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…

Food mood board

Mood board is well-known among designers and artists as an inspirational board for a project. This board may contain pictures of objects or places, pieces of fabric,  dried flowers, sea-shells, a drawing, a cut-out from a magazine or anything you wish. Anything is allowed. When put together they should inspire or put you in the mood to…

Rio, you have me.

  The past week went by in a flash, like a fast car in a dream. Being in Rio for a week felt like waking up from a sensorial coma: Fast everything, cars, buses, motorcycles. Hearing a language spoken with musical accent, smelling the food as fresh as the ocean, the smells of the city, the salt in…

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….

Time

We think we have forever. But we don’t. Mexico: warm, colorful, delicious food and friendly people. That was my idea of this country, and it took me a big climb to the top of their world to smell their true culture, to feel the sun on my shoulder and to stop and think about its…

This wild world

Are you afraid of cheetahs? I asked my brother. Before he could answer, the pickup truck took off in the dark night, moving fast over a bumpy, rocky dirt road. We started rolling around over two or three suitcases that were on the back of the truck. I was trying to forget the many facts in…

Where do patterns come from?

Autumn is possibly the most adored season by most artists. Colors are like magic potion dripping from the sky and from trees. The light is magical, not white, not bright, just gold and magical. Added to the color come the patterns… Ahhh ground covering patterns.  Millions of leaves covering our grass, our patio, our driveway, our head….

Baby Nursery makeover

There’s that excitement in the air when you know your baby will be here soon. You can almost smell that baby in every piece of little outfit you already have. Then you walk into the nursery and realize with frustration that you were not able to put all the pieces of the puzzle together yet, either…