Discover Delta

Back in August, I was invited to Delta Faucet Company’s headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana for The Discover Delta Experience. This custom-tailored trip allowed me to have a behind-the-scene look at Delta Faucet Company and see the steps it takes from conception to production for Brizo, Delta, and Peerless brand fixtures. Let me tell you, Delta […]

Like Kids in a Candy Store!

Light + Building in Frankfurt, Germany is the largest lighting show in the world with 2,714 manufacturers from 55 countries showcasing new and emerging products. We were one of the 220,000 attendees from 177 countries to participate. Have I piqued your curiosity yet? After walking a total of 12 miles at the show – oh […]

The Science of Light Design – Often Overlooked

As a designer in the commercial industry there are a multitude of elements we have to keep in mind that are important to the function of a space. One thing that comes in to play is the lighting of a space and how it affects the productivity, concentration and mood of those occupying it. For […]

Fashion and Interior Design

Interior Design encompasses an unimaginable amount of trend research in not only interiors and architecture itself but also in fashion. Fashion has played the role of trend setter in the design industry since its birth. From patterns, colours, and textiles to the minute details such as stitching, pattern cuts, and shapes, fashion design has paved […]

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 thing of the past, and it’s being replaced with open […]

The Future of Multi-Family Living

The multi-family market has evolved dramatically over the years. Consumers are looking for a home that meets the demands of their lifestyles; as demographics shift, so will residential trends. Here are a few future trends we can expect to see now and in the coming years for apartment communities. In Austin, the average unit size has […]

kitchen and bath show 2014

PPDS attended The International Builders’ Kitchen and Bath Expo in Las Vegas. Here are our Top 5 Kitchen & Bath Show Inspirations: 1. The Electric Anywhere Fireplace. Experience the coziness of your home while relaxing outside! Smarthome has created remote-controlled fireplaces that can be assembled or installed in as little at 10 minutes. 2.  The […]

Stonepeak Factory Tour

In an industry that utilizes tile on a consistent basis, it’s easy to forget that there is a very detailed process behind its creation. How a tile is produced determines, not only its sustainability characteristics, but its quality and functionality for the end user. Amanda Palmer with American Tile offered me the amazing opportunity to […]

3D movies, 3D TVs, 3D DESIGN!

3D technology seems to be everywhere these days: movies, TVs, and even hand-held gaming systems have hopped on the 3D bandwagon. As Interior Designers we are able to visualize the potential any space has, but it is not always easy to communicate our design visions to clients through flat drawings and loose finish samples. PPDS is now incorporating a new and fun service into our design process: 3D visualization!