Come fly away with me!

Five months from now we will be heading to Rio de Janeiro leading our first group of travelers for ten days. This idea has been living in my mind for a while, and finally Jeff and I put the plan to work and we will make it grow from now on. We believe traveling is…

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…

Inspiration for a bathroom project

I always say inspiration for my work comes from trips I have taken and places I have visited, the more I see the world the richer my inspiration bank gets. I register images, colors, smells, sensations. When I plan a space my intention is to replicate the sensation I had when I saw what I saw…

This place in my heart

There’s this place in my heart called HOME. Just like when you are wandering through a thousand websites and pages and links and you get lost or tired and hit Home and there you are, where you first started. Home is a very powerful word, it resets my mind, my heart and my vision. Home is like that…

Treasure hunting

We had parked our car downtown Rio in a alley close to the flea market that happens under a busy highway. When I say under, I mean under, where the huge pillars are, where there’s shade and cement floor and hundreds of people shopping. Downtown is not busy on weekends with its closed offices and…

Greek god lost in a tropical forest.

Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, was once a residence, at the foot of a mountain covered in tropical forest. Now a museum, a school of art and a cafe. During my college days we had outdoor drawing classes where we set and drew buildings, monuments and everything or anything around the city.  When my outdoor…