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February 18, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation

On the first ┬áSunday of Lent, I am deviating from my visual design post to share a commentary from my parish’s weekly newsletter.   Which brings me to thinking. The realm of design is not limited to what is seen by the human eye. There is an element of design in every facet of the […]

May 12, 2012

San Francisco Designers Showcase 2012

Spring is definitely in San Francisco, we have had a straight 5 days of 75 degree weather and the forecast predicts more of these ! My husband and I celebrate our anniversary next week and remember that our wedding day three years ago, peaked at a whooping 93 degree blasting sunshine day ! My mood […]

November 23, 2011

Celebrating Thankfulness

    Traveling through history which marks the day we celebrate today, like pilgrims then, we take time to be still, to remember and to acknowledge that life is not without trials but if we just focus on the trials, we miss out on the wonders of God’s blessings of family and friends. Even science […]

November 1, 2011

Do you know your Oranges

Happily, Halloween is over ! Richard has crowned me the Scrooge of Halloween. For the past 2 weeks, the floodgates were open on anything Halloween for all the cooking shows and design shows. Seriously, I think there is more sugar out there that is worth the calories than cookies dyed or sprinkled orange. Then there […]

October 30, 2011

Vintage Overload – NY Times Home – Oct 26, 2011

  Have you noticed that up to a couple of years ago, catalog companies are selling merchandise that we’ve seen before in yet another catalog ? Was it Restoration Hardware, oh no, it was Pottery Barn, hmm… wait a minute, maybe West Elm ? Or was it Crate and Barrel ? Be it along Madison […]

October 19, 2011

The Life & Genius of Steve Jobs – People Mag

The October 24, 2011 issue with Steve Jobs on the cover looks back at 4 decades of the man’s genius. And the design of the new headquarters he will never see. Photos courtesy of People Magazine, Fred Duval Film Magic, Hilton Archive, Getty Images, and Apple.

October 7, 2011

Private Schools – Town & Country Oct 2011

Charter schools, private schools, schools that follow religious and social ideologies. Financing education for children in these troubled economy is a struggle. For those that have the time and unlimited dollars to make it more complicated, here is Out & About in October’s Town & Country that does a side by side comparison between two […]