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bernardAnother one of my amazing and talented designer friends speaks with Design in Conversation on his mentors, philosophies, approach to design and working with real materials for superior furniture design. Congrats on the feature Bern! Oh and he even gives a mention to our super awesome design professor Richard Branham from ‘ol KU.

Take a listen.

laudree NYC

Finally.  Finally made it to Laudrée New York!  It’s the little things that make this girl so damn happy.  I have been begging friends who live in NY to bring some to me when they visit – but hasn’t happened yet.  I have been to Jersey three times since the new year – too far to go for macarons (even for me).  So finally had a meeting in Manhattan and promptly after hopped in a cab to Laudrée!  It’s a small store, very busy and they rush you through the line, so there wasn’t really time to linger and take it all in.  But, I got me a dozen all snug in a box and headed home!  Hands down the best macarons around!!  (p.s. did you know they are flown in from Paris daily!?!)


(side note – we did pick up macarons at Macaron Cafe in NYC and those were pretty darn good – better than Dana’s Bakery I thought – though I like Dana’s flavor combos)

10 on 10 { april 2014 }

So… I had a bit of a fail on this months ten on ten .. I started it on the 10th, but being a weekday, completely lost track of time and got buried in the workday.  So then I thought I’d pick up on the weekend … but somehow managed to still come up short by a photo.  I blame the miserable cold that has fogged my head for two weeks!!  :(  Ahh well, hopefully I will do better in May!  1010_51014