Last month, we had the pleasure of joining IIDA CinDay for their Inspire Me Series tour of The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Our tour was led by members of the design team from GBBN as well as members of the Cincy Shakes team. Drawing inspiration from and paying homage to historical theatres such as The Globe Theatre, while keeping in mind the needs of today, Cincy Shakes displays a raw but refined attitude toward design and materials.Read More
I've always been a big fan of weavings and wall hangings. There are so many droll-inducing designs by artisans who are true masters of this historical craft. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to take a weaving class while I was in design school, but when I found out Natalie Kaelin was hosting a class at The Frock in Covington, I jumped at the opportunity.Read More
As the winter season slowly moves on, the lingering drear and cold begin to make us anxious for everything to “spring” to life again. Accessorizing indoor spaces with plants and fresh flowers is an easy way to brighten your surroundings and immediately give a space life. Like a piece of artwork, we value plants as much for their color as for their texture and form.Read More
Write here...Happy 2018 everyone! We continually draw inspiration from the world around us, and there are so many places, spaces, and moments of great inspiration in Cincinnati and beyond. This coming year, instead of keeping those thousands of photos on our phones, we’re going to share them with you, giving you a glimpse of what inspires us and keeps us going, showing off our Queen City and other places, too.Read More
Plant your seeds. Get to know people. Nurture your crops. Establish quality relationships over quantity relationships. “If your network is a mile wide and an inch deep, it will never be successful” (Misner). Aim for a rich harvest, not a quick kill.Read More
A well-designed office environment is not only an investment in the people who work there, but also an investment in their clients and their potential clientsRead More
May is already halfway over (where does time go?!) and there’s been a lot to celebrate this month! We celebrated momma’s everywhere last weekend, we had margaritas on the 5th, and it’s officially wedding season! We love when clients come to us with the task of designing their wedding invitation package. From the Save the Dates all the way to the thank you notes, we see our slice of the wedding pie (or cake) as an important tool in helping the bride and groom to hone in on their wedding vision. The process is very similar to a branding project, helping a client form their identity and establish an essence and distinct look.
We recently worked with a client in developing their invitation package, complete with Save the Dates, RSVPs, maps, programs, and thank you cards. The wedding venue, Voice of America MetroPark, is a casual, outdoor venue, and the client wanted the invitation package to be welcoming and casual, but also maintain a level of sophistication. Succulents and simple florals, similar to those on the invitation package, were included at the venue on tablescapes, bouquets, and boutonnières.
Scroll through to see some of our favorite images of the invitation package. We hope you love the final product as much as we do!
On January 20th, we had the privilege of joining the IIDA-Cincinnati/Dayton chapter for a hardhat tour of the Art Deco beauty, Cincinnati Union Terminal, while it undergoes a massive $217.5 million ($160 million in construction alone) renovation.Read More
One of our favorite projects thus far has been these "sweet" Bat Mitzvah invitations. It's not every day that you get to design for a 13 year old, but when you do, you can use fun colors, graphic motifs, and bold fonts.
Focusing on simplistic and bold design, the Bat Mitzvah invitation package challenges the notion of traditional invitation packaging. The outside "envelope" unfolds, revealing two invitations; then flips over and shows the RSVP information.
The guest then fills out the RSVP information, refolds the "envelope," places a sticker on the back, fills in their address, and sends it back in the mail.
The bold color palette and simple typefaces keep a fun, consistent, graphic presentation all the way to thank you notes.
The candy and sweets icon motif, the lollipop "i," and the fun colors all reinforce the Bat Mitzvah's theme, "Sweet Caroline." This was one of our favorite projects to date, and we cannot wait to design more.
What I like most about cities is their depth. The ability to always find something “new,” even if new means you’ve seen it from the highway 100 times, driven down its road 12 times, and the structure itself has stood for 84 years.Read More
Becoming the co-founder of an interior design firm was not something I thought would be part of my career path. I always knew I was a problem solver and enjoyed helping others, but developing a business focused on helping others see the ideas they have come to life and promoting new concepts to solve problems was not always a clear path for me. Taking note of several experiences in my life helped me realize my passion for design and solidified the decision to start a design business.Read More
As they say, do it with passion or not at all. Here’s to a new beginning...cheers!Read More