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What do you do when a project isn’t going well?


Say whew….and move on? Whew? Right……not so much. Here’s what happened. My team and I have been working on a project that has tested our resolve. Almost on a daily basis I find myself running through a series of emotions mainly bordered by frustration and anger. I end most days with a call to arms; [...]

The Workplan: Yes, it’s a tool but….


Everything you wanted to know about a Workplan… …but were afraid to ask. Managing workflow is a challenge every consultancy faces, and the Workplan is a tool whose value has been consistently underrated as a way to effectively manage work in a studio. Our environment is challenging and fast-paced, and it can be stressful. We [...]

QOTW 2013: Week 36: How can Interior Designer’s avoid their worst nightmare?


You know what happens when you don’t ask the right questions. It goes without saying that you’re intelligent enough to ensure your design solutions are effective but have they ever gone down a path that has yielded less than optimal results? If they have and if you discovered the issues in time you certainly corrected [...]

Introducing The 10×10 Project: Do you have an Inspiration Engine?

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Most recently, we’ve been toying around with the idea of using imagery, video and voice to communicate our ideas instead of simply writing a blog post. This all came about when reading a piece about how the attention span of people is becoming shorter and shorter and many others that reinforce mobile technology’s continued meteoric [...]

QOTW 2013: Week 15: What do you expect to gain if you are indecisive?


Can’t you just make a decision already? Last week my exams finally started. For those that have been following along I am writing my NCIDQ exams to gain my professional accreditation in my industry, Interior Design. I am an Intern member of an organization called ARIDO which is the governing body that supports the Interior [...]


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