Born and raised in Mexico City, Pietro Alberti studied in Barcelona and Oslo, earning a degree in Interior and Furniture Design. For the past five years, he has worked on commercial and residential spaces as well as designing one-off furniture pieces and millwork development. Pietro joined Design Studio in 2019 as a multidisciplinary designer.
Pietro favours a modern, minimalist design style but likes to make use of bold colours, graphic pattern and texture. His designs borrow from European and Nordic aesthetics while remaining true to his roots.
Ben Morgan is a manager at Reed Consulting Engineers (RCE) and looks after the firm’s day-to-day operations. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree rather than an engineering degree, his focus is strictly on client, team, and shareholder success and happiness. If you’re planning a project, even in the very early stages, he is always available for commitment-free discovery calls
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Cleveland Clinic was established in 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, by four doctors who had a vision to create a doctor-led, not-for-profit world-class medical centre. Today Cleveland Clinic is a global enterprise with more than 67,000 caregivers worldwide. The organisation opened a multispecialty group practice in Broward County, Florida, in 1988, which grew to become a leading regional health system with five hospitals across southeast Florida.
Founded by Penny Cumber, what began as a one-woman property management business run out of a home office has grown into Cayman’s leading vacation rental firm. Now managed by Penny’s daughter Juliet, Cayman Villas has over 100 properties on all three islands, a staff of 13 and high hopes for the future.
As the Cayman Islands keep pace with global trends and innovations, the growing discourse on ‘Cayman-style’ highlights a concern that what makes these islands uniquely Caymanian is in danger of being lost.
Dr. Carrie Manfrino cuts a diminutive figure, but in the world of coral reef conservation she is a giant. Founder, President and Senior Scientist at Little Cayman’s Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), she is leading the charge to unlock the secrets of coral reef resilience before time runs out for this most vulnerable and threatened ecosystem.
When every piece of footwear, jewellery and clothing sits in its rightful place and you can casually cast your eye over your entire wardrobe, getting ready becomes a calming ritual.
Men have been sloping off to their man caves to drink beer, play with power tools, watch sports or indulge in other manly pastimes for years. Why shouldn’t ladies have a similar place to escape to?
“A warrior accepts that we can never know what will happen to us next. We can try to control the uncontrollable by looking for security and predictability, always hoping to be comfortable and safe. But the truth is that we can never avoid uncertainty. This not-knowing is part of the adventure. It’s also what makes us afraid.” – Pema Chodron
Howard McLaughlin, Kuavo Cayman Broker/Owner, discusses how the current global economic climate might affect the Cayman real estate market in 2020.
Past, Present, Future - Caymanian ArchitectureCayman's built environment is developing at a dizzying pace. With buildings now reaching ten storeys and designs becoming ever bolder, are we in danger of losing our architectural heritage? Architect John Doak reflects on traditional designs and how we can best preserve and honour this aspect of Caymanian culture.
Integrate houseplants into your interior design by creating living art out of leafy companions. Plant-stylist, Blair Webb Ebanks shares her 'how-to-tips' with us.
Does money buy you happiness? Yes, no, maybe, sometimes, it depends. The reality is, it’s complicated. The question has been tackled by some of the smartest brains from Socrates to recent Nobel prize winner Richard Thaler, and we still don’t have a clear-cut answer.
Creators of perfect outdoor living environments, Oasis Pool & Spa goes beyond pools and maintenance: they also design and construct outdoor entertainment facilities, from cabanas, patios and outdoor kitchens to fire features. Established ten years ago by James Bussey, the business is a three-time winner of the Governor's Award for Design and Construction Excellence.
The thrill of receiving an invitation to an event is often diminished by the sheer panic that sets in when you read the words: resort chic, smart casual, festive attire. What do these terms mean? Isn’t smart casual an oxymoron? Deciphering the dress code can be especially difficult when living in the Caribbean where the temperatures soar, but the culture can be quite conservative. Whilst no sartorial rules are set in stone there are guidelines to follow, such as: when in doubt, over dress. Thankfully, fashion expert and image consultant Lauren A. Rothman, also known as The Style Auteur, and author of Style Bible, is here to provide a Caribbean tailored guide to the do’s and don’ts of proper attire.
Four Grand Cayman-based architects who are shaping the island's landscape share examples of their work that consider the tropical climate and aim to mature with time, all while putting first their clients' needs.