Inspiration

Ty Tube: SCAD Grad Speech

Last year I was honored – and I don’t take that word lightly – to receive a doctorate at the 2012 SCAD commencement ceremony. It was a very special day for many of us. Not gonna lie… I was pretty nervous, but it was great to be back on the old stomping grounds. Here’s a […]

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My Flea Market Finds Part II

If you ask my mom, she’ll confirm that I took after Dennis the Menace as a kid. The story of my life… I’m really enjoying all of your flea market finds so far. For me, the incredible part about vintage or used pieces is the history behind them. No matter how we change or refurbish […]

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My Flea Market Finds

Aren’t these COOL? One of my ongoing projects is building my collection of vintage and mid-century pieces. I’ve found so many cool things at flea markets, garage sales, auctions… you name it. They really weren’t kidding when they said one man’s trash is another’s treasure! There’s so many ways to refurbish used items so that […]

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Homegrown Hero: Birke Baehr

If you watched “The Revolution” last Monday you met Birke Baehr, a 13-yr old organic farmer whose TEDx speech about our nation’s food supply went viral and turned him into the poster child, literally, for incredible kids making a difference just by asking smart questions. For instance, one of his questions is, “Would you rather […]

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Weekly Challenge: Get Creative

Hope you had a nice weekend but it’s Monday, which means it’s time to get down to business folks. This week, I’m challenging you to get your hands dirty. No, not cleaning or organizing, this week it’s about creativity. Take the time this week to take on a creative project. It’s one of my personal […]

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Last Look: Awesome Headboards

Last month on “The Revolution” something great happened: I got to wear my pajamas to work. If only every day could be Pajama Day. Once you got past the sweet outfits Tim and I had on, you probably noticed some pretty cool headboard ideas we shared. Shelving is a great way to maximize space, while […]

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Hometown Heroes: Getting Kids Off the Block

Diane Latiker raised eight kids in the Roseland neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago. She saw firsthand a generation of young people that were caught up in violence, dropping out of school and veering off path. So she decided to do everything she could to get those kids off the block. Check out the video […]

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