Wednesday, December 30, 2009

West Linn Residence

This master bedroom/bath concept is coming along nicely and we thought we'd share the piece that's driving our design direction.  Knowing the client's affinity for Chinese motifs, we looked toward Kohler's Imperial Blue artists edition to set the tone for the client's vanity space.



The combination of a modern porcelain vessel and traditional Ming Dynasty decoration perfectly describes our design direction.  This may, in fact, be the only decoration in the space, allowing it to shine among surrounding simple textures and functional details.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Norwegian Winter Retreat



 ...to combine an enclosed space for fire, storytelling and playing. - architects Marit Justine Hagen and Dan Zohar


 

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Digital Renderings



Fig Studio-designed palette for a Portland kitchen remodel

We will often create a simple digital rendering to help convey the material applications in an easily understood format.  Many clients have never been through the design process and conceptualizing how materials will look in their space is a difficult task.  For a small space, a simple rendering (see above) may only take an hour or two...well worth the effort to help aid the decision-making process!  For more complex projects, a three-dimensional model can be built to help a client relate to the two-dimensional construction drawings.  These models may also be used in the first phases of a project to describe detailed design elements and spatial relationships. 

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Sweets



 

Over the weekend we experimented with some new scratch cookie recipes.  I thought the patterns present in the chocolate bar were quite beautiful and warranted a break for a photo shoot.  I hope you've had the chance to take some time out to make some homemade goodies for your friends and family this season!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fir Face



firface.com is up and running! We've added a few new items to our Etsy Shop, so check it out!  Thanks to everyone who came out to the Mixed Media Sale.  We are very grateful for your support!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Coming Attractions



Moonlighting.  I know I'm excited.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

London Calling



Wouldn't this be a clever addition to your family room?  Okay, using it as the village library is also pretty ace...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Canadian Cabin

I really enjoyed the simplicity of yesterday's Apartment Therapy Hot House Tour.  The painted white floors perfectly display this family's collection of beautiful vintage Danish wood furniture and allow for bold pops of contrasting colors.