Archive: May 2014

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Icy Illumination

    Working as custom designers and builders, we’re used to being up against challenging conditions on our projects. Hurdles such as a demanding schedule, a tricky surface, or a remote jobsite are common in our work, and half the fun is overcoming each one as we move from design through construction. But even after jumping through […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Parking Garage Pizazz

    Ever notice how some spaces seem to get forgotten (or downright ignored) in the design world? Like the proverbial ugly stepchild of design, places like gas station restrooms and public building stairwells rarely get the time of day, let alone any extra TLC from a keen design eye. In fact, it seems most of us […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: SlingsHot Simplicity

    We love when we’re caught off guard by those “why didn’t I think of that?” design moments. They don’t happen often, but when they do, we’re left scratching our heads, wondering what other everyday objects we could improve with a simple tweak in design. With our affinity for straightforwardness and caffeinated beverages, it’s no wonder […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Sketching with a Band Saw

    What are your favorite tools for sketching? A fine-tipped black Micron? A svelte mechanical pencil? Most drawing items are compact enough to stash in a few inches of space, but rarely is a power tool considered as a drawing instrument – especially one as imposing as a band saw. James McNabb sketches cityscapes using a […]

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  5. Back to Basics #3: Mass

    Mass. We’re surrounded by it. We inhabit it. It impacts our space, and it shapes our experiences both physically and physiologically. It has the power to be obtrusive and boisterous, or minimalistic and stoic. Here are a few examples that masterfully manipulate mass, emphasizing bold, unapologetic, and vastly different creative perspectives. Image compiled by GPI […]

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