Lara Hakeem – Health/Holistic Professional

lara hakeemLara Hakeem has been a fitness trainer, personal coach, and health/holistic professional since 2001 and has obtained decades of experience in marketing, retail design, advertising and theatre arts.

Essential Oils immediately catapulted Lara into a profound life change. Her first hand success from a lifetime of digestive challenges was the first of many “aha” moments. She selected and distributes Young Living Essential Oils based on their high quality and process that makes them world class.

Lara offers workshops and webinars on essential oils, natural alternatives to health maintenance as well as personal training and life style coaching. She public speaks, directs, teaches and performs theatrically nationally.

“When you share something positive and good, it becomes explosive in the community.”

Driven by health and Young Living’s purest line of essential oils in the world, Lara has combined her marketing and wellness proficiency to enrich knowledge and awareness throughout the country building an international partnership as well.

With 30 plus years performing and directing, Lara uses theater arts as a teaching tool for all involved.

Currently she offers a wide range of sharing and promoting and lends her knowledge and contributions in varying forms and media platforms.

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Ardmore’s ‘The Great Zambezi’

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg2016 saw a landmark event for Ardmore as Hermès, Paris launched our designed silk scarfs. This is the first time a South African design has been used by Hermès and we view it as an incredible honour. To commemorate this event, we are creating major works to parallel the theme of ‘La Marche du Zambèze’. The collection is dedicated to Fée’s homeland, Zimbabwe, where the Great Zambezi River forms its northern borders. View these magnificent artworks at Patrick Mavros, 104 – 106 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HS, from Wednesday, May 18 to Sunday, May 29.

If you are interested in any of these pieces, click here!

Design One Consortium

Design One Consortium

Design One Consortium’s founder, Lynne Bryan Phipps, believes that every project is a unique and individual endeavor, requiring unique and individual professionals.

The idea behind the Consortium is to bring together a team of professionals that can offer our clients the best possible design solution.

It all begins with space. A core belief of Design One Consortium is that space – or more accurately the perception of space – is a paramount consideration in any design concept.

Good design considers space an asset and, whether it be in a corporate or residential environment, we work to understand the individuals involved, the organizational structure and the requirements of every individual client. We translate that data into a design that

  • maximizes functionality,
  • maximizes comfort (both psychological and physical),
  • presents the goals, visions and values of the particular client

…and transforms space through a design that will meet their needs better, and endure well into the future.

As a business, our goal is to favorably alter traditional thinking about what constitutes good design, by delivering alternative solutions to conventional standards.


Truly effective office design cannot disregard individuals and their connections with co-workers. In addition, we encourage the use of alternative energy sources and recycle/recyclable materials, demonstrating that successful business and concern for resources, both natural and human, can happily coincide.


We work closely with our clients to design the spaces in which people live and work, as well as the tools and furnishings that they use daily.


Design One Consortium takes an integrated, or holistic approach, to design which includes environmental sustainability and re-use, and the psychological effect of the built environment.

What We Do

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Design One Consortium takes a client-centric, needs-based approach in providing the full range of interior building design services, to deliver clients an integrated resource for:

  • Consulting
  • Design
  • Construction Management

Design One Consortium offers expertise spanning the areas of  interior building design, needs analysis, site identification, design, and project management. We have collaborative relationships with other industry professionals such as engineers, architects, landscape architects, and builders making it possible to offer our clients a full range of services.

Believing that space should be designed from the inside out, we specialize in interior building design. Design One Consortium achieves effective and functional design by considering all aspects of the design:

  • Psychological effects of the space
  • Functional and aesthetic needs of the occupants
  • Sustainability – “green” design
  • Structural and stylistic issues
  • Historic values in the structure or property



Sustainable Design

Do you ever wonder where the materials in your interior environment come from?

Everything in the built environment is manufactured from raw materials that are harvested from our environment – and everything that’s produced comes from a limited resource.

That’s why it’s so important that consumers pay close attention to where the products come from, from what they are made, and the processes by which they are manufactured.

As in most manufacturing arenas, the companies producing building and finishing products fall anywhere on the spectrum from non-existent re-use, to fully environmentally sustainable practices.

Some companies have become quite proficient at reuse of waste materials from their manufacturing processes, others focus on creating their products from recycled materials in the first place. Still others have become progressive in their management and human resource strategies so that they produce their products in a humane way; offering a living wage for employees, and benefits packages that include resources for socially responsible practices.

Our approach, in all of our designs for both living and working space, is to provide our clients, whenever possible, with viable, cost effective options for using sustainable, environmentally-friendly materials and processes.

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Eva Peterson


Eva Peterson

Licensed Massage Therapist

Eva Peterson is a licensed human massage therapist who does equine bodywork in Massachusetts and NH with over 30 years’ experience.

Eva studied at the Swedish Institute in New York, the Therese Pfrimmer School for Deep Muscle Therapy in Ontario, Canada (where she trained with Jack Meagher), and she received a masters degree in Sports Science in l985.

A member of the board that established the National Certification for Massage Therapists (human) in the United States, Eva is a past president of the American Massage Therapy Association in Vermont.

Eva travels to four states to work on both horse and rider. She is at Green Mountain Horse Assoc in the summers for horse shows, and Eastern States Exposition for horse shows in Mass. In the winter, she is at the Killington Grand Spa at Killington Vt to do sports massage on skiiers.

Older horses are her specialty.

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Herman Miller

Herman Miller

Herman Miller

Inspiriting Corporation

Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him.

By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.

Since then, we’ve collaborated with some of the most outstanding designers in the world, including Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Propst, Bill Stumpf, Don Chadwick, Ayse Birsel, Studio 7.5, Yves Béhar, Doug Ball, and many talented others.

Today, in addition to our classic pieces and new designs for the home, Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, solutions for healthcare environments, and related technologies and services. A publicly held company headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, we have manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Italy, and the United Kingdom and sales offices, dealers, licensees, and customers in over 100 countries.

We operate through several focused businesses, brands, and distribution channels, including Herman Miller, Herman Miller Healthcare, Nemschoff, Geiger International, and independently owned dealerships. All of them work to design and build a better world around you.

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