Advice for graduating students

December 9th, 2012 2 Comments

It is that time of the year, when Jenny and I are invited to talk to graduating students of interior design programs to give them a different perspective on the industry and the career they chose.

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Chicago Smart Home

October 3rd, 2012 No Comments

I bet you’d be just as surprised as I was, if you stumbled upon a live size residential structure in the courtyard of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This is not a new exhibit, yet I have not heard about it before. In fact, 2012 may be the last year it is open to the public. Designed by Michelle Kaufmann, it is a true representation of smart and sustainable living. read more

Touring the FLOR headquarters

October 3rd, 2012 1 Comment

You guys! I found heaven. For all you color enthusiasts, this is by far the coolest office environment I have been in.Thanks to my Wisconsin manufacturer’s representative for Interface, a few designers and myself were able to tour the Chicago office of FLOR, Interface’s sister company. read more

Merchandising for the senses

October 2nd, 2012 No Comments

I have done merchandising for a home accent store before. It was fun, but creatively draining. We had to keep the displays fresh and constantly changing, so the customers could get a different experience every time they visited. I bow my head down to those who create stunning displays for a living. You rock it! read more

Ivy Boutique Hotel in Chicago

September 10th, 2012 No Comments

It just so happens that we always go on a trip around my husband’s birthday. Mind you, Brian was born in February. I planned this fabulous weekend in Chicago the weekend of his actual birthday, but due to weather, almost every surprise I had arranged for, was cancelled. Read more about our stay in my previous post.

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T-shirts for Creatives

July 2nd, 2012 No Comments

When you have a good idea, act on it. This is precisely what we did with our out-of-the-blue t-shirt idea, which has now been transformed into a full-force online business.

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ICFF – My first time at the show

May 24th, 2012 No Comments

Every reason is great to visit NYC, but ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair has always been on my to-do list, and it finally happened.

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