Ave Mariabell Designs Blog

  • Clean space. Clear mind.

    Is minimalism just a fad? With the popularity of minimalist advocates like Marie Kondo and The Minimalists (Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodem...
  • Celebrating Milestones at Ave Mariabell Designs

    The bad news is time flies. The good news is that you’re the pilot. (Author Michael Altshuler.) It has been almost 5 years since I made a big move ...
  • Bucket List of Cities (Part 2)

    Humans are endlessly curious and always wanting to explore. My minimalist art tells a story of not only the places you have traveled to, but also places you want to go. It started with a simple, but large-scale mural of the city that changed my life – Toronto, on my bedroom wall. With more skylines […]
  • Designs Just For You

    My art is a series of minimalist, city skyline designs. Inspired by the geometry and colour palettes of the traditional shoji screen, my designs look fabulous in an interior setting with Japanese or Scandinavian inspired home décor. The simplicity of it, has allowed me to explore not only different applications, but has also made my […]
  • The Japanese Effect

    Have you heard of the butterfly effect? The butterfly effect is the concept that small causes can have large effects. This blog illustrates why my interest in Japanese architecture has eventually amounted into the aesthetics within my art, Ave Mariabell Designs.  As an architectural graduate, I have come to appreciate well designed spaces, in particular minimalist interior design […]
  • Toronto Skyline

    I live on the west side of Bloor Street, known as the Annex in downtown Toronto. The Annex is a vibrant neighbourhood energized by its close proximity to the University of Toronto. Many bars, restaurants and cafes crowd together along Bloor Street West. From my bedroom I hear the entire hustle and bustle of Bloor Street West: from day to […]