Good Friday – My Memories & Sacred Buildings That Enhance Religious Rituals.

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I grew up in a house where Good Friday was (is) sacred and a day of introspection.

For the last 10+ yrs, after moving to NYC, I have reduced the amount of rituals I used to practice during Easter. The fast -unstoppable pace in the city during this week makes it hard for me to connect with the meaning of this week, besides that the consumerism promoted in association with it also pushes me back.

I still try to make it to at least one mass…For me, the rituals created by every religion/belief around the world are Read more

My Top 5 Picks From The 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show In New York City

This past weekend NYC designers and aficionados enjoyed the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Every year I happily wait for this weekend in March to see the best of the best under one roof. As a designer, the feeling when walking around the event is exactly like a kid in a candy store. I’m always glad to observe that I’m not the only one feeling like that because you can notice the same excitement, curious and happy face on other visitors too.

This year, the highlight for me was to see/listen to Jonathan and Drew, the Scott brothers from the HGTV show The Property Brothers. They behave the same way they show themselves on tv. It was a fun presentation, and even though I chose not to make the line to get a picture taken with them, I took one of them goofing around with the fans.

It may sound silly, but I find that show very interesting, and you can learn a lot from the way they reconfigure the spaces to make them more functional for today’s lifestyle standards.

OK. let’s go directly to my list, Read more

Stylish Outdoor Steps

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Two walls | Two Materials

 

Two contemporary bathrooms that have resourced on creating a focal point on a single wall of the room. Do you one like one more than another? Let me know in the comments below, and the reason behind it.

What is a focal point? Read more

Designer’s Insight: Kitchen Banquettes

Dealing with a residual space next to your kitchen? Consider a kitchen banquette.

This is a practical approach to create a more intimate and informal dining area to enjoy first time in the morning with your loved ones.

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Keep Warm with a Sleek Fireplace

A fireplace is an amazing feature to have at home. It encourages impromptu gatherings around the fire and the sharing of intimate moments. Keep warm and enjoy the season!

Xo,

Dinorah

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Architecture in Baltimore: Amazing Iron Work

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I just came from a road trip to the Southeast of USA. I had been dying (for years!) to visit this part of the country, and finally did it! As my friends know, I’d never catalog my trips as working, even if they could be labeled like that, because I love (triple love here) to see new places and interact with new people of different backgrounds.

The experience was amazing, thanks to my husband and lovely/well-behaved Mona (our dog). Adventure was the motto of the trip, including the sleeping arrangements we had throughout. Read more

Hello & Welcome To My World!

Welcome to my world! Where reality and dreams collide and coexist.

This blog will be a a journey of self-expression, where I’ll share inspiring ideas, images and thoughts that aim to make your day better.  Everything is connected, even if not directed, to design. As a designer, my muse comes from anywhere and I want to share it with everyone.

Starting a new project is exciting. A lot of ideas are dancing around in my head; positive thoughts and good vibe are present, and the energy level runs high inside my body. Read more

Stillness in Architecture : The Art of Contemplation.

Enjoying a space in a meditative way is a luxurious practice that not many people follow. I know some buildings, rooms, landscapes are more inviting than others to feel like this. But with time and practice, you can find yourself more often in unexpected situations that draw you into a contemplative mood.

Stillness in architecture for me is that moment when I’m able to capture the details that are easily under appreciated in the architectural world. Read more