Monthly Archives: July 2014

Aerial Reel of San Francisco

 Teton Gravity Research Aerial Reel – The Bay Area in 4K by Teton Gravity Research This reel will make you fall in love with San Francisco one more time! Teton Gravity Research Aerial Reel – The Bay Area in 4K from Teton Gravity Research on Vimeo.

Beats, Los Angeles

Check out the new Beats headquarters building in Culver City, west Los Angeles designed by architectural studio Bestor Architecture. Even though Beats was acquired by Apple they still have their own identity which is reflected in their offices, a 105 000-square-foot space filled with  vibrant colors, comfortable yet productive spaces and  contemporary furniture created by young […]

Dream Tree House

An indoor tree house designed for a little princess…

Student Success Stories

Congratulation to IAD BFA Student Anthony Nguyen for winning second place in the Retail Design Institute’s 2014 33rd Annual International Store Design Competition with his retail design project that was also featured at our 2014 Spring Show. Anthony’s newspaper article found on the July 2014 Volume 2 edition Anthony next to his Retail project at […]

Monday Morning Photo(s) Desert Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(S) we have a look at a project by NYC Architectural firm Oller & Pejic, in collaboration with Creative Director Marc Atlan, who have designed the “Black Desert House”, a desert retreat with impressive views of Joshua Tree National Park in California. The house is built around a central courtyard, which is set […]

“More” Friendly Residential Tower

High-rise towers often lack common spaces that give people a reason to bump into each other or hang out informally… This building is different. The 24-story building is grouped into mini-communities of similar apartment types Common spaces include a communal dining room, a bike-repair facility, a roof terrace, and on the top floors of the […]

Flower Power!

We love to see flowers in our homes but there is a trend going on of flowers being used in very absurd places…and we love it! #FlowerPower. Here are a few innovative ways of using flowers. Flowers in Beards: Flowers as walls.. We saw this a several fashion shows in Paris and…hate to say it […]

Could the Office of the future be a park?

We pretty much have seen it all in Office Design, but according to New York-based architecture firm Juhyunkim Architecture PC, the workplace of the future is a park. “To transform the workplace into more public and social space, we believe the park provides the perfect clues,” the designers write in a submission to “Space Forward,” […]

Monday Morning Photo(s) Hollywood Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(S) we have a look inside Rihannas $7 million home designed by the award-winning architect David Gray, and comprises of three levels, made up of three disjointed structures brought together by the central art gallery. The middle floor has a high tech kitchen designed by Porsche Design Group. The master bedroom is […]

Luna Textiles Tour, Summer Excursion

Save the Date, as a part of IIDA NC San Francisco City Center Summer Excursions Program, they would like to cordially invite you to experience the inner workings of Luna Textiles. Join them for drinks, appetizers and a tour of Luna’s design offices and warehouse, followed by a talk given by Luna’s director of design. […]