Art and Feng Shui by Dana Claudat


We invited Dana Claudat from “the Tao of Dana” to talk to ChicTip about art and feng shui.

Tell us about yourself
I’m a lifestyle lover, a feng shui expert, an art fiend, a dog mom, a Buddhist and a writer. In no particular order!

How art and Feng Shui go together?
Art is expression, no matter what medium it takes. Art is a portal to the divine at times, something that at its best can articulate emotions we lack words to express.
In my approach to feng shui, space mirrors life in powerful and personally stylish ways. In a sense, if you change your space, you open the door to more easily change your life since with each space adjustment you change that mirror to look like more of the life- and the you- that you want.
I find that art is often the only perfect-for-a-space way to add energy that nothing else can.

What kind of art you’ll recommend for a client to display in his home for good energy?
Art is so personal. I can look at a painting and see a whole universe and you may look at it and see a few blocks of color. I always direct people to search out art that they feel, first and foremost. If you can’t feel art, it isn’t doing to do much for the energy of your home no matter how beautiful it is!

Does it have to be expensive art or can it be prints or DIY?
DIY is often the best for certain people who need to explore the depths of their own personal expressiveness. Its a huge risk to display your own work, even in your own home. That said, its also immensely rewarding.
I don’t quantify the merit of art by its cost- though I do love curating big collections.

What kind of art do you like and do you have it in your house?
I like things that are hard to find and signature of an era. 70’s artifacts. And gifts that were made for me. I collect signed art books. I also have a few paintings I made on my walls, but I’m ready to make new ones soon- I’ve outgrown them!

Call for Entries to A’ Design Award & Competition


Show the world your talent and applied by February 28 for the Design Award & Competition, you’ll get prestige, publicity and international recognition and of course the A design Prize for the winners.

A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s leading international annual juried competition for design. The A’ Design Accolades are organized in a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. Entries to the competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of experienced academics, prominent press members and established professionals.

The “A’ Design Prize” is a coveted and comprehensive winners’ kit for awarded designs. “A’ Design Prize” includes but not limited to: international design excellence certificate in metal frame, invitation to the exclusive gala-night in Italy, online + offline exhibition of awarded projects, A2 poster of awarded projects, hardcover printed best projects’ yearbook publication, special 3d printed metal award trophy in luxury black box, project translation to 20+ languages in order to truly reach international audiences, an exclusive interview with the winner, press release preparation and distribution, license to use “A’ Design Award Winner Logo” in your communication, promotion of awarded works to thousands of other publications, media appearances through our press partners, inclusion in World Design Rankings as well as access to further marketing and PR tools.

The A’ Design Award & Competition has been established to promote and recognize the best design works in all countries and in all creative disciplines.

Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A’ Design Award. Entries are accepted annually till February 28th and results are announced every year on April 15. Designers worldwide are called to take part in the accolades by entering their best works, projects and products. Entries are accepted as long as they were designed in the last 10 years.



Top 10 Things To Make Your Renovation Run Smoothly


Home is the main thing which shows the personality of person but we can’t make houses again and again as we can renovate our homes. If your home no longer meets your desires, then renovation is best option that provides you comfort and make it according to you without construction but with some changes. But while renovating your house you need to be very careful about your safety and hard hat is the best preference to safeguard your head from any major injury.
So here are some tips that make your renovation run smoothly:-

• The main thing in renovation is remove the old plugs in the wall as the old plugs left some holes which must be filled with   plasters and you can install new design plugs that increase your house grace.

• Wall colors increase more beauty of your house you can select colors looks depending on the light. Even you can try sample color so that you check whether that color suits in your room or not.

Fun and Playful Apartment designed by Widawscy Studio Architektury


Widawscy Studio Architektury have recently completed the design of D47, an apartment in Myslowice, Poland. This apartment is so much fun and full of colours and patterns that every corner you’re looking at you’ll find something that will catch your eye.
I love the wallpaper in the kitchen and the playful tile wall in the staircase.



The art wall with the owners pictures (I believe) give this dining room such a homy feeling.

Modern Apartment in Taipei, Taiwan by LCGA Design


LCGA Design designed this fabulous modern apartment recently with a colour scheme of grey and orange as the main colour.

“This case locates at the area of Tamsui River with good daylight and visible view of riverside. There are double living rooms and three bathing areas in the original pattern plan and large public space. Duo to the foreign living experience of the owner who used to take single storage room to replace the castle with the plan of the space cleaned up. Because the living function was focused in public area, the owner hopes that the clothes and jewelry could be placed in individual space. Thus the designer removed the original wall and changed the scale of the partition wall on the floor plan. The mistress hopes us to combine the dressing room and the living room to an area. And we make the public area to a rectangle.