When Too Much is Not Enough

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“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman’s Odyssey

Many times I did not know when to stop buying furniture or kitchen appliances or any other little house objects. Many times when I cleaned, I found myself being a hoarder. When too much is simply not enough.

In  “What Makes the Difference Between a House and a Home” I talked about analyzing your own self and understanding your pleasures and hobbies in order to create a little space/nook for them. This time I am going to talk about day to day tasks, chores and the frustrations created by them. Continue reading When Too Much is Not Enough

[Book Review] EAMES

A journey through modernism led by the extraordinary Eames duo.

Why should one spend money on a book when everything inside it is available on the internet for free? Let me tell you why.

This book unveils the story of the couple’s lifetime work, from the early days until the very end in a beautifully well explained and depicted manner.

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Mid Century and Games

Is the child inside you still playing?

Mine sure is.

After I moved out and saw myself with an entire apartment just for me I said: “I can finally have my friends over”.

When I first walked it, it was just concrete and windows, a white canvas only for me to paint, and then I saw a little place in the living room, and I thought, “what should I do with you?” And then it hit me: “board games, games, cards, charades, puzzles, legos, every thing that I forgot, everything that made me so happy once, the true joy of having fun as a kid.” All these memories flooded me, the memories of playing outside with all the kids – oh, the little I knew, I can’t even remember when it was the last time we played, such a pity.

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Interior Design: Is it Art?

What is art, anyways? And is interior design art? Can it be art?

Well, if art is defined as a means to express who we are, then, yes, interior design is art. Our homes are a clear definition of who we are, who we think we are, and who we’d like others to think we are.

If art is defined as a way to express beauty (or capture beauty we experience), then interior design is art. We often choose the furniture and decor based on a desire to express beauty — we want to come home from work to a place that pleases the eye.

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What Makes The Difference Between a House and a Home?

Artwork by Tishk Barzanji.

Ever wondered? Ever asked yourself?

Well… YOU. 

You, my dear star dust, you will make that difference.

How? One might ask while reading this string of words.

The answer to this rather simple question is going to pop in your mind in the moment when you will take some time to figure who you are.

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