Inspiration Category

May 12, 2015

A Friend as a Client : The Buddy System

The first time I contemplated doing a project for a friend, I received a dose of well meant warnings: “Don’t do it – whatever you gain won’t be worth it when you lose a friend.” This applies to any industry – be it design, finance or real estate. “You need to draw a line”. Work […]

January 21, 2015

How do you feel about Graffiti ?

  I was walking home from my Yoga class last Wednesday and was drawn to something I pass every single day. Graffiti on the structural columns that support I-280 in San Francisco. I took a brave move by standing on the Caltrain tracks (no, no trains were coming) to appreciate them for a few minutes. […]

December 5, 2014

Door to Table

We’ve all had too much of something at one point- too many shoes, too many plates, too many books. The latter leaves me with no regret as books feed my soul and when you are done with them, you give back to the circle of knowledge by donating them to your local library or pass […]

October 23, 2014

New Friends through Air BnB

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  When my husband and I decided to convert a one bedroom cottage from a rental to an Air BnB listing, I was hesitant. I was uncertain that I was ready for the commitment of having to get the place ready in an instant (some of my bookings have been made up to 3 days […]

October 17, 2014

Denim and Fridays

When I think casual, I think jeans, precisely denim. Do you ? A random thought- what differentiates denim from jeans ? Jeans are a type of casual pants and jeans can be of many fabrics- cotton, twill, linen but denim is the material of that true blue jeans from indigo dye that we all refer […]

August 3, 2014

Karl Kipfmueller’s Brooklyn Townhouse

The furniture restorer by profession establishes the fact that faded, worn and creased is comfortable and unique. Elle Decor’s story on Karl Kipfmueller’s townhouse in Brooklyn, amidst the high rises and new development going on, depicts a time gone by quality. Be in the mindset of a craftsman a hundred years ago and this home […]

July 29, 2014

Jeans turn 80 today

  I knew denim is rooted in years but not that it is even older than my mom who turned 78 this year.   Lately I have been fixated by patched denim garments and then I saw this article from Lucky magazine August 2014. It totally shows the picture of how denim is so personal […]