Author Archives: Mark Miller

Five Hot Design Trends for 2017

Rugs as art Area rugs will be the go-to trend for homeowners looking to make a rapid impact. A mix of size, color, style and texture creates endless possibilities. Not just square, not just functional,  rugs become art with rooms being built around them as opposed to on top of them. Statement Materials Unique applications […]

It’s No Place Like Home

From Munich to Milan, from New Orleans to Nashville, Moxy Hotels by Marriot can be described many ways – millennial, affordable, comfortable, free spirited, but the word that applies best is COOL! They are self-described as ”a boutique hotel with the social heart of a hostel.” Their potent blend of industrial, traditional, contemporary and funky […]

Four Tips To Landing Your First Job

I get asked … a lot, “What’s the best way to get a job once I’m out of school? Ultimately it comes down to only three things: Network, Network and Network. Oh… did I mention Network? Yes of course your education is foundationally important, without that you don’t have anything to bring to the table […]

Singapore’s Newest Jewel

Singapore welcomes it’s newest luxury resort, the JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. The dual-tower hotel was designed by London-based architecture firm Foster and Partners, while its interiors are by famed French designer Philippe Starck. It seeks to seamlessly interweave historic and newly constructed buildings, and houses a multi-million dollar collection of more than 30 works […]

NEWH Scholarship Opportunity

NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network has made available a $4000.00 scholarship. Sponsored by Symmons, it will be for either undergrad or grad students who’s primary interest is in Hospitality Design. Click here for more information: http://www.newh.org/wp-content/uploads/scholarship/VendorScholarships/Letter_ProductDesignCompetition.pdf

Light Fixture Design Competition

BREAKING NEWS – The annual Robert Bruce Thompson Student Design Competition has just been announced for 2017. The challenge: Design a light fixture for the lobby of a new modern art museum. This competition, open to all students, will run now until the submission deadline March 24th 2017. The first prize will be $5,000.00 Second […]

Tom Collom

  Tom Collom is a successful designer, architect, entrepreneur and developer here in San Francisco. You may be familiar with some of his work, Market on Market is the latest. He also has Small Foods, a new concept in convenience markets, on 2nd street. He came to 601 Brannan recently to share his real world […]

CitySCENE at Black Cat

Recently a few of our students had the opportunity to help at an event sponsored by CitySCENE for Hospitality Design magazine. The gathering brought together designers from all over the Bay Area and vendors such as Moz – Metals and Architectural products, Williams Sonoma and Shaw Hospitality Group among others. In addition to helping out […]

DIFFA 2016

SCHOLARSHIP FROM HOUZZ

The wonderful people at Houzz, the online design community, are making available a significant scholarship opportunity for Interior Design and Architecture students.   Who couldn’t use a bit of help with school next semester? Check out their website and go to this link to see how you can apply. Do it soon, do it today, […]