My name is Theresia Friedel. I was born and raised in Germany and in my late twenties made my home in New York City, where I worked as an activewear designer and met my husband, photographer Jorge Vasconcelos. Some years ago we decided it was time for a life in the slow lane. The move was radical, as we settled in Diamantina, a historical town in the mountains of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Early on I discovered my passion for home decorating. And I found that a lot of times beauty is enhanced by the little flaws, the marks of time, the weathered, the odd one out. Our surroundings – just like people – are more intriguing when not quite perfect.
Don’t get me wrong: I admire impeccably well-designed products, I just wouldn’t enjoy being surrounded exclusively by them. When decorating our dwelling, unexpected elements, individual touches and – why not – a little sense of humor can have a big impact on making us feel truly at home.
This blog is meant to inspire boldness to try the unusual, creativity without breaking the bank and and the pluck to combine elements that are not always perfect in themselves to bring about a perfectly comfortable place to live in.
I’d also like to use this space to share impressions from my adopted hometown, creations from both my studio and my kitchen, as well as other odds and ends that come along.
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