Archive for October 2011

Thoughts on Success

Thoughts on Success
                  To share with anyone/everyone. This feels true to me and is is too well-articulated NOT to post. I must have copied this over 10 years ago (I could tell by the color of the paper): THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS Whatever you want in life,... Read more »

If I Scratch Your Back, Do You Scratch Mine?

A buzzword these days is “Networking”.  I interpret this “movement” to be a mutual sharing of ideas with the bottom line of sharing of sources, resources and exchanging recommendations.  Right?   Well, some are in a better place to recommend than others and some have limited resources for being recommended.   There’s always W.O.M. (Word of Mouth),... Read more »

For Now and Forever

For Now and Forever
This will be a short echo of my own most basic business practice: A while ago, a very wealthy, sophisticated client (who had worked with other designers before me) thanked me for being reliable and returning calls, following up and following through. “Of course!”  is what I said.  “What?  Are you kidding?  That’s my job!”... Read more »
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Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago

Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago
Once again, here’s a fantastic reminder that we are in the midst of an architecturally LUSH environment. This coming weekend (Oct 15 & 16) the Chicago Architecture Foundation has set up buses and tickets to create your own FREE tours of our awesome City. In addition to their schedule and array of tours, this is... Read more »

A Design Project in Real Time

A Design Project in Real Time
Everyone knows that the whole construction industry sucks right now.  Starting from a piece of real estate (vacant lot or completed residence) through hanging art on the walls, substantial projects “in works” are pretty hard to find.  Many qualified and talented Architects, Contractors, Interior Designers and so many categories of tradesmen and vendors would love—and... Read more »

The "Ikea Effect II" (or "Too")

  Could NOT resist! …Thank you, Scott Lewicki, Certified Anusara Yoga teacher extraordinaire and NASA Physicist, for sharing this on Facebook  (what timing!).     Join me on my Facebook Fan Page and Twitter (on the right) …. And, you can sign up for Blog Post updates as well!
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