Dutch girl

We had been walking around for a while going in and out of different houses, either to eat, or to see things while alternating with the entertainment on the streets. Noise, music, food, drinks, people of all ages celebrating a medieval  party. This one art gallery had many faces staring at me, some in very colorful…

Who are we?

  Constant comparison between this and that, one and the other, here and there, this size and that size, define all conclusions about every thought. That friday night we went to the same restaurant we enjoy going almost every weekend. The rooms were full, the waitresses busy, and sooner than later we had our appetizer…

Business man

  “Quanto custa?” I asked the little boy, and he answered me in a perfect English: ” It’s a donation, you pay as much as you want”. He had entered the restaurant where we were sitting and waiting for our fiends to arrive. It was one of those small places, half eating area and half…

Ilha Grande

      My cheese-bread rolled over the small table where we were sitting at the outdoor cafe, I looked at him and quickly grabbed it and put it in my mouth. For that split second he thought that I would give up on that piece of  bread rolling on a not well sanitized table, and he…

By the train tracks

We had gone on that dirt road too many times. Like a movie that you have watched over and over to the point where you know every dialogue, I knew each house, each tree and bush. To the right of the road was a row of tiny houses and their tiny backyards where kids played…

Lessons from the sea

Back in Mexico, four times in the last two years, every time a different place and a new experience. This is slowly turning into a love affair. Our boat was waiting for our group of 22 divers, this would be our place to live in the next seven days. The crew of ten people, and…

Not for everyone

Art and design are not for everyone, they are for those who want it. A design or a piece of art start their life in the creator’s mind. Just like life starts in someone’s body. It takes time to grow, mature and to be ready to come out and be in the world. When I…

The tortilla lady

There she was standing on her 2′ radius, rotating between the bowl of dough, the press machine, and the grill where she would finalize her work by putting all of the grilled tortillas in a basket covered with a white and green checkered napkin. She worked fast and pretended that nobody watched her. I watched…

The project in Rio de Janeiro

I was picked up at the airport around noon on a Saturday, and from there I went to my mom’s place for lunch and shower. The plan was ambitious, a remodel to be done in two weeks, from start to finish! Two weeks! The homework was done before my trip, researching for cabinets, appliances, furniture…

The idea of perfection

Waiting for perfection is a mind numbing attitude. Waiting for the right moment, the right pieces to fall into place, the right place, the right amount of money, the right age… argh… so inhibiting! Just watch a baby learning to walk, wobbles, falls, grabs for support, moves legs to the right and left not really…

Simplicity and Happiness

Nothing is more sophisticated than simplicity. In a world where we are constantly bombarded by ideas that want to convince us to have more, to buy what we don’t need, to spend the money we don’t have, to insert one more social event in a schedule that craves family time, in a time when people…

For every YES a hundred NOS

Holidays are here at the same time that the end of the tax year is here, projects, and trips are here. It seems like there’s a lot going on, right? When I started my business about 7 years ago and set my career goals during a foggy time in my life I knew what I…