Do you like me? Appreciate me!

“You like me! Right now—you like me!” proclaimed Sally Field in 1984 upon winning her Oscar for “Places in the Heart.” Now here we are 30 years later, and while…

Leaning In: Part 2

Since starting this blog, I’ve been convinced that my mom was the only person that read it. However, my previous Leaning In blog got some serious traction. People I hadn’t…

Leaning In

I’m an avid reader, but by and large, I have a strong aversion to business books. They are usually boring, full or nauseating buzzwords or totally inapplicable to my life…

The Trouble with Facebook

I recently received this very personal email from Mark Zuckerberg: Hi Kerstin,You haven’t visited KV Design in a while and there are some quick things you can do to build…

Working in the House, Not Housework

The other day I met a friend for lunch who also works at home. She was dressed up for our informal date so I asked why.  She explained that she…

Sick Days and Snow Days

That is my backyard. And I don’t live in Boston or Vermont. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware that the east coast has been hit with massive…

The Design Graveyard

Here is a secret that most designers won’t tell you. We can resurrect the dead. It’s true and it doesn’t occur often, but when it does, we have good reasons.…

Almost a decade of holiday cards

Were you lucky enough to receive all of these from 2005 onward? Here’s a look at my holiday cards from the past 8 years. Keep your eye on the mailbox…