Tag: design

Treasures of the island – design in Bali

Treasures of the island – design in Bali

For a design lover such as myself, Bali is a destination to leave you breathless. I can genuinely state that I haven’t really seen truly ugly buildings or places. As I spoke in my previous post, Balinese people have a spiritual connection with the island so they use the gifts of nature to create harmonious beauty everywhere. Now you would think of impressive temples such as Tanah Lot or Uluwatu or crazy looking pools, but I will show those ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Going Green

Going Green

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...

#throwback Tuesday – Skipton, North Yorkshire

#throwback Tuesday – Skipton, North Yorkshire

Skipton has channels like Bruges, a local boat festival and a medieval castle! And of course countless pubs and a fancy inn right in the heart of it with typical country wood furniture.

Thessaloniki – warm and vintage

Thessaloniki – warm and vintage

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.