yves saint laurent: the perfection of style by Claire Grotz

You have from now until January 8th to see the exhibit, "Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style" at the Seattle Art Museum. Explore the 44-year long career of Yves Saint Laurent. Not only does the exhibit feature garments but it presents sketches, film, and fabric scraps to understand the legendary designer's entire design process. Dive into the design community by going to the SAM this month.

sign of the times by Unknown

Recently, we've been doing some research on coffee shop signage for Caffe Ladro and we came across some really awesome designs we couldn't help but share. Exterior signage not only announces the name of the coffee shop but the initial impression from the sign can also play an important role in shaping the overall experience for the consumer so it is a crucial part of the design process! Effectively designed signage can capture the culture and atmosphere of a coffee shop, attracting customers to the shop. Check out some of the signs we loved.

Too see images like this and everything else that inspires us, check out our Pinterest page, here! Also, congratulations to Caffe Ladro for their grand opening this week!  Make sure to stop by (400 Fairview).

Stairway to (community) Heaven by Unknown

Oh.No.Sumo, a design collective in New Zealand designed this installation, called Stairway Cinema as part of an ongoing experiment on how architecture can engage with the community. In today's world where we're constantly connected yet separated by phones and other devices, Oh.No.Sumo sought to create a waiting area under the stairs that would connect a community both virtually and physically. To read more about this awesome project, visit their website here.