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Teach. Love. Inspire: Celebrating Mentors and Designs

By on Monday, October 16th, 2017 in Blog, News


  Ivo Cubi, Carlotta Cubi, Dawn Carroll, Patti Austin


Vision, imagination, dreams, and courage are the traits found in some of the most daring entrepreneurs. Many of you know about my mentoring and Interior design obsessions. I think of designing, the same way I think of arranging music or mentoring; exploration of color, knowledge, musical notes, texture, wisdom, and sounds, all mixed together with precision and perfection. Please help me congratulate one of my great mentors Ivo Cubi who is celebrating his 25th anniversary this month. Ivo has allowed me to learn about stone art, stone design and let me participate in many mentoring moments at his company, Cumar, Inc. The photo above was a very proud moment for all of us when American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)  recognized the mentoring and design efforts we started together.

Dawn Carroll who works for Ivo Cubi and the most luxurious stone company in America, Cumar Marble and Granite, is also celebrating her 20th year as a stone designer. Dawn was once my assistant, became a producer, started our Over My Shoulder Foundation and writes all about it in both prose and song – Together, we fuse the worlds of music, mentoring and design.

Never stop dreaming, always remember that by sharing your time, wisdom and expertise we can design the next generation.