Category Archives: DesignIdeas

Travel blogs to check out

Ok, ok, I’m home.  Not traveling.  Hanging out.  Actually it is quite nice.  I’m happy. Weird though.  Almost daily someone asks me where my next trip is. I have to admit,   nothing exotic  on the near horizon. I’m staying on … Continue reading

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Design Your Life

Ok. Ok. Ok. I’ve got a problem.  I’m at home and no plans to go anywhere for a bit. Yes, its true I’ve run out of Destinations to write about.  Hitting the road isn’t an option. Not that there aren’t … Continue reading

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Gregans Castle Hotel a welcoming spot in remote Burren area of Ireland

I had two really big surprises when we arrived at the Gregans Castle Hotel in the  area known as the Burren in the western part of Ireland.  The first one was that it wasn’t a castle.  Actually that was a … Continue reading

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Taking the Chicago Architecture Tour of the Chicago River

Who would have thought a cow kicking over a lantern would have major long-term effects for a huge metropolis? I learned this recently on the Chicago Architectural Foundations’ Chicago River Boat tour. The extremely knowledgeable guide told us that after … Continue reading

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Symphony Show House opens in East Grand Rapids

I’m a sucker for Show Houses.  Why?  They give us a peek into the lives of the rich and famous while highlighting the talent of area designers.  It gives designers a chance to strut their stuff, hopefully at their most … Continue reading

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