Posts in category "Life!"

On Saving My Creativity

On Saving My Creativity
My daily routine and how my day comes together has bunch of aspects that I truly never looked at in this way before!  First are the chores and responsibilities that are part of everyday life:  feeding the dogs, checking my calendar and e-mail and making the bed are all part of my morning routine before... Read more »

10 Items To Remember When Planning a Design Project

10 Items To Remember When Planning a Design Project
If you are planning an Interior Design project, please read this list! Create a list (or “scope of work”) – complete or even reslistic or not.  It’s a start. Take abovementioned list and prioritize what’s most urgent.  Ideally, what needs to be done is also what you want to accomplish.  If not, keep that discrepancy... Read more »

"What Else Can I Be But What I Am?"

"What Else Can I Be But What I Am?"
“I Gotta Be Me” …right?  Sammy Davis sang this song years ago!  (..& yes, my title is from lyrics of that song!) Being independent is cool.  It means that having your own way of doing things, as long as no one is hurt, is good.  Also, just because everyone else thinks that adopting certain style... Read more »
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"What NOT To Do" -- Explained

"What NOT To Do" -- Explained
Sadly, the Interior Design world is still changing a lot.  But, just because so much is now online plus…many, many Trade Sources will work with anyone who pays, it doesn’t mean you don’t need an Interior Designer to do the job.  With my fingers crossed, I hope this was a “Do It Yourself-er”. Okay…look at... Read more »

Winding, Worthwhile Road

Winding, Worthwhile Road
Once upon a time, I was a little girl living in Hyde Park (Chicago’s) with my mom, dad and live-in housekeeper.  When I was about 4, because my mom was a doctor and was going to be working full time, my parents imported a nanny for me.  This one, however, spoke only Spanish.  Of course,... Read more »

Make It Simple…or Complicated

Make It Simple…or Complicated
This happens so often in almost all parts of our lives, and I hear someone in design, architecture or construction do it almost every day:  Why do so many people assume that they need to make whatever they are talking about complicated and, indeed, perhaps incomprehensible? It annoys me more than almost anything.  I have... Read more »
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Good Night Everyone!

Good Night Everyone!
No more-late night blogging?  NO!  That will be my exception. If I could stop something I can’t seem to stop, I would like to stop working late – no more e-mail, writing or responding to anyone or anything after 9 PM right now.  Is anything really so vital that it has to be responded to... Read more »

In Order ...and All Together

In Order ...and All Together
In 2015 I decided to get my shit together and – I think its happening! Yay!! Amongst the choices we make to spend money on this or that, or take a major vacation or choose between pizza and stir-fry, this decision I made should (hopefully) have a long-term benefit to my daily existence. Nah.. I... Read more »

Open House Chicago This Weekend -- Our Amazing Architecture

Open House Chicago This Weekend -- Our Amazing Architecture
Chicagoans are unbelievably fortunate to live in a city with amazing architecture. We have the opportunity to observe and inhabit buildings that are unique and mold-breaking, historically significant, and often available to us to visit and investigate at our leisure.  But this weekend, we are invited to explore neighborhoods within Chicago’s borders as well as... Read more »
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Friends Then ... & Now

Friends Then ... & Now
I just wrote a rather long blog post about my 2nd grade best friend that I lost touch with after high school – although I did know where she went to college.  I think we spoke senior year in high school.  She had moved far away—from Evanston to Wilmette and we lived very separate lives... Read more »