Posts tagged "Chicago Design"

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 »

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 »

Get Design Problems Fixed With "Honey & Vinegar"

Get Design Problems Fixed With "Honey & Vinegar"
A client once  said to me (famously–because I paraphrase it so often):  “I don’t really expect everything to be perfect the first time.   I just want the person who’s responsible to come back and take care of it till it’s right.”  The expression is: “you attract more flies with honey than vinegar”,  but I... Read more »
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COLORS: Fall 2011 and 2012

COLORS: Fall 2011 and 2012
This past Spring, Pantone (THE color experts/predictors for fashion, interiors and graphic design) announced that ‘Honeysuckle” would be their color for 2011.  And it’s still in the Fall palette! The other colors, per their prediction and (thus) recommendation: Bamboo:  a honey gold, Emberglow:  a pinky-orange, Phlox: reddish plum, Cedar:  light grayish green, Deep Teal: dark... Read more »

Design: Now and Tomorrow

“If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.”  That’s probably one of the best phrases EVER.  Unfortunately, in Interior Design and nearly every tangential part or possible branch of the design/construction tree, almost no one is That busy now. But, there are those of us who are creating a niche or enlarging... Read more »

Under Pressure?

  This is a gorgeous sunny afternoon.  Time to keep looking forward!!!  In these past couple of weeks I have learned an amazing amount about the Design Industry by investigating, watching, talking and networking in many new ways.  I have set up my Facebook Fan Page all by myself and have learned to manage all... Read more »
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