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A Shot in the Creative Arm

Cory here- as Project Manager I don’t often get to steer the design ship at LLM, but given my degree in Industrial Design and my love to create, I get down with the design train on my own time (when I have time). Here’s some topics I dig into when I need inspiration.   Vintage Race Cars…

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Fall Cupcakes: Last Minute Advice from Kimm

These are the best last-minute cupcake decorations for a few reasons: The decorations are chocolate and colored sugar. Two things you should probably have in your house if you don’t deprive yourself of happiness. It takes almost no time and very little skill. They look super fancy! We’re going to start with the chocolate leaves.…

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Get Focused The LLM Way

As we transition into fall and people head back to school, we asked our newest graduate, Que, what helped him in school. Having been a design student, sketching may be A-typical to say as something important, but he feels that everyone can benefit from it. The first thing my professors told me to do in…

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Rom Com: An Info Graphic

Life Essentials: Candace

Our graphic designer, Candace, is the last one to share in the ‘Life Essentials’ series. Keep reading to check out what things propel her through life. Index cards for quick drawings and lists I wander too much without lists.   BIC Cristal Ballpoint pens My go-to basic old school pen… to cross items off my…

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House, Meet Mudroom.

Our project manager, Cory, has been working endlessly on reworking a home on the south shore with his fiancé. He recently build a mudroom out of thin air, and we wanted to find out how.   Full disclosure- I bought the ugliest house on my street. To this day, I’m told by most this tactic…

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Six Things I Wish I Knew as an Undergraduate Design Student

Second in an occasional series of blog posts about design teaching with design practice. It smelled of glue, Sharpies, and freshly jig-sewn wood. My eyes were wide, my mind was in overdrive, and my stomach was filled with butterflies as I stepped into the studios at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. After four…

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Life Essentials: Kimm

This week on the ‘Life Essentials’ series, Kimm shares what she needs to get through the day. She is definitely always ready for anything. 1. Canvas bag: Bags are very important to an over packer like me. I try not to go too overboard, but I like to be prepared. How else am I supposed…

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Best Summer Bars & Restaurants in Boston

It’s that time of the year, patio dining season. Abby always knows the best places to go and shared some of her favorites with us. Legal Harborside, Seaport: Although it’s usually packed on a nice summer day and is a tad pricey, the second floor views are fab and there’s a variety of seating throughout…

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Life Essentials: Dorran

Dorran thinks that ‘life essential’ tools are so similar for all of us, he thought he would go way back in the files and get old school with a little history. Phone: Sure I carry a cellphone but will always fondly remember the old rotary phone from my childhood home in Amherst. Pen and Pencils: The…

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