July 25, 2021


What Means DESIGN BUILD This story was inspired by a query I’ve included the letter at the end. Good morning! I’m delighted to hear from you […]
September 11, 2020

New year, new growth at mkdb

With MKDB it all begins with getting to know you and what you value. We start our process with the BIG PICTURE Consultation, We are sharing one of our client’s responses to our the  questionnaire that we begin with to give you a glimpse into our process. This particular client is exciting for us because they are reimagining their life in an urban setting and trading off closet space for proximity to coffee shops, walkability and the vibrancy of Ottawa’s little Italy. MKDB are experts in urban renovations and have even designed a line of furniture to accommodate a downtown lifestyle.
November 28, 2013

Red Planet Day and the Future of Habitats

Red Planet Day and the Future of Habitats It’s often said that we imagine the future the way we’ve seen it represented. Today marks the launch […]
November 8, 2013

Accessibility Renovations: Interview with Moneca Kaiser

Accessibility Renovations: Interview with Moneca Kaiser Brynna Leslie of Ottawa Community News wrote a lovely article on the subject of universal design and how it’s desperately needed […]
May 14, 2012

What means Community

What means Community I had such a lovely time at the meditation retreat at Karmê Chöling. “A Shambhala meditation retreat center and community for people from […]
January 9, 2012

Day 1 of the Radical Urban Reno

"It’s exciting to help them realize their vision of tempered needs and exaggerated effectiveness -counter coca cola revolutionary elegance of lifestyle by Euro-efficiency of design. In this world where the tv screens keep getting bigger and technology smaller and all of it more and more disposable they are intent on living and modeling a lifestyle that is counter consumerism by making this house into a home that is modest, elegant and truly accommodating." Moneca Kaiser
November 15, 2011

Hubba Hub Ottawa

Return to Blog Hubba Hub Ottawa I’ve lived here a long time, long enough to call Ottawa home, longer than I’ve lived anywhere else, have imported […]
November 1, 2011

A Mud Room Confession

A Mud Room Cofession I have a confession to make… you know the great urban transformation that I did last year. The one that is going […]
September 20, 2011

Waters & Hurricanes

Waters & Hurricanes Its been too long since I have written and I apologize and hope you will accept. I’ve strayed from my cardinal rule of […]
July 14, 2011

Fears & Illuminations

Return to Blog Fears & Illuminations I remember when I was in university, which I did for awhile and loved mostly. I was studying philosophy which exacerbated […]
July 5, 2011

Pic Nic Tables & Patronage

Return to Blog Pic Nic Tables & Patronage Yet another of my cherished flients (means clients who’ve become friends) I love them even though it sounds […]
April 26, 2011

What We’re Up To

Return to Blog What We’re Up To I thought you might like to see the professional shots done by Gordon King of the little black dress […]
April 20, 2011

Since you asked….

Return to Blog Since You Asked… So many are asking me how I am since my Holograms posting about the pressure treated lumber sitting in my […]