A Series on Design Styles: Japan, Part 3 - The Elements of Interior Space

The last entry to Japan. Part 3 of 3. (read more)
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A Series on Design Styles: Japan

A brief introduction to Japanese Style. Part 1 of 3. (read more)
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A Series on Design Styles: Bauhaus & Modernism

Last week I couldn't make up my mind where to go next with this week's post. Chronologically, Frank Lloyd Wright designed his buildings from the beginning of the 1900s to the 1960s- so he encompasses a lot of time. Bauhaus was just before World War II, with Modernism flowing through the war into the 1970s- and still influencing today. (read more)
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A Series on Design Styles: Arts & Crafts and its Influences

If you look back through the blog, you'll see a few references to Frank Lloyd Wright, and maybe even to Craftsman style. One of the first projects I had here in Arizona, coincidentally one of the first posts for the blog, was to develop plans for an addition to a home in a Historic District of Phoenix. Why mention such an early post? The Historic House is a little brick Arts & Crafts; it has built-ins, a key feature of the style that allowed for every day clutter to be tucked away when visitors came, while not over-filling the house with furniture. Though it was built outside the style's key time period, the home is an example of Arts & Crafts. It was also during that project when I mentioned Frank Lloyd Wright for the first time. (read more)
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Researching Around the Web

What have I been doing this week that there is no time to really update the blog? Research around the town, visit show rooms, work on the BIG project... Today, however, I took some time to check out my LinkedIn profile, and I found a blog that talks about Interior Design making people better. What struck me the most was the paragraph that talks about a return to craftsmanship and the lack of a real guide line for young designers (like me). I'll include the link so you can read it for yourself, but I get what the writer is saying. Yes there are trends in materials and the manufacturing of (3D printing, printing patterns on almost anything -including glass), but as a young designer I am adrift in that I have seen no true style to guide my designs. (read more)
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