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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 […]
To be creative is to be uncertain. That’s what I found myself saying to a prospective client during a sales call last week. What’s getting in your way is your relationship to uncertainty. A person with a real flair is a gambler at heart, was how Billy Baldwin put it. Or in the words of […]
I recently read an article by a 37-year-old woman who was experiencing symptoms of severe heart problems but was repeatedly misdiagnosed by doctors who never tested her for cardiac issues. She was thin and athletic, after-all. Her extreme shortness of breath, dizziness and weakness were attributed to an allergy, asthma or anxiety by various doctors […]
I drove down to Laguna Niguel yesterday to hear DwellStudio Founder and Author Christiane Lemieux talk about outdoor design trends and to introduce her gorgeous, new line of outdoor fabrics with Robert Allen for Sunbrella®. NYC based Lemieux was one of the pioneers of online, interior design retail and like me, she was born and […]
I’m in the middle of re-envisioning a website I launched back in 2009. It was a lifestyle and inspiration site for single women and it’s how I went to school for social media, SEO, CMS, email marketing, engagement and all that geek stuff that might make some of you feel a little woozy. By the beginning of […]
Something in me was not letting what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in. Maybe it was because I felt numb looking at the picture of the young man with dead eyes. Or maybe it was because I could feel the beginnings of a question I knew I couldn’t answer forming in the back of […]
I know. When I say the word brand, you think about toothpaste or window cleaner. But if you’re a regular reader, then you know that I’ve been waxing on about the power of your personal brand (PB) — brand you — since West Week. PBs were a huge theme there, as they were at Licensing Expo and […]
According to a recent study, overweight adults eat less often than people with normal body weight but take in more calories. They are also less active over the course of the day. Findings published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association support this saying that normal weight adults, including those who had lost a […]
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.