I recommend using—yes, brace yourselves—a reclining chair, comfortable chair and ottoman, or chaise lounge. If reading is your refuge, then a small reading light should definitely be paired with your seating. Add a small table with a drawer to put away your eyeglasses, keys and any media device such as your phone, tablet or laptop. These should be turned off. This is your time.
IBJ Podcast: Remodelers reveal what homeowners want in pandemic era
An architect, interior designer and design-build contractor discuss the sudden shift in priorities for the home, how much projects can cost and how crews get the work done in the middle of a health crisis.Read More
Six-story apartment building planned for vacant lot on Carmel’s Main Street
A developer is reworking his plans for an apartment building on Carmel’s Main Street to align the proposed $17 million project with future needs of residents and increase its chances of getting city approval.Read More
Initial design unveiled for new $20M Broad Ripple Park family center
The project—part of a $70 million master plan for the park approved last year—is expected to feature a 40,000-square-foot building in place of the existing park center.Read More
High-end Nora furniture store to close at year’s end
Form + Function owner Helmut Fortense is shutting down his store at the end of the year following 23 years in business so he can retire.Read More
It doesn’t matter whether you consider this notebook a design journal or a project management tool or a running budget. It is all three.
Forget the colors of the sunsets, burnt oranges, browns and ochres of Italian villas. Repaint your home’s walls in neutral tones that will set the stage for a hip, contemporary vibe.
Wallpaper comes in and out of style but it’s currently experiencing a surge in popularity. Designer Joseph Pubillones says it can be used on more than just walls.
McFadden walked herself through a four-step plan to design a home where she could overcome the grief of her separation—and through the process, she learned how a space can heal and unlock potential.
If we’ll be learning and working from home this fall, August is the month to take charge of decluttering
Organizing can empower you and your family to take control of your immediate surroundings; ideally, it will increase productivity, lower stress levels and save money.
Cooking and dining at home has led to the rediscovery of the dining room.
Sloan talks about painting floors, choosing colors, using stencils and blocking stain from coming through paint when transforming older furniture.
Your home is not a museum, so mix your styles freely. If you layer a space with color, texture and an array of styles, your decor choices will have a much longer life and feel personal. Accessories are an affordable way to make sure a space doesn’t get locked into one period or thematic look. […]
Whether you’re wishing you were at a wilderness cabin, the beach or an exotic passport destination, designers and retailers are offering clever ways to bring the world into your quarantined home space.
Innovation means not just exploring new frontiers but also solving problems while doing so. And Christopher Vice, now at Studio Science, has a resume that reflects a career doing just that.
Design thinking requires participants to communicate freely, open their minds to new ideas and look at problems in new ways. Here are some exercises to help.
Design thinking is generally described as a five-step process, with specific names for each step. But in reality, the people and companies that use design thinking adapt their own take on it, by combining or breaking out some of the steps or using a more conceptual approach.
Examine the goal of each step in the design thinking process, plus one way to execute that step.
The problem is that our current systems—the ones that do everything from keeping grocery stores stocked to hospitals functioning—are optimized to work very, very efficiently under normal conditions. But not necessarily when things go sideways.