Centered By Design is featured in Germany!

I was pleasantly surprised to get an email from German design blogger Maria Spassov a few weeks ago. Through the wonders of the web, Maria had found my work online and thought it was compelling enough to ask me for an interview, which she would share with her blog readers in Germany. I was touched!

The interview went live this week! Maria asks REALLY GOOD questions about life and design. Here are a few examples of her stellar questions:

  • Imagine you’re teaching a class in the school of life. What would be your tips?
  • How do you achieve good scale in design? Scale is a really interesting and difficult topic.
  • Some designers believe that the first piece for any room is the rug or a painting that sets the color palette. What is your first source of inspiration?

Read the FULL INTERVIEW and browse Maria’s other great design-related posts. Also, even cooler news is that Maria just launched an E-BOOK that is quickly becoming a top pick on Amazon.

In Maria’s words, “The ebook offers a window into the life and mind of some of the greatest designers and architects of our time. I so hope that you’ll enjoy my interviews with Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler, Marc Newson, Vicente Wolf, Tom Kundig, Michael Graves, Kelly Behun, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard and many others. The interviews answer various questions about design, architecture, daily routines, favorite books, success and happiness.”

Here’s the cover photo:


I can’t wait to dive into this book and read all Maria’s great interviews. Thanks so much for the feature Design Elements and Maria!


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The Big Reveal: Our New Studio!

Earlier this year, we gave you a sneak peek into our new Chicago design studio. We’ve been hard at work renovating this space into a place that’s equally functional and beautiful for our growing team. Today, we’re revealing the transformation photos!

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