Design From the Cube™: Commercial Interior Design Notes

Here in the States we recently enjoyed a long weekend celebrating the Fourth of July though I confess that I worked on that Monday. I promised myself I would take all of Tuesday off so we took a family day trip to Litchfield. We visited the Litchfield Historical Society and the Tapping Reeve House and […]

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Are You a Filer or a Piler?

June 29th, 2017

This past week I was on a working mini-vacation in Fenwick Island, Delaware, where we are building our dream home.   While our daughter enjoyed the sun, we spent time choosing the fixtures and finishes for the house.     While easy to select features to suit my clients, I […]

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I recently spent a wonderful paid** “day off” in the city at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) with the DesignHounds of Modenus. It just so happens that we designers love to spend our days off with our other design friends talking about design.   We started at WilsonArt with […]

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Last Wednesday was National Pack Rat day and I had the honor of being featured on the Momentum Tribe’s video show. One of the topics we discussed was how to organize your desk. You can see the video here: Momentum Tribe Interview. This Monday, I joined DesignHounds for a day […]

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Do you remember the movie Groundhog Day?   The premise is that the day will keep repeating until Bill Murray learns how to become a better person and finally pull himself out of this crazy repetitive cycle. The irony lies in how closely this can relate to both work and […]

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Do You Have a Word of the Year?

January 15th, 2017

I was torn this year between two words: Power and Grace. So I have chosen both.   The new year entered with the sudden death of my dear friend, Theresa. She was, like I am, only 51 years old. She died of a massive heart attack. Theresa lived a full life, accomplishing more in her […]

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5 Ways to Show Gratitude All Year

November 29th, 2016

Recently, I was out for my very cold gratitude walk as the snow gently fell. I did something a little different and walked my friend’s Great Dane. Starting the morning being present and in gratitude sets the tone for my entire day. And walking with this very large pup added […]

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I am continuing my series on the NYSID’s centennial conference Interior Design: The Essential Profession. Just after lunch, Dan Ariely spoke on Design, Behavior and the Bottom Line. Interior design requires far more knowledge of behavioral psychology than you might ever want to imagine. You can watch Dan Ariely on […]

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What an exciting week this has been. I was given a complete clean bill of health at Norwalk Hospital. I am officially cancer free. I have had my final treatment last Tuesday and my porticath removed last Thursday. I can’t begin to tell you how freeing this has been and […]

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How is your space looking?

October 5th, 2016

  Did you know that 8 out of the 10 people sitting around you at work are just collecting a check and don’t even want to be there? I contend that a well-designed workplace can improve employee morale, communicate corporate culture and promote health and well being. Imagine if 5 out […]

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