Feeling the space. Not filling the space.

Tiles are born from Earth. Ceramic, porcelain, stone. All Earth. Pieces of Earth that found a new home now in your home. Glazed, not glazed, vitrified sand particles. Painted, not painted. Pigments giving the “air”, the feeling, the mood, the color. We came from Earth. Walls. Exoskeleton of a living body called room. Protect it,…

Is your designer a good match for you?

It’s all about energy! Meeting, talking, designing with attention to the rational part of the project. What fits the budget, what the homeowner needs and wants, how this house’s new layout will work, educating clients about space functionality, and sometimes even fighting their preconceived ideas of what they think is right for the space. But…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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, there and everywhere

Here, there and everywhere… How we decorate , how we dress, how we think are products of what we have seen, what we have lived and how we have combined all of those experiences together. 25 Christmas ago I was an artist illustrator for a children’s magazine in a little town in Ohio. My job…

How can every project be one of a kind?

  I arrived at my client’s home and parked my car. Blue sky and sunshine greeted me through the yellow-orange Autumn leaves from the surrounding trees. The house had a bosque like kind of backyard and my eyes got lost in there for a moment. The project included the remodel of a bathroom among other rooms….