Archive: Dec 2011

  1. GPI TWeekly Archive: 2011 Design Year in Review

    Lists are contagious.  So are criticism and analysis in the design industry. Here are our favorite compilations that recap this year in culture and design – strange, surprising, innovative, and projects gone awry. Time’s most surprising pictures of 2011 tweet via @trendplanner From the world’s largest home to tiny printers, here are the strangest and […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Don’t Cry for Me, Tap Water (or LED lights)

    Here we are, marching boldly towards a brand new year. Our GPI team is all geared up and excited to discover new lighting trends, innovative cool surfaces, and many more developments in this ever-changing interior design world. So what will happen in 2012? A global economy recovery? Some catastrophe that might extinguish humankind according to […]

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  3. From the Field: Backlit Wood Panel Mock-Up

    For the National Cancer Institute project which we’ve been working on for months, GPI had the pleasure of presenting our mock-up of the very unique backlit wood system last week in Washington, D.C. Above: Initial project rendering by HOK Over three years ago, Bill Hellmuth of HOK envisioned these unique backlit feature walls to bring […]

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  4. GPI TWeekly Archive: Lighting Designs You Don’t Want to Miss

    TWeekly Archive is GPI Design’s new blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Recreating Iconic Structure with Household Objects

    Sears Tower by SOM Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright New Museum by SANAA Marina City by Bertrand Goldberg Wait a second. Aren’t those just stacks of knives, old books (and a weird wig), stereos, and ceramic bowls? Why do you put names of iconic modern architectures next to them? Yes, indeed, the materials presented are […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Field of Light

    During the winter season, nightfall approaches a lot faster than you expect. Well before you are able to finish off a day’s work and leave for your cozy home, it’s already darker than black outside. When you take the exit off the high way, image a garden of colorful light spots to your right, a […]

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  7. 5 Tips for Designing with Backlit Onyx Panels

    Onyx itself is a luxurious material, and when integrated with the proper backlighting techniques the layers and depth of the stone is further brought to life.  You’re investing money and design time into this natural product, so consider the following tips to properly showcase the natural beauty of onyx: 1. Choose an onyx stone variety […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Turning Deterioration into Colorful Creations

    In our neck of the woods, it’s starting to change seasons. Not just from fall to winter, but from “orange barrel season” into the dreaded “pothole season.” It’s bad enough during summer when highways are lined with miles of orange barrels making any kind of travel frustrating. But all the snow, freezing temperatures, salt, and […]

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