Barn Door Report – Part 1

  I set out to create a rustic sliding door that would be utilized to divide the bathroom from the laundry area.  While the aesthetic was originally intended to be closer to shabby chic, the end result is something a bit more out of the ordinary.  Throughout the design and actual building process, the door…
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Creating a Barn Door

The barn door can be an attractive and functional solution to the real challenge of dividing rooms where architecture and/or space don’t allow for a traditional door.  For my class project I have chosen to create a barn door for my home, partly out of necessity and partly for the challenge.   My guest bathroom…
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What Brings Me Here

Careers, like the design process, are constantly being iterated and improved upon. While it was once commonplace to have a job or trade that carried people through their adult lives and into retirement, that scenario is increasingly rare. According to an article published in Psychology Today, “Millennials have almost twice as many job and organizational…
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Glass Flowers

Glass Flower Inspiration The inspiration for glass flowers came when I was shopping with my family one weekend and saw some in a store window.  It was some time ago and I really don’t recall where I saw them but remember thinking that it was a clever use of old glass.  I inherited some beautiful…
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Rat Rods

If you are familiar with rat rods the term may conjure images of Mad Max and the over-the-top rust-buckets that sped through the desert in the never-ending chase scene that comprised the entire movie. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)  Entertainment Weekly To many, they are cosmetically and mechanically cobbled together machines from repurposed parts used…
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