sign for a salon that I used to see in my old hood. And every time I drove past it with my husband we always laughed. Because A. I wear my hair very very short. And B. My husband is bald. So neither of us really believe much of that statement. But what I do find interesting is that in the last couple of days, appearance has been the topic of choice with two of my professional woman friends. It was in the context of how we present ourselves in our professions. And while I have to say that even though we were all in much more of the creative work sector, it's still an issue. I remember years ago when I was working at a design studio that had a rather lax dress code, that our account manager, who was always dressed to perfection, told me he didn't want to take one of the designers to a meeting because he looked like a meat head. (his choose of clothing to work was a baseball hat, tshirt and jeans. He always looked like he was about to go to a Cubs game.) I couldn't have agreed more. I think to a certain extent we all dress the part. I love the saying "dress for the job you want, not the one you have." Because it's all part of the packaging. No matter how you choose to wear your hair.
That's me sitting on a Knoll Barcelona Chair at Milwaukee Art Museum. A favorite chair of design studios and swanky hotels. My daughter took the picture and told me to look serious.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tolix chairs. Which come from France and are designed specifically for outdoor seating. They can take abuse from all sorts of weather, children, and animals. Last week I was walking down North Avenue in Bucktown and came across these beauties. Sitting empty because it was raining, I fell in love. With the city, the idea of eating outside sometime soon, and seeing the combination together. Add it with the brick exterior, and I have to say, this is part of what makes Chicago so wonderful. And with a great martini, I can't wait to take my seat.