Monthly Archives:: September 2014

It’s a Gas!

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Not to be mistaken for the global energy company, chevron — as both trend and tradition — is quite simply a gas of a pattern. And, it too, is found in streets coast to coast. From classic black and white to rainbow hued, zig zags have become the most iconic pattern in fashion, media, art, interior design… Read more »

Healing Through Design

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(photo credit: photo: Carol M. Highsmith archive, Library of Congress #LC-DIG-highsm-04261)   In recent years, the built environment’s positive impact on how we feel has become omnipresent. Behavioral scientists have proven what architects like Frank Lloyd Wright have known all along — places we inhabit affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors*. We see evidence of this in the design… Read more »

Chill in the Air? Bring the Outdoors In.

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Summer may have come to an end but that doesn’t necesarily mean the end of summertime flair. Many designers have long been fans of graphic and geometric shapes, us included. And this year botanical is in! We’re seeing many shades of green and foliage-style prints making a splash. The green bucket bag at right by Zara is… Read more »

A Warmer Reception

Posted by & filed under Consumer Experience, Doctor's Office, Innovative Design, Interior Design, Patient-centered design, Reception, Remodel, Retail, TOBE Blog.

The way we’ve come to interact as a society today has centered around one thing: technology. But while the manner in which we connect is less formal, by the same token, we’ve changed just how we engage when we do actually set aside our devices for real time face time. And it’s more personal than ever. Starbucks… Read more »