Greetings from my parents’s veranda. Liming is Caribbean slang for hanging out. Spending time with family and friends. A party. There’s no liming going on here. I arrived in St. Martin a day before all Air France flights to and from Italy were canceled. Sheer luck. I had booked my trip after a major … Continue reading Lockdown in the Caribbean – No Liming
The last few months have been off the charts hectic, in a good way. One of the projects I’m working on is a new beach house on Meads Bay Beach in Anguilla. I don’t know how or why our job site suffered only a little damage during Hurricane Irma, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in … Continue reading Work in Progress – Anguilla, British West Indies
Put me firmly in the YES camp. I’m the middle of sourcing cabinets for our Anguilla Beach House Project. As I read various online design magazines and blogs, it appears that white kitchens are “out”. People are sick of them. Apparently, they are boring and show no creativity. I disagree. I strongly believe that kitchens … Continue reading White Kitchens – Yes or No?
Ciao Bloggisti, This is the last post from our intern, Ariella. I asked her to write about her overall experience studying in Rome. It was a pleasure to work with Ariella and we wish her the best as she continues her studies at Cornell University. I have spent the last four and a half months … Continue reading Guest Post – Studying Abroad in Rome
Ciao Bloggisti, Earlier I wrote about the Via Monserrato project. One of the other apartments we worked on was located two blocks away on Via Banchi Vecchi. It was a new apartment for our client. The apartment was empty so we didn’t have the same logistical issues but two bathrooms, and the kitchen had to … Continue reading Before & After – Via Banchi Vecchi Project
I’ve been in a weird mood since returning from Milan the other week. I’m crashing from the Salone del Mobile high, Prince is dead, and I have a cold. I rarely get sick but when I do it seems as if my colds have a need to make up for lost time or something. When … Continue reading Life in Rome – My Post Milan Funk
I do not like having my photo taken. Correction, I’m game when I’m in a group shot. It’s not just because the camera adds ten to fifteen pounds. It’s because I feel like a big dork standing there while the photographer snaps. Thanks to social media, I had to get over my discomfort. That said, … Continue reading Life In Rome – Interview And Photo Shoot with Gina Gomez
“Soon Come.” This Caribbean expression is very similar to the Italian word, domani. Technically, domani means tomorrow, but in Italy it could mean months or years from now. The concept of time is very different. Soon come is the same thing. “When is your tio (uncle) visiting from the States?” “Soon come.” When I was a … Continue reading Work In Progress – Beach House – Anguilla, British West Indies