Career advice for interior design students

February 10th, 2014 No Comments

Congratulations. You have chosen one of the most fun and rewarding careers on the planet. Jenny Schrank and I are super passionate about interior design, and we want to show you how you can take advantage of your differentiating skills, your brand, and your network to set yourself apart from the sea of students entering the market. read more

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

February 10th, 2014 No Comments

I have stayed at a few different hotels on the Las Vegas strip but The Cosmopolitan was definitely the most impressive. It is one of the newest hotels and casinos right along the Las Vegas Boulevard, just aside Aria and the City Center. Opened on December 15th 2010, the Cosmopolitan is the newest addition to Marriott’s boutique portfolio of hotels known as the Autograph Collection. read more

Biz Book Club “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook”

January 5th, 2014 No Comments

Practically every day, it seems, a new social media platform is born. And you must wonder, just like I do, which ones actually matter. If you read any of my book reviews like “Crush it”, “The Thank You Economy”, you probably noticed that I have a slight “crush” on Gary Vaynerchuk. No, not in a romantic way, but more professional. His passion toward his work, family and life is unmatched. And I love it! read more

Small kitchen remodel

January 2nd, 2014 No Comments

Since we bought our house in 2006, we have been slowly upgrading elements of our galley-style kitchen. It’s a small space, but it’s the only kitchen we have, so we wanted to maximize on its look and functionality. Look at how relatively small upgrades can change a space drastically! read more

Hotel Indigo: West London, United Kingdom

October 28th, 2013 No Comments

A hotel and a restaurant that’s run entirely by lords and ladies sounds intriguing. Believe me when I say that the treatment we received during our stay at Hotel Indigo nothing short of royal. This newly remodeled boutique hotel located in the heart of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, was our third and last stop on this trip to Europe. read more

Interior Design: Do what you love

October 22nd, 2013 No Comments

Jenny Schrank and I speak to students often. We are asked to talk about our unusual career paths, failures and successes in this  extremely volatile industry that is interior design. This time we speak to students at Milwaukee Area Technical College, Professional Development class. See what we cover. read more

Hotel Ares Eiffel in Paris, France

October 21st, 2013 No Comments

It’s been my life-long dream to go to Paris. I’ve been fascinated with the language, the history (especially Ludwig the XIV era) and the culture since I can remember. I took four years of French in high school (and forgot almost all of it since then) and my heart melts when I hear French whether it’s live, in passing or on television. 2013 was the year. I made it to Paris! read more