Archive: Nov 2011

  1. Design Inspiration: Celestial Cardboard Lighting Fixtures

    Being in the lighting design industry, we here at GPI, just can’t resist when we discover a cool, new product that embodies light and a little original innovation. That being said, we thought we would share these cool new light fixtures that look more like celestial planets than pendant lights. Made from layers upon layers […]

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  2. Thursday Salute (One Day Early): Possibilities on Your Plate

    With Turkey Day just hours away, the team here at GPI decided to get together and have our own pre-Thanksgiving feast. While we were sitting around the conference table enjoying our meal, the talk of design came about (surprise, right?). But this conversation was a little different than our normal meeting dialogue. Instead of discussing […]

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  3. Design Inspiration: Facet Trends

    Though it’s not a brand new emerging movement, the idea of facets has really caught on in all aspects of design. We have been and still are seeing a strong shift towards geometric prism motifs through all different media, a lot of which we find very inspiring and intriguing. This phenomena, while not necessarily cutting […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: These sculptures are bananas….B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

    If you thought stone, wood, and clay were the only media available to make a sculpture, think again. Bananas might just be the new craze catching on in the world of sculpture. Yes, bananas. Japanese artist, Keisuke Yamada, prefers to use peeled bananas as the canvas for creating his intricate figures. Using toothpicks and a […]

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  5. Design Inspiration: Looking In

    This image on anArchitecture initially caught our eye on because of the elements of translucency, color, and light.  Upon meditation, we find it spurring broader design thoughts: interior vs. exterior, communal vs. private, closed vs. open, looking out vs. looking in, whole vs. part…. the interpretations are endless. Image credit: Anne-Laure Masion

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Precarious Seesaw Dining

    A playground is one of the most fundamental places solely dedicated to childhood. With slides, monkey bars, and swings, the qualities of excitement, adventure, and imagination are exuded from every corner. We all can all recall those great playground memories, but we’re willing to bet that you never imagined those things in your home, much […]

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  7. Thursday Salute To Originals: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

    We’ve all seen optical illusions. They are a fun and interesting way to really get your brain ticking. But we’re willing to bet you haven’t seen any quite like this. No computer alterations here, just amazing talent and an intriguingly original point of view. The question is, is it a 2D artistic painting, a 3D […]

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