Hi – I’m Mara. I started this blog to share my love of design and travel. Other topics will creep in from time to time, but I’ll try to stick to those two.

Why the blog name? First and foremost, I love evolution. Seriously. My next dog will be named Darwin and I’m probably one of the few 20-somethings in marketing that knows what an Australopithecine is. The second reason is that I believe design is constantly evolving. Whether it’s a new style or trend or simply changing things up that I already own, design evolves.


I like all types of design, but lately it’s been mostly interior design and decorating. I bought my first condo in June 2014. Now I rent an apartment in Chicago. I use this blog to document design progress, DIY projects, mood boards and inspiration. Most recently I also started taking pictures of friends’ homes so make sure to check out the Home Tours tab!




After traveling to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in April 2013, I made a goal to visit every National Park in the U.S. Every. Single. One. There are 59 total, and I have crossed 13 off the list. 46 to go… Check out my progress here. I’ll also post travel guides and other non-National Parks trips on the blog.


Contact: feel free to contact me at mgreenwald22 (at) gmail (dot) com


  • Reply Katie Jones

    Hey Mara,

    I recently came across your site and I’m wondering if I can post one of my articles here.

    I’ve been writing up home improvement articles too and would love the chance to write
    on your blog but I couldn’t manage to find your email. If you could get a hold of me at, I would greatly appreciate it.


    October 18, 2017 at 7:04 pm
    • Reply Mara

      Hi Katie,

      I’m not looking for articles at this time, but thank you for reaching out!


      November 21, 2017 at 12:26 pm

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