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10 Simple Rules

While writing about Dieter Rams’ 10 important principles for good design, I started to think about my own approach to design. The minute I meet a new client or see a new (or poorly designed) space, my instinct to form … Continue reading

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Making America Generic – One Strip Mall at a Time

Over the past extended weekend, I was fortunate enough to vacation down in sunny Palm Springs, CA. Home of the Kaufman and Frey houses, delicious sugary dates, the Cabazon outlet mall and blistering temperatures; it was a satisfying respite from … Continue reading

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PCBC 2011 & the c192 nomad!

For those unfamiliar with the PCBC (Pacific Coast Builder Conference) it is one of the largest regional builder’s shows in the US. It’s a constructive blend of builders, developers, designers, architects, engineers and vendors that swap ideas and learn about … Continue reading

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Fires Contained

Perhaps the oldest of features you can have in your home is a fireplace. Up to a few hundred years ago, they were the source of heat for interiors and cooking. Now they’re mostly a visual reminder of our connection … Continue reading

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How Smart is Your Glass?

When it comes to windows we usually want them to block the elements and hope that someone else will wash them. There are the usual choices of vinyl, wood and aluminum – double or triple pane – low “e” and gas … Continue reading

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More Leather for Your Feet (Flooring not Shoes)

One of the most overlooked materials for flooring has to be leather. Wood, tile, linoleum and carpet are the typical products underneath us and our furniture. And although leather is never far from most of our feet, we tend not to … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Details

Details distinguish mediocre design from great design. And when it comes to interiors, details are usually what consume most of your budget. But sometimes you just need to splurge for design’s sake. This time, I’m talking doors. In particular doors … Continue reading

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