Archive: Jun 2012

  1. Thursday Salute: The Art of Coffee | Handcrafted vs. Computerized Machines

    Nearly every professional in the design community can affirm the importance of coffee in everyday life. From the leisurely morning cup at home, to the oversized thermos in the car, to the habitual trips to the automated machine at work, there is never a bad time for a nice dose of caffeine. Now take a […]

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  2. Same Trends Apply for Fashion and Architecture in 2012

    The summer solstice yesterday may have prompted you to take a look around at the clothing, shoes, and accessories for summer 2012; there is no doubt that making a bold statement is the ultimate trend goal this season. From cut-outs, to geometric patterns, to colorblocking, to daring shades of green, dynamic pieces are popping up […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Salvage In Style

    Summer is in full bloom, and we’re happy to find that many of the world’s most stylish restaurants are embracing nature as much as we are planning to in the coming months! An emerging trend in restaurant and hospitality design is using reclaimed materials to soften the austere feel associated with ultra-contemporary décor. By repurposing […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Design Details in the American Flag

    Happy Flag Day! Established in 1916, Flag Day commemorates the original adoption of the United States flag back in 1777. Nestled halfway between America’s two largest patriotic holidays, this June 14th celebration tends to get overshadowed by Memorial Day and the Fourth of July; we look at it as an opportunity to celebrate the history […]

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  5. Environmental Art for Interior Spaces: Local Artist Susie Frazier

    We’re thrilled to connect with Susie Frazier, Cleveland artist who engaged in sustainability even before it was cool.  As the interview unfolds, you’ll quickly realize that Susie’s genuine passion for natural materials as early as childhood has sustained her impressive artistic life. gpidesign: Do you have a personal design philosophy that unifies your artistic creations, […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: WeBike Brings A Little Exercise to Your Workday

    Between hours of computer work at the office each day, and catching up on primetime television shows at night, our technology-dependent lifestyles do not exactly promote the physical exercise our body needs to stay fit. We-Watt, a Belgian company, is attempting to counteract the effects of the digital age by designing WeBike Pedal Powered Table, […]

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