I Learned To Solve All My Interior Design Problems by Playing Music

Contrast is the Key to Striking Beauty While in my doumbek class last week, my drum teacher Amir Etemadzadeh, who is a native of Iran was talking about the importance of being able to distinguish clearly all the notes we can make on our drums. The more notes, the better.  The more clearly they are different from each other, the better and more beautiful it sounds to the listener.Amir describes it as creating a beautiful and delicious meal and all the notes are like the spices and layers that Read more [...]

I Learned To Solve All My Interior Design Problems by Dancing- The Magic of Transitions

Transitions Make Magic Happen Its the moments between the moments, the transitions, where the real magic happens.Every dance is made up of a series of moves, but how a dancer goes from one move to the next shows what they are made of and creates the flow of the whole performance.What happens in that space between the moves? I bet you never thought of that. Is it like watching a slide show, where you see one picture, and then the next and the next?  Or is it like a film or video where the transition Read more [...]

Can Creating a Perfect Space Make You Happy?

I am so glad you are here.I get it. Over the last year, you may have spent more time at home than you wanted to.  You may have thought, OMG, this is not working for me! I don’t like the way my house looks or feels. I don’t have enough room. I have too much stuff. The colors suck. I don’t have a space to work, work out, or for peace and quiet.You are working on creating your dream life…. improving your career, health, and relationships. Some of those things may have been on hold for a while.Are Read more [...]

I Learned To Solve All My Interior Design Problems by Dancing- Surprise Me

Surprises Make Magic Happen A great dance performance always has a surprise.It might be an unexpected twist in the storyline.It might be the unveiling of the dancer so you see her beautiful face or costume.  Back stage before a classical Persian dance performance. Mary Ann Benoit, of Tavus Dance Company. Maybe it is the revealing of an unexpected part of the costume that was hidden that causes the audience to gasp in surprise and Read more [...]