It was Valentine’s Day when I was in Valencia at the beginning of this year but one needs not such a special occasion to fall in love with this stunning city. From the moment I checked in to my hotel in the streets of Barrio del Carmen I could breathe the life and scents of the place and say ‘Ay, mi querida España!’. There’s a lot to say about Valencia and it’s incredible heritage but I’ll let the pictures do t...
500 years later and we still hold a deep fascination with the Renaissance and what it represented for the social awakening of Europe. From the sumptuous lines in architecture to the candid representations of people in paintings, the Renaissance has taught us that it’s ok to dream and fantasy can come to reality with colors and shapes. This year you will notice that both fashion and interior design have taken their inspiration from the Florentine...
Oh what a feeling when in Paris! No matter how many postcards, films or songs you see and hear there’s no way you can understand the fascination with this city until you get to see it. Many have been said and many iconic images have been seen from this stunning city so there’s little I can add to it. And yes, this time I’ve been a proper tourist, checking all the cliches attached to a visit in Paris: pictures on Pont Neuf, climb...
The library is far from the kind of place where you get shushed for raising your voice. Here is room for noise, activity, walking around and getting together with friends.
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.
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?
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.
Every January Frankfurt hosts the biggest trade show dedicated to the textiles industry - Heimtextil. From big brands to manufacturers of Asia this fair covers all aspects from producing the goods to presenting the designs and future trends.
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.
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.