Perspective

The mom asked the young child “Look through the window and tell me what do you see.” He answered “Mom I see the garden, the sky, and people passing by.” She said “Now you go outside and look through the window again. Do you see the same thing?” He said “No, I see the bedroom,…

Learning to see again

  Some jobs we choose and some jobs are given to us. Got home after a trip and she looked at me sideways, not knowing exactly was she was looking at. We hugged, we talked, we stared at each other without words. Something was different this time, there was no jumping or dancing around the kitchen floor….

It’s just a matter of time…

“You must be an artist?”, he asked me. Jeff and I had been in Marrakech for over a week then. We had walked those alleys, the open markets, hundreds of little shops, and many restaurants. We had eaten like kings, shopped like tourists, mingled with locals and learned a lot more about ourselves than we…

Each project is an universe of details

8,10,12, or 14 Hours on one project/day, wandering around details, elements of design, like a pointillism painting composed by millions of dots of different colors. Alone they are nothing more than a dot, but together they compose a picture. The more details, the richer and better finished a project will be. Why care about which…

The wind under your feet

Let the winds of heaven flow under your feet. That dark blue sky carrying a load of water was quickly approaching our location. The wind felt warm and soft, embracing every part of my body, moving under my feet and making me as light as a kite flying in the sky. The same wind also…

Confidence

He started crossing the street with such confidence that we couldn’t help but stop to watch him. His beautiful coat had a shiny orange, red, purple and gold tones that shone under the bright sunlight. The car coming opposite of me had to stop, I also had to stop and a third car coming down…

The cow’s head

Zara said “Bonjour” as soon as she saw us in the garden early that morning, she was smiling as always and we were excited with expectations of a fun cooking day ahead of us. Zara only spoke French to us and indicated that as soon as we were finished with breakfast, served on the terrace, we…

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…