Dan Bernstein was joined by Laurence Holmes for transition, where they discussed what it would be like if Bernstein was on "The Reporters" on the Marquee Sports Network. That led to a conversation about the traditional sights and sounds of being in press boxes around Chicago, featuring Barry Rozner, George Ofman, David Schuster and the late, great Les Grobstein.
In the second hour, Dan Bernstein reacted to White Sox left-hander Dallas Keuchel's postgame comments Saturday in which he expressed frustration about being pulled after five innings. White Sox television analyst Steve Stone had a strong reaction to Keuchel's comments, so Bernstein listened back and analyzed that. Later, Scott Merkin of MLB.com joined the show to discuss what the White Sox need to do to improve and how they can settle their current pitching issues.
The Greek myths tell us that there are times when the gods come down from Olympus to walk amongst mortals. We had a very similar experience when, on a sunny day in late March, David Johns came to visit us and record an episode for his canal-based vlog Cruising the Cut. Journal entry:11th May, Wednesday “The carp are spawning! May rain casting rings on thrashed water, The flash of fin, And a watery thunder That rumbles along the side of the hull.I lie in the half-light of dawn, Suspended above the silty jungles Filled with so much life.” Episode Information:Cruising the CutDavid Johns' canal-based YouTube channel is Cruising the Cut.You can view David's episode on Nighttime on Still Waters (via YouTube) here: 265. Evoking the spirit of pirate radio - on a canal.Wooden Writer's BoxFor information about the wooden writer's box: Blue Star Crafts. I have the smaller A5 version of the Messenger Wood Box. There are a number of companies producing this type of box. Another popular maker is: Galen Leather and their Portable Writer's Box and Desk.For more information about Nighttime on Still WatersYou can find more information and photographs about the podcasts and life aboard the Erica on our website at noswpod.com. It will also allow you to become more a part of the podcast and you can leave comments, offer suggestions, and reviews. You can even, if you want, leave me a voice mail by clicking on the microphone icon. General DetailsIn the intro and the outro, Saint-Saen's The Swan is performed by Karr and Bernstein (1961) and available on CC at archive.org. Two-stroke narrowboat engine recorded by 'James2nd' on the River Weaver, Cheshire. Uploaded to Freesound.org on 23rd June 2018. Creative Commons Licence. Piano and keyboard interludes composed and performed by Helen Ingram.All other audio recorded on site. ContactFor pictures of Erica and images related to the podcasts or to contact me, follow me on:Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/noswpodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimeonstillwaters/Twitter: https://twitter.com/NoswPodI would love to hear from you. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop me a line by going to the nowspod website and using either the contact form or, if you prefer, record your message using the voicemail facility by clicking on the microphone icon.
It's all about therapy this week as Aleen is joined by Jordana and her sister, clinical psychologist Dr. Naomi Bernstein. They fill us in on their new podcast Oversharing, which is all about the challenges we face in all kinds of relationships; from friendships to family to long term partnerships. Aleen tells us just how long she's known Jordana and Naomi (hint: it's long af) then we get to know Dr. Naomi and the work she does. She tells us what made her want to become a therapist, the types of issues her clients face, and the best advice she's ever given to Jordana. Then we dig into the Dear DST emails of the week (with an actual expert on hand this time). The first listener asks for advice on how to handle a boyfriend's mom who makes too many questionable body image comments. Next, we read an email asking for advice on how to know when to speak up for the sake of a loved one's health. To wrap up the ep, Dr. Naomi gives us some of her top tips for what to ask when looking for a new therapist.
In the second hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Score and Audacy Sports baseball expert Cody Decker to discuss MLB's handling of suspended pitcher Trevor Bauer, the White Sox's roster composition and more. Later, Bernstein and executive producer Rick Camp explained why the Bulls offering star guard Zach LaVine a max contract makes sense.
In the second hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Cup of Coffee newsletter writer Craig Calcaterra to discuss the latest Cubs, White Sox and MLB storylines. Bernstein then lamented people who aren't willing to try different foods after Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay said he was looking for chicken parm in Italy. Later, Bernstein conducted the Midday Midway, taking a look at the wildest headlines from around the world, including huge fish and an alternate Elmo that executive producer Rick Camp thought he read about.
Dan Bernstein opened his show by discussing how it's NFL schedule release day before detailing how difficult the Cubs defense made it on reliever Scott Effross in the sixth inning of the team's win against the Padres on Wednesday. Bernstein believes that inning was a sign of bigger issues.
In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by NBC Sports Chicago color analyst Steve Stone to discuss the White Sox's bullpen usage, the club's struggling defense and his memory of what happened on the day broadcast partner Hawk Harrelson left the booth in 2016 to check on injured infielder Todd Frazier. After that, Bernstein and Rahimi discussed former Bears running back Tarik Cohen's heartbreaking essay in the Players' Tribune in which he detailed his family tragedy and personal struggles. How could the Bears have done better by him from a public relations perspective?
In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk to discuss the spectacle that is NFL schedule release day and great players who have been bad broadcasters. Later, Bernstein and Rahimi whiteboarded ideas for the Bears to use to gain attention amid the NFL schedule release.
In the final hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Zach Harper of the Athletic and Sirius XM to discuss the outlook of the four NBA playoff series being held right now. They also discussed what -- and whom -- the Bulls should be looking for to improve this offseason. Later, Bernstein listened and reacted to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn's comments Monday in which he shared the team's latest injury updates and perhaps expressed a little frustration while discussing manager Tony La Russa.
Dan Bernstein opened his show by lamenting the White Sox's collapse Monday, as they blew a six-run lead in the ninth inning of an eventual 12-9 loss to the Guardians in 11 innings. Bernstein took a step back and wondered if the White Sox should be considered World Series contenders with how they've played to this point.
In this episode of Freedom with NFT's Rory Trifon you will learn about: Who is Rory Trifon Richard Bernstein his life, artwork and legacy. How Rory Trifon leveraged technology to continue Richard Berstein's legacy. Culture of waltz Superrare About Rory Trifon: Rory Trifon is the President of The Estate of Richard Bernstein. He formally established The Estate of Richard Bernstein in 2018 with the main purpose to perpetuate Bernstein's artistic legacy through the preservation and circulation of his artwork and archives. The Estate works to exhibit his artworks and to be a source of accurate information about the life and work of Richard Bernstein. Thank you to the Near Foundationfor making this episode happen. To learn more about how the NEAR Foundation is building the future of the creator economy, visit near.org. Connect with Rory Trifon: Website: https://richardbernsteinart.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernsteinpopart Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/richardbernsteinart/ Connect with your host, Lauren Turton: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaurenTurton_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelaurenturton Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenturton/ Website: https://freedomwithnfts.com/ 101 NFT Course: https://bit.ly/101NFTCourse Discord Community: bit.ly/Discordfreedomwithnfts
Kimberly Grigg welcomes Heather Bernstein of HKB Interior Design out of San Francisco to the show. Kimberly and Heather discuss sustainability in design elements, shifting away from stark white in color palettes, and Heather's love of using stone in design. Heather shares ideas for how versatile stone can be throughout the home. Heather Bernstein grew up with design as second nature, surrounded by her designer mother's work and influence. After graduation she taught English in Thailand for 14 months and came home to work in real estate before spending time in the corporate world. Design proved to be her calling, however, and after working with a business partner on a co-owned design firm, she branched out on her own with HKB Interior Design just over two years ago. Heather describes her aesthetic as very different from her mother's but with the use of antiques and sustainability always at the core. Kimberly's use of color is well known but Heather prefers a more neutral palette and they discuss how when working with neutrals, texture becomes your color. Heather has been working away from stark white recently, embracing warmer tones, and she has a vast knowledge of and love for stone in her designs. Kimberly learns the best sealant Heather recommends for stonework to avoid patina. And Heather shares some inspired design ideas from her own new home, stone elements beyond countertops, and insight from her years of experience with thinking outside the box to create a beautiful vibe. Resources discussed in this episode: HKB Interior Design HKB Interior Design Instagram Quartz and Quartzite Caesarstone MORE AntiEtch About Heather Bernstein: Heather Bernstein, owner of HKB Interior Design, is a master interior designer with over a decade of experience in the industry. Heather's bubbly yet professional personality leaves its mark on every home she touches with her personalized, warm approach to interiors. Heather's love for beautiful spaces originated from her time spent absorbing her mother's skill in interior design and running her independent firm. After graduating college, Heather moved to Thailand to teach English which expanded her senses and empathy for other cultures that commonly shows in her designs. Soon after, Heather accepted a corporate position for a Fortune 500 leading specialty retailer of high-quality products. This experience not only enhances her passion for design but can also be attributed to her well-rounded creativity and organizational skills that now come as second nature. When Heather isn't working with clients, you will find her chasing around her two boys and golden retriever. Heather continues to embrace travel as a necessary pleasure, is constantly seeking out the best sushi on the market, and is frequently socializing in her community, enjoying laughs over a good glass of wine. -- Contact Me: Email me at email@example.com Visit my website: www.kimberlygriggdesigns.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest Check out my Youtube channel You can find the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. Transcription Heather Bernstein 00:00 Yeah, and you just said, the, I think, the biggest thing - you said, clients get afraid. So this, I think, is the biggest thing you can do in design. If you really want to elevate your space, be afraid, have a touch of fear that it's too bold or too much. And go for it. Kimberly Grigg 00:23 Welcome to Decorate Like A Design Boss, a podcast for design lovers who want to create beautiful spaces in their very own homes. My name is Kimberly Grigg. And I'm a professional interior designer who teaches design lovers like yourselves how to decorate. And when I say decorate, I mean decorate like a design boss. If you're ready to create a space that your family loves, and your neighbors can't stop raving about, well, buckle up honey, because it's time to design. So hello there design lovers and enthusiasts, thank you as always for being here. And I'm so excited to be bringing you this episode. In fact, I've been talking to my guest ahead of time, and I just learned something that I didn't know about marble. And I'm going to be sharing that with you, as is Heather, and I can't wait. So today's guest is Heather Bernstein of HKB Designs. They're out of San Francisco. And we're going to talk a lot about sustainable design, interior design, and specifically about how to incorporate natural stone into your home and designs and, more importantly, how to take care of it. So welcome Heather Bernstein, glad to have you here. Heather Bernstein 01:48 Thank you. I'm glad to be here. Kimberly Grigg 01:50 Thank you. So I know you've been home battling COVID. Sorry to hear that. And I hope it wasn't horrible. But we forgive you in advance if your throat gets scratchy or whatever. Because, like, that is no joke. I haven't had COVID yet, but seems like everyone I know has, including my children and all that stuff, and I know it's no picnic. Heather Bernstein 02:14 Rough nights, for sure. Kimberly Grigg 02:16 I'm sure. So you're in the Bay Area, as is my number five child. I have six children and number five moved to San Francisco. And I've been out quite a few times, and oh my gosh, what a beautiful area architecturally. Like, wow. I can't even imagine what it's like to actually get to design there. Because the architecture is on fire. Heather Bernstein 02:41 It's amazing. I think the best part about it is that no two projects are the same there. You have sprawling ranchers, you have Victorians that are straight up and down, you have every different kind of home, which is amazing. And especially in Marin, where we are, we're in the mountains. And so all the homes are so different based on where they are in the land. If they're on a hill, it's, you know, they're on stilts, and if there happened to be in the flats, then you know, they build for that. Kimberly Grigg 03:19 Yeah, I actually was in Marin, and beautiful area and intriguing. So do you do different aesthetic styles? Or do you kind of focus on one? Heather Bernstein 03:32 I would say we stay true to who we are. Meaning, we don't like to do anything that doesn't speak to our brand and what we're about and what we love. But we definitely can span from traditional to contemporary and everything in between, depending on what the client wants in the style of the home. I will say, though, our favorite thing is to take a very traditional home. We just did one of the classic Victorians on Steiner Street in San Francisco where 'Full House' was filmed. And we did a very contemporary interior, which was really, really fun to juxtapose against the classic kind of all the wood paneling. And it was just unexpected. And everybody that walks in there is surprised and it's fun and exciting. Kimberly Grigg 04:29 How cool. So how'd you make your way into the design space? Because I think you have a corporate background, right? Heather Bernstein 04:36 Yes. So I grew up actually here in the East Bay, so in the Bay Area but just through the Caldecott Tunnel, in a little town called Alamo, and my mom was a designer all growing up. So for 35 years, it's all I knew. We - and she, when she started out, she did all of her own sewing, all of her own upholstery, she made every window treatment, every roman shade out of our dining room. And I remember being in middle school or even elementary and most kids have to take their shoes off when they go in the house, we had to leave ours on because there was always pins and needles on the floor. And so I just, I grew up with it, and then, I guess it was about junior or senior year, my mom would start - by the time I think I was in college, like I'd gotten into school, so it must have been senior year - she would pull me out of school and say, 'Hey, let's go to the Design Center. You can come help me for the day'. And I just thought it was magical, and getting to shop and put things together for people to make their spaces something that they loved, was really just magical. So then I went to school, I went to Boulder. I graduated, I moved to Thailand for about 14 months, I taught English to high schoolers there, I just wanted to get out and experience something different. And travel, which I did, I spent a month in India, and really just - and that was after my junior year abroad in Italy - so I really tried to, like, just see different places in the world. And then I came back and I got my real estate license. And I was selling apartments downtown south of Market in San Francisco, where it was completely undeveloped, and it was like a ghost town. And now it's the sprawling amazing gentrified neighborhood, which is incredible. But real estate was not for me, I called one of my dear friends who worked at William Sonoma corporate and I said 'I need a job'. And she said, 'Great, come be an assistant, my assistant buyer'. And so I did. And I was there for five or six years, climbed up the ladder to a senior buyer, which was really, really fun and exciting. I for sure drink the Kool Aid for the first three years. And then I started to become a little disillusioned and the world was faltering as, you know, we neared 2008. And then I was laid off and I remember crying the night before they were gonna announce layoffs thinking, this is my chance, if I don't get laid off I don't know if I'll be brave enough to start my design business. And so I wanted to be laid off, which was very counterintuitive, because the world was ending. But I was laid off, with 700 others, and that was in January. And by March, I had started our S corp and I had a business partner, we joined forces and said, 'Let's do this together'. We were both going to start our own businesses, and we just said that's silly. And so I started Nest about 15 years ago. And we worked alongside each other for 12 great years. And then when COVID hit, it just kind of felt like things were changing in my life. I had been through a divorce and met a wonderful man. We joined our families and had a Brady Bunch. And I was really just, like, cleaning house and making sure that everyone around me... and it was it was a positive experience every day. And I wanted to feel that in my work and create that space, and so we both went out on our own, and that's when I started HKB. And it's been about two, two and a half years. And I have one of my oldest employees, who has been with me for 10 years. And then we have an assistant buyer who is amazing. She came from the corporate event space and when COVID hit she she jumped ship and came on to try this whole new world and she loves it, and we love having her, so it's been really positive. Kimberly Grigg 09:08 Sounds like things just kind of lined up. Which always tells me that you're in the right space. And based on your website, you're definitely definitely in the right space. So I got to know, is your aesthetic similar to your mother's? Heather Bernstein 09:26 No. Definitely not. She was like the consummate traditionalist with the fringe and the Sweet Pea wallpaper and the Laura Ashley and very froofy, and so, no, I actually went the opposite. And my old business partner was very traditional, and I just, I think I ran from that and became very contemporary. Anything clean lined, even mid century, modern, I was more drawn to. But now I'm starting to have this appreciation, I don't know if it's getting older, or just learning that having pieces that are from family from, you know, 100 years ago is really special. So I think I'm definitely being able to merge my style. And we just built a house for the past year, my partner and I, to fit all six of us. And it's been such a labor of love. And it will be photographed, hopefully, in the next couple of months once we get our final furniture pieces. But it definitely has a combo of very clean lines, but also some traditional pieces thrown in. Kimberly Grigg 10:55 Sure. And I think that, I'm sure you're experiencing supply chain issues as most of us are, and, you know, my original aesthetic incorporated antiques and older pieces really juxtaposed with modern, and it was always my favorite style. But as I got busier and busier, it was just easier to order than to go antiquing on the weekends, or go antiquing, and just, like, be looking for these pieces. And I... my aesthetic sort of shifted because I was doing so many installations every single week, I didn't have time or energy, except to get it ordered. And I had assistance for all of that. So that's kind of my business in those middle years became all about ordering, tracking, ordering, tracking, ordering tracking. But, now with all of this supply chain, I'm back to my roots, I feel like Kunta Kinte. Like, let's start with that antique, baby. Let's get rid of some of those antiques that are leftover in the warehouse. Let's repurpose, let's rethink, let's re-upholster, let's do all of these things, because I don't have the patience for 28 months for upholster to arrive. And I know my clients don't have that kind of patience, either. So I think that necessity is the mother of invention. And I know that on your site, you do talk a lot about sustainability. And I think that's a, sounds like maybe a really big part of your brand. So talk to me a little bit about sustainability, why it's important to you, and how you incorporate sustainability into your designs. Heather Bernstein 12:38 Yeah, I think just living in the Bay Area, it's kind of been hammered into us for our whole lives. You know, like, we recycled before recycling was even a thing, I think. And so it really allows you to design consciously and with thought and care. And antiques are such a beautiful part of that because there's only one, and it's available, like you said - I'm not, you know, we just got a quote for a client and it said 36 weeks, and I was trying to even calculate that in my head- Kimberly Grigg 13:17 - it doesn't sound that big. But when you're calculating 36 weeks, you're like, whoa! Heather Bernstein 13:24 Yeah, the client was like 'is that a joke?' Yeah, I could make that in 36 weeks. Kimberly Grigg 13:29 Right? Exactly. Heather Bernstein 13:31 And so, I think, really incorporating pieces that are already out there, that don't take any footprint to make, and to just infuse them in our designs is really special, and also conscious for the environment. So I think it's important to think that way and to infuse that in your design, and really be smart about it. Kimberly Grigg 14:02 Yes. So agree. So tell me, Heather, what inspires you? Heather Bernstein 14:08 You know, I just, I love being outside. It's so funny because I had a girlfriend over last night. We're newly friends, she's going through a divorce, so I'm kind of helping her through it. Kimberly Grigg 14:22 Right. Heather Bernstein 14:22 And my partner and I went on a mountain bike ride yesterday for, like, two hours just in nature, huffing and puffing, it was so beautiful. And I was telling her about it - and we had our bikes stolen a couple months ago and so we just got her new bikes, yesterday was our first ride, we were breaking them in, we were so excited - and she was like, 'you mountain bike. I did not know that about you'. And I was laughing. My dad was a mountain bike coach in high school, and I really, I think, am a girly-girl but I love to get down and dirty, and yesterday was my favorite day. We spent three hours in the garden planting, and then got on our bikes and went on a ride for two hours. And it just felt so productive. And the vitamin D, I don't know, there's something, for me, about being outside. And we clearly live, like, in the redwoods, and in this beautiful space where we can do that. And I think that is the number one thing that inspires me. Because, yeah, travel inspires me, but we can't travel every day. But we can be outside every day in nature and take it in and just revel in the beauty of it. And that is... and then, of course, my family inspires me every day. And they're just, we're an evolving, very fun family, you know - the boys are 9 and 10, the girls are 13 and 16 - and just watching their personalities and the hormones and I'm just always so curious. Kimberly Grigg 14:29 It's so true. And I've never thought about it as family being inspiring. Supportive. But, you know, when I think back on things that we've been through - because we're a blended family as well, we're definitely the Brady Bunch. Three and three. And so, three girls, three boys. Heather Bernstein 16:26 Oh my gosh. Kimberly Grigg 16:26 Two were his, two we adopted, and two are biological. So it is, like.... but their spaces in life have really been an inspiration that I've probably just taken for granted as my personal life that does merge with my work life. You know, I don't necessarily know that I process that on a daily basis, until you just said it. But I can think of times when yes, my - like right now, one of my daughters is very much into boho chic. And, you know, it's just a boho chic moment. And yet I have a client with three daughters, and they are in their boho chic periods, and I can do that very well because of the inspiration that I've garnered from my daughter - what she sees on social media, what she likes, what she follows, what she wants in her own spaces, all those things - you know, has brought about an inspiration that I probably wouldn't have been interested in that style. I just wouldn't. It's just not, it doesn't necessarily speak to my personal aesthetic, but I champion being versed in all styles. And I usually get versed when someone asked me to do one. And then it's, like, I study for days and hours, and, you know, when you do this I do think that you can study a particular genre for long periods of time. And you can do it, like it's in us, we have to be a certain amount of chameleon to be able to do what we do, unless we have a particular style that we repeat, and we repeat, and we repeat. That's a little bit different. But that brings me to this question, you know, my listener is, she's not necessarily a DIYer, but she is someone who wants to make her home beautiful. And for whatever reason, she's probably not going to hire a designer, she's going to want to do it herself. She wants to be successful. But she wants her own stamp. And, again, there's many reasons that this person ends up in this space. But I'm curious, do you think that creativity can be learned? Heather Bernstein 18:45 Hmm, I definitely think... I believe in the right brain / left brain, and, you know, the very cerebral right brain and mathematical - which I know did not come easy for me, like, even in corporate America when I lived in spreadsheets, I just, it was heavy. I felt heavy. Kimberly Grigg 19:12 Sure. Heather Bernstein 19:12 And so the left brain creative space, definitely think... everybody has a left brain. And so it's in them. It's just drawing it out. So what is it? You can be creative in your cooking, in your food, and how you plate something or how you think to make something that you're going to put in your body. You can be creative in your garden, and what.... My partner just made this amazing trellis for his green beans - he's so excited about his green beans, and his cucumbers climb on this trellis - that he sat out there for hours and made, and I watched him, like, that's so creative. Like how, I wouldn't have thought of that. So I definitely think there are avenues of creativity that are different for everybody. You know, obviously you think of an artist and you're like, yes, you're creative. I think what we do is definitely, you have to have some creative bones in your body, and your left brain working, but there are so many different ways to be creative. So I think... Kimberly Grigg 20:22 For sure. And I do find, I think this, like, sometimes when people are hiring me to do a job, they don't have confidence in their creativity, or time, you know, it takes a lot of time to do what we do. And so.... but I do think that it's in there, almost with everyone, left and right brain. Like I'm... definitely my left brain is more trained than my right brain, my right brain came out of the womb screaming, 'I'm here and I'm creative' and my other brain is like, 'alright, bring her along, bring her along, you got this'. And I exercise that muscle very often, because I want it, I want the balance of the two. And, as you know, running a business requires the two. But I do find that a person who doesn't necessarily think they're very creative, it's also maybe they're not as passionate as you and I are about the subject. Heather Bernstein 21:28 Or like you said, they're nervous. And once you put one foot in front of the other, and you just start doing, you become more confident in your creativity. Kimberly Grigg 21:37 And I think you can exercise that muscle. And I thought a long time about this, since I teach classes to people who are, who think, who want to aspire to have that beautiful home on their own. And I really had to sit with this, do I think that they can do this? Because if they can't, you're just beating your head against the wall. And if they can, and there's ways that you can do it, then you probably can get somewhere. Heather Bernstein 22:06 Even if they can come away with one or two, like, a-ha moments, it can help them transform one space, and then two, and then three spaces... and do this one or two things. That's, that's beautiful, because they're making their space more their own and more.... Kimberly Grigg 22:27 And I encourage people at that stage, especially if they don't have the confidence yet, 'all right, you do you and you go through the process' but then it's okay to hire someone to consult with you. It's okay to hire a professional to say, 'move this to the right three inches' because you will learn from that experience as well. I think sometimes people are afraid that, you know, someone like you and I are going to come in with all this vast experience and, like, intimidate them in some way. But it really is, like, I know when I'm doing my own work, heck, I come into my office and say to the other designers here, 'hey, what do you think about this?' Heather Bernstein 23:11 100%! Kimberly Grigg 23:12 Like, you know, because it's mine. It's personal. It's intimate, and, like, oh god. Heather Bernstein 23:17 And it's hard. Kimberly Grigg 23:20 It's so hard, so you know, I'm glad you're a kindred spirit in that way. So I'm anxious to hear your answer to this. So here's an empty space, Heather, what's your process? Like, what do you do? Heather Bernstein 23:34 Hmm. Well, in the traditional sense, we put pen to paper and, you know, draw it in CAD and lay it out. But, throw that away because so often we check our measurements from our CAD drawing in the space and we're like, huh, that doesn't feel right. And so then we get out our old fashioned tape measure, which I literally have one every spot I am in. Kimberly Grigg 24:05 It's attached to my fingers. Heather Bernstein 24:08 And we measure it out and we think through, like, how does this person live? How do they entertain? Do they have a family? We go through all the process and we know - whether it's for our client or, I'm just thinking of my home that I just did - and, you know, okay this is our living room but it is not a formal living room, it has a TV, and we want it to be comfy and cozy. And it was like, okay yes a sofa, but how about a day bed where you can literally just lounge with a couple of the kids. So really thinking through who's going to use the space, how the space is going to be used, and then laying it out with your trusty tape measure, and just knowing 'okay, we're going to do a sofa, a day bed, and a pair of chairs, and then maybe we'll throw in a bench or two little benches at the, you know, by the fireplace just to pull up for extra seating because we need that'. Because there are so many of us, there are not eight of us, but there are six of us... so yeah, that's I think. But then if I back up and think through, like, the very first thing we do, is we create a vibe board. And this is the most important step because it dictates the design for every room in the house. And that offers consistency in our designs. And so we start with our vibe board, we send it to the client, we have a meeting, and we go through every image. And it's not like you're going to have this in your home, it's more like, how does this vibe board feel? It evokes a mood and what is that and you love it? And if you don't, we're back to the drawing board. So that is how we start. And then, obviously, you know, our handy tape measure comes into play. Kimberly Grigg 26:18 Well, I tell people, like, they'll bring me plans - I do a lot of design builds, where I'm making all the selections, and it's a year and a half of building, and I love that kind of work - but when it comes to, like, I'll get, you know, into the project, and I inevitably have clients say, 'well, okay, let's order furniture, let's order our furniture right now, right now', we're still 12 months out. And, like, I understand the backlog more than most, however, I start saying it's different on paper than it is in person. It just is. And I want to feel the space before I commit. And yes, this sofa fits, yes, this is probably where we're going with this, however, I want this feeling, this vibe, to feel like you - client - and I also want it to be respectful of the architecture and the home itself. And sometimes you can't get that from a blueprint. And I think that's what you're saying, this vibe board does have this significant role, because this is what - whether every little piece in that vibe board is going in this house, probably not - but it does speak volumes to how this space is going to feel. Right? Heather Bernstein 27:45 100%. We... when we did my home, and I say 'we' because my senior designer, Reed, was such a big part of it. It's so hard to design for yourself, I don't know why, maybe it's just me, but I've learned that from many other designers, I've heard them say the same thing. But we found this image from this amazing artist, and it's this woman with a blank face being hugged by this big, fat, wonderful, what looks like cashmere ,blanket. And I was like 'THAT - that is my home. That is what I want'. I want you to walk in and feel like you are being hugged by a cashmere blanket. And just settle into the comfort of it and the cozy. Kimberly Grigg 28:33 I love this. Heather Bernstein 28:35 And so, I can kind of, I can show you, my - if you can see - there she is. And so this was the start of our vibe. And it just, it all came to, you know, to be from that one image. So often times, you know, we find one image and it's amazing, and just describes the whole thing. Kimberly Grigg 29:02 And I like to say to people, you know, when you're scrolling on Pinterest or whatever, you're not just looking for rooms, like rooms are important. Like, I get a lot from people out of the rooms that they select. But I say don't just look at rooms, look at images that speak to you. Because what you just showed me was more of a piece of art with this woman in this cashmere blanket this big, thick fluffy... that sparks 'How do I want to feel in my home?' Heather Bernstein 29:33 Yes. Kimberly Grigg 29:33 And that's the thing that I sometimes think people miss. They'll bring me a picture of something on Pinterest and I'm, like, so you sort of want me to copy this room? Like, because you got the wrong girl for that. Like, I don't know how to do that very well. I can look at something, I can get a vibe, and I certainly can give you a different version of that that feels that way, but it won't be that. Like, that's just not in me, it's just not. But I think it's more if people can settle into what that space needs to feel like to them, as the people who live there, then I think you tap into something that resonates with a person. And, in the end, I say this, I'm not gonna live here, I'm probably going to come visit you because we will become friends over this, but you're gonna live here.This house should look like you, not me, and get comfortable with that. Because if you don't know who that is, we're going to find out. And it sounds like you have a similar process. And, which, I love that process. I'm not the girl who does this look. And I don't have a look, I have your look. And that's the best I can say about that. So I want to segue, in a minute, into materials. And this is really how we were introduced, is you're kind of known for your use of materials. And I know that you deal a lot in stone. So first define for people what a natural stone is versus a synthetic stone, because I think there's a lot of product in the market and people get confused with materials. Heather Bernstein 31:14 Yeah. Yeah, there's so many options out there, which is amazing and been really wonderful to design with all these options. But yes, natural stone is cut from the quarry, whether it's from Italy, Portugal, South America, it is a block of magnificent stone, cut from a quarry, and then sliced up into pieces. And what you see is what you get, no two are alike, they're like snowflakes. Synthetic stone is conglomerate, so they grind it up and glue it together, and it's very hardy. It can also be porcelain. I do think synthetic materials, synthetic slabs, have come a long way. We used to, you would see like Corian or quartz, everybody's heard of quartz, a lot of people call it Caesarstone. It's like Kleenex versus tissue: Kleenex is the brand, tissue is the thing. The Caesarstone is the brand, is one brand out of millions, it seems like these days, and quartz is the synthetic material. And there's a time and a place for it. And we have to love all materials because we're blessed to get to do many different spaces and many different places. But if you think about it, a man-made material can't live outside. So, like, if we're doing a built-in kitchen outside, we would never put a quartz outside because the heat can do things to it. Whereas a natural stone has already lived outside and it's totally fine outside. So - and there is something about natural stone that we love, that none are the same, and so every project with natural stone is unique. So we love, love, marble quartzite - not to be confused with quartz - limestone, soapstone, slate. We love these natural materials, but, you know, some of them are more porous than others. And that's where the proper sealant comes in, and treating them so that they last a lifetime. Kimberly Grigg 33:39 So before we get into this sealant, I think that this is appropriate to say.... because a lot of people get really, really nervous about using natural stone as countertops. And I understand it, and most vendors that I work with will, you know, they'll terrify my client even though I say do not open your mouth and tell clients. But, like, let's just say I want to use marble on my kitchen countertops. And they're like, oh, no, no, no, no, no, and we won't, and all that stuff. So, first question is: Do you ever use natural stone as countertops? Heather Bernstein 34:22 Every day. All the time. Kimberly Grigg 34:24 Yay girl. That's what I wanted to hear. Heather Bernstein 34:26 I had marble in my last kitchen, I have quartzite in this kitchen, I have a soapstone vanity in my powder room, I have a Calcutta vanity in my master bathroom. And, yes, it's all porous but it's beautiful and there are ways, there are two ways to think about it. One is this is a natural stone. It can be, it can last 1000 years as your countertop and you can let it patina as it will. Meaning you will see rings from water, wine, you will see spots from lemon or lime acid etching it. Think about the oldest bar you've been to in Italy, and that counter is marble and it has been there for 100 years, and it's, that is the patina you will get. The other side of it is, you can seal it and it will look as beautiful as it did on install day, as it does four years later. So do not be afraid. Kimberly Grigg 35:36 What is the sealant? This is so exciting. Heather Bernstein 35:40 It's called MORE AntiEtch. A gentleman named Steve Wolf used to work for DuPont and he had a lot of experience in mixing these compounds, and he left, and said 'I'm gonna make this sealant that you roll on to natural stone that is impenetrable'. And you only have to seal it like once every 10 to 20 years versus every year. And it works. It's a matte finish so it looks, if you have honed stone, it looks just like the stone. I mean you can't tell that there's any sealant on it. And it truly helps stop the effects of citrus and etching and staining, and you can leave coffee and red wine rings on your counter overnight, and then wipe the next day, and it's fine. Kimberly Grigg 36:42 And this is M O O R? Heather Bernstein 36:46 MOOR. MORE AntiEtch. Kimberly Grigg 36:49 AntiEtch. Heather Bernstein 36:49 No, M O R E. MORE AntiEtch. Kimberly Grigg 36:52 MORE AntiEtch. Because I'm going to link it, of course. It'll be in the show notes, everyone. But I have marble countertops in my kitchen and I'm very particular about them, I don't like the patina for that particular area. And someone recently said to me there's a product now that you can use to seal. And I thought I'm gonna wait till I hear a little more about this before - because I have a lot of countertop in my kitchen - but I bet you it's the same product and I would be a fan. When you say matte, how does it work on a glossier finish or does it matte it down? Heather Bernstein 37:30 They have two. They have a polished option and a honed option. Yeah MoreSurfaceCare.com - M O R E. And they have different sealants for the different stones. So I have a different sealant on my quartzite than I did on my marble. So they really honed in on what the product is and created something spectacular. I don't understand what the compound is but I don't need to, I just know that it works. Kimberly Grigg 38:03 Which is so amazing. And when we started this conversation, you've had this product in your homes for, now, a couple of years. So you know it's tried and true, because you tried it and it's true. Heather Bernstein 38:14 Yep. Kimberly Grigg 38:15 Which is so exciting because people will say to me, 'oh my god, I love that marble, but I'm not doing that, I'm too scared, my husband is sloppy, I spill red wine', all those things that, you know... and then I, as a designer, don't want to live with 'oh my gosh, like, I'm gonna get a phone call in three years and you're gonna be upset'. So this is a way to offset that and I'm thrilled to know about it and I'm going to be talking about it a lot too on my show. Because, you know, I love a product that will solve. Design is a lot about finding the best solutions to problems in your home and this solves a problem. And, you know, not spending hours on it, I do have a couple of questions, though, about stone because, like, I think there's also unusual ways to use stone, not just on a countertop. And I noticed on your site, you do some things. Tell me some things, other things, you've done with stone that are beautiful, that, you know, someone could incorporate into their homes. Heather Bernstein 39:23 Yeah, I think our favorite thing right now is doing integrated sinks. So for a powder room just taking a slab and cutting it up to make a sink look like it was carved out of a block of soapstone or marble or quartzite, where the sink is fully integrated, I think is so beautiful. Because it's seamless and it looks like it was just carved out of a chunk of stone, and I love that heft, and that feel. We also use slab for fireplace surrounds all the time. Not only are they so functional because of their heat resistant qualities, but they're beautiful. And there's so many designs you can do with different mantles and, really, you can do anything with stone. It's amazing. Of course outdoor spaces. Even just with a remnant we have leftover, we'll, you know, cut a round top and put it on an iron base for outside. And clients are like, 'oh my gosh, this is amazing, I love our table', and nobody has it. And that's beautiful. So, yeah, that is... we use stone in every room. It's wonderful. Kimberly Grigg 40:42 Yeah. It is wonderful. And I do the same with remnants. I'm doing a top for a coffee table right now. And it was just a little leftover piece, and, you know, it's so pretty, and it's so important. And it can elevate something to an entirely different level. Heather Bernstein 41:01 Yeah. Kimberly Grigg 41:01 And it can make it unique to you. Which are all the things that, to me, scream good design. So in your portfolio, you tend to have more neutral palettes. But... so tell me, how do you insert color? Or do you? Heather Bernstein 41:18 I will say we used to use color a lot more than we did, and something shifted. And I think it was a combination of things. For me, my old business was being dissolved and I was transitioning to this new business where it was mine, solely mine. And then, you know, we're all stuck at home. And I was looking around, and I was - I don't want to say getting sick of - but I was finding myself, like, with really bold colors and patterns. I was... it was jarring to me. And I felt like I just wanted to take it down 10 notches and just breathe in more neutral tones, but lots of texture. And that's where our shift happened. And I don't know, I don't know if it was gradual or if it was one day, but we just started doing these vibe boards that evoked this very calm, soothing feeling. And nothing, like, too bright or jarring. And so that's kind of the direction where we've gone. Like, I'm looking at this as like a rug that's going in my bedroom, it's just, like, soft blue-gray. And then this is the headboard fabric. And the texture is what made us swoon for it. Kimberly Grigg 42:53 You know, I say - especially when someone comes to me for a neutral palette, because I'm known for color, but can I do a neutral palette, I have done bazillions - but if you're going to do a neutral palette, then texture becomes your color. Heather Bernstein 43:11 So do you have certain things that you do in homes that is unique to you, your aesthetic, something more like signature? Heather Bernstein 43:11 100%. I actually think it's harder sometimes than designing with color, because that is like play on play on play, and you're layer layer layer. With textures, it's like, okay, this is velvet, we don't want another velvet, so we need to really think through the next, you know... okay, what is it? Oh, it's a chunky linen. And so really thinking through that is almost harder. But, in the end, it feels so natural and so warm and comfy and cozy. And so we love that. Heather Bernstein 43:55 You know, I would say right now, the past couple of years, we have moved away from white kitchens - white, white, white, white, white - and we are going warm. And so we are doing wrist white oak cabinets, or custom walnut cabinets, or a color like this deep rich almost hunter green that brings in nature. And so I think right now, our signature is not a white kitchen. And I have seen white kitchens on our website because that's how we did it for so many years. Kimberly Grigg 44:44 And it's white kitchen to death. It's white everything today. Heather Bernstein 44:47 And a client will come and say 'I want a white kitchen, I'm coming to you' and we're like 'oh no'. And then we're like, 'well what if we do a soft gray?' and they're like 'oh, oh, can I see what that would look like?' And then they're like, 'oh, that feels nice'. And so, just warming it up, I think, has been... and also, everything has been so stark white for so long, that white, gray, white, gray, that we're really warming it up. So, like, more of, like, a warm white or an ivory. It just, it feels - and I'm saying this as my office is white white - but this canvas, this natural colored canvas, is where we are right now. We're warming it up. Kimberly Grigg 45:44 And probably using warmer whites when you're using white. Heather Bernstein 45:48 100%. So instead of super white. Kimberly Grigg 45:52 Warmer whites. Yes, yes. And then that plays well with other warm colors that are branching off into other rooms and spaces. And I think it's kind of important, because subliminally we're all over-exposed to whatever is trending, even us. I mean, we get, we start seeing so so so so much of something and the next thing you know, we're doing it. And I think the average person is as well. And before you know it, and really by the time you've - not us necessarily - but by the time the person who doesn't do this professionally is incorporating into their homes, this subliminal image, it's already trending out. And, you know, I mean, think of the gray in the last 10 years. Think of the white white white, think of the white with millennial pink. I mean, all my, like, it's everywhere, right? And then I'm so sick of it, like I don't really want to do it, I want to give you something special, even though your heart is set on that white with millennial pink pop. It's the pop that's doing it for you, probably. And it's not that I don't like either color, or it's not that I don't like those looks, it's just been in my face. Heather Bernstein 47:08 Yes. Kimberly Grigg 47:09 And an overexposure. So it does make me, though, want to ask this - because I think about this from the perspective of someone listening to this show and gaining and garnering - like, what are things we can leave them with? So what are tips that people can incorporate that they can elevate their home to more of a designer level? Like what kinds of things can somebody really pull off? Heather Bernstein 47:39 Yeah, you know, I think there are a few just, like, tricks that aren't even tricks. They're just inherent in what we know. But to explain it to someone and someone to say, 'oh, yeah, I never thought, I never knew that'. Like, an area rug. If you have a sprawling living room, you know, family room, whatever it is, and you put a five by eight postage stamp rug in there, your room is going to come crashing in and feel this big. But if you do a 10 x 14 rug, or a custom size to fit the space, your room will feel the size that it is. And so, I think that is something that we see all the time. That we walk in and we're like, 'oh yeah, it feels small, because you have the wrong size rug'. And that helps define your space so easily. It's like dummy proof. You know, like, once you learn like, 'oh, this is the right size rug for this room'. And that's why there are those standard rug sizes - 8 x 10, 9 x 12, 10 x 14 - because those are some standard room sizes. Kimberly Grigg 48:55 And your point - nothing kills a space worse than that 5 x 7 rug in this huge room. And yes, it does support the furniture, perhaps, but it - I've never really thought about, I've never put it into those words, you did it so eloquently - but all of a sudden your room just shrinks. And you've got this pretty massive space. I mean people get afraid to go big. Don't you think? Heather Bernstein 49:23 Yeah. 100% Kimberly Grigg 49:25 Like they'll get these little bitty accessories, or they'll buy this little bitty lamp, and I'm like, 'oh, love, like, we cannot put that lamp by this high headboard'. Heather Bernstein 49:37 Yeah. And you just said, I think the biggest thing, you said clients get afraid. So this, I think, is the biggest thing you can do in design. If you really want to elevate your space, be afraid. Have a touch of fear that it's too bold or too much, and go for it. Do a title that scares you. We, my boys' bathroom - there's no window, we put a skylight in, but there's no window - and I was like, you know what, I'm just going to enhance the darkness and do black. Black tile, black floors, black everywhere with an oak vanity and a big mirror to reflect as much light as I can get in this space. And it is by far our favorite bathroom. Kimberly Grigg 50:31 It sounds amazing. Heather Bernstein 50:33 Yeah, it's so fun. Kimberly Grigg 50:35 So bold. Heather Bernstein 50:36 And even as a designer - and I know everything that's out there, and even the stuff I don't know, I'll learn about and, you know, be like, 'oh, that's so much cooler than what I did' - but even I have to tell myself to be brave sometimes. And, like, yes, do that. Don't play it safe. Kimberly Grigg 50:57 But you know what, I think it's why you're successful. I know that it has a lot to do with my success. Because, you know, we can all pick some things that go nicely, play nicely together. And we can break some rules and, you know, get the scale off a little bit, get this off a little bit. But I think that the reason people use me as their designer - and I have a feeling it's you too - is because we will take that risk. And we'll believe in it so hard that our clients know that if we believe in it that much, that it's worth the risk. And that we'll fix it if it goes wrong. Like, you know, I've taken risks that haven't worked. But I'd rather take that risk than cheat my client out of what it could have been, if I had stayed in the box. And, you know, I think, like, I can't wait to get out of the box when I'm working on a job, like I cannot. But I also have a lot of years of experience. So I'm not afraid to get out of the box. Yet when we don't get out of the box, and I play it safe, the room is flat to me, or the project is flat. And sometimes people just won't let you and you finally just give up in, like, frustration, and you're like, 'okay, if you won't do it, then I'm not gonna lose any more sleep about this, I'm telling you, it would be 1000 times better if you let me do it this way, but you're not doing it so here we go'. And eventually, you can get to that. But when you get to get out - and I can tell the girl that puts black tile all over a dark bathroom, I know you can take a risk, and I love it. Love it. I can't wait to see the photographs of this bathroom. I think it sounds spectacular. So. Heather Bernstein 52:47 Yeah, no. Breaking rules. Breaking the rules is so fun. Kimberly Grigg 52:51 Yeah, exactly. And allow yourself, yeah, allow yourself to do it. So is - obviously beauty is important to you - so, but why? Why should people care? Why is beauty important? Heather Bernstein 53:09 My partner and I have this conversation quite a bit because he's like, 'function is better'. And I'm like, 'no beauty is better'. I mean women were high heels, you think they wear them because they're comfortable? No. We wear them because they're beautiful, right? And they elongate our calf and our leg. And there are reasons for why we do things. And I think I have learned, through this project over the past year, my own project, that beauty - the most beautiful is where it functions and is beautiful. Because that appeals to everyone. Yeah, you can just have beauty. But it also can be functional. It's like a 10 out of 10. And so I've really tried to instill in my gals, like, 'Okay, but how are they going to use that? And does it, will it work for them?' Because just pulling something that's beautiful is easy. But making sure that it works for the people, the place, the space, is the ultimate beauty. And so I've really - just in doing my own project - I've really put a focus on that. And it's been, it's been really helpful. For us and for our clients. Kimberly Grigg 54:38 Well said, well said Heather. So it's time for my signature question, which goes a little like this. If you had a hashtag that really spoke to your legacy of design, what would it be? Heather Bernstein 54:58 So funny. I am looking in my notes because I used to have, when I started this company two years ago, I had this saying... ah, this is it. Are you ready? Kimberly Grigg 55:14 I'm ready. Heather Bernstein 55:15 I should have it memorized. The courage to grow requires the ability to let go. Oh, it is that... let's be brave and mighty and go for it. Then you will grow. Kimberly Grigg 55:33 Yes, Heather. I cannot believe this time has flown. Like, you and I could just do this... Heather Bernstein 55:40 I know. Kimberly Grigg 55:40 I could tell. Maybe when I come to the Bay Area, I'm going- Heather Bernstein 55:44 - it's my roots. My grandmother was from Georgia. Kimberly Grigg 55:48 Yeah. Oh, wow. So there we are. So how can people find you? Heather Bernstein 55:53 HKB Interior Design.com. And I would love to... we travel. We have a project in Denver right now. So yeah, reach out. Kimberly Grigg 56:08 So great. Well, Heather, I thoroughly have enjoyed getting to know you. It's so funny because our introduction was over the sealant. But, gosh, there's many more layers to you, girl. Heather Bernstein 56:21 Oh, thank you. Kimberly Grigg 56:25 Thank you. I appreciate this so much. And you guys got to go take a look at this girl's work. She's spectacular. And I can't wait to get to know you more. And so I'm going to say to our listeners, bye for now and I will see you next time and thanks for listening. And of course be sure to go rate, review, and subscribe to our show. Kimberly Grigg 56:49 Thanks for listening to Decorate Like A Design Boss. If you want more info on how to decorate your space like a pro, visit KimberlyGriggDesigns.com. See you next week!
In the final hour, Dan Bernstein welcomed on Kevin Fishbain of the Athletic to share his takeaways from Bears rookie minicamp over the weekend. Who impressed him? Later, Bernstein reacted to sound from new Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, who described his relationship with quarterback Justin Fields.
In the second hour, Dan Bernstein caught up on the weekend in Chicago baseball, which featured the White Sox sweeping the Boston Red Sox while the Cubs were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers. After that, Josh Nelson of Sox Machine jumped on the show to discuss the White Sox's six-game winning streak and the standout performances from a handful of players. Later, Bernstein conducted the Midday Midway, taking a look at the wildest headlines from around the world.
Anirudh Singh sits down with Brad Bernstein, Managing Partner at FTV Capital. Brad has been a growth equity investor at FTV Capital for over 18 years, leading investments in enterprise technology & services and financial services. In today's episode, they discuss what drives FTV Capital's success, investments in Enfusion, PlateIQ, Paddle, Ebanx, and LoanPro, and much more! Brad Bernstein: Brad is managing partner and has been a growth equity investor at FTV Capital for over 18 years, leading investments in enterprise technology & services and financial services. Brad has over 25 years of private equity experience. Prior to FTV, Brad was a partner at Oak Hill Capital Management and its predecessors where he managed the business and financial services group. He began his private equity career with Patricof & Company Ventures and started his professional career in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch in New York. For more FinTech insights, follow us below: Medium: medium.com/wharton-fintech LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/wharton-fintech-club/ WFT Twitter: twitter.com/whartonfintech Anirudh's Twitter: twitter.com/avsingh_24
Banbury has a significant place in the history of canals, most notably for being the location of Tooley's boatyard and its association with canal restoration campaigner LTC (Tom) Rolt. However, the relationship between town and canal has not always been easy. Join me today, as we explore the town through the eyes of Temple-Thurston, Rolt, and Pearson, from the comfort of a coffeeshop window seat on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Journal entry:7th May, Saturday"Another early start. At least it is now beginning to get light when Donna leaves for work, Chalky whites and greys leaching the darkness and stars from the night. A busy day lies ahead. One from which I shrink. And so I make another cup of tea and sit on the stern in the chill of first dawn.The swans are still asleep. The cob tucked beside his mate on the nest. A breeze ruffles the deep umber water. A mallard swims over. Chuckling to me, he eyes me with curiosity and caution. A swallow swims the air above the water and then alights on a boat's aerial. I stare at nothing. Hear nothing. Lost on the still waters of the mind. I want to hold this fragile moment forever, drink deeply from it, But I don't know how." Episode Information:You can find out more about the history and current workings of Tooley's Boat Yard at: Tooley's Boatyard Trust. In this episode I cite or read short extracts from:Michael Pearson (2003) Pearson's Canal Companion: Oxford and Grand Union, published by Central Waterways Supplies.L.T.C. Rolt (1944) Narrow Boat, first published by Eyre and SpottiswoodeE. Temple Thurston (1911) The Flower of Gloster, published by William Norgate.Linda Aubry's narrowboat themed fabric designsLinda's fabric designs, many of which have been inspired by traditional narrowboat canal art, including her toile designs, can be seen on her Spoonflower site: Designs by orangecookie. General DetailsIn the intro and the outro, Saint-Saen's The Swan is performed by Karr and Bernstein (1961) and available on CC at archive.org. Two-stroke narrowboat engine recorded by 'James2nd' on the River Weaver, Cheshire. Uploaded to Freesound.org on 23rd June 2018. Creative Commons Licence. Piano and keyboard interludes composed and performed by Helen Ingram.All other audio recorded on site. ContactFor pictures of Erica and images related to the podcasts or to contact me, follow me on:Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/noswpodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimeonstillwaters/Twitter: https://twitter.com/NoswPodI would love to hear from you. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop me a line by going to the nowspod website and using either the contact form or, if you prefer, record your message using the voicemail facility by clicking on the microphone icon.
That's right folks, it's the news! DM's Woodward and Bernstein report on all the latest happenings from throughout the multiverse, from fresh information about Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, to the latest on Wizards of the Coast's brand expansion plans.
Dan Bernstein listened back to NFL analyst Dan Durkin's recent comments on the Laurence Holmes Show about how the Bears haven't added much to their receiving corps or offensive line. Durkin doesn't believe that's a sign of how much the Bears do or don't trust second-year quarterback Justin Fields, and Bernstein shared how we need nuance in this type of conversation.
In the final hour, Dan Bernstein listened back and reacted to Bears general manager Ryan Poles' interview on the Mully & Haugh Show earlier in the morning. After that, BetQL Daily host Joe Ostrowski joined the show to discuss how to bet the NBA playoffs, to share his MLB gambling observations and to reveal his Kentucky Derby pick. Bernstein and the crew closed the hour by remembering one of the best episodes of television ever as it has turned 21.
Episode show notes 12:30 What book are you currently reading? Do you like it? How did you find it? 18:10 Who is your favorite author/what is your favorite genre? 20:00 What is your earliest memory of reading? 23:00 Melissa's 7 favorite books of all time! 35:28 If you could have an author write about your life who would it be? 38:04 What makes you dog-ear a page in a book? 40:22 If you could gift someone a book, what would it be, who would it be to and why? 42:40 Why do you read? Books mentioned in episode Anything Osho Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Positive Disintegration by Kazimeriz Dabrowski Originals by Adam Grant Origins of Genius by Dean Simonton Touch With Fire by Kay Redfield Jamison Play by Stuart Brown The Joy of Living Courageously by Osho Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope Connect with Melissa & the LifeLines community! Website: https://www.lifelines.com/ (https://www.lifelines.com/) Instagram: @seeklifelines https://www.melissaanddoug.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw682TBhATEiwA9crl31quKjB2zKMQF3w_BIV7HG-m5jDJIrW5vXJuQAwtI9iAvcugROMRTBoC7lwQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds (Melissa & Doug Toys)
Dan Bernstein was joined by Laurence Holmes for transition, where they discussed Bernstein's favorite version of "Spider-Man" and why Holmes believes Bernstein would like "WandaVision." They also discussed how cool it is that MLB players are always looking for more information, such as what Codify can provide.
In the final hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Codify owner/operator Michael Fisher. They discussed what Codify is, why pitchers have really taken to it lately and how involved the Cubs and White Sox are. Later, Bernstein and the crew listened back to the story from current Cubs reliever David Robertson about how he ended up with a cut-up White Sox throwback jersey that was autographed by ace Chris Sale following a 2016 clubhouse incident.
In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and producer Mike Rankin looked at the possible roster moves the White Sox could make with a few key players -- including third baseman Yoan Moncada and reliever Joe Kelly -- nearing their returns. Later, Bernstein discussed the relationship between NBA players and fans in the stands progressively becoming more tenuous.
In the first hour of a Leila Wednesday, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi reacted to the White Sox's 3-1 win against the Cubs on Tuesday evening and discussed how miserable the conditions were at Wrigley Field. The weather was so bad that Bernstein was even OK with bunting. Later, they discussed the White Sox's use of right-hander Michael Kopech and if he should be given more latitude to pitch later into games.
Dan Bernstein was joined by Laurence Holmes for transition, where they discussed the weather for the Cubs-White Sox game Tuesday evening and how Bernstein has started to feel emotions (gasp) about his kids getting older.
In the final hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago to discuss what we heard from the Bulls in their exit interviews and what their offseason plan is to improve. Later, Bernstein looked at the remaining free-agent wide receivers whom the Bears could consider adding after selecting just one receiver in the NFL Draft.
In the final hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Audacy Sports football insider Brian Baldinger to share the national perspective on the Bears' 11-man draft class. After that, the show reminisced about the 2017 Bears' wide receivers group, which was arguably the worst ever assembled. Later, Bernstein reacted to former Minnesota Vikings running back Ed Marinaro's really, really speech at the NFL Draft on Friday before he announced a selection.
In the second hour, Dan Bernstein welcomed on Adam Hoge of CHGO and the Hoge & Jahns podcast to discuss the Bears' 11-man draft class. Did first-year general manager Ryan Poles and the Bears do a good job? Later, Bernstein listened and reacted to Poles' comments following the draft that added perspective to how the organization is looking to build its foundation.
Whether as Beethoven, Gershwin, Berlin, Tchaikovsky, or Bernstein, Hershey Felder introduces us to these men of music in a way never before presented. He becomes these composers. Here him in this episode become Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart's librettist for The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutti.
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Michael Maliakel, lead actor of the Broadway show Aladdin, joins Jerry on the podcast to share his story of growing up South Asian in New Jersey where "never allowed himself to dream of being on Broadway" to how following his passions and dreams to find his way to one of the biggest stages on Broadway. Meet MichaelMichael Maliakel (Aladdin) made his Broadway debut as Aladdin on Broadway in September 2021. He recently toured the country in the 25th anniversary production of The Phantom of the Opera. His stage credits include the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul u/s), Anything Can Happen: The Songs of Maury Yeston in New York, Other World at the Bucks County Playhouse; Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding at Berkeley Rep; She Loves Me at PlayMakers Rep; and Bernstein's MASS at the Ravinia Festival. He also appeared on “Bull” (CBS) and “FBI” (CBS). "Big thanks to my family, Michael Kirsten, HCKR, & the Tara Rubin team. Sarah – all my love. Look ma, we made it! Representation matters."(Source: Broadway.com)Connect with MichaelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmaliakel/Web: https://aladdinthemusical.com/About Aladdin:Aladdin opened on Broadway to critical acclaim at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years, breaking 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records. Worldwide it has welcomed more than 10 million people and grossed over $1 billion. By the end of 2021, it will be playing in Holland, Germany and Mexico, in addition to Broadway.Aladdin, adapted from the animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exciting world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year. The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and introduced the hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of the film's two Academy Awards as Best Original Song. The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.// Support Dear Asian Americans:Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/dearasianamericans/Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jerrywonLearn more about DAA Creator and Host Jerry Won:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrywon/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerryjwon/// Listen to Dear Asian Americans on all major platforms:Transistor.fm: http://www.dearasianamericans.comApple: https://apple.dearasianamericans.comSpotify: https://spotify.dearasianamericans.comStitcher: https://stitcher.dearasianamericans.comGoogle: https://google.dearasianamericans.com Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dearasianamericans Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dearasianamericans Subscribe to our YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dearasianamericans // Join the Asian Podcast Network:Web: https://asianpodcastnetwork.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asianpodcastnetwork/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asianpodcastnetwork/Dear Asian Americans is produced by Just Like Media:Web: http://www.justlikemedia.comInstagram.com: http://www.instagram.com/justlikemedia
In the final hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Score football expert Anthony Herron to break down the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday and to discuss what it means for the Bears as they hold a pair of second-round picks Friday. After that, BetQL Daily host Joe Ostrowski joined the show to explain why sportsbooks hates draft betting. Later, Bernstein closed the show by listening and reacting to comments from Bulls leadership Friday at a season-ending press conference.
In the second hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Down The Line host and Score baseball expert Cody Decker to discuss the White Sox's struggles, closer Liam Hendriks possibly tipping his pitches and more. Later, Bernstein conducted the final edition of "Who's Your Guy?" for 2022. He shared scouting reports on NFL Draft prospects whom listeners had interest in, including a few players who are projected to go in the second round and who would make sense for the Bears.
Amazon shares fell as much as 12% after the company gave revenue outlook for the current quarter that fell short of Wall Street's estimates. It could mark Amazon's worst day since January 2014 if the losses hold through the close. Apple shares also dipped after management said supply chain constraints could hinder fiscal third-quarter revenue. Toni Sacconaghi, Bernstein senior research analyst, reacts to Apple's latest quarterly earnings report. Brooks Running CEO Jim Weber joins Becky Quick in Omaha ahead of Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting to break down how the company is navigating supply chain woes and more. For exclusive coverage of the 2022 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting, with appearances from Bill Murray, Jimmy Buffett, and the Oracle of Omaha himself, tune into CNBC.com Saturday, at 9:45 am ET: https://www.cnbc.com/brklive22/. In this episode:Jim Weber, @brooksrunningAndrew Ross Sorkin, @andrewrsorkinJoe Kernen, @JoeSquawkBecky Quick, @BeckyQuickCameron Costa, @CameronCostaNY
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In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and executive producer Rick Camp discussed how the Bulls can improve their roster this offseason. Later, Bernstein conducted the fourth edition of "Who's Your Guy?" In the segment, he shared scouting reports on NFL Draft prospects whom the listeners were interested in, including a couple possible top-10 picks.
In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Score football expert Anthony Herron to continue previewing the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday. Herron reflected on his draft experience and shared which prospects he likes. Later, Bernstein and Rahimi previewed the Bulls-Bucks matchup in Game 5 of their first-round series Wednesday evening. Facing an elimination game, the Bulls have a bleak outlook with star Zach LaVine and guard Alex Caruso ruled out.
In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk to discuss the latest NFL Draft buzz, including what speculation we can and can't trust. Also, how will the quarterback prospects shape the scope of this draft? Later, Bernstein and Rahimi held a third edition of "Who's Your Guy?" In the segment, they shared scouting reports on NFL Draft prospects whom listeners were interested in.
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In the final hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Score football expert Anthony Herron to discuss how the Bears should approach the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday. Specifically, how should the Bears balance the risk-vs.-reward equation when weighing a prospect's floor and ceiling? Also, how should they approach building their roster construction with so many slots still available to fill? Later, Bernstein reacted to the breaking news that Bulls star guard Zach LaVine has landed in the health and safety protocols and is expected to miss Game 5 against the Bucks on Wednesday.
Dan Bernstein continued with the second edition of "Who's Your Guy?" The segment featured a a former Heisman Trophy favorite, a couple big-name receivers and an Illinois product as Bernstein shared draft guru Dane Brugler's scouting reports.
In the second hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Cup of Coffee newsletter writer Craig Calcaterra to discuss the Cubs' ability to hit, the White Sox's inability to stay healthy and the latest MLB storylines. Later, Bernstein continued with the second edition of "Who's Your Guy?" The segment featured a couple big-name receivers and an Illinois product.
Dan Bernstein opened his show by lamenting the White Sox's many injuries and how those have contributed to the team's seven-game losing streak. After that, Bernstein discussed the peril of the Bulls likely signing star guard Zach LaVine to a max contract this offseason despite his chronic knee issues.