The strength of concrete

Product reviews

Something that has always stuck out at me is the amount of concrete located in a cemetery, if you think about it usually cheaper headstones are made of concrete, there are benches and memorial plaques. Even the flower planters are made of concrete. Why? Well concrete is not that expensive, it’s strong and it hold […]

October 31, 2007

Personal changes, style changes

Interior Design

Recently an old friend of mine called me. She had just moved to a new place and was starting over with her life. Her boyfriend of 8 years, left her six months ago because she gained weight. She told me the day after he left she went to the store bought some hydroxycut and never […]

October 30, 2007

Add Art Add Style


Have you been looking for a way to spruce up those bare walls you have? I know I have a problem with boring looking bare walls sometimes. The best way to deal with these bare walls is to use art. There are so many different kinds of art out there and you do need to […]

October 28, 2007

The Joy of teaching

Design professions

One thing I know I will be doing with my design degree is teaching. I hope to be able to come back to a school and teach new designers what I have learned and done over a few year. I actually hope to do this quickly as I have always wanted to be a teacher. […]

October 28, 2007

Personalize your room

Interior Design, Product reviews

Have you ever wanted to sleep on your own face? Well now you can, or you can sleep on any other face you would want to.  There is a new service that will print your photos onto almost anything, you can get a photo pillowcase with your dog or cat on it. Of course you could […]

October 27, 2007

Wonderful design?


I ran across a few interesting ideas today. One thing that I liked was the use of fashion jewelry on a lampshade. They took parts of old jewelery and glued them to the lampshade. When they were done it looked like they had a jeweled lamp. I didn’t think it worked well where they put […]

October 20, 2007

More on children’s rooms

Interior Design, Resources

A question that was asked during one of my classes this week was how do you design a good room for a pre-teen who loves cars without making it look childish or have a NASCAR theme. I liked this idea so of course my brain started working and I had to share it with you. This is […]

October 19, 2007

Design in a small space


This term in class we have to change a home into a business. This is a fun idea and I think the project is going to turn out wonderfully. What is interesting about this project is how we all took a good look at the home we had to change and started space planning the […]

October 19, 2007

Chain Store Designer

Design professions, Resources

Have you ever wondered why most stores look almost the same? Well there designed that way. Yes I know Duh, but did you know that this is something interior designers do? Yep those people who only know how to fluff pillows and put paint on a wall actually do come up with designs for these […]

October 18, 2007