Anyone who knows me knows there are two things I live for: Travel and Shopping. On a recent trip to Hawaii I took advantage of the local design opportunities. Many think that it’s difficult to find resources when you travel, but I encourage you to explore, drive around, and read local journals. Look for items […]

qubique – next generation trade show – furniture/design

Travel evokes creativity and promotes fresh new ideas. On my recent trip to Germany I visited a design trade show, Qubique, and thought I would share some of the innovative ideas I experienced! From left to right, top to bottom: 1. A tree planted in a Fiat 500 to emphasize the consistency of design, sustainability and […]

tarrytown transformation: before & after

Our last post, 3d movies, 3d tvs, 3d design!, featured a beautiful house in Tarrytown that needed a little help becoming a home to its new owners. Using 3D technology [and the Clients’ admirable style], our Designers were able to transform the kitchen from a rustic and impractical room to a sleek and sensible utopia. […]

barbie vs. building code – part two

Registered Interior Designers are responsible for how our choices affect the lives of the public who use the spaces we design. We must be well versed in the Texas Accessibility Standards [TAS], Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] and the International Building Code [IBC]. These laws are an integral part of our space planning process and guide […]

barbie vs. building code – part one

Later this year, Mattel will introduce a new toy that caught our attention. In the 52 years that Barbie’s perky self has been around, she has had over 125 careers but this year she will be hitting the streets with blueprints and hard hat in tow. That’s right – Architect Barbie will be released in […]

in the news…

This month’s blog schedule was originally slated as a focus on sustainability. However, I thought that, given our recent changes, I would address something a little closer to home: Last week marked Kelle Contine’s final days here at PPDS. She devoted ten and a half years to our organization and made a remarkable and lasting […]