White Hot + Blue

It is one thing to be fully aware of the enduring genius of Jack Lenor Larsen - the single most important textile designer of all time, and quite another to be fortunate enough to be included in one of LongHouse Reserve's mid-summer events.   I recently returned from a party that was like none other  I …

Technology in a Design Firm Pt. II

Accurate, instantaneous communication and transparency are vital in today’s complex design projects. How can a boutique design firm – like most residential firms – answer these demands? FEBRUARY 2012 – Project Specific Websites Recently we found ourselves in a position in which we are working on four projects in varying locations that have extensive construction components. …

Mini-Series Coming Soon !

Stay tuned next week for a two part blog on ways we have found to use technology in our design practice. It is my hope that you will find inspiration that will move you personally and professionally. -MICHAEL M. MERRILL ASID, CID

‘I was getting more than I was giving’ – Article by The ReMarker

"In giving to the people in your community, you will always get back, in my experience, as fast as I give." All of us have resources and strengths that we take for granted or even forget. Over the last few years I have been increasingly aware of the resources I have from the boys school I attended for …

Wabi-Sabi

As a ten year old boy in front of an abstract painting by Piet Mondrian, I was drawn to the fine cracks in the surface of the white ground. Were these fissures signs of aging, or were these put there intentionally? Were they adding to the power of the painting, or were they distracting? I decided …