The Design of Printing

Can you just imagine for a moment, a time when people only communicated verbally or with hand signals? Who was the first person who thought, “Geez I need to write this down or I’m going to forget?!” What was that thought process like? Well it looks like way back in 3000 BC or earlier, someone […]

THE DESIGN OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL – BEER!

It’s October and what a more fitting topic to discuss than beer! Did you know? Beer is one of the oldest drinks ever produced The oldest known brewed beer was in Israel 13,000 years ago  There was actually a job labeled, “Royal Chief Beer Inspector”, yes please! Beer aficionados around the world cannot confirm exactly […]

The Design of Couponing

Are you a coupon clipper? Are you chasing deals and discounts kind of like your own private Olympics as you run from store to store looking for the best deal? Well nowadays you can “run” from the comfort of your own home as you find deals online. But once upon a time, coupon clipping was […]

THE DESIGN OF MEALTIME

There are few things more satisfying to the soul than smelling the deliciousness of fresh baked bread that just came out of the oven or sitting down to a home cooked meal after a long, hard day. Let’s face it, we are a nation of “foodies” and meal time is pretty much a free for […]

THE DESIGN OF HAPPINESS

What does happiness look like to you? A smile? A robust laugh? A hug? A taco? All of the above you say? Well, it seems simple enough but actually happiness is not the same everywhere you go and it looks like we Americans lead the race when it comes to the warm and fuzzy. It’s […]

THE TASTY DESIGN OF BBQ

Brisket, brats, burgers and butts, you name it, it can be smoked, grilled and barbecued just the way you like it. Gone are the days of dousing newspaper in gasoline, lighting it on fire and shoving it under some charcoal, today you’ve got grills, smokers, eggs, the size of Texas and the price tag to […]

THE DESIGN OF TRAVEL

Now that the world is opening up after a global pandemic, it’s time to kick your comfort zone to the curb and explore all of the wonderful places this world has to offer.  So what influences you when you decide to take a trip? It used to be we would look in the newspaper for […]

JEWELRY DESIGN THRU THE AGES

Before people even started wearing clothes, they wore jewelry. It’s one of the oldest known artifacts from history dating back 100,000 years. The first known pieces came from Africa and were made from snail shells, Ostrich egg shells, bone, teeth and stones until about 3,000-5,000 BC when jewelry making was legitimately established in ancient Egypt.Gold […]

DESIGNING MONEY

From rocks to gems to animals to paper to plastic and now to digital, the design of currency has taken many forms throughout its long history. While barter and trade of items is as old as the days of the caveman, the development of paper currency with printed design is credited to the Chinese from […]

DESIGN+WINE=DIVINE!

Let’s face it, despite the climate of our weather or society, wine and adult beverages have nestled a place in our hearts. Statistics show the largest group of people that consume wine are women (56%) and this is kind of a shocker, but according to ThoughtCo.com, Millenials (36%) drink more wine than Baby Boomers (34%). But did you know there is […]