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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Other summer reading I'm doing includes...
Azure magazine and Metropolis both have articles about the London Olympics venues.
Biomimicry by Janine Benyus
Refractions, a journey of faith, art, and culture by Makoto Fujimura
Crazy Love by Francis Chan
and Steve Jobs

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Reading

It's about that time during the summer I tend to take inventory of my creativity. Two current reads sure to inspire are "Steal Like An Artist" by Austin Kleon and "Imagine" by Jonah Lehrer. Enjoy! More to come.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


What are you reading this summer? I'm compiling a list of summer reads you might enjoy...

What are your posts telling the world?

Have you ever thought about how your posts reveal to the world how you see? Sit back and take inventory. What are 3 words that an outsider would use to describe the way you see through your Facebook posts...your Twitter posts...your Pintrest pics...your Instagram images?

Monday, May 28, 2012

The senior interior graphics class worked on designing a storefront in Converse, IN from a food pantry to a modern barbeque restaurant. Here's what the owners constructed after all of the ideas.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Research for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum Competition

There's nothing quite as inspirational in design as experiencing the environment you're creating for. The IM Pei Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland is a perfect example of Deconstructivism. The commercial class is preparing for a competition to design a display for a particular inductee of the hall of fame.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Frank Lloyd Wright Masterbath remodel proposals

Wonderful opportunity for students to receive feedback from a client after their presentations!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Daylight Models in Building Construction Class

Interior Design 2 Taro Project

Here's the amazing work our ID 2 students completed for their first project this semester!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Taliesin West Theater Space

                                 Do you know why Frank Lloyd Wright located the seating at a slight angle rather than facing direct to the  viewing area? It has something to do with his understanding of human behavior. Post your ideas!


Check out this hotel in New York and London. Field trip!http://www.yotel.com/

Indiana Wesleyan University Interior Design: ASID

Indiana Wesleyan University Interior Design: ASID

Friday, July 8, 2011


Share with us your ideas for events for ASID this coming school year!  www.asid.org/asidforstudents.htm

Monday, July 4, 2011

Window Treatments at the Andrews Home

Here are a few pics after the installation of Tim and Janet Andrews window treatments (Intro to ID class project). These were taken with my phone so the quality isn't the best. Once Tim has the cabinets complete, I'll return to take better images.

New Website Discoveries

Where else can you discover new design all over the globe then from your own laptop! Check these out!
I'll share more as I find them. Share your finds, too!
My home page is http://www.wallpaper.com/interiors
I always find something that inspires me!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tell us whatyou're doing this summer!

Check out what Tracy's doing and post your summer "busyness!"http://tracyhelmus.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer Internships

Check out some of the site locations of our students at internships this summer!
Emily Rodemann:  http://bldd.com/index.html        
Devin Steiger: http://www.alittlebitofred.com/
Sara Van De Water: http://www.hoskinsinteriordesign.com/contact_us.html
Emily Litke:  http://www.synthinc.com/

If you're working at a design location for the summer, let us know where and how it's going!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Intro to ID First Project

The freshman interior design students jumped right into the fire working with a client for their very first project this spring! The project's almost complete. Waiting on window treatments and kitchen cabinet doors. Here's part of the finished space!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Emily and Emily's client project

Two of our juniors worked on a client project in Marion. They advised on space planning and FFE for a 1st floor living area. See the after pics!

Summer Reading List

Summer is for reading! In between workshops, meeting with clients, studying and family fun, I'm sitting by the pool reading good books. Here are a few on my list.

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo , Linchpin by Seth Godin, Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Gladwell, and The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference also by Gladwell. Materials, Structures, and Standards: All the Details Architects Need to Know but Can Never Find by Julia McMorrough, Color, Space and Style: All the Details Interior Designers Need to Know but Can Never Find by Mimi Love and Chris Grimley.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Field Trip to Perkins and Will and Gensler

We had a great time in Chicago visiting architectural firms and eating at the Cheesecake Factory!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

International Dinner for the Evolutions of Interior Class

Thai Lettuce Wraps, Raspberries with Lemon Curd, Greek couscous and Tiramasu!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Check out OlioBoard.com

It's a great online way of putting boards together for clients!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The commecial class presented their concept ideas for a new Center Hall to the administration and faculty.

New York Research

First day filled with current design to historical sites! From the Architectural Digest show to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and St. Patrick's cathedral, inspiration is inevitable!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Glass Field Trip

Professor Brown took the Materials and Lighting class to Indy on Monday to visit a glass artisan. Check it out!

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Ultimate Feedback!

As an artist who seeks ultimate approval  from my Father, the voice of critique I desire to hear will say, "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things. come and share your master's happiness!" (Matthew 25:23)