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…

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….