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Life of A Designer — a blog where issues concerning designers are talked about from small business, to running a firm, to politics and movies

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

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Southeast Designer of the Year Competition

Southeast Designer of the Year Competition

Are you the Next…. Southeast Designer or Architect of the Year? 2010 Call for Entries ADAC’s Southeast Designer of the Year Competition Has Added an Architect Category! Submit your design projects for ADAC’s 2010 Southeast Designer and Architect of the Year competition. This esteemed competition is open to interior designers, interior design firms and architects from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, … [Read more]


Gazelle

Spring Cleaning for Cash

The birds are chirping and the sun is shining! Time to open those closet doors and examine why you still have jeans from 1991, that ipod brick from 2000 (you know, the one that weighed 10lbs and held 10 songs?), and all those old cell phones. Thanks to the folks at Gazelle, emptying your closets and office drawers just got a little more beneficial, without the hassle of a garage sale. Unfortunately … [Read more]


The Ironic Happiness of Unemployment: Inspiration in Scarcity

The Ironic Happiness of Unemployment: Inspiration in Scarcity

By far the greatest financial crisis, globally, ever – including the 1930s Great Depression[1] is the last thing anyone wanted to hear as the description of today’s credit crunch. The majority of ears that the news struck the sharpest were those in the building industry. As a profession that is sustained by lines of credit, the construction field is suffering due to lending policy stipulations … [Read more]


Designer Tip – Google Apps

Designer Tip – Google Apps

It is time for another designer tip. GOOGLE APPS is great for any new business or small organizations. There are a couple of options depending on the size and type organization you are. I am going to focus on Google Apps Standard for new and small business, meaning you are 1 to 50 people. The best part about GApp Standard is it is FREE!!!! Because I know as a new business starting out free is great, … [Read more]


Interior Design vs Architecture

Interior Design vs Architecture

Should interior designers have the same power as architects? There are many people on both sides of this issue. Well, Georgia has decided to become the state to test out new legislation that would give interior designers the ability to stamp drawings for interior modifications to any building, change in use, occupancy load or occupancy classification. I was informed about this new legislation, HB 231 … [Read more]


Movie Review: Objectified

Movie Review: Objectified

Objectified - Documentary - Released March 2009 Movie Description: Discover how manufactured objects that surround us such as cars, phones and chairs influence our daily lives with this revealing documentary, which features top industrial designers discussing their creative processes and professional objectives. Director Gary Hustwit (Helvetica) explores not only how objects get made, but also … [Read more]


Movie Review: My Father, The Genius

Movie Review: My Father, The Genius

I don't know if many people have heard of this movie or the architect it is about. The film is intriguing, quarky, unique and overall entertaining. It has also recieved a number of awards such as: Best Editing and Best Documentary at the Slamdance Film Festival. The film is about Glen Howard Small an architect that has accomplished quite a bit and has not been recognized for it. You will get to follow … [Read more]


Site Grading Vignette

Site Grading Vignette

The people over at NALSA, as a New Year's gift, are sharing a Site Grading Vignette. The link to the vingnette is here. Let us know what you think about their vignette below. … [Read more]


Help Haiti!

Help Haiti!

Everyone is looking for ways to help the people in Haiti and we are no different here at Refugee Designer. We have not set up our own program for relief efforts but we have compiled some links to some organizations that are working to help the people in Haiti. Red Cross - Haiti Relief and Redevelopment Architecture For Humanity - Haiti Earthquake Rebuilding Habitat for Humanity - Haiti Earthquake Doctors … [Read more]


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We wish all of our readers a Happy New Year! … [Read more]