A Hunch From Work? Humane Design Therapy Is the Answer

Deborah DiMare

My 21 year old healthy yoga practicing daughter has been working in an office for the past six months.  Recently, she’s been experiencing intense neck and shoulder pain that drove her to seek weekly trips to an acupuncturist.

According to a recent article in Oprah’s “O” Magazine, my daughter’s neck and shoulder inflammation is a very common and ever growing injury. The article’s research states “as many as 63 percent of all office workers will suffer from neck pain within the year. Women are at particular risk.” This is alarming. But it can be prevented. The cure lies in thoughtful design.


Peta Prime: The Cruelty-Free/Vegan Home – Leather Alternatives

Deborah DiMare

Recently, I was visiting a client’s home that I had designed over a year ago. As I was walking through the residence, I couldn’t help but notice that every room in the entire house contained one or more items made with animal skins. The living room showcased large leather swivel chairs, an oversized horsehair ottoman was in another room, and suede sofas and wool area rugs had been placed throughout. A few months ago, I would have considered this project one of my finest. Walking through the spaces now was a nightmare. I felt as if a complete stranger had designed the place.

Take a few seconds right now and look around you. I would bet that within the space that surrounds you, there is an item made with animal skin or fur. It could be an office chair, sofa, car seat, desk blotter, blanket, or pillow, perhaps.



Deborah DiMare

diMare design will change the heart and direction of interior design with compassionate style. Through awareness and demonstration, interior design will be therapeutic and cruelty free. Please take a look at our first post for PETA on tips for designing a fabulous vegan space! VEGAN DESIGN TIPS CLICK HERE




DIMARE DIARIES: SARA BRITT, Junior Corporate Liaison, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

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To stay centered, what is one activity you do religiously daily or weekly? 

Meditation and silence. Oh, and working out. My part-time job is teaching group exercise classes, like boot-camp with lots of plyometrics and high intensity interval training. Keeping my butt in shape and also motivating others to feel better about themselves keep me healthy inside and out.


DIMARE DIARIES: Aryan Rashed, co-owner, JetSet Pilates, South Florida

Deborah DiMare

To stay centered, what is one activity you do religiously daily or weekly? 

Aryan Rashed (AR): JetSet Pilates 3 times a week! It does wonders for the body, mind, and soul!

What are the sources of happiness in your home? 

AR: I love sitting on my balcony and checking out the serene blue of the ocean and green lush palm trees that define Miami’s aesthetic.


DIMARE DIARIES: Lynette Janac, CEO/Publisher, South Florida Luxury Guide

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diMare design: To stay centered, what is one activity you do religiously daily or weekly? Lynette Janac (LJ): Count my blessings. In a world of constant go-go-go, I am extremely grateful that I have something to be busy about.

What are the sources of happiness in your home? LJ: Everything!  I love being home.  Home is my sanctuary.  A time for me to be with just me. Many hours a day are spent with people in various capacities.  When I walk through the threshold of my door, phone is on silent and I am ready for “me time”.

What is your favorite room? LJ: Bedroom.  I love sleeping. I have the most amazing comfortable bed with a beautiful view to wake up to.  Okay, my 2nd favorite is my balcony. For years I lived here without balcony furniture that I enjoyed and recently I changed that! Now I love being out there!


DIMARE DIARIES: Balance your life to achieve happiness, health and healing with Erica Korman

Deborah DiMare
Holistic health / nutrition
Spiritual life coach
Meditation specialist
Dimare Design: To stay centered, what is one personal activity you do religiously daily or weekly?
Erica Korman (EK): Ever since I began meditating I cannot go a day without it, no matter where I am or how busy I am it is always my priority.
What are the sources of happiness in your home? What is your
favorite room or nook?
EK: My bedroom has a little alcove where I do my meditation or just relax on the chaise lounge, it is quiet and peaceful, overlooking the ocean.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! - Deborah Rosenberg


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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! We hope you enjoyed the day with your family! Checkout our article in #HolaLatinos magazine on the most comfy #FathersDayGift any day! http://goo.gl/2I8EkM #DaddysGirl #HappyFathersDay #HomeAndDesign

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February Charity: Autism Speaks

Deborah DiMare

Each month Ddigz.com donates a portion of your purchase to a different charity or organization.

Our mantra is “Interior Design with Direction. We all have special needs, especially when it comes to creating a comforting environment in which to live.”

Much thought is put into which organization to highlight each month. It’s a difficult choice and one we take to heart. This month we have chosen Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

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