October 31, 2014

In Style

1

For Carter, dual computer screens are a must. “I design and compose on one large, 27-inch, billboard of a monitor, and usually have e-mail on the smaller one. I have a tenacious drive and work at a pretty good clip most of the time. An overachiever like me needs her tools.”

2

“In my business, I am a ‘schlepper’ who carries fabric samples, tiles, cabinet doors, and all at the same time. Now I toss everything in the [Louis Vuitton] Neverfull, and off I go. I’m like a modern-day Mary Poppins, without the ponies and the umbrella.”

3

“Can’t live without my sketch books. They’re all over my office and my home because you never know when inspiration is going to strike. I am particularly fond of new ones—they represent new opportunities, fresh approaches and untried solutions. And I can start all over again just by turning the page.”

4

“My architecture and interior design firm enjoys commissions abroad, so I need e-mail, worldwide maps and the Internet 24/7. The truth is, sometimes I want to chuck my iPhone in the Gulf because it is an icon of an over-busy life. On the other hand, it’s like a hand-held power tool that makes the unmanageable, manageable.”

5

“This is what I do when I need to turn off my brain for a recharge. My remote control loves me so much, it has remembered my favorites          (with a little help from the local audio visual experts): the Food Network, National Geographic, Jeopardy. Oh, and if you were wondering, design professionals really dislike HGTV.”

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“It’s easy to share why I love lip stains: I’m on the run all the time. That fact alone makes it hard to be a girly girl. This stuff gets me through with lips that are good for talking, yelling, eating and kissing. Especially the kissing.”

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