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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Keys

    One of our designers recently lost her keys. And not just one, the whole key ring – house key, office key, car key, gym locker key, and more. Though small and unassuming, these little buggers are actually really powerful tools; its only when you lose them that you realize their value. But in her frantic […]

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    Impactful Entry Space: Museum of Fire

    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 […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Keeping Craft Alive

    Patience in today’s society seems to be dwindling. With more and more things becoming instantaneous, or very close to it – think emails, app downloads, fast food – we’ve been conditioned to expect almost immediate results, and we’re frustrated when things take more time than anticipated. While there are advantages to this quick pace, sometimes […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Lite-Brite Reloaded

    Each generation has toys that they call their own. Some are fads, only popular for a short period. But others have stood the test of time – think Slinky, yo-yos, Barbie dolls. One toy that has managed to bridge the gap between generations (and continues to captivate anyone with an eye for color and light […]

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  5. Impactful Entry Space: Virgin Lounge

    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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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Food for Thought (And Your Wardrobe!)

    Here’s one of the quirkier things we’ve seen this week – cleverly designed jewelry that allows you to wear your food as an accessory. Sounds strange, right? (We were a little puzzled, too.) Take a peek below at these odd, yet surprisingly versatile pieces. Little works of art in and of themselves, things like berries, […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Captivatingly Creepy GIFs

    With the rise of the internet, new popular trends have emerged and become a part of our everyday culture.  Fads like “memes,” cat videos and vines have woven their ways into our conversations and actions.  Another example of these trends is the “GIF” – short, soundless videos that are set to continuously loop.  While these […]

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    Impactful Entry Space: Hotel Alfonso XIII

    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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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Wormholes

    With the newly released photos of Pluto surfacing, the GPI team has been pondering the extents of space and what it holds. But we’re not the only ones intrigued by the cosmos. A new art piece by Daniel Crooks takes one of outer space’s most mind-bending theories and illustrates it with an artistic twist. The […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Architectural Sandcastles

    Remember being at the beach as a child, and not having a care in the world? All you wanted to do was run around and play in the sun and sand, and possibly take on the challenge of building a sand castle. Well, sand artist Calvin Seibert apparently never outgrew that childhood love of the […]

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