Month: October 2014

Ecology, Craftsmanship and Social Responsibility

By: Janet H. Thomas, RID Webster’s defines Ecology as a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments AND the totality or pattern of relations between organisms and their environment. For Jan Kath and Nani Marquina is means fabricating the highest quality handmade rugs using traditional craftsmanship and contemporary styling’s while improving global communities. Jan’s roots are in Bochum,… Read More

57 Days Until Christmas

By: Rhonda Wessel I am enjoying the colors of fall as October is quickly flying by.  It really doesn’t seem like 2014 will soon be coming to an end.  As I look around the Halloween decorations are up, I realize Thanksgiving and Christmas are not too far away. Christmas is only 57 days away!  Are you panicking yet like I… Read More

Design and Education

By:  Donna Metallic On a recent trip to Steelcase University in Grand Rapids Michigan, I had the opportunity to discuss the active learning ecosystem and experience firsthand the current learning lab products. How can design influence our educational system, we must deliver smarter solutions to stay competitive in this global world.   Over the past 5 years we have been talking… Read More

Wander Indiana

By: Tony White It’s almost that time of year again. WINTER… oh no, not again. Every wintery cloud has a silver lining though.  With winter around the corner that means it is fall. I was perusing one of my favorite websites, design-seeds, when I came across a picture of a perfect fall day. It started me thinking, “what are some… Read More

Some Benefits of Being an Interior Designer…

By:  Amanda Medlen Most people would say, “You’re an interior designer?!  Your house MUST be gorgeous!” Or, “Don’t you get a bunch of free samples and/or discounts with products, materials, furniture and finishes?”  Well, while somewhat true, I am speaking of more of the mind set or set of skills that are developed through education, practice and even inherent skills… Read More

IDO – Receives National (WBENC) Certification

By: Jill Mendoza Indianapolis, Indiana – September 22, 2014 – IDO Incorporated is proud to announce that we have received our national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Great Lakes, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Enterprise… Read More

Happy One Year to Us!

By: Yvonne Rush and Lindsay Ferro Yvonne’s 1 Year    Wow does time fly! As Lindsay and my one year work anniversaries with IDO approaches/passes, we felt inspired this week to look back at this year and look forward to our goals for the future. While celebrating my one year work anniversary at IDO, I’m also “celebrating” my (a little… Read More