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Architectural Open House Tour in the Silver Lake Hills

The design highlight of our recent trip to Los Angeles was a self-discovery architectural tour of Silver Lake. I had no idea Silver Lake was such a hot bed of architectural activity. So many of the houses, mid century modern in style, were designed by very well known architects, including Rudolf Schindler, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and Frank Lloyd Wright to name a few.The icing on the cake was a stop at an open house perched in the hills overlooking...

From the Archives: Design Concept Board (aka: The Fun Stuff!)

Often, it is difficult to determine how to start a big design project. After years of experience and many, many, many projects-- we always come back to one of the best, and in our opinion the most fun, strategy: a concept board. Whether you're thinking about working with us for eDesign, starting a small interior design project on your own, or just curious about your design style-- creating a concept board is a no-commitment experiment that always ALWAYS helps us...

LOCAL: Building a Creative Community

When we first put together the idea of Designers Collective, we wanted to fill a void in our local design community. We knew that there were (and still are!) so many talented makers just emerging into the market or trying to reach a wider audience. As designers, we felt a kinship with our fellow creatives and decided to organize a series of Pop Up shops to give these local makers a physical space to showcase their product lines.The ease of...

From the Archives: DIY Ombré Tea Towels

We have been looking back at our archives recently and decided to revisit our Happy Kitchen Project from 2015! For that project we collaborated with a blogger from Fort Lauderdale, FL to develop a 30-day challenge that transforms your kitchen into a place that exudes happiness with DIYs, tips, tricks, and recipes! Below we re-posted our DIY for Ombré Tea Towels. It's a great way to add some colour and fun into the kitchen and a great project to do...

Inspiration: India

My partner and I came up with a travel list-places we want to go in this crazy world-- from the most adventurous to the most relaxed.  India has been on the top of the list.  I also decided I wanted to do a big trip with each of my now adult kids and their partner.  We travelled a lot as a family when the kids were all still at home but now that they are all at university, traveling together...