Archive for November 2010

The World's 1st Billion Dollar Home

The World's 1st Billion Dollar Home
Happy Thanksgving ! When we count our blessings for family and health and home, we certainly don’t consider  a home like THIS to celebrate or celebrate in.  Here is the most expensive house ever built, with a BILLION dollar price tag.  Designed by Chicago’s own venerable architecture firm, Perkins + Will, it’s owned by the... Read more »

Interior Design and Your Personal Style

Just as I was musing about how to write about the Interior Design of Whoopi Goldberg’s home on “Oprah” yesterday, Barbra Streisand “showed” Oprah HER estate today.  What a contrast, and a great way to discuss personal style in Interior Design. Barbra was celebrating Oprah’s last season, and promoting her new book (which everyone in... Read more »

A Designer's Delight: SOFA 2010

A Designer's Delight: SOFA 2010
It’s been so long since I missed a SOFA (Sculptural Objects and Functional Art) show at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, that I can’t remember when it was.  There have been years that have seemed to be all glass artists, sometimes too crowded and sometimes too exclusive…meaning that it was for serious collectors only. Searching for... Read more »
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The Core of Interior Design: Space Planning

(uh..yep,  redux! new graphics)  ”Space Planning” is the division and allocation of interior space to meet code and provide the needs of an individual client.   Unofficially, it seems that this term (although not the work) became part of the Interior Design dialogue in the 60′s, when Contract (or non-residential) Design became a specialty.  High rise... Read more »