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A Great Wide-Open Gathering Space

Two years ago, a client contacted Jill Koch, an interior designer with Designs on Madison, to ask her advice on how to tackle an addition to the back of a house. They had worked together eight years prior when the whole house was updated, which was a great experience for both.
Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Partnering to Build a Forever Home

After buying property near downtown Mason, Julie Larger spent several years driving around Cincinnati, Columbus, Louisville and Lexington looking at houses, gaining inspiration for a future home building project.
Wed, Aug 28, 2019

New Development Captures Neighborhood Charm With Modern "Green Homes"

Brad Olinger and his team of architects, designers and contractors at Sterling Homes are known for blending style and function while focusing on cost and environmental efficiency. One of Olinger’s keys to success has been the philosophy that there’s an appropriate way to build modern, custom-built homes while maintaining a neighborhood’s character and history. It is with that philosophy in mind that Sterling Homes has begun construction on its latest luxury home development, Parkland View. These seven individually designed, high-end, attached, single-family homes will be a beautiful addition to Linwood Avenue in Mount Lookout, one of Cincinnati’s most beloved, charming and thriving tree-lined neighborhoods.
Tue, Aug 27, 2019

Contemporary Home Design: Where Windows Can Be Walls

Defining just what constitutes “contemporary design” can be one of those ethereal pursuits, digressing into modern and post-modern discussions of art and architecture, ultimately best left to academic discussions in design schools.
Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Celebrating Three Decades of Flipping the Furniture Industry’s Status Quo

Thirty years ago, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams joined forces to form a fashion-forward brand that would disrupt the traditional furniture industry. Gold, a former furniture buyer at Bloomingdales, and Williams, former art director at Seventeen Magazine, shared the belief that comfort and creativity have the power to change lives.
Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Building a Custom Home 101: Construction Contracts

Most of us do not spend our time planning out construction deals for new custom homes. So, when someone decides they want to build their dream home, most people begin the process at a disadvantage. Graeme Daley, founder of Daley Design + Build, believes that one of the best ways people can arm themselves before beginning the custom home building process is to have a basic understanding of the different construction contract arrangements that may be offered by builders and which one suits their wants and needs.
Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Law & Music: His Persistence Pays Off

From the time Kaoru Suzuki was six years old and learning to play the violin, “lawyer” wasn’t even a blip on his “when I grow up, I want to be a…” radar. In fact, Suzuki, today a member of the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice at Thompson Hine LLP, earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in music at Rice University in Houston, and was a professional musician for four years before he decided to change his professional tune.
Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Uniting Communities to Change Lives

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is on a mission to unite communities to change lives so that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. For more than 100 years, United Way has represented the Greater Cincinnati region’s largest mobilization of people coming together to build a stronger community. We are tens of thousands of volunteers, nearly 85,000 donors, more than 1,000 partnering companies, 140 leading social service agencies, and a workforce of over 100 committed people – all coming together to do more than any of us can alone.
Wed, Aug 14, 2019

The Longworth-Anderson Series Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Talent in a Perfect Jewel of a Theater

In the midst of its third successful season of contemporary music programming at historic Memorial Hall, the Longworth-Anderson Series (LAS) continues to present an all-star line-up of nationally recognized performers and bands.
Tue, Aug 13, 2019

Today’s Academic Achievers Are Tomorrow’s Community Leaders

Workforce development is the hot topic for all school districts right now, says Tom Isaacs, Warren County Educational Service Center (WCESC) superintendent, and every school district across the state is working hard to align graduates with future jobs. Warren County schools, however, are taking this important assignment a step further, Isaacs notes.
Mon, Aug 12, 2019

Revolutionizing the Nature of Fashion Through the Japanese Lens

It’s no secret that Cincinnati is a city that’s passionate about the arts. From institutions like the Cincinnati Ballet to the Symphony Orchestra and organizations like ArtsWave and the Cincinnati Arts Association, the city is full of artistic influence and persuasion. One such artistic venue is the Cincinnati Art Museum. Founded in 1881, the museum has over 67,000 pieces for visitors to appreciate and enjoy and features various national and international exhibits each year. One such upcoming exhibition is “Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style.” This exhibition, rather than featuring traditional Japanese garments, focuses on the influence of the kimono on Western culture.
Thu, Aug 08, 2019

Cincinnati Partnership Creates Nation's First Law Student Diversity Case Competition

Cincinnati-based law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp (KMK Law) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Center for Professional Development recently partnered to build the nation’s first and only law student diversity case competition.
Wed, Aug 07, 2019

Car Donation Ministry Offers Recipients a Spiritual Lift

Karla was 40 years old, single, had lost both her parents and her sister in a short period of time. Working various jobs through a temp agency to become self-sufficient. Karla was making enough money to pay her bills but not enough to purchase a vehicle. She decided to start her own cleaning business and needed a vehicle large enough to carry her cleaning supplies and equipment to and from her clients’ homes and office.
Tue, Aug 06, 2019

Cincinnati Art Museum to feature Sohrab Hura in The Levee: A Photographer in the American South

Contemporary Indian photographer Sohrab Hura receives his first solo museum exhibition, organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum, from October 5, 2019–February 2, 2020. The Levee: A Photographer in the American South presents an 83-picture suite titled The Levee, in which Hura explores themes of connection, perspective and place.
Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Dr. Kritsky's Pocket Guide to Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

If you haven’t had a chance to take in the amazing “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” exhibition at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC), you still have time. Heralded as the largest traveling collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, the exhibition – consisting of 350 original relics (the oldest dating back 4,500 years) – will be on display through August 18.
Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Best of the Best: Growing, Transforming A Leadership Community

Now in its 11th year, Network of Executive Women (NEW) Cincinnati continues to foster a growing community of women in leadership. The local non-profit organization – one of the almost two dozen regional NEW communities that comprise the national Network of Executive Women – welcomed 1,000 attendees to its sold-out May Learning and Networking Event featuring keynote speakers Jennifer Garner, chief brand officer for Once Upon A Farm and a spokesperson for Save the Children, and John Foraker, CEO of Once Upon a Farm and founder of Annie’s Organics.
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

They Never Met But He Is Making Her Dreams Come True

Cincinnati natives Esther Becker and Yosef Kirschner never met, but their story about building Cincinnati’s Jewish community together is one of intertwined dreams.
Wed, Jul 24, 2019