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January 28, 2020

This is the time of year when many here in California are starting to think about getting back outside. It was cold for a week or two, we got a little rain to clean off the dust from the Santa Ana winds and now it’s time to start thinking about making new outdoor memor...

January 17, 2020

This is a panel conversation from the WestEdge Design Fair called The Firm Upgrade, part of the Brand Development Series. It featured journalist, Alex Abramian, Project M+ Cleo Muranane, Designer Jeff Andrewsand Xander Noori’s, Keon Khajavi-Noori. This conversation is...

January 6, 2020

Sure, you have been thinking about 2020 since before Christmas. But there is something powerful about that first full week of January. It represents unbridled optimism and a fresh start. That being said, it also can be daunting as you look back over that list you have...

December 29, 2019

This is the time of year when emails go unreturned. It's frustrating because all you're doing is thinking about how next year is going to look. Are you going to get that project? Will you make more in 2020 than you did in 2019? Will the client EVER sign that contract?...

March 12, 2019

Sue Firestone shares a 5 minute master-class on becoming an impactful designer. These 5 strategies will get you there: 1. 10,000 Hours - You have heard this before and it's true. You must put in the time if you want the results. 2. Listen - So simple. Listen to what th...

February 12, 2019

When you hit a certain level of success and notoriety, you co from having two names, to being known by one. In the design and architecture circles of Southern California, the name Rocky leaves no mistake about whom we are speaking. Rocky LaFleur is a fixture of the D a...

February 4, 2019

Convo By Design is recorded in the Living Kitchen Studio and this week, you are going to hear from an amazing talent and wonderful guy, Peter Gurski. Peter Gurski is a set decorator and the man behind the look and feel of Will & Grace. Peter is a multifaceted creative...

January 3, 2019

I did something I rarely do, took some time off. A whole week between Christmas and New Years spending time with family and friends, reflecting on 2018 and thinking about 2019. Constantly thinking. But not doing. I forced myself to stop writing, editing, producing and...

October 10, 2018

One of the many reasons I love Fall is the arrival of cooler weather, pumpkin flavored everything and the WestEdge Design Fair. I have been working with Troy and Megan for going on five years now. Those who don't know Troy and Megan (Or as my friend Cesar Giraldo calls...

July 26, 2018

Information about this weeks Convo by design is coming up in a minute, but first… I wanted to tell you about an amazing individual that we lost this week. Johathan Gold passed away this week. If you are a chef, restaurateur, foodie or a devoted Angeleno, you are most l...

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