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I recently visited La Bisbal d´Empordà. It is best known for its ceramics, the first mention of a potter here being in 1511. Whatever the potter did, it must have been spectacular because, from the 18th century onwards La Bisbal pottery was world famous and exported globally, particularly Latin America. La Bisbal introduced specialization – […]

TABLE DRESSING

For Sònia Jiménez
12 February, 2020

I recently visited La Bisbal d´Empordà. It is best known for its ceramics, the first mention of a potter here being in 1511. Whatever the potter did, it must have been spectacular because, from the 18th century onwards La Bisbal pottery was world famous and exported globally, particularly Latin America. La Bisbal introduced specialization – […]

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“We have given this academic title either to a fool or a genius. Time will show.” So spoke the Director of the Barcelona School of Architecture of a graduate called Antoni Gaudí. And time has shown. His Sagrada Familia has no equivalent in the history of architecture.  Mies van der Rohe, the architect of the […]

IDIOT OR GENIUS?

For Sònia Jiménez
24 January, 2020

“We have given this academic title either to a fool or a genius. Time will show.” So spoke the Director of the Barcelona School of Architecture of a graduate called Antoni Gaudí. And time has shown. His Sagrada Familia has no equivalent in the history of architecture.  Mies van der Rohe, the architect of the […]

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We need barely three seconds to decide whether to buy a product from a shelf. For that reason we have to communicate clearly, quickly and simply. The arrangement of shelving at the front of a shop is literally the shop window of a business. And behind a good arrangement lie a number of things: product […]

JUST THREE SECONDS

For Sònia Jiménez
24 December, 2019

We need barely three seconds to decide whether to buy a product from a shelf. For that reason we have to communicate clearly, quickly and simply. The arrangement of shelving at the front of a shop is literally the shop window of a business. And behind a good arrangement lie a number of things: product […]

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The other day I was in a meeting of entrepreneurs and a woman approached me. She was tall, blonde, dressed in a suit, brown jacket with a long rounded face. “Are you an interior designer? There´s something I just don´t understand. Who asks for your services? Because when I need a table, I go to […]

FACTS ON THE TABLE

For Sònia Jiménez
21 November, 2019

The other day I was in a meeting of entrepreneurs and a woman approached me. She was tall, blonde, dressed in a suit, brown jacket with a long rounded face. “Are you an interior designer? There´s something I just don´t understand. Who asks for your services? Because when I need a table, I go to […]

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We have to go back to the great and ancient civilization of Egypt to find mention of the first hairdressing or barber services. It was the high society and the priests who used all kinds of hairstyles and treatments for the hair. In Roman and Greek civilization we also come across hugely elaborate hairstyles that […]

CURLY WURLY?

For Sònia Jiménez
26 October, 2019

We have to go back to the great and ancient civilization of Egypt to find mention of the first hairdressing or barber services. It was the high society and the priests who used all kinds of hairstyles and treatments for the hair. In Roman and Greek civilization we also come across hugely elaborate hairstyles that […]

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After 23 years’ experience in interior design, I would like to share with you four colour agreements I have come to conceive: 1 – Colours transmit emotions Colours influence our emotions and acts, and because of this there is colour psychology! There are colours identified as cold and others as hot. Cold colours are blues, […]

THE FOUR COLOUR AGREEMENTS

For Sònia Jiménez
25 September, 2019

After 23 years’ experience in interior design, I would like to share with you four colour agreements I have come to conceive: 1 – Colours transmit emotions Colours influence our emotions and acts, and because of this there is colour psychology! There are colours identified as cold and others as hot. Cold colours are blues, […]

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Captivating, intriguing and arousing. Three adjectives I like to summon when considering what decorative artifacts to bring to bear in my interior designs. My three examples for this blog are a wooden sculpture of a soldier from Madagascar, a series of Amazonian pots from the Brazilian island of Marajó and a miniature panther from the […]

The Importance of Artifacts

For Sònia Jiménez
11 September, 2019

Captivating, intriguing and arousing. Three adjectives I like to summon when considering what decorative artifacts to bring to bear in my interior designs. My three examples for this blog are a wooden sculpture of a soldier from Madagascar, a series of Amazonian pots from the Brazilian island of Marajó and a miniature panther from the […]

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In 31 BC, Nîmes, in the South of France, became part of the Roman Empire after the city supported Caesar Augustus with troops for the conquest of Cleopatra´s and Marc Antony´s Egypt. To commemorate the victory, coins were struck in which a crocodile (the symbol of Egypt) is chained to a palm tree (the symbol […]

Crocodiles, palm trees and circles

For Sònia Jiménez
26 August, 2019

In 31 BC, Nîmes, in the South of France, became part of the Roman Empire after the city supported Caesar Augustus with troops for the conquest of Cleopatra´s and Marc Antony´s Egypt. To commemorate the victory, coins were struck in which a crocodile (the symbol of Egypt) is chained to a palm tree (the symbol […]

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This large and beautiful house already had all the prerequisites to transform its large terrace into a spectacular private chill-out area. HOW? Owners open to new ideas A spectacular, modern house A large outside terrace A sizeable budget The house is situated in the Costa Brava some sixty feet above sea-level. From wherever you look […]

FROM WHEREVER YOU LOOK, YOU CAN SEE THE SEA

For Sònia Jiménez
20 August, 2019

This large and beautiful house already had all the prerequisites to transform its large terrace into a spectacular private chill-out area. HOW? Owners open to new ideas A spectacular, modern house A large outside terrace A sizeable budget The house is situated in the Costa Brava some sixty feet above sea-level. From wherever you look […]

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Where once there was a neglected patio, surrounded by walls, now there is a marvelous patio full of light and life ACHIEVED BY Opening it up to the rest of the living space … Converting a closed space into an oasis … Converting a forgotten area into a sequence of spaces – a unified continuity […]

AN INTERIOR PATIO NOW FULL OF LIGHT

For Sònia Jiménez
12 August, 2019

Where once there was a neglected patio, surrounded by walls, now there is a marvelous patio full of light and life ACHIEVED BY Opening it up to the rest of the living space … Converting a closed space into an oasis … Converting a forgotten area into a sequence of spaces – a unified continuity […]

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