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Current Sensibility: Decorating During the Pandemic

After having been at home now for almost a full month - I am craving color, pattern, more art, more books, more of everything! Before the pandemic, when I would be home for a length of time, my instinct would be to purge, to get rid of things, to pare down to the essence.  I… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Decorating During the Pandemic

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Staying Creative During the Pandemic

I've been quiet on the blog and Instagram since the pandemic.  The abrupt change of life has been very hard to process and I've been watching and listening as people express their denial, their grief and their anger.  I think because it's a gray, snowy day here in Denver, Colorado I'm experiencing some of that… Continue reading Staying Creative During the Pandemic

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Current Sensibility: Kitchens for People Who Don’t Have Time to Cook

I design kitchens for a living and I have not had time to properly prepare a meal for myself and my family in quite a while.  I bought myself an Insta-Pot as an early Christmas present and, for better or for worse, I've been using it like it was the last appliance on earth.  I'm… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Kitchens for People Who Don’t Have Time to Cook

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Current Sensibility: Creativity and Free Time

Self-reflection is not enjoyable.  At the end of this unnamed decade, I find myself wanting to reflect, consider and plan for the next decade but, ironically, I first need to carve out the time from a tortured work/life schedule.  I've added so many layers to my life with work, the podcast, family time and health… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Creativity and Free Time

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Opt Out: Happy Thanksgiving!

I've posted this blog post on the week of Thanksgiving for the past four years and my feeling is the same so I will run it again.   Almost every blog and online article I read has tags and links for where I can buy product.  I am weary of the fevered "Buy Me" presence… Continue reading Opt Out: Happy Thanksgiving!

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Street Photography I love street photography and this caught my eye recently by Denver photographer Kevin Mohatt.  I am fascinated by an unplanned, un-staged moment caught in time.  The great photographer and artist William Klein once said, “Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even if it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody else’s work.”… Continue reading Current Sensibility

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Opt Outside: Happy Thanksgiving

I've posted this blog post on the week of Thanksgiving for the past three years and my feeling is the same so I will run it again.  I am currently in Estes Park, Colorado.  We just finished a beautiful, snowy hike up to Mill Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I observed one tourist trying… Continue reading Opt Outside: Happy Thanksgiving

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Drifting in Elevators: That Back to School Feeling

It's back to school time here in Colorado and I've been feeling a little adrift.  Dave and Sylvia are back to their routines and my day to day has changed with them.  A lot of my clients are experiencing similar changes right now, and projects that I thought would be going strong by August, are… Continue reading Drifting in Elevators: That Back to School Feeling

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Essentialism and Alligators

I scheduled this post to publish last Wednesday but, clearly, it was sitting in my drafts when I got back from vacation.  I am holding onto some of the residual vacation vibe as of 11:18 on Monday and I'm hoping to keep it for a few days more. We went to a magical part of… Continue reading Essentialism and Alligators

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#OptOutside: Opt Out of the Retail Frenzy

REI's retail decision to #OptOutside again (3rd year in a row) and be closed for Black Friday still resonates with me.  I've posted this blog post on the week of Thanksgiving for the past two years and my feeling is the same so I will run it again.  I am currently in Tuscon, Arizona enjoying… Continue reading #OptOutside: Opt Out of the Retail Frenzy