Tag: travel

Paris when it sizzles

Paris when it sizzles

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...

Let the people of El Born sleep

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.

Thoughts from Costa Brava

Thoughts from Costa Brava

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?

A cloudy afternoon in Veliko Tarnovo

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

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.

#throwback Tuesday – Whitby, a medieval tale

#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.

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...