Keep those comments and suggestions coming. RANT & RAVE by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have to say, Plinth & Chintz has to be the coolest Interior Design website I’ve ever seen! And I don’t flatter. 🙂 I’ll spread the word about the site in the October Newsletter, and ask around to see if anyone has topic ideas they are curious to know more about. All of the seniors are doing our studio project on sustainability, so some of the links you have on the site should come in handy!
Kalyn Winston – Interior Design Student, Middle Tennessee State University
I wanted to take a moment to thank you again for coming to our school this week. My fellow students and I enjoyed and appreciated the advice very much. Being in the IIDA leadership for our school, I know the importance of networking with the industry from the very beginning of our careers. I visited your website and was very excited to find such a the great resources. I suspect I’ll be visiting it quite often. I especially enjoyed the glossaries and etiquette tips.
Oscar Corona – Interior Design Student, The Art Institute of Dallas
Love it, Laura. Keep up the great work!
Tim Nelson – Fiber-Seal
Though I agree that improving one’s vocabulary is important, I rather question the word suggestions this month. In presenting or networking, I would rather hope helter-skelter, rube or sanctimonious doesn’t come up. All of these words have a very negative connotation and though someone may sanctimoniously call their client a rube in a networking setting, I wouldn’t be positively impressed with their word choice. I would, however, get an impression of their work environment, and not a positive one. Please continue to provide vocabulary improvements with some positive connotations. Thanks.
Laurl Self, IIDA Associate, LEED-AP
Laurl, I do appreciate your comments as I always look to readers for feedback, and I do agree that these words all have a rather negative bent. Though I hope that readers won’t need to use these words when speaking of their own situations or of others, it’s very likely that they will hear others use them and need to know what they mean as to know how to react. I feel that we must arm ourselves with the good, the bad and the ugly. Love your name, by the way. When I was in elementary school, I was dying to change my name to either Laurl, Laurel or Lauren, but my parents wouldn’t have it. Ah, the vagaries of youth…