Archive: Oct 2012

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Pomegranates

    Ever wonder how the months are named? November comes from the Latin word novern meaning “nine”, which was its original position in the Roman calendar before January and February were added. And while the month of November typically evokes traditional images (think autumn leaves, Thanksgiving meals, and the frenzied start to the holiday season) there’s […]

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  2. Design for the Dead

    If we had to take a guess, we’re betting you wouldn’t put innovative design and tombstones in the same category. Getting lumped into the creepy-crawly seasonal hullabaloo of witches, vampires, ghosts, and zombies, these burial markers are more often thought of as haunting (and often terrifying) adornments of the dead, rather than physical embodiment of […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Rain Room

    If you were a superhero, what superpower would you pick? Would you choose to fly? Have x-ray vision? Immense strength? Read others’ thoughts? With the onset of fall and its seemingly never ending supply of rainy days, most of the staff here at our Cleveland office has begun to wish for the superhuman ability to […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Cross-Stitch Creative

    Typically, you don’t think of cross-stitching as a cool design trend. Yes, it might be your grandmother’s favorite pastime and you might have done a project once in your home economics class, but usually cross-stitching is nothing more than a cute personal keepsake. Rarely does it “cross” over into innovative and though-provoking territory. It’s this […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Specific Perspectives

    It’s a rainy week here at our main office in Cleveland so we’re switching gears to a more lighthearted blog topic. In this image series, the thoughtful execution of composition, scale, and perspective yields poetic scenes. One of these images is bound to inspire you or make you smile! Notice that the human body is present in nearly […]

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  6. Cafe Design Takes Simple Spin on Surface and Lighting Materials

    The words “integrated surfaces and light” fly around our office so much that we made it our tagline. And while the phrase has a specific meaning to our work in backlighting translucent surfaces,yesterday during lunch this Pinterest image sparked a conversation about other ways that designers manipulate surfaces and lighting. In this compact space design […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Unlocking QR Codes for New Russian City Design

    The Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale feels like a scene out of a science fiction movie. With QR codes pasted over nearly every inch of surface in the pavilion space, users scan the surfaces with a computer tablet, unlocking the QR codes to launch snippets of information about the construction of a new […]

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