Friday, October 5, 2012

Professional Jumpstart

Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with
my mentor and good friend

MARY KNACKSTEDT

one our industry's most respected authorities on interior design.

She is the founder and president of two successful design firms 
and has authored eleven books on the business practice of interior design.
A highly acclaimed speaker and consultant, Mary has devoted herself to sharing  
her vast knowledge and experience with designers across the country.
She currently resides in New York City but was here in Louisville
to present a day of continuing education for designers from across the region.

Since Mary was staying at 21C, I met her there on Friday night before going to dinner.
We had so much fun touring the contemporary art gallery that's built in to the hotel.

I thought this metal sculpture was fantastic!
It simulates a tornado and the random collection of common every day things scooped up in it's path.
Both fanciful and terrifying, it captures a powerful moment in time.


replica of original LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana
This sculpture is iconic today
but did you know it was originally designed in 1964
as a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art?
A replica sits in the lobby of 21C.


21C Hotel roof
I love this hotel. It's so funky!
The exterior serves as a revolving art exhibit
that's even more thought-provoking than what's inside.
The penguins are the unofficial mascots so you never know where they'll show up next.
Rooftop party anyone?

'EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"



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