I have incredible respect for designers. These men and women, for the most part, start with what is known as "a good eye" and educate themselves, either through school or experience or both, to create spaces that allow us to live our lives in beauty and comfort with a understanding of function and practicality. My latest piece in Spaces Kansas City sheds some light on the design process and how to treat these professionals with respect. You can find it here.
Image, above, Spaces Kansas City, June 2015; photography Aaron Leimkuehler, whom I think is pretty swell.