Good Design Is…

  The amazing industrial designer Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles for Good Design should be pinned to every designer’s bulletin/Pinterest board. Mr. Rams, now in his 80s, defined great modern product design in the 20th century and continues to inspire today. iPod, iPhone, iPad anyone?   Dieter Rams T3 1957 transistor radio inspired Apple’s Jonny Ive’s … Read more

What do you think? :: Wallpaper selections & 3D Renderings

I’m in the process of selecting a wallpaper for a client’s first floor lavatory. As we all know, small bathrooms are a great place to experiment with bold pattern and I’m excited that the client is on board with adding a little wow factor into the space. I’ve narrowed down the selections to a general … Read more

A Wicked Stahm is Brewin’ and “Yankee Milk Fever” sets in

So, 35 years after the Blizzard of ’78 hit New England, we’re hunkering down for another Nor’Easter/Blizzard/Snowmaggedon. If you were in New England at that time, you likely remember how you spent the blizzard. Perhaps you were stuck in your car on Rte. 128 for days. Or in the Boston Garden after attending the Beanpot … Read more

LivingKitchen 2013

::Surroundings:: regular contributor Lori Dolnick is always on the go and her most recent trip was to IMM Cologne in Germany. Lori was kind enough to put together a great video of what’s hot in European kitchen design. Trend Report by Lori Dolnick I recently traveled to Cologne, Germany for the 2013 LivingKitchen trade show … Read more