Salute to All of My Fellow Interior Designers!
I must say that this spring semester was challenging, but it was fun at last and we did it! We finished another semester strong. Thanks so much to NESAD for giving me the opportunity to blog and revamp this site. Thanks also to Molly Akin and Jordan Cogswell for their endless support to help make this blog possible. I will truly miss blogging here, but you can still find me at my other blog and around NESAD this summer. Adios for now!
Last but not least, Congratulations to Class of 2012!
Master of Art in Interior Design Student, Vandana Sharma, recently received the A’Design Award in Lighting and Lighting Project Design. Her winning design was called “Black Fan Light Fixture Set.” Vandana was inspired by the structure of brain cells and transmitters. She used the sparkle of crystals and LED lights to portray the information of brain cells flowing from one cell to another. The brain cells are represented by light heads and extended arms represent the transmitters.
Professor Yamamoto has received an Award of Excellence by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. His work “Hotel Proposal”, is one of approximately fifty six pieces, chosen from a field of nearly four hundred entries from five continents. His work will be exhibited in the Architecture in Perspective. Architecture in Perspective is the pre-eminent exhibition of Architectural Illustration in the world.
This year’s celebrates the 27th anniversary celebration and is scheduled to be at the Top of the World Observation Level in Baltimore, Maryland where he will receive the award.
In this month’s Stuff Magazine’s issue features one of NESAD’s interior design students, Kim Boutwell. Kim has a very stylist taste that translates to her studio space really nicely where she shares with her significant other, Sean Frederick. This chic studio that Kim designs is done with a limited budget and shows that all it takes it a “little creativity and an appreciation for timeless design.”
What is so great about this palette is that it is soothing, fun, and classic. Also the different shapes, colors, and materials work so well together to create a beautiful space that makes this space both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Congrats Kim!
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On Friday, March 9th, NESAD celebrated their #3 Ranking among “America’s Top 10 Interior Design Schools” for 2012 at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Among the high honorary is also Karen Clarke, co-director of the University’s Interior Design program who was named one of DesignIntelligence’s “25 Most Admired Educators of 2012“.
During the event, Michael also spoke about his experiences after NESAD and where he is now. Michael has worked at one of the New York’s top residential design firms, Alan Tanksley, Inc. where he gained tremendous respect for his craftsmanship and unique taste. He also established himself at one of the nations top ten hospitality design firms, BBGM. A few years ago, Michael has been seen on national television when he entered HGTV Season 5 Design Star and placed second. He was also designer and host of Clean House New York where his design skills were put to the test. Currently, Michael runs a flexible design studio called Michael Moeller Designwhere he uses his inventive aesthetics and applies them to each space he designs.
A very big Thank You to Elaine Soo Hoo at Steelcase for the generous donation to make the event possible and Jordan Cogswell, NESAD Interior Design Program Coordinator, for managing the event and making it a memorable night for everyone.
Enjoy some of the images from the event, photos courtesy of Molly Akin.
Thanks to Steelcase for helping to sponsor the Celebrate Event on Friday, March 9th. We are excited that Steelcase will also be present and share literature and information about their products with us.
Steelcase is a global company offering a comprehensive selection of workplace products, furnishings, and services. It is not a surprise that Steelcase was featured in Fortune Magazine as one of the world’s most admired companies. As one of the leading brands in commercial design, Steelcase brings human insights to business by studying how people work, wherever they work. These insights can help organizations achieve a higher level of performance by creating places that unlock the promise of their people.
Thanks again to Steelcase for their sponsorship!
Architect and Associate Professor, Mark Brus gave a gallery talk on his sabbatical journey from Paris to Venice.
During his journey, he studied “Light” and sites of Luis Barragan, Carlo Scarpa, Le Corbusier, and Antoni Gaudi where he related light to material, color, time, and form.
A video of his talk will be up soon. Stay tuned.