Not Enough Hours in the Day

When my workweek begins, it's like a marathon, no a SPRINT, to the finish line of Friday. The folks at Real Simple Magazine have created a fancy little chart creator to illustrate where your time actually goes. [They actually call it "Women & Work" which I think is a little sexist - I mean, … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays

It's a little hard for me to see this as an ad from 1959, when some elements of this design look so current. Okay, maybe the fur coat casually draped is a tip-off,...or using a selling feature of "thrifty vinyl asbestos tile",  dates it a bit. But I love the persimmon couches (paging Pantone's … [Read more...]

Red Cross Relief

Our hearts go out to the families of the weekend outbreak of tornadoes across the US. Our home state of North Carolina was hit hard, and I was glad to hear from my friends in the Piedmont this morning. According to the MSNBC, "The spring storm, North Carolina's deadliest in two decades, spun off … [Read more...]

Innovative Hotel Designs – part 2

More hotel inspiration from China. This was the Renaissance Shanhai Yu Garden Hotel. It was really an amazing hotel and I enjoyed my time there immensely. … [Read more...]

China Sketchbook – the food

While here in China, I'm not all about glass and mirror 24/7. Nope. Sometimes I'm all about food. Yes, while I was warned to pack a few "nabs" in my suitcase, I've not needed them. I've eaten some exquisite meals here in the southern Canton area. Cantonese cuisine usually involves lots of steamed … [Read more...]