April 22, 1970 marks the very first Earthday Celebration. There are so many organizations that bring recognition to this day, everyday including the Earth Day Network. In the Design/Building Community, the USGBC has been on the forefront of awareness and innovation for responsible design and construction. I am currently a LEED Accredited Professional with a… Read More What are we gonna do?
Last week, I attended an amazing event for the Interior Design Industry in Orange County, The 13th annual IIDA Haute Couture Fashion show. It is by no means a traditional fashion show. A collection of talented Interior Designers and students compete and create fashion from Interior Design materials and products based on a theme or… Read More Fundraising and Supporting Charity
Well, at a glance, it might not look easy but this one is for my students. We spend a good amount of class time on a demonstration of this type of drawing. It’s a paraline drawing, otherwise known as axonometric drawing. The easy part is that it is all measured so you are not dealing with vanishing… Read More Easy 3D
In continuing my case studies on Kitchens, I present a fun, modern IKEA kitchen for my best friend and fellow designer. Designing for a designer has it’s own challenges, but I was honored that she trusted me to bring her ideas to life! This project presented it’s challenges as all do. Get the laundry area… Read More Case Study – Kitchen 3
If only I had some money to invest in properties so I could be one of those ‘house flippers’….who am I kidding, it seems like a very stressful job! But maybe someday. My case study kitchen #2 was for a friend that I’ve known since high school! She and I both took our very first… Read More Case Study – Kitchen 2
Each semester that I teach the materials and products class, I ask the students to do a case study project on a commercial project. They have catalogued some great ones that you can view at their blog. Much of the Interior Design work, especially the commercial work that I have been part of, I cannot… Read More Case Study – Kitchen 1