station – a symbol of Art Deco style in design and glamour. Locatio...

On how design can improve our personality

On how design can improve our personality

It’s generally accepted that a good design especially for home interiors can improve our fleeting moods and even though we might not be able to explain why a certain style or object influences our spirit, we cannot deny it’s importance in our lives. But from changing a mood to making us better people – how is that possible? Well, we start from the general acceptance that our personalities are shaped by the environments we grew u...

A French-chic brunch in Birmingham

A French-chic brunch in Birmingham

Going for brunch on a lazy Sunday morning isn’t just about waking up and eating late. It’s more about becoming Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha meeting up in a fancy design space preferably on a high-street venue, indulging in creamy lattes and sweet crepes because what the hell, gossips go better when they are sugar coated in deserts. TV shows have planted this idea of fabulous brunch so most cafes are now turning into design...