Everything is Awesome………

By: Kris Kleinknight, RID, NCIDQ Recently I’ve noticed the LEGO house popping up on some of my go-to sites and in so many trade magazines, that I just had to dive deeper.  Bjarke Ingels of BIG; a Copenhagen, New York, and London based group of architects, designers, urbanists, etc., have created a new Lego experience in Billund, Denmark, at the… Read More

Christmas Design Trends 2017

By: Rhonda Wessel It’s that busy time of year again as all of us here at IDO are hustling to get projects completed by the 2017 End Of Year deadline.  As my family and I are prepping for Thanksgiving, I was wondering what the latest and greatest Holiday Design trends would be for this year.  We almost always put up… Read More

Facility Manager + Interior Designer + Miller House Tour = A Learning Experience of a Lifetime

By Gary K. Pino FMP, SFP and Cindy Herr-Pino During a beautiful day in mid-October, my Interior Designer wife, Cindy Herr-Pino, and I took a nice one (1) hour relaxing drive to Columbus, IN to go tour the Miller House & Garden.  In case you didn’t know already, Columbus, IN has been nicknamed, “The most diverse city in Indiana”, and… Read More

Designing for a Maintainable Break Room

By: Catie Sterling One essential part of design is making sure a new space can be maintained over time. This is especially true in common areas, such as a break room. Once users start to move into a space, it can become messy if not designed well. A couple break room renovation projects have inspired me to write my blog… Read More

Balanced Living

By: Amanda Medlen, RID, NCIDQ, LEED ID + C So many events, encounters, observations, conversations and experiences related to this topic, in just this week alone, that it led me to want to write about it and share a little.  Apologies in advance, for what might come across as random ramblings…but a topic that I am extremely passionate about nonetheless! I… Read More

2018 Color Forecasts

By: Laken Taylor Keeping up with the trends has always been a fun past time for me and color seems to be at the top of the innovative design trends in the past few years. Color can often make so much of a difference that Zillow’s 2017 Paint Colors Analysis study discovered that homes with blue bathrooms generally sold for $5,400 more… Read More

Rebuilding Our World One Step at a Time

By: Lindsay Ferro Most of us have seen images of the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Maria, and now the wildfires on the West coast. These natural disasters have forced thousands of people and pets out of their homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, etc. Many buildings were completely demolished and the damage will require years of re-building. Without volunteer… Read More

Meeting too Much?

By: Lee Boyland, RID I have been feeling recently like my calendar is bursting with meetings, including a standing 8:30 meeting Tuesday THRU Friday each week. Sometimes I feel like, “what gives!?” When I look at my calendar and compare it to my list of deliverables, I see few windows in my calendar to produce those deliverables! I read a… Read More

Detroit: the Birthplace of Modern American Design

Detroit: the Birthplace of Modern American Design By Janet H. Thomas, RID Detroit is known as the motor capital of the world and epicenter for development of the US auto industry. What is less well known is the powerful influence on Modern American Design that grew out of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan a community northwest of the Detroit metro area. George… Read More

How are you building your ship?

By: Jill Mendoza Getting the work done verses the experience of doing the work. When you consider building your ship or planning your workplace environments by introducing open office plans it may be for various reasons; to gain space efficiencies, increase the feeling of connectedness, or to make employees more productive. Whatever the driver is for your business, there is growing… Read More