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HOW TO FIND HOME OFFICE SUCCESS

Are we living Groundhogs day? Everyday seems like the same day over and over to me. Everyone by now has needed to carve out a space in their home to find a place to get work done, if they didn’t already have an office. Are you finding home office success for your mind...

mint, design and emotion

Do you love mint? Mint is the cure all -when you have a stuffy nose or a headache, take a sniff out of a mint essential oil bottle-- it will open up your sinuses! I love to combine mint oil with lemon and orange essential oils. It makes my studio smell so good. I am...

poetic modernism, the Science behind emotion and home design

As the daughter of a physicist, it is no surprise that I am drawn to uncover the science behind emotion and design. For years, I worked in practical architecture firms where romantic thinking was frowned upon. I struggled with opportunities to exercise my poetic side,...

Post-COVID Kitchen of the Future

Imagine Tessa walking into her kitchen. She pulls her favorite coffee cup out and puts it on top of the induction counter. “Good Morning Tessa, it will be sunny and 85 degrees today.” She taps the counter and proceeds to sip her coffee while looking out onto the...

Sous Vide- a healthful method of cooking

Photo Credit: Signature Kitchen Suite Sous Vide Steak Over the years we have learned that Steam assist cooking is the healthiest way to cook. I now learned Sous vide is the most precise way to cook. But is Sous Vide also considered a healthful method of cooking like...

SAY GOODBYE TO THE KITCHEN WORK TRIANGLE

I do a weekly video on my Instagram called the Poetic MAD Minute, where we talk about what's on the design pulse for today's modern healthy home. I last spoke about where the principles of kitchen design is going. Since the 1940's we have been using the work triangle...

Trends 2021 Prediction: Kitchen and Bath

Hooray for ending the last chapter of 2020 and starting a new in a few weeks! Staying home so much this year - I'm sure made you wonder and start to think about what you would like to change and improve to make your life better. As a designer, I want to design...

DESIGN QUIZ: TO DEFINE YOUR MODERN PERSONALITY

Are you a modernist BUT you find it challenging to describe and define what type of modernist you are? Modern design employs a sense of simplicity, clean and crisp lines and refers to a home that is absent of clutter. However,...

KITCHEN MEMOIRS DURING THE QUARANTINE

One of my clients renovated their kitchen about three years ago. I asked her how her family is holding up during the Quarantine and if the kitchen/family room has helped them thru it? I LOVE what she said: “Turning our outdated Colonial into a more modern, open floor...

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5 WAYS TO SPARK INNOVATION FROM YOUR HOME OFFICE

1. BRAIN GAMES: put a few selected items that inspire you on your desk. It ignites your brain to get to work. I was watching Shark Tank and was impressed by this toy. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety called the Fidgetland Noah - As Seen on Shark Tank. Its a...
HOW TO FIND HOME OFFICE SUCCESS

HOW TO FIND HOME OFFICE SUCCESS

Are we living Groundhogs day? Everyday seems like the same day over and over to me. Everyone by now has needed to carve out a space in their home to find a place to get work done, if they didn’t already have an office. Are you finding home office success for your mind...

mint, design and emotion

mint, design and emotion

Do you love mint? Mint is the cure all -when you have a stuffy nose or a headache, take a sniff out of a mint essential oil bottle-- it will open up your sinuses! I love to combine mint oil with lemon and orange essential oils. It makes my studio smell so good. I am...

poetic modernism, the Science behind emotion and home design

poetic modernism, the Science behind emotion and home design

As the daughter of a physicist, it is no surprise that I am drawn to uncover the science behind emotion and design. For years, I worked in practical architecture firms where romantic thinking was frowned upon. I struggled with opportunities to exercise my poetic side,...

Post-COVID Kitchen of the Future

Post-COVID Kitchen of the Future

Imagine Tessa walking into her kitchen. She pulls her favorite coffee cup out and puts it on top of the induction counter. “Good Morning Tessa, it will be sunny and 85 degrees today.” She taps the counter and proceeds to sip her coffee while looking out onto the...

Sous Vide- a healthful method of cooking

Photo Credit: Signature Kitchen Suite Sous Vide Steak Over the years we have learned that Steam assist cooking is the healthiest way to cook. I now learned Sous vide is the most precise way to cook. But is Sous Vide also considered a healthful method of cooking like...

SAY GOODBYE TO THE KITCHEN WORK TRIANGLE

SAY GOODBYE TO THE KITCHEN WORK TRIANGLE

I do a weekly video on my Instagram called the Poetic MAD Minute, where we talk about what's on the design pulse for today's modern healthy home. I last spoke about where the principles of kitchen design is going. Since the 1940's we have been using the work triangle...

Trends 2021 Prediction: Kitchen and Bath

Trends 2021 Prediction: Kitchen and Bath

Hooray for ending the last chapter of 2020 and starting a new in a few weeks! Staying home so much this year - I'm sure made you wonder and start to think about what you would like to change and improve to make your life better. As a designer, I want to design...

DESIGN QUIZ:  TO DEFINE YOUR MODERN PERSONALITY

DESIGN QUIZ: TO DEFINE YOUR MODERN PERSONALITY

Are you a modernist BUT you find it challenging to describe and define what type of modernist you are? Modern design employs a sense of simplicity, clean and crisp lines and refers to a home that is absent of clutter. However,...

KITCHEN MEMOIRS DURING THE QUARANTINE

KITCHEN MEMOIRS DURING THE QUARANTINE

One of my clients renovated their kitchen about three years ago. I asked her how her family is holding up during the Quarantine and if the kitchen/family room has helped them thru it? I LOVE what she said: “Turning our outdated Colonial into a more modern, open floor...

5 WAYS TO SPARK INNOVATION FROM YOUR HOME OFFICE

5 WAYS TO SPARK INNOVATION FROM YOUR HOME OFFICE

1. BRAIN GAMES: put a few selected items that inspire you on your desk. It ignites your brain to get to work. I was watching Shark Tank and was impressed by this toy. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety called the Fidgetland Noah - As Seen on Shark Tank. Its a...