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  • 2011: All Wrapped Up

    This has been a very exciting year for Ripple! Not only have we added to our body of work both in Washington and California, we added actual bodies to Ripple Design and to our family.

    Jim, our principal, adopted the sweet and beautiful Molly, who makes her presence known from time to time around the office with her big brother, Murphy.
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    Cleveland Art

    Today we are giving a shout out to a company called Cleveland Art, a company that repurposes and recycles industrial machinery and surplus into home and office furniture and items. Tables, lamps, chairs, bookends, and so much more – all made from recycled or repurposed materials and objects.
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    Voting for Durisol

    Michael Pollan, the author of so many wonderful books about food and healthy eating, always says that when you are in the checkout line at the grocery store you vote every time you pay by the choices you make. For instance, if you buy 60% organic products you are sending the message to the grocery store chain, thus voting, that you like and will continue to buy organic products if they are stocked and always made available. The voting cycle continues every time you choose and pay for your groceries. As you buy more, they supply more, errr, that’s how it’s supposed to go.
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    Dress Code for Architects

    What do you think of when you think of an architect’s uniform?

    In school I had a professor, albeit one of the kindest human beings ever to step foot on earth, who wore the same exact uniform day in and day out for all five years that I’ve known him. Khaki pants, white collared button down starchy shirt, round frameless glasses and some of the saddest shoes you’ve ever laid eyes on. At the end of our second semester some fellow students and I had the privilege to go over to his house and were treated to a dinner prepared by said professor. Though the gesture alone should have been my sole focus I could only think of one thing: Hell or high water I was going to take a peak inside his closet. After arriving, it took all of 5 minutes to figure out the layout of his house.
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    Sumptuous Living

    We are in luxe! What’s Luxe? Luxe is an interiors and design magazine devoted “to those interested in creating beautiful surroundings and living well.” Luxe is THE go-to guide and resource for design, decorating, architecture, and renovation. Luxe magazine is offered in cities from New York to Chicago to Dallas to Seattle.
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    Splishsplash, Taking a Tile Bath

    We get a lot of questions regarding recommendations for tile. Selecting the appropriate tile for your kitchen and bathroom can be a nerve-racking experience, yet it shouldn’t be. Tile, if done right, is artful and expressive of the mood you are creating in your home. While getting started there are hundreds of tile companies to choose from, whether they be local artisan manufacturers or larger commercial companies that are reasonably priced, but usually too industrial looking for at home application.
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    Molo Mojo

    Most folks that walk into our office for the first time take one look at our partitions and love, love, love them immediately, almost as much as we do. We get a lot of questions, like “what are those?”, “where’d you get them?”, and “where can I get one?”
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