Category Archive for: Education

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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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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Life Essentials: Jocelyn

The Production Assistant, Jocelyn, is a social media connoisseur both in her work life and personal life. Take a peek at what her ‘Life Essentials’ are. Black Leather Jacket: This is my go-to accessory. Rain, shine, heat, cold. I need a leather jacket. Macbook Pro: I use this both for work and personal use. It has seen a lot…

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LEFT-HAND NAVIGATION TREND

“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.” Neville Brody Web design trends are on the constant move, and lately, left-hand sided navigation is more and more popular. Personally, I love the element of surprise and I find this trend to be very interesting layout-wise. But is it effective? Does it work in…

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Making Digital Marketing Work

In a day and age where our phones are attached to our hands at all times and if you are not on the latest social media platform, you’re way behind on the times, social media marketing has become a necessity to businesses. And as a business that does marketing and branding we understand the importance…

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This is Not a Trick Question: Do You Know What These Are?

      The T, MBTA – Boston                                                                          The Tube, London Underground              …

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MAKING THE DRAWING PROCESS PART OF YOUR DESIGN ROUTINE

Growing up, I doodled on anything I could get my hands on–phonebooks, cereal boxes, you name it. Compulsive perhaps, and it drove my family nuts, but I found drawing to be liberating. Drawing is, sometimes, not an easy thing to do. It requires patience, practice, and focus. But sketching, is a fundamental step within the…

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Once Upon a Time

Great design, like all stories usually begin with a little hutzpah, a middle that requires a lot of creative heart and an ending that causes you to want to read the next in the series – here are three design stories worth telling and learning from. Rural Studio In 1993, the Auburn University program, co-founded…

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