The Adventurous Woman – Part 1

If you’re like me you may have already noticed that the media of today including, the Internet, cinema, cable TV, and even contemporary fictional literature has a new definition for the adventurous woman. I watch, with mild fascination, the glittering new icons of femininity that grace screens, large and small with recent colorful images. This… Read more »

The Elegant Hybrid – Adding Mojo to Your Space

Every year we predict that interior design and décor trends are about to make a turnaround ushering in some new and daring changes for the home and office space. After years of simple neutrals and hard-edged minimalist design, it appears that 2018 is finally escorting in some major style changes which will be impossible to… Read more »

Is Less More? or Is It Just A Bore?

  Over the past couple of decades or so the business of designing any interior space, whether that be home, office, retail or hospitality has revolved around a campaign of “less is more” which loosely translated becomes minimalism in the purest sense. Answering to the excesses of the 1980’s and 90’s, decades that everyone would… Read more »

Is Fashion Folly? Or A Global Statement

To the average intellectual spiritualist, the entire concept of fashion, that is what we wear, how we look to others and how it affects our singular importance in the world is mere folly and frivolity. Fashion is for silly, superficial types who spend far too much time and money on the adorning of their exterior… Read more »

What’s the Matter with You?

Do you ever get the discomforting feeling that you’re a bad person? Or maybe lazy and undisciplined? A person who never learned how to develop passions to follow? Your own special place in the world? The ability to contribute something unique to the world or at least to your community? Maybe there’s something the matter… Read more »

Whatever Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Younger

For most people in this world, life is spent on a careful journey of planning, strategizing and avoiding. Avoiding is the most interesting of these three activities because it specifically revolves around the nasty business of change, unhappy surprises and most of all, trouble. It seems that most of us will do whatever it takes… Read more »

Living the Bohemian Life

Then comes the time in your life when you simply are out of excuses. The children are deeply immersed in their own messy lives, every obligation to them has been met and it’s all paid for. You stop to look around at the after effects of your life and journey now. What’s next? Retirement? The… Read more »

Is Fashion an Art?

Is fashion an Art? If so, then is the fashion designer an artist? Or rather an artisan whose job it is to introduce taste and proportion to an object they are creating? Is the occupation of fashion designer like that of an architect, cabinetmaker, ceramist or carpenter? Creating functional objects, in this case to protect… Read more »

Do I Matter?

Do you think you matter? Each and every one of us has a private and distinct past. A time of childhood, youth and even early adulthood that has shaped who we are today. In later years, 30 or 40 on, that past, staying forever with us, evolves and manifests, emerging as a kind of shadow,… Read more »

Can You Handle Success?

What price success? All the days, weeks and months even years spent toiling away, hatching ideas, burning the midnight oil, sacrificing and working non-stop seven days a week to finally reach that fulfilling pinnacle of lifestyle and personal achievement not to mention the boatloads of trappings, homes, cars, vacations, prominent friends, contacts and high-level associates… Read more »