Category: Architecture

Those Busy Bees Were Up To Something!

By: Lee Boyland A honeycomb is a fascinating, sweet and incredibly perfect object; but did you also know that the honeycomb is the strongest structure in nature? Humans have adopted it for this reason in many industries including aerospace, product packaging, building and interior design too, of course! Honeybees have inspired the design of the Pantheon in Rome and before… Read More

With Great Fashion Comes Great Art

By: Janet H. Thomas, RID Take one Architectural Master and two fashion giants and put them together. What do you get? A fascinating Art complex known as the Prada Foundation. Rem Koolhaas of OMA developed this 200,000 square foot art venue for Miuccia Prada and husband Patrizio Bertelli of Prada, who dominate the fashion world and collect contemporary art. While they… Read More

What Inspires You? – Part II

By: Lindsay Ferro & Yvonne Rush In our previous blog , you read what inspires some of those in the Architectural & Design community. Today, we wanted to see what inspires those outside our industry. Do you think architecture and nature will be as prevalent? I’m inspired by things that make me think differently. I find them in any medium–whether… Read More

What Inspires You? – Part I

By: Lindsay Ferro & Yvonne Rush Merriam-Webster defines inspiration as “a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something,” which got us thinking…. are people inspired by the same things? What types of people, places, and things inspire others to go out and live better lives? Shouldn’t we live and work in an environment that… Read More

Shipping Container What?!

By:  Amanda Medlen I have to be completely honest here…it wasn’t until just recently that I became familiar with the concept of “container” homes and buildings.  Last week we had a student job shadowing with us and as we were reviewing her portfolio, one of the project’s design challenges was creating functional space through the use of shipping containers.  I… Read More

Top 10 Places to Visit for Design Inspiration

By: Lindsay Ferro Summer vacations are in full swing this time of year. There are so many places to see in our country, let alone in the world that sometimes it can be overwhelming just to think about. I’ve almost lived in Indy for a year and I’m still exploring all the local places to go! Of course as a… Read More

“A pretty bold-faced attempt to stifle competition”.

By: Jill Mendoza In Mike Hicks’s article published in the July 14-20th IBJ, “Indiana good, but not optimal, for small firms”, his comment “At least Indiana did away with licensing hypnotists in 2010, but we do maintain a registry of interior designers and installers of manufactured homes.  All of this is a pretty bald-faced attempt to stifle competition.” is grossly… Read More

Simplify the New Year

By:  Donna Metallic A new year prompts reflection on how to better oneself and one’s environment, to make the most out of what you have.  It reminded me of my daughter’s recent trip to the floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake located between Peru and Bolivia. It is one of the most beautiful and… Read More

Interconnected & Evolving Workplaces

By: Jill Mendoza I recently was invited to Grand Rapids Michigan as a guest of Steelcase.  The main agenda of the trip was to experience and discuss new ideas about the way we work and explore possibilities about what the future holds for the “next workplace”.  Although the agenda for the trip was packed full of stimulating discussions surrounding “Interconnected… Read More

That’s Weird

By:  Tony White Wandering around Facebook the other day I came across Spectacular Places’ page.  I was immediately enamored with what I saw.  Photos or nature.  Photos of monuments.  Photos of architecture.  Spectacular Places has all things spectacular. I found the link to the website on their page so, of course, I clicked over … and if you’ve already clicked… Read More