Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better!

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Tiny versions of things are generally cuter than the original. See: Puppies, babies, mini-desserts, even replicas of designer chairs feel more special than their life-sized counterparts. But rarely does a fun-size version of something pack as much utility and genius into something…until of course, we saw Clei’s “Ecooking,” the company’s […] Read more »

A Working Lounge

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How collaboration, flexibility, mobile technology and alternate work environments are defining today’s workplaces.   Today’s workplaces are reshaping their look based on an influx of Millennials, a greater focus on collaboration, and increased workplace density. With Millennials’ preference for interactive work and a barrier-free integration of technology into their work […] Read more »

A Space for Everyone

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Universal Design is on the rise and its elements are being implemented into more and more homes.  You don’t even need to be physically handicapped or approaching your senior years to appreciate the benefits. Universal Design focuses on creating spaces for everyone to use, regardless of age or circumstance, without compromising […] Read more »

Celebrating 30 Years: A Look Back and a Vision for the Future

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Looking back, Design Services, Ltd is a success story that I could not have imagined when we opened our doors over 30 years ago. The dream of owning and growing an interior design business, doing what I love each day, and making a difference in the lives of others is […] Read more »

Optimizing Living Space

California Closets - Living Area

California Closets’ versatile cabinetry can accommodate a variety of spaces. Their Virtuoso system provides assorted sized shelving with partitions and lightboxes. It also offers lift-up door panels to conceal personal items. “We find that the cause of living room clutter is rarely a lack of space, but rather a byproduct of […] Read more »

21st Century Workplaces – Sleek and Adaptable

Architectural Products - The Living Office

Herman Miller created the Living Office Landscape to support diverse work environments. The setting can be easily customized to equip a company’s design needs and suit its style.The Living Office focuses on maintaining a state of “flow” within the office, engaging employees as they transition between conversations and tasks. The […] Read more »

A Shifting View of the American Dream of Home Owning

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“Recession and unemployment have dramatically influenced the way Generation Y views home ownership.” While Gen Y (85 million people born between 1981-1999) has massive buying potential, they are also the most economically constrained with an average of $23,000 post college debt- and no job!  Their view of the “American Dream” […] Read more »

Universal Design…Going Mainstream

By 2030 more than 70 million Americans will be over 65. With the first wave of Baby Boomers hitting “official” retirement age this year, the trend toward Universal Design (design that accommodates all) seems to be going mainstream. Rather than waiting for that critical mass of retiring boomers to occur […] Read more »