Oliver Heath is a UK based Biophilic Design expert and architect, specialising in sustainable architecture. He’s also a writer and TV presenter who has worked for numerous channels including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in the UK and Norway’s TV2. He has written three books on interior design and is a . . .
One of the side benefits of the recent Houses from Within: Open House Jerusalem was that it gave me a chance to see more of the city. Over the two days I visited some of the many venues that were open for the event, I did much of it by foot. As I walked through the streets of Jerusalem I got to . . .
There are some homes that hold secrets hidden within them. Ancient secrets buried so deep, that even its inhabitants aren't aware of them at first. This is the story that occurred in two separate homes in Jerusalem which were part of the recent Open House Jerusalem event. The first, . . .
At the end of last week, I spent two days visiting different venues all over Jerusalem as part of Open House Jerusalem: Houses from Within. The 'Open House' concept originally began in London as an opportunity to showcase outstanding architecture for everyone to experience, completely free. The . . .
I have just been interviewed over on The Sabra Patch Blog by it's founder, Sacha Gorelik. The Sabra Patch is Israel's online marketplace for handcrafted gifts with a mission is to bring together thousands of talented creative people onto one platform. In the interview I tell the story of how . . .
Every so often you come across the interior design of a home that makes you stop to take a closer look. Because though at first glance it appears to be quite simple, rather like unpeeling an onion, you discover there are several layers to the design. And it is utterly inspiring. Hagat apartment . . .
Once in a while when you go to eat out, the venue leaves a lasting impression. Has that ever happened to you? Rozalia dairy restaurant and cafe in Bet Shean is that kind of place. We first discovered this restaurant last year - almost by chance. I was looking for a place to eat out in Bet . . .
This is a season of firsts. It’s the first Urban Jungle Bloggers post of the series after the summer break. And over the summer I launched a new project: this website - so it's the first time I'm joining in from brightblueliving.com . This topic for this month is Plantselfie. So let me begin . . .
On a recent visit to Akko, I came across this charming little home on a road next to the Mediterranean Sea. With its painted pale blue wooden shutters, slightly peeling stucco facade, tiled decorative floor and plants next to the door, this quaint and rustic looking home in Akko . . .
Cities can be exciting, buzzing spaces. But they can also feel anonymous, soulless, and at times, even threatening. However, there is one feature can that have a big impact on the atmosphere of a city and how you relate to it. That feature is biophilia. The literal meaning of biophilia is a . . .