Sunday, May 8, 2011

BUCOP Clinic

This past week has been very hectic as I have been finishing a project for BUCOP, or Butler University Community Outreach Pharmacy. Our goal for this project was to create two material palettes, one high end and one low end, and to create three different floor plans using these palettes. My mood board was based on technology and architecture, with emphasis on chrome and blue hues. I really enjoyed this project, despite the fact that I had to free hand sketch!

To view the BUCOP Presentation, visit:

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Yay Wallpaper!

I have never really been a fan of wallpaper. I think it's because my parents put hideous wallpaper all over our house in the early 90's. Thankfully, Graham & Brown have revamped traditional wallpaper to make it modern and fun. Their paper comes in a variety of prints, from floral and geometric, to picture frames and even crowns to celebrate the Royal Wedding. It's also relatively inexpensive, which is a definite plus. They have definitely changed the way I feel about wallpaper!

To view the Graham & Brown collections, visit:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The New Linoleum

I have been tirelessly trying to find sustainable products for our current studio project and came across this product. It's called Marmoleum. This product is like linoleum, but is made with natural ingredients without any harmful VOC's or other toxic chemicals. The product is also installed with solvent free adhesives. Since we are working on a heathcare clinic, I was concerned about the bacteria growth, but this product has natural bactericidal properties that prevent micro-organisms including Salmonella, Typhimurium, and Staphylococcus Aureus, which means that people won't get sick while trying to get well at my clinic. It is also the first floor covering to receive the Asthma & Allergy Friendly certification and is truly a SMART certified sustainable product. What's not to like about this product?
To read about Marmoleum and other sustainable products, visit:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! This year, my friend Carolyn and I decided to help the Easter Bunny out by hiding eggs in Studio. They are EVERYWHERE! I even think Carolyn hid one in a blind. I was doing some research about the holiday and found out that Easter is the second biggest holiday , with Halloween being number one. Also, there are more than 700 million Peeps made each year for the Easter season. That's a lot of marshmallow! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and didn't eat too much candy!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Look Better Naked"

As many of you know, I have started my weight loss journey this week. This means saying goodbye to the sofa and hello to the gym. Like many people, I personally hate going to the gym, until I saw this design. The David Barton Gym in New York was recently opened, thanks
to Studio Sofield and Gensler. The
gym looks more like a hip night
club thanks to the use
of unique lighting, bright/bold colors, unique textiles
and accessories, and even a disco ball DJ booth. This building is 37,000 sq. ft. and is four
levels. As William Sofield says, "So many other gyms are about fluorescents and Clorox" and I personally believe he has set his gyms away from that stereotype. I would definitely want to work out at this gym because I personally feel like I could workout while getting my groove on!

To read the article about the David Barton Gym and view more images of the space, visit:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Barbie's Dream Chair

Spring is here, which means that it's time to spend more time outdoors in the sunshine. If you're like me, this means getting your lounge chair out of storage and realizing that it may be time to invest in some new outdoor seating. Bobby Berk Home has created a new outdoor chair that is made out of recyclable linear polyethylene. This seating, named Queen of
Love Fancy Army, was inspired by the Louis XV style furniture. This chair looks like it should be placed at the Barbie Dream House in Malibu instead of someone's backyard, but if you are looking to add a bit of whimsical to your backyard, don't worry, it comes in black! So find your shades, put some sunscreen on, and go buy this chair as a way to officially welcome
back spring!

To read more about this chair, visit:

To see images of Barbie's Malibu Dream House, visit:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wise Owl Books

Reception Area

Open Office Area

Conference Room Area

This past week, my time has pretty much been spent working on my studio project for a company called Wise Owl Books. This publishing company has about seventy five employees (including a cat and dog) and were moving into a space that was around twenty thousand square feet. The main issues with this space were the fact that not only was the height of this space twenty two feet, but it had a stepped foundation of two feet two times in the space. This project helped me see what my weaknesses and strengths are as well as helped me improve my Photoshop skills. I am definitely happy this project is over!