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I finally gave in and bought another pair of sunglasses. Earlier this year I had invested in my first pair of Chanel’s. I thought the price was ridiculous at first, until I prorated the daily cost based on my usage living in Southern California, which turned out to be less than $1/day. They came numbered, with […]
Allegedly the female brain is hard-wired to be better at multi-tasking than a man’s because we have better connections between the left and right sides. While it’s interesting that we’re more likely to remember faces—because several sub-networks can simultaneously connect—I think we have to consider the context where this whole multi-tasking concept was born. Multi-tasking […]
So let me cut straight to the chase. Here’s what you’re doing when you procrastinate: delaying your own good. Say it with me, I am delaying my own good. Forget what Freud said about the pleasure principle and humans preferring to avoid negative emotions or to delay stressful tasks. Because the reality is that breaking […]
Some people won’t get the value of what you do no matter how well or often you explain it. You don’t have to worry about those one-off conversations; sometimes it’s not about you. But if you find yourself having the same conversation — sales, employee, spouse or otherwise — over and over again, guess what? […]
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery or so the saying goes and I suppose copycats are par for the course when you’re successful in creative business but I’m not going to lie, they bug me. One of my clients recently had her design ripped off by a fellow blogger. Now that design had already […]
When it came out in 2003, filmmaker Nancy Meyers’ Something’s Gotta Give sparked a wave of requests from American renovators wanting a dream kitchen just like the one in the Hampton’s house Diane Keaton’s character owned in the movie. At the opening of West Week in March 2013, Meyers joked that there were definitely kitchens more […]
I’ve never watched BRAVO’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills but I have heard about Yolanda’s Fridge. This is the fridge. This is Yolanda. This is Yolanda inside her fridge. Yolanda Foster, wife of composer David Foster, is billed as a “domestic goddess” and her fridge has become a supporting character in the popular reality series. It’s likely […]
As some of you know, I spent two years covering KBIS (The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show), first in Las Vegas and then Chicago. 400 interviews, at least 250 draft scripts and 85 packaged episodes later, I think it’s safe to say I know how to tell a story about a faucet. My Operations Hat […]
Chances are if you’re overwhelmed, you’re in the middle of something big, a big shift toward exactly where you want to be. But come on, are you really completely defeated or drowning beneath a huge mass? No, no you’re not. Tough Love My own business advisor – yes I have one too – told me she […]
I couldn’t catch a cab to save my life. The window between working with my Brooklyn interior designer client, and the last-minute meeting that the luxury faucet/fittings company had requested, didn’t allow for cabs whizzing by. Two intensives, one meeting and two dinners in two days didn’t start out planned that way, but I trust […]
I'm an Author, Award-winning Producer and Visibility Strategist with an Uncommon Take on Doing Business.
I founded MeByDesign, an idea boutique for the home industry in 2011 and have worked with creative entrepreneurs in the United States, Europe and Canada.
My incredible clients have been featured in publications like Architectural Digest, New York Times, Elle Decor, House & Garden (UK), and on network and cable television. Several have also negotiated television development and product licensing deals.
You may have read my first book, Branding + Interior Design which has taught thousands of designers how to bridge the gap between designer and design leader.
What would life be like if you were wholly visible?
The difference between unknowns, design leaders and legends is a factor of visibility. But being visible is about more than being seen, one of its underused definitions is available.