THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH: Some Musings on Innovation

David Bowie

One of history’s divine geniuses, David Bowie, passed away and it’s got me thinking about innovation and what a difference one individual can make in the world.

There was no one like David Bowie. Sometimes a person seemingly drops from the sky, someone who thinks so far outside the box that they often suffer persecution – even death – for their beliefs. They are freaks in the very best sense of the word. Their presence on Earth is so significant that it changes the course of history: Albert Einstein, Galileo, Da Vinci, Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Gandhi, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Beethoven, Mozart…

Sometimes the world needs a little kick in the ass to help us switch gears. Luckily, every once in a while, a special person comes along who steers us toward a better path.

As artists like David Bowie change the world through their creative expression, in technology, we have a new crop of innovators who are also changing the world with their ideas. The problems of the world may seem insurmountable, but we have to believe that we can turn this spaceship around.

We didn’t all fall to Earth – some of us are simply mortals, but we can all do our part to affect the change we want to see in the world. As innovators we have the opportunity to be part of the solution. I’m committed to doing my part, both personally and professionally. In an upcoming blog post, I’ll discuss more about how I envision MMI contributing to the cause.

“Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.”

– David Bowie, 1947 – 2016

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH: Some Musings on Innovation

MMI January Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter

Happy New Year, and welcome to the first edition of the Maureen Mahon Interiors Newsletter! As they say, “New Year, New You,” and we’re no different! In November we launched the new MMI: an interior design firm catered to the needs of the corporate office world, and we are excited to see what 2016 has in store for us.

The New MMI

We’ve noticed a trend in the corporate world: time and again, employees are leaving their corporate jobs to go work for startups. One of the main reasons? Their office environment. Startups are known for often including amazing perks in their office design such as a comfortable, open layout, recreational games, full kitchens, and even bars (they’re the lucky ones). While not every business owner should go that far, we would love to help some of the more traditional companies modernize their design, increasing both employee comfort and happiness, as well as productivity. MMI is now focusing primarily on commercial design. We have the ability to bring your office into the 21st century to help you entice the best candidates, retain your top employees, and close that sale or crush that next meeting with an office that is sure to impress employees, clients, and visitors alike. In addition, with our Smart Space integration, you’ll be able to do things such as control a TV that pops out of the ceiling or change the temperature of the office, all from the convenience of your tablet, ensuring the maximum efficiency and utility of your office. Shoot us a note today for more information on our offerings.

Official MMI Blog

We would also like to formally announce the launch of the MMI Blog! Here we will post everything from our newsletters (double points if you’re reading this on our blog right now), design tips from Maureen, discussions on trends in the industry, articles we’ve written, as well as relevant information about our sustainable sourcing practices. Check out the MMI Blog today!

MMI in the News

It was a wonderful past month for MMI!

Maureen Mahon on HouzzFirst, Maureen is proud to have been chosen as a winner of “Best of Houzz 2016!” This marks her fourth year winning the award, and her third in the Customer Service category. We pride ourselves in our customer service, and it feels great to be recognized for it by such a respected organization in the industry! Please check out Maureen’s page on Houzz right here to learn more.

Dynamic Women Digital IssueIn other recent news, Maureen was honored in December by Angeleno Modern Luxury as one of 2015’s Dynamic Women of the year! Along with a full page shot and write-up in the magazine, Maureen was privileged to attend a gala in her honor, along with the other recipients, at the Sofitel Los Angeles. Check out some of the pictures below!

Pictures from the Dynamic Women Gala

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MMI January Newsletter