Designer’s world

It was a white night of snow-covered roads when only the orange glow of the light posts were alive. Snow flakes danced on my windshield creating an unplanned design of shapes and glare. I knew then, how beautiful the art of unplanned patterns could work in all places and spaces. During our first meeting I had warned them that I…

Recycling

I walked into the thrift shop and there were two ladies sitting at the front desk, daughter and mom. Mom was sipping on a cup of soup and wearing full Winter gear indoors. I know Spring days in Ohio may feel like a day at the tundras, so I understand it is better to just…

Breakfast with the dogs

Kevinhhhhh!!!! Dexterrrrr!!!! Screamed the neighbor to her two dogs, telling them it was time to come inside. Kevin and Dexter have been witnesses to my outdoor photography more than any human has been. Those two come close to their fenced yard and watch with curious eyes every move I make. All the food I bring…

How to fall in love with your space?

What do I do for living? I help people fall in love with their space. How? I can tell you how. I have been thinking very hard about design and what have I been accomplishing with it? Making a living out of designing spaces is not the main reason why I do what I do. Being able…

Final destination

Through life we learn about what matters and what doesn’t. We grow, we make mistakes, learn some more, change, evolve, and learn more about our personal journey than we expected we would. Sometimes we will walk alone during our journey, we will stand alone, and we will take care of others alone. We might think that…

Not just a job.

Designing and creating is not only my job, is my way of life. It’s what I do even when I’m sleeping.  At school we learn how to draw. With life we learn how to understand people. With research we learn about materials. By creating we become more creative. At the end they all feed from each other. When…

Suspended in plain air

Second day started after a twelve hour sleep. There was the repeated prayer echoing throughout the town, as early as the first sun rays. There were people talking and walking in the  garden next to our bedroom window. Sweet French sounds of words that rushed from the maids’ mouths.  We met the world again, first…

The hole in the wall.

Out in the country side there’s a little town where I often pass by. The two main streets meet each other at a stop sign where silence is always the main music in the air. No people on the sidewalks, a couple of pick-up trucks here and there and occasionally a police car watching the strangers…

My vision before construction

We all have our talents, agree? What you know, I don’t know. What I know, you don’t know. Together we can achieve great goals! My super power is imagination! Yes, being able to envision something that doesn’t exist yet, and then being able to put it in drawings and illustrations to tell you the story….

Here, now.

  He asked me about a year ago “Simony, what travel destination do you have on your bucket list?” I answered without any hesitation : Morocco!!! He smiled and said that’s mine too! We were both born to be travellers as much as people are born to be doctors, artists, teachers, or anything else. To…

Soul traveling

I used to travel to see the world, now I travel to feel the world. I think there are three types of traveling: 1) Nature traveling, when we want to see this beautiful planet, beaches, animals, forests, mountains, etc. When we want to run with the river, dive in the ocean, sleep under the stars,…

It’s not a coincidence

It is not a coincidence that my design, places I visited and events I experienced look-alike. My design is an awakening of memories from the past, from places, from trips, from feelings experienced during visits to some amazing unforgettable places. It feels good to say that what I imagine and create is not close to anybody else’s…