Month: March 2014

Color in Educational spaces

By:  Donna Metallic When developing color schemes for schools there are many approaches but we look at social economics, and location of the site.  When we start the design process with a client we try to understand the school corporation’s mission and vision then reflect that into a color philosophy for the space. One color approach:  A quiet, more refined… Read More

Interior Design and the Foreign Market

By: Terin Jaggard How important is it for interior design firms to look for work internationally?  According to a 2013 article in Interior Design (magazine), global projects are on the rise and hit an all-time high in 2012, when 25% of interior design firms had foreign work. And which parts of the world are bringing in the most income?  85%… Read More

How do you learn best?

By:  Amanda Medlen Of course, everyone learns in different ways…but take a minute and reflect upon the moments that got you were you are today.   I know for me, personally, I had a great schooling, college experience and education, BUT it was the internships and the hands-on learning where I really got a grasp of key concepts and ideas.  In… Read More

Plastic Cleanser

By:  Tony White The first blog I wrote after I started at IDO was titled Plastic Water.  It was a blog about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the plastic swirling around our oceans. On a recent commute home I heard an NPR story about a new plastics threat to our water. Facial cleanser is polluting our waterways.  What? Cleansers… Read More

A Gift from 30 Thousand Feet

By: Jill Mendoza I recently had an opportunity to participate in a unique program for Presidents sponsored by a Non-Profit dedicated to serving private small businesses.  The organization is “Aileron”. ai·le·ron n. — One of two movable flaps on the wings of an airplane that can be used to control the plane’s rolling and banking movements. –American Heritage Dictionary The program I participated… Read More

Interior Designers to Fashion Designers: Part II

By: Yvonne Rush and Lindsay Ferro As we mentioned in our previous blog post this week (Interior Designers to Fashion Designers: Part I), IDO partnered with Architex to create a fab 1920’s Industrial Innovation themed ensemble for the IIDA Indiana Avant Garb Fashion show last Friday. Here’s a look at backstage and the overall experience! Like any fashion show, the… Read More

Interior Designers to Fashion Designers: Part I

By: Lindsay Ferro and Yvonne Rush This past Friday IDO participated in the IIDA Indiana Avant Garb Fashion Show at the Crane Bay Event Center. Local designers partnered with commercial sponsors to create extravagant outfits constructed mainly from their sponsor’s product, while also representing a specific era. The IDO team, with the wonderful help of Kelli Detty from Architex, assembled an… Read More

Who Is Your Professional Role Model?

by Lee Boyland In the spring of 2010, I had the pleasure of attending my sister-in-law’s graduation from Ball State University (my alma mater as well)! It was a chilly day in May, and while I braced the unusually cold weather, I really took in the commencement speech that Angela Ahrendts, then CEO of Burberry and fellow alum, presented. I… Read More