Thursday, November 10, 2016

It's Nap Time!

   Here at the office lately we've been thinking how nice it would be if adults could get a daily afternoon nap like our kids do! Well lately a lot of modern businesses such as Google and Facebook have done a lot of research on this concept and have proven that having some alone, rest time during the day increases productivity and creativity in their employees! The designs they have incorporated are extremely fun, modern, and aim towards increasing those creative juices!

   Our office manager, Kristy, even pointed out to us that researchers have also proven that drinking your cup of joe before your 20 minute power nap will heighten the impact of caffeine on the brain! Tell that to your boss next time you lay your head down on your desk. 

   We really need to get our office some of these comfy solutions so we can put this "coffee nap" concept to the test! 






Thursday, November 3, 2016

Virtual Reality: Taking Control of the Design World

 


   Virtual reality has become a HUGE rising success in several fields! In the design world it opens up so much potential for our upcoming generations from 3-D building, to allowing your client to walk through their space before its created! The concept is something out of a futuristic movie and it is truly eye opening. Students are beginning to learn about the technology in schools and companies are jumping on the opportunity to include it in their design process. 

   Presenting design concepts and development to clients will become a much easier process because they will actually be able to see what the space will look like and walk through it rather than try to imagine it through flat images. Programs through VR also allow you to design on the spot. You can create 3-D objects and place them in a space simply with your hands! All the possibilities this offers designers is amazing!

   One of the parade homes we staged last spring for Spain and Cooper Homes was pictured in a 360 degree walk through tour! We loved the turn out and thought it was a very unique way for clients to view the spaces online. 


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pumpkin Galore!


Fall is here and you know what that means: PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!! The pumpkin has expanded past just the simple pumpkin pie and jack-o-lantern phase and onto bigger and better things! From coffee to cookies to cocktails, you won't believe all the amazing recipes that have a little pumpkin flare in them. Wow your holiday guests with some of these fun, delicious recipes and show them what the season is all about...being thankful for pumpkins!! 



Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

http://www.littledairyontheprairie.com/pumpkin-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies/


Pumpkin French Toast

http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/pumpkin-french-toast/


Pumpkin Butter

http://wickedgoodkitchen.com/homemade-pumpkin-butter-quick-easy/


Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/09/14/homemade-pumpkin-coffee-creamer/


Pumpkin Pie Martini

http://wickedgoodkitchen.com/pumpkin-pie-martini-top-shelf-style/


Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Bars

http://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/pumpkin-caramel-cheesecake-bars-with-a-streusel-topping/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChelseasMessyApron+%28Chelsea%27s+Messy+Apron%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=feedburner


Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip

http://www.anightowlblog.com/2015/11/pumpkin-pie-cheesecake-dip.html/


Pumpkin Apple Cider Shandy

http://withsaltandwit.com/pumpkin-apple-cider-shandy/