Inspired Buffalo

Owner Marinette Kozlow and her Mom, Mouna, in front of Inspired Buffalo's Blackrock studio ({Photo: Jennifer Santora). Part of the defining vision of Design Synergies was to, well, create synergies with other creative entrepreneurs and small businesses. DSA started as a home-based business, then grew into a tiny office shared with another home-based business, Allieway … Continue reading Inspired Buffalo

Rethinking space: the #notsotinyoffice

How will you design differently? Like a lot of Architects and Designers, we've been asking that question. As we wait for some of our design projects to restart, we have been revisiting the different types of projects that our firm designs - especially those that bring people together. What might they look like if we … Continue reading Rethinking space: the #notsotinyoffice

Three things

Hurricane Sandy undoubtedly impacted building design and urban planning in New York City and along the neighbouring coastline. The ideas of resiliency and resilient design came to the attention of the design profession because it was clear that we couldn't continue to design and build in the same ways. The aftermath of one incredibly destructive … Continue reading Three things

Leaving the #tinyoffice…for an even tinier office

Back to the tiny home office: what meetings look like these days. It's been a month since my personal trainer-husband has been housebound, and 3 weeks since I moved back into the tiny upstairs room that was DSA's original office for 3 years. This is not how I imagined that the month of April would … Continue reading Leaving the #tinyoffice…for an even tinier office

Happy birthday to us!

7 We're 7!  Or, more accurately (since we're on vacation in Germany), Wir sind 7 Jahre alt!  Hard to believe that it's been that long. What a ride 🙂 Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany I have to say,  this is a great way to celebrate 7 years of self-employment.  Time away from work - especially when you are "It" for … Continue reading Happy birthday to us!

Happy 5th birthday!

Design Synergies is celebrating its 5th birthday this month!  The 5-year mark is a big milestone for us, as it is for a lot of small businesses.  In 2012, the Small Business Administration (SBA) reported - based on research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics - that about 2/3 of small businesses make it to the 2-year … Continue reading Happy 5th birthday!