It’s interesting how many business owners are so interested in the what I affectionately call the “band-aid approach” to their facilities. It stems from not wanting to spend capital dollars on their space, but what happens is a bunch of haphazard design decisions that become layered on each other, resulting in increased money over time. [...]
As I drove to work this morning, one big rain drip hit my windshield, then another, followed by another. I pulled into the parking lot and made my way into the building before sheets of rain started barreling down bringing with it tremendous wind and a black sky. We began commenting on the elegance of [...]
A a furniture nerd, I love learning about new products in the marketplace and learning about how different manufacturers are making a difference in the industry. As an interior designer, I am most concerned about providing a solution to my clients and helping them achieve a well designed space that meets all their needs.
This week [...]
One thing that I love about my gym is how they use colors and materials to divide space. Standing at the mirror in the busy corridor of the locker room, I noticed that while I was getting ready to leave, at least fifty people passed behind me and not a single one ran into me, [...]
Tunnel vision undertakes us each and every day. People believe that their piece of the pie is the most important, and that extends into interior design as well. When designing a space and meeting with various departments, department heads usually regard their function as the most important in the entire company. While in a way [...]
Visiting a client today I was reminded how simple being a little more green can really be. My client, located in a skyscraper in Chicago, doesn’t occupy their entire rented space, the parts that are not occupied are kept dark. It’s just that simple. The blinds are drawn and the lighting sections in that area [...]
It seems that many people have been looking for more for less money. People are trying to invest their monetary resources in places that they can put a tangible benefit on, not their interior furnishings. As an interior designer, I always advise my clients to get what the best solution is in the budget, however [...]
Companies are in business to make a profit. This is not something new, but something that often gets lost as the business journey is underway. As companies progress and they are strategizeing how to win more business and increase margins, they can also focus efforts on unifying their business strategy with the [...]
One of the great things about New York was that there was such a great mix of people and they were all at different levels of oblivion. Walking though the streets of Manhattan I came to realize how important it is to safeguard environments to cater to the oblivious guest for their own safety.
Seeing people [...]
During my New York City trip one thing that stuck out to me was the high level of light pollution infiltrating the night sky. This shouldn’t be a new concept, or something so surprising seeing New York is such a large city, however I shuddered walking through Times Square in the middle of the night [...]