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.
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.