Aga Artka and Jenny Schrank to speak at ASID’s GoPRO/NYC

September 2nd, 2014 No Comments

It’s been a while since we embarked on the book writing journey. We started in January of 2013, and just finished the manuscript last month. During the 18 months of this project that we are deeply committed to and hugely passionate about, people started to notice our efforts. And we couldn’t be more honored. read more

Moonrise Hotel, St.Louis Boutique Hotel

August 4th, 2014 No Comments

Technically The Delmar Loop is located outside of St.Louis proper. The Loop is and always was an entertainment, cultural and dining district in University City. It shares a border (western edge) with St.Louis. Whether you are a local or just passing by, The Loop is a six block district you should make a point of checking out. read more

5 Trends from The 2014 Hospitality Design Show in Las Vegas, NV

May 19th, 2014 No Comments

You either love or hate Las Vegas. With its immense amount of stimulation, hotels that look like they can reach the sky and non-stop operating casinos, it is a mecca for the hospitality industry. read more

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