Author: dsynergies

Monday morning inspiration

Monday morning inspiration

Charlotte Perriand's contributions to Architecture & Design have not received the attention they deserve. Several books have been written about her, including her autobiography, but her story is still not well known. Neither are the stories of many of her contemporaries who also carved out a place in the design professions at a time when … Continue reading Monday morning inspiration

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