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Interior Design’s 2015 Rising Giants

Posted on September 10th, 2015 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Interior Design’s 2015 Rising Giants

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Back Home

Posted on August 27th, 2015 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Back Home

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to move back into your childhood home? When Bob and Sarah Schwartzkopf moved into their Harrison Lake home after completing several renovations, it was simultaneously a fresh, new undertaking and a trip down memory lane. Bob and Sarah recently shared their stunning space with Columbus […]

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to move back into your childhood home?

When Bob and Sarah Schwartzkopf moved into their Harrison Lake home after completing several renovations, it was simultaneously a fresh, new undertaking and a trip down memory lane. Bob and Sarah recently shared their stunning space with Columbus magazine.

Read the full story below by clicking on each page to enlarge.

Columbus Magazine- Schwartzkopf Feature- Cover

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Renovations at the Columbus Municipal Airport Ready to Take Off!

Posted on October 27th, 2014 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Renovations at the Columbus Municipal Airport Ready to Take Off!

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Capitol Avenue Projects Could Transform Downtown Area

Posted on August 28th, 2013 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Capitol Avenue Projects Could Transform Downtown Area

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IBJ Ranks Rowland Design as Largest Indianapolis-Area Commercial Interior Design Firm

Posted on May 6th, 2013 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on IBJ Ranks Rowland Design as Largest Indianapolis-Area Commercial Interior Design Firm

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Indy Star Feature: Rowland Design Expanding Once Again

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Indy Star Feature: Rowland Design Expanding Once Again
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Do You Houzz?

Posted on January 15th, 2013 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Do You Houzz?

  The idea is simple: connect homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.  From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz is an online resource for home remodeling and design, providing visitors with ideas and inspirations for their own projects. Browse our projects, save images […]

 

The idea is simple: connect homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.  From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz is an online resource for home remodeling and design, providing visitors with ideas and inspirations for their own projects.

Browse our projects, save images to your online ideabooks, then share and collaborate!


Thumbs Up Burger Up, Best restaurant in Nashville

Posted on May 16th, 2012 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Thumbs Up Burger Up, Best restaurant in Nashville

  Nashville, the home and heart of country music, but it’s also home to one of the best restaurants I’ve been to ever.  Burger Up, located right outside Vanderbilt in Nashville,TN is a small spacious burger joint boasting high quality ingredients and personal recipes (even the ketchup is hand made there). Many of the ingredients […]

 

Nashville, the home and heart of country music, but it’s also home to one of the best restaurants I’ve been to ever.  Burger Up, located right outside Vanderbilt in Nashville,TN is a small spacious burger joint boasting high quality ingredients and personal recipes (even the ketchup is hand made there).

Many of the ingredients come straight from Tennessee and surrounding area farms.  But it’s not enough that the farms are local though; their culture and standards have to meet Burger Up’s.  I was able to snag one of their menus on the way out that dedicated the entire back to the story of Burger Up through the founder, Miranda Whitcomb:

“Next, with “Food, Inc” fresh on my mind and heavy on my heart, the decision was made to base the concept of Burger Up on the notion of thoughtful consuming.  In other words, I would take great care souring as many products as possible on Burger Up’s menu from local farms that treated their animals well, used sustainable farm practices and would allow me to visit unannounced.”

Obviously their big selling point is their burgers (I suggest the Woodstock if you ever venture to there), but everything from their salads, beer selection, and ranch is to die for.  The only thing that matches its food in excellence is the space itself.

“Fortunately, Nick Dryden was the architect on the entire development so naturally I had to use his aesthetic wisdom to help Burger Up “feel good”.  Each time I had an idea he approved, I thought myself very cool.  Then during the summer of 2009, my mother reminded me my grandfather saved a variety of rough cut wood planks for me.  Buck, my grandfather, was a naturalist before it was hip.  He wept when trees had to be cut but somehow knew those trees would be used again.  You see those trees in Burger Up.  Co-founder, Mike Pontes, with the design help of Nick, built all the tables and stools inside Burger Up – a true labor of love.  Additional wood was sourced at Woodstock Vintage Lumber right here in Nashville.  And yes, that is where the name of the burger comes from and it happens to be the best seller so far”.

Her ‘labor of love’ that she mentions with the use of the planks, tables, and chairs really does bring out the “feel good” vibe meant for the restaurant when you see it.  I love hearing stories of the founders getting their hands dirty (literally not figuratively) in the build up of their business and space.  It shows immediately that you’re dedicated to this idea, a goal, and the effort to drive it to something great.  Doesn’t it always sound better to say or hear “Actually I made that” or “I found those in the attic upstairs tucked away” instead of “We bought them at a discount at Pier 1”…?

This is the type of business I always hope to see grow and flourish.  This is the kind of place I will always go out of my way to support.  Thumbs up Burger Up, I’ll be sure to be back soon.


Steelcase, The Bigger Picture & Designing For The Future

Posted on April 20th, 2012 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Steelcase, The Bigger Picture & Designing For The Future

  I had the opportunity to travel with a group of designers up to Steelcase Corporate Headquarters this past Tuesday and boy was it any eye opener! As a young designer, I enjoy having the chance to partake in these opportunities. I’m lucky to be invited and I’m also lucky to have a company that […]

 

I had the opportunity to travel with a group of designers up to Steelcase Corporate Headquarters this past Tuesday and boy was it any eye opener! As a young designer, I enjoy having the chance to partake in these opportunities. I’m lucky to be invited and I’m also lucky to have a company that sees the value in having a glimpse of what I’d call “the bigger picture.”

I can’t pinpoint my favorite part of the trip, however the overall experience was eye-opening to the level of research and development that goes into each and every segment. Needless to say, Steelcase leads the charge in the way of researching the needs of now and what’s to come for future learning and corporate environments.  The future of what’s to come from Steelcase is cool to say the least (and that is saying about all that my disclaimer allowed me to say)…

It was amazing to see some of the grander scale, the hundreds and thousands of employees that share in the bigger picture. They all have their small and sometimes large contribution in helping to create anything from a chair to a tech savvy piece of media transmitting equipment. I want to thank Amy Boggs from Steelcase and Rebecca Dean from BFC for inviting me to share in an amazing and eye opening experience. My first trip to Grand Rapids was a great one and I hope to go again someday if the opportunity arises.

Here are some trip photos (taken on my iPhone, so not fantastic quality).


Awesomely American, 3 Modern Designed Spaces in the US of A

Posted on April 18th, 2012 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Awesomely American, 3 Modern Designed Spaces in the US of A

  Modern Design is the best kind of design.  Whew, I had to get that off my chest and out in the open. If I could, I would shout it from a mountain, but I don’t have a mountain I have a newsroom blog.  I had a teacher long ago tell me, “It’s sad really, […]

 

Modern Design is the best kind of design.  Whew, I had to get that off my chest and out in the open. If I could, I would shout it from a mountain, but I don’t have a mountain I have a newsroom blog.  I had a teacher long ago tell me, “It’s sad really, we (USA) are so far behind the rest of the world when it comes to design”.  However true that statement may be, I do have to say we as a country are doing a lot better over these past few years.  And much of that credit goes to Steve Jobs and Apple.  I like to think the shifting trend started once the iPhone came out.  The unique simplicity and magical interface combined with the beautiful design helped usher in the idea that products can and should have great function AND form.  Companies took note, and started redesigning their products to reflect beauty, simplicity and open friendliness.  If you don’t believe me, take a look at Microsoft’s new Windows 8, soon to be released.  You know there is a modern trend brewing when Microsoft deems it official to jump onboard (not surprised they were one of the last though).

This trend doesn’t just apply to tech, and products, but interior and architectural spaces as well.  Maybe it’s just me, but when I see good design, I want to support it by buying its products or using its services.  It’s the quintessential idea that “we take care and thought into everything that has our name and brand on it”.  We used to be a place of chew up, and spit out cookie cutter spaces and buildings.  The change is happening, but ever so slowly.  Here are 3 awesome modern designed spaces found right here in the good old US of A.  Do you have a favorite/famous American modern design space?  Comment, and share it with us below.

1. Chipotle Mexican Grill (Various US Locations) – Chipotle is setting the gold standard for the 21st Century fast dining experience.  Everything they do from their food, service, and restaurant is designed with (modern) perfection.  They have the Burger Kings and McDonalds jumping through hoops trying to meet the high new standards they’ve set.

2. The Fletcher Jones Audi/Volkswagen dealership (Chicago, IL) – This dealership has incorporated textured wall panels to give the building a unique architectural element while using creative open window panes.

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3. Live Strong Headquarters (Austin, TX) – The home base for the fight against cancer functions with so many purposes and ideas.  Its open space reinforces team collaboration and gives the feeling of a city street with multiple heights, textures and colors.  It has a gold-rated LEED certified status with numerous reused materials.

Live Strong Headquarters


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