The fresh and unexpected, Galway, Ireland

December 21st, 2010 No Comments

On our recent trip to Ireland, which was inspirational, relaxing, challenging and professionally enriching, we have spent a day in Galway. Located on the west coast of Ireland, it is a lovely, young and rapidly growing (third largest at the moment) city in the Republic. Perhaps due to its size, it is a friendly and convenient weekend getaway for the locals. We liked Galway and we loved the hotel we stayed at. Just wait to see the snap shots from The House Hotel. read more

Dynamic Color of The Year 2011: Honeysuckle

December 12th, 2010 No Comments

Color forecasting is fascinating. Most design professionals, myself included, if they want to stay current on trends, study the origins and the popularity of hues. The more you study it, the more likely it is you can predict the next color…or come very close to. Each year in December, Pantone Color Group introduces a color of the upcoming year based on the cultural, economical and societal components. This year’s winner is PANTONEĀ® 18-2120 Honeysuckle.

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Traveling to Ireland – tips and tricks

December 6th, 2010 No Comments

If you are planning a trip to Ireland, I want you to know that you will love it…no matter where you end up, what time of the year you go, or how long you stay. The locals say “you don’t come to Ireland for the weather”, and they truly are the nicest people you will ever come across. The island is breathtaking and worth every minute and every penny. Here are a few tips and tricks, that we found interesting while touring this beautiful country ourselves. Take a note of… read more

Belfast, Northern Ireland

November 29th, 2010 1 Comment

During our recent trip to Ireland, we headed North to explore the rural Ireland, rather than South, where most tourist guides will direct you. First, we explored Dublin. Then, we drove up. As the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast is a relatively young city (in European history), which grew extensively in the Victorian times. Hence, its versatile Victorian architecture next to Art Deco and contemporary, full of glass and metal structures. read more

Dublin, the perfect mix

November 18th, 2010 2 Comments

So often referred to as “The Old Continent”, Europe has long been ahead of the states with their modern approach to interior design, space functionality and environmental efficiency. Despite the historical baggage and original construction dating back as far as the 1600s, Dublin has managed to shape itself into a young and modern, with respect to their tradition and history, European city. read more

Maison & Object, 2011

November 18th, 2010 1 Comment

As long as I can remember, I always wanted to go to Paris. I have studied the language through high school, devoted spare time to watching french television, listening to french music and even tried out for a french poetry competition. I memorized the french national anthem, and studied french history. By now, I probably forgot 90% of it, but with Maison & Object Show coming up, I at least may be able to practice the small talk. read more

How does it feel?

November 12th, 2010 No Comments

As we woke up the morning of my 27th birthday, my husband’s first question was: how does it feel?

We have been traveling through Ireland for over a week now. Starting in Dublin, driving to Belfast, then along the coast up to Bushmills, and Derry. We are off to County Donegal now, with another five days of exploration of this beautiful country. read more