Category Archives: Travels

A Day Full of Sunsets

I thoroughly enjoy being a professional kitchen designer!  It allows me to use my artistic skills to create beautiful designs and my analytical skills to make sure everything installs properly and functions flawlessly for my clients. The smile of a … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration in the Strangest Places

A couple of weekends ago, I excitedly looked forward to attending an Edible Art exhibit in Oakland, California. Before you make the same assumption that Keystone did, this show was not about art you can eat but rather art about … Continue reading

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Baseball in the Background

Being the daughter of a baseball groupie, I grew up with baseball in the background. Every Cincinnati Reds game played on Mom’s radio and I could wile away hours flipping through the signed memorabilia from her youth that Mom had … Continue reading

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Jazzy Tiles at SFJazz

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of three of San Francisco’s performing arts venues – the War Memorial Opera house, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall and SFJazz Center. All three are venues where you can go to see … Continue reading

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Making Good on Victorian Style

One of the basic tenets of good kitchen and bath design is the use of repetition.  For example, if I use an arch over a doorway, I am likely to repeat the same arched shape in a hood surround or … Continue reading

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Creativity with Toilet Tank Lids

This past weekend, Keystone and I took a road trip to see the groves of coastal redwoods in Northern California. Along the way, we stopped at the Solar Living Center in Hopland, CA and found a very interesting choice of … Continue reading

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Introducing the Keystone

In the field of design and architecture, we often use keystones. Here is a photo I took years ago in Rome of the Arch of Constantine in the Forum. It is a beautiful example of a keystone at the top … Continue reading

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