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Home Office Inspiration: Get Stuff Done

Home Office Inspiration: Get Stuff Done

Do you have a home office? Even if you don’t work from home most people have a home office. Maybe it’s a spare room. It could even just be a small nook. It’s that space where you are able to leave distractions behind and work and study. Keep scrolling for ways to inspire your space. I love the desk above. One of the great features is that it’s adjustable. There is also storage on the bottom, although I like the…

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Mid Century Modern Living Room Design Inspiration

Mid Century Modern Living Room Design Inspiration

Look in any magazine or go to a design showroom and you will see Mid Century Modern design all around you. I even mentioned it in this post about “Design Trends I’m Loving.” I’m still very much obsessed myself. So I’m here to inspire you to bring a little Mid Century Modern design into your own space. Mid Century Modern Couches I love the different styles of couches that fit the style. Many of then have narrow wooden legs that…

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DIY: Pocket Square Sewing Tutorial

DIY: Pocket Square Sewing Tutorial

So you think you can’t sew. I bet you can sew a pocket square. It’s one of the simplest things you can make. Then you can jazz it up by using fancy stitches. Everyone will wonder how you learned to sew so fast. Keep reading for this fun DIY. What you will need fabric needle and thread/sewing machine sewing pins scissors ruler dark colored pencil Sewing Machine Used Singer Heavy Duty 4423 Step 1: Select Your Pocket Square’s fabric and…

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DIY: Jackson Pollock Art Inspiration

DIY: Jackson Pollock Art Inspiration

Have you heard of Jackson Pollock? Maybe you don’t know him by name. But you’ve definitely seen his work. Think of paint splatters everywhere and every color of the rainbow. He is one of the most famous abstract painters and his work is so inspiring. So inspiring that you want to try it for yourself. So let’s do just that. Step 1: Purchase Your Supplies For this project I recommend purchasing acrylic paint. For a complete list of items I…

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Aviation Design: Aircraft Seating with Recaro

Aviation Design: Aircraft Seating with Recaro

You’re walking down the aisle to your seat. You sink down into the plush cushion. Have you ever thought about what goes into selecting the best aircraft seating? Then you have to learn about Recaro and how they contribute to Aviation Design. Recaro is also known for their race car seating. We can’t talk about Aviation Design without thinking about the seating. Good seating makes such a difference on a long haul flight or even a short haul. Premium airlines…

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How to charge clients as a Freelance Graphic Designer

How to charge clients as a Freelance Graphic Designer

You’re starting out as a freelance Graphic Designer. How much will you charge your clients? There are a lot of ways to calculate and it can be confusing. I’ll share what I feel is the simplest way. I suggest charging either a flat rate or a flat rate plus hourly. There may be small projects that you charge a flat rate for. For example, a simple edit to a photo in Adobe Photoshop. You know the work will not take…

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Experience Interior Design for Yachts

Experience Interior Design for Yachts

I talk a lot about Interior Design on this blog. And it’s usually about houses or buildings. But what about Interior Design for yachts? We’re mixing design with travel, which is what this blog is all about. I went to the Progressive Norwalk Boat Show last weekend and there was a lot to see. People do actually live on boats. Not all of them are luxury mega yachts. Some are modest sailboats or motorboats. But they’re people’s homes. They want…

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Brooklyn, New York: Columbia Heights Tour

Brooklyn, New York: Columbia Heights Tour

I visited Brooklyn last month. I was amazed at all the buildings and architecture there. I’ve been to Brooklyn so many times and grew up right outside of New York City. I sort of took it all for granted. I also visited a great Indian restaurant I hadn’t been to in years. There were so many beautiful brownstones. Then there were all the modern buildings. It was such a contrast. The Barclays Center was also in this area. This neighborhood…

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Promoting Your Blog: Marketing and Social Media

Promoting Your Blog: Marketing and Social Media

Did you read the Blogging Toolkit post from last month? Then you may have some ideas about how to start a blog. Now it’s for marketing your blog! I suggest sticking to only a few marketing channels at first. You’ll easily overwhelm yourself if you set out to post on every social media platform in existence. I have found that a combination of organic search, Pinterest, commenting on blogs and a little of Instagram bring traffic to Passport by Design….

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The MET: Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

The MET: Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City! It’s like seeing the whole world under one roof. You have the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Ancient Europe! The MET is another quintessential New York City experience. I visited the MET earlier this month with my father. Visiting the Islamic Art Exhibit was a top priority. There were other exhibits I was excited to see as well. Asia There was a special exhibit in the Asian section for Korean…

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