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.

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

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

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.

7 Design lessons we can learn from Istanbul: Color is everything

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.

#throwback Tuesday – Whitby, a medieval tale

Whitby is as old as the 7th or 8th century, build around an Anglo-Saxon monastery of the Middle Ages. No, we’re not in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ story, but once you arrive in Whitby you will definitely feel like you’ve fallen into one.