Category: Inspiration

  1. Impactful Entry Space: Edgecliff Medical Centre

    In this Impactful Entry Space blog series, we will feature a designer or artist that has created an attention-grabbing design for the main lobby space of a building. Drawing inspiration from completed entry spaces around the world, we travel beyond the image by diving into the design process and concepts behind it. Today, we feature our interview […]

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  2. Impactful Entry Space: 125 Park Ave

    In this Impactful Entry Space blog series, we will feature a designer or artist that has created an attention-grabbing design for the main lobby space of a building. Drawing inspiration from completed entry spaces around the world, we travel beyond the image by diving into the design process and concepts behind it. This week, we had the […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: A Day at the Beach in February

    What can you do at a frozen beach in the middle of February? Well, around here, not much. Mother Nature, on the other hand, seems to escape the winter doldrums by whipping up playful creations of her own. Seaside materials such as sand and water whirl into whimsical shapes held together by icy conditions. Nope, […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Moonlight Within Reach

    The moon holds a mysterious pull (no gravity pun intended) that has inspired innovative minds for centuries. From Galileo’s antiquated moon phase drawings of the 1600s, to more modern abstract photographers incorporating the glowing orb as a prop, the celestial body is a creative muse. When considered for both its alluring form AND ever-shifting expression […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Seeing the Positive in Negative Space

    >Positive and negative – in the spatial sense – are very intriguing concepts. And when you pair this unique visual phenomenon with the human brain, you can get some pretty interesting interpretations! What your mind sees compared to what is actually there can be two completely different entities. We’re all familiar with the famed “inkblot […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Architecture at the Oscars

    Highly visual people just can’t turn off that critical eye, even when it’s outside of office hours. We’re compulsively searching for relationships, trends, and inspirations in nearly any and every place possible. For some of us on Sunday night, the Oscars served as our creative fix for the weekend. While its easy to “ooh” and […]

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  7. World’s Most Epic Material Library

    When you think of a library, typically, you think of a place in the community that houses books, newspapers, and even digital media. As designers we also think of material libraries where we store samples of all kinds of materials with various colors and textures. Often these samples are highly unorganized due to the fact […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Customization with a Whimsical Flair

    The holiday season tends to bring out the inner child in each of us, and this lamp design is playing on that same nostalgic sentiment. Inspired by the plastic toy capsules inside of vending machines, the creative team at Design Systems envisioned The Capsule Lamp. Before the capsules are filled with the brightly colored toys, […]

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  9. 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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  10. 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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