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Designers are our own breed. We’re all about quality, good design, and functionality which sometimes makes us a tricky bunch to buy presents for. Do you have a designer on your Christmas list this year? We’ve made a list of sure-to-please, designer approved gift ideas, most of these items are on own Christmas lists this…

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As a small business, a strong company culture is important to us and we strive to create a happy, positive work environment for our employees. What makes people more happy and positive than good food?! One Friday afternoon an office discussion took a random turn (like many office discussions do) and the idea of Crocktober…

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Lighting is a topic that can become very technical very fast (what Kelvin temperature of bulbs do you buy? What wattage? How many foot candles of light do you need?) but, in my opinion, good lighting all starts with a feeling. Now that day light saving is upon us and it is dark starting at…

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As interior designers, patterns pop up all over the place, especially in tile. When choosing tile, layout is just as important as the type, size, and color, and also affects the look and feel of a room. It can be tricky to keep track of the many different pattern options for laying tile, so we’ve…

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Earning a degree in design can be a challenge. Whether you’re an architect, interior designer, graphic designer, or website designer, every area of emphasis requires a lot of hard work and dedication. We want to help make your design education as good as it possibly can be. In this blog, we’ll share a few of…

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Fall is here! The days are getting shorter, cold weather is right around the corner, and it’s time to start embracing oversized sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. You may be ready for winter, but is your home ready? Here’s a quick checklist of to-do’s from our team to get your home ready for winter! Check…

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No matter what kind of design you specialize in, critiques are an essential part of the design process, and they continue to be important long after you flip your tassel at college graduation. As professional designers, we’re constantly being critiqued by team members, colleagues and clients, and although it’s scary to present work that you’ve…

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Are you starting the search to find an internship? Or looking for a new position at a new company? A cover letter is one of the first things your future employer sees when ‘weeding’ through candidates. Some applications may not require a cover letter, however I personally believe you should always take the time to…

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As a young professional, sitting in on client meetings can be intimidating, but invaluable experience. You will get to hear firsthand what the client’s perspective on the project is, what their main areas of focus and concern are, and any decisions made so you can hit the ground running on the production side. Also, you…

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Back in kindergarten, you were most likely taught about the five senses – to see, to hear, to feel, to smell and to taste. Did you know that these senses should be strongly considered when designing a space, whether an office, hotel or home? It creates a Multisensory Experience and people experience these senses differently from person…

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