Daily Archives: May 19, 2009

Blood Drive. Wednesday, May 20th

Hello 200 W. Madison Donors!

Your help in supporting the Chicagoland community will go even farther this Wednesday. Through your blood donation, you can save up to 3 lives AND you’ll help LifeSource make a contribution to Operation Support Our Troops Illinois (OSOTIL), an organization that works to provide items (such as beef jerky, peanut butter, drink packets, foot powder and crackers) that are not readily available to deployed U.S. Armed Services.

The need for blood never goes away, so please consider taking the short time out to donate with us on Wednesday. We’ll be in on the 11th floor in the Conference Center from 9a-3p. Make an appointment or JUST WALK IN and bring your ID.

Thank you for caring to make a difference!

Click here to make an appointment

To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds and be in good health. There is no upper age limit, and most medications are acceptable. Please do the following to prepare: eat a good meal prior to your blood donation, drink plenty of water the day before and the day of your blood donation, and bring your photo ID and social security number (last four digits required). Donating blood is easy, safe and it saves lives!

For questions or concerns please contact customerservice@brightenlives.org or call us directly 877-543-3768.


Lunch and Learn with contractor, Matt Lederer, of Mahogany Builders

Bring your lunch to room 106 Thursday, June 4, to listen to Matt Lederer talk about how to best work with contractors to make sure your interior projects gets done on time and within budget. He will speak about how to choose a contractor for a project, what to look for in a contractor that you recommend to your client and ways contractors and designers can collaborate to get new clients.

Matt works for Mahogony Builders, a Chicago-based remodeling contractor specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, cabinetry and interior renovations. The firm has completed more than 250 successful kitchen, bath and interior projects, appeared on HGTV, been featured on numerous best-of-class Web sites and gained recognition as a three-time recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. For more information, visit their website, www.mahoganybuilders.com.

To RSVP for this event, please email Margaret Murray at mmurray@harringtoncollege.com.

2009 NYC Field Trip; ICFF International Contemorary Furniture Fair

Check the pictures:  http://tinyurl.com/NYCfieldtrip

Harrington College of Design 2009 Field trip to:

New York City,  ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair and Show Rooms

17 Interior Design Students had fun on this great field trip. We met in Soho in the Moroso Show Room , where Moroso US Manager Ben Watson gave us an impressive overview about the Moroso product and design philosophy.  Moroso is the most effective trendsetter in interior and furniture design. www.moroso.it

Following that, we enjoyed  an excellent lecture from Peter Ballantine about his collaboration with Donald Judd with a following exclusive visit  to the Donald Judd’s holy grail; 101 Spring Street where he lived and worked in the most innovative and productive time of his live. http://www.juddfoundation.org/spaces/new_york.html


After those impressive presentations we had some nice Vietnamese soup at Kelly and Ping. Then we visited all the great flag store showrooms and lofts in Soho,  www.kartell.it    www.boffi.com   www.Bisazza.com   www.ingomaurer.com   www.usm.com   www.mossonline.com   

We all had a great dinner at www.freemansrestaurant.com.

Saturday we went to Moma, check out the great show:  “Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection”

We visited the beautiful fashion and furniture showrooms in the meat packing district,  Stella Mc Cartney, Ira von Furstenberg,  Carlos Miele, Alexander McQueen, Vitra and others…check; www.frankoudeman.com  www.vitra.com

Sunday was ICFF at the Javits Center followed with the visit to the impressive and beautiful Paola Lenti Show Room with a final dinner in Little Italy.

Great Field Trip! Thanks to everyone who made it possible!