Even before becoming a designer, I have always been intrigued by the nuances between art and architecture. As I learned more about the two, I understood how one could exist without the other. For instance, one could say that there is not much art in the design of a Home Depot building. Similarly, someone may not see much architecture in Pollock’s abstract expressionism. However, I invite you to see what happens when they actually come together, intentionally.
Recently, I - Read More
Minimalism 101Every day we are bombarded with information, some of which is valuable; but a lot of it simply clutters our mind and life. Now, I am not sure if any of you struggle with filtering the clutter / noise in their life, but I know I struggle with it every day. From unsubscribing to all the unwanted emails that clog my inbox, to keeping my closet organized, to choosing the healthiest option at the grocery store. This past January, my New - Read More
Cars and Gardens
In addition to gardening, one of my other loves is classic cars. On a recent visit to the Heritage museum I got a good dose of both.
The heritage museum, in Sandwich Massachusetts, was the original family farm of the Wing Family. They originally resided on the farm in 1677, and it was passed through generations of that family until it was sold to the Dexter family in 1921 when it was then known as Shawme Farm.Read More
My STA Internship & Website RedesignAs the summer quickly comes to an end, I am going to use this blog as a chance to reflect on my summer internship experience at STA. Before I begin, I want to thank Tom, Felice and David for giving me this amazing opportunity and I want to thank the entire STA team for welcoming me with open arms. My experience this summer was incredible; I have learned more about myself over these past three months, - Read More
Seeing Through Monet’s Eyes: What He (and We) Saw, and What He Painted
On a recent trip to Paris, we took a side trip to Giverny, Claude Monet’s home and gardens, and his sources of inspiration of many of his works that we know so well. I have always marveled at his impressionist technique, creating magical and moving images with abstract brush strokes and an extraordinary use of color. I wanted to see what he saw, to see what inspired this artistic beauty.
Our journey started with a train trip - Read More
Forest PruningRecently, I helped my parents maintain their property in Beverly, MA. My dad has, in the last few years changed careers from Cabinet Maker to Landscaper, and my mom, while maintaining a career in Early Childhood care, has also become a backyard gardener selling her “crop” at the local farmers market. Each of them have a great knowledge of plants based on their experience of owning properties, and now their daily jobs. Lucky for me, they are also exceptional (and - Read More
As designers, we sometimes need to take a step back from the larger picture and look at the finer details. It is important to look at overall spaces and much larger areas, but from time to time it’s fun to take it to a smaller scale (or a made up one!).
A few weeks ago, I spent some time with my mom creating miniature fairy gardens and it was fun to change the perspective in which it comes - Read More