DesignNY Magazine

DesignNY 2011As the primary writer for DesignNY since 2008, I write an average of 7-10 articles per issue. DesignNY is published annually.   These do not include the numerous articles written for specific websites or blogs. A few samples are listed below: 

DesignNY, 2015

Sculpting a Park Avenue Experience

On the Catwalk: Art, Architecture and Fashion

A Home of Principles: Form & Function

Cultivating Convenience

Designing a Day of Equestrian Sport and Style

DesignNY, 2011

A Sustainable Elegant Lodge…Naturally

Some homes reflect a lifestyle while others go beyond style and radiate the very life and personalty of the homeowners themselves. This is certainly true for a residence in Upstate New York whose location, design, and technology come together to create a home that embodies the homeowners’ passions and down-to-earth personalities.

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An Authentic Italian Beauty

From glassy blue waters to powerful winter storms: the view from this Italian-styled farmhouse villa is always appealing. After all, a view is enhanced when you’re surrounded by a home with natural beauty and gracious comfort. When looking to build their empty-next, retirement home, the homeowners dreamed of an Italian farmouse. Instead of moving to Italy they brought their dream to life on a piece of wooded property on the shore of Lake Ontario.

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A Tuscan Villa at Home in The Finger Lakes

Imagine a landscape filled with fields, forests, and vineyards punctuated with a body of sparkling blue water. Summer radiates warmth, winter’s frosts chill the air, and you can observe it all from a traditional Tuscan villa. Are you in Italy? Try again.

This residence is near Seneca Lake and carries the confidence of an authentic Tuscan villa because it was built on a love for Italy, architecture, and family heritage. It’s named Villa Fondi, after the Italian hometown of the owner’s mother and where the grandparents and homeowners were married.

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Being a true content provider of helpful, easy-to-read, transparent information is an innovative approach in the field of B-to-B insuranceconsulting. Commercial Insurance Consultants (CIC) wanted a series of articles to establish a foundation of material on their website to position them as a source of go-to, up-to-date information.

Gaps in Your Borrower’s Insurance Policy? Your Loss. 

4 Things to Ask Your Insurance Broker

5 Overlooked Ways Your Borrowers’ Protection Needs are Changing

Rochester Business Strategies, Sept. 2007

International Partnerships Connect Students to the World of Business

It’s no secret that building connections and relationships is a smart business practice. In today’s fast-paced, integrated economy these connections become vital for success. That is why the State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo) and Nazareth College have each created international business programs built around worldwide partnerships with universities, businesses–and in one case–an entire city…

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Health Power for Minorities

The 3 Sisters: Nutritionally Rich, Culturally Significant

Pride in Our Heritage, Honor Our Ancestors is the theme for the 2010 National Native American Heritage Month, which is celebrated throughout the month of November. One of the first advocates for this month of recognition was Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, who was the Director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, NY.

Parker’s tribe, the Seneca, is one of six tribes that make up the Iroquois Confederacy, or Six Nations. The other five Nations in the Iroqouis Confederacy are the Oneida, Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Tuscarora. The Iroquois developed a highly sophisticated and intelligent agricultural practice that, in many ways, symbolizes the respect and balance for the environment, community, and ancestors who are so sacred to Native Americans and their heritage.

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