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2nd Annual Gingerbread Showcase & Competition

The 2nd Annual ACI/PPDS Gingerbread Showcase and Competition was a real winner this year! The teams had only one week to plan and 2 hours to construct their masterpieces. Guest judges were brought in and scored the entries based on originality, creativity, construction, and overall design. A huge...

Janna Paulson, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, 1981

The History of Mosaics

Feature Photo: Janna Paulson, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, 1981 The history of mosaic is more than 4,000 years old. In the beginning, artists pushed terracotta cones point-first into a background for decoration. By the eighth century BC, there were pebble pavements using multi-colored stones to create patterns,...

Why Hire an Interior Designer?

Great spaces don’t happen by accident. Many people struggle creating a space that’s stylish yet comfortable, polished yet functional, and above all, a space that reflects your personal style. If you’re tossing around the idea of hiring an Interior Designer, it’s helpful to separate the...

Dominican Living

In the office or not, we designers are always taking inspiration from the world around us. My recent trip to the Dominican Republic has left me feeling not only inspired, but incredibly thankful. I was welcomed by the Dominican’s famous hospitality and thoroughly enjoyed the...

Today’s Acoustical Design Solutions

Acoustical privacy is something that is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in today’s office. Our work environment is becoming more diverse and noisy with the implementation of open-office floor plans, multi-functional spaces, and the ability to work mobile through technological advances. The 4-wall office is becoming a...

HD Expo, Las Vegas: Geometric Patterns

Last week a few of us from the office had the amazing opportunity to attend the Las Vegas Hospitality Design Expo (HD) including myself, Laura and Micah.  For those of you not familiar, HD Expo is a great source for all industry professionals to connect...

a new year, a fresh start

we have the urge to purge! 2016 is here, and it is time to take charge! I love starting the year fresh with an organized space and a clean slate. Let’s be honest, our office is like our second home and since we’re busy at...