Keeping Up With The Kreative Kardashians

*This article best relates to the dynamically-challenged Generation XYZ in bonding fashion with science, under environmental concerns. From a visionary designer’s point of view, its long-term benefits for any generation, new or old is to be questioned. Just because the Kardashian sisters have their own fashion label named Dash, they are immediately inducted into the … Continue reading Keeping Up With The Kreative Kardashians

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City Formally Launches Ambitious ‘Lighting Framework Plan’

International Design Competition: The City of Chicago Searches for a Design Team for the Ambitious 'Lighting Framework Plan' aka the next "City of Lights" following the principles of Paris, France. City-wide Lighting Framework Plan: pre-submittal conference: Friday June 13, 2014 at City Hall   The chief procurement officer for the City of Chicago at DOB … Continue reading City Formally Launches Ambitious ‘Lighting Framework Plan’

Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Alternative Energy Projects (American Planning Assoc. Chicago 2014)

May 2014 This afternoon panel discussion presented how three different industry “mover and shakers” of the Chicago metro area developed success in alternative energy projects. Success implied cost effectiveness and energy efficiency for residents, commerce, and industry. Emerging alternatives and innovative strategies were challenged with case studies presented per panel speaker. Challenges targeted lessons to learn in finding … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Alternative Energy Projects (American Planning Assoc. Chicago 2014)

Starbucks and a New York on Any Given Sunday

Florida Designer Homes Magazine Sunday Stories September-October 2013, Page 28 - 29 Latest cutting edge design trends in turning a traditional space into multi-functional and energizing.  http://issuu.com/ronr/docs/fdhsept2013?e=7778676/10440574 On a Sunday morning in July, with an iced café Americano and a 6 dollar New York Times at Starbucks, enjoying the aroma of a brand new day … Continue reading Starbucks and a New York on Any Given Sunday

Luxury Interior Bath Rooms

Florida Designer Homes Magazine Designer Bathrooms February 2013 Volume 2 No. 6, Page 23 - 25 Creative ways to give character and a theme to a traditional bathroom. http://issuu.com/ronr/docs/floridadesignerhomes-february2013?e=7778676/10485770 Luxury. Relax. Peace. Imagine repeating these words to yourself in a remote interior space with no mobile reception. You may enter the “unknown” with a cup … Continue reading Luxury Interior Bath Rooms

Rock Star Seats to your Favorite Show

Florida Designer Homes Magazine Home Entertainment and Automation September 2012, Volume 2, Number 2 Rock Star Seats to Your Favorite Show Our movie culture ranging from drive-in theatres based on the 1970′s movie Grease to black and white VCRs to cinema theatres… our timeline has finally reached the point of becoming more aware of society … Continue reading Rock Star Seats to your Favorite Show

The New Healthcare: Mi Casa es Su Casa

When you were a child, do you remember walking into a hospital hallway as the   scariest thing ever?  You could not get over those strange smells and wondered why everything was so white and shiny everywhere. The ceiling lights were so bright that the light reflected and bounced right off of the linoleum floors. This … Continue reading The New Healthcare: Mi Casa es Su Casa

The “New” Silent Generation Has A Plan With A Good Heart

The "New" Silent Generation Has A Plan With A Good Heart Not only are today’s kids already living the new “Silent” Generation as if no one spoke, no one hears people talking, but we are living in an unknown universe where we read and know what everyone is saying or doing.  Just like back in … Continue reading The “New” Silent Generation Has A Plan With A Good Heart

Urban Design Forum New York Competition

URBAN DESIGN FORUM NEW YORK: ONWARD: NEW IDEAS FOR TRANSPORTATION What will these new habits and technologies mean for the shape of the city? Will ridesharing reduce the need for parking and unlock new opportunities for development? How will autonomous vehicles affect the design of our streets? Could our dense city become a bicycle boomtown? … Continue reading Urban Design Forum New York Competition