Blog - great design

It’s good to be home.

Shelter • July 30, 2014

We designed the studio to enhance the team approach we use on our projects…With a swivel of a chair, everyone on the team can face each other for a quick design discussion.

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Shelter • April 8, 2014

When you partner with an architect or interior designer to build or modify your home (or workplace) you have the opportunity to craft an environment that addresses the things that are most important to you.


Shelter • April 2, 2014

We’re especially excited about the outdoor space, a giant covered breezeway/warehouse that the owner plans to develop into an awesome public green space…

Then & Now #3

Shelter • March 25, 2014

While we don’t believe in change for change’s sake, when doing things differently helps us do them better, we’re not afraid to try something new.

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Shelter • February 18, 2014

Humans are really amazing at finding inventive work-arounds to situations and objects that get in their way or are not tailored to their needs.

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Shelter • February 11, 2014

There are usually a multitude of factors that a client brings to the designer for consideration. We use these factors to define the question so that it encompasses the entire aspect of the product/space/object to be designed.

Bathroom remodels: Are you flushing money down the toilet?

Shelter • December 18, 2013

The first thing to understand about bathrooms is that there are some very specific minimum dimensions required by building codes. Shower sizes, the space in front and to the sides of sinks and toilets, and electrical outlet locations all have specifications that must be met.

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Shelter • December 9, 2013

Designers are becoming influencers of corporate structure as well as products. Approaching problems from a designer’s point of view typically places the users and the overall experience as the guiding force in the creation of innovative solutions.

Drawing is thinking

Shelter • December 3, 2013

Drawing is the language architects use to communicate – with one another, and ourselves.

past Shelter Holiday Cards

Shelter • November 29, 2013

Like most folks who work in creative fields we love to dabble in the graphic arts. While we are the first to admire those who devote their design skills exclusively to graphic design we still enjoy seeing what we can come up with on our own.