Did May really happen? It feels like it passed in the blink of an eye...oh the months, where do they go? May was a different kind of busy for GHID, we were not really busy with networking or afterwork events, but rather heads down working on projects behind the scenes. Meanwhile, the boss man a.k.a. Garrison was busy flying to three different states, while overseeing our projects. Although this blog will be shorter than previous months, just know that we're gearing up for an extremely busy couple of months and we'll likely have a longer blog next month. :)
Garrison Heads East To Tour Sub-Zero & Wolf, May 8
Garrison had the opportunity - thanks to Bradlee Distributors - to eat fabulously prepared food and tour the insanely beautiful yet modern Sub-Zero & Wolf factories in Madison, WI. Garrison was able to see kitchen demos and learn more about the next generation of Sub Zero. He also got to see some Made in America Wolf products on the assembly line.
Part Of The Design Team Heads To CFM’s Private Event, May 14
Garrison, Dann, Daniel, Collin and Alison attended the CFM’s private after work event valuable connections with industry reps and knowledge on some of the new products in countertop, tile, and carpet production.
BlogFest 2013, May 18-21
Garrison has been in and out of Portland over the last few months, but this time he headed to Blogfest in NYC. Garrison had the opportunity to network with bloggers within our design community as well as hear from other influential speakers within the interior design industry. Some of his favorite highlights from the event was the tour of the Hearst building, seeing all of the wonderful rooms touring Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House and Newel Antiques for hosting all of us attending Blogfest 2013 for an event that capped off one of the nights, he loved all of the art!
Teaser: Garrison went to CT to continue working with family on family home remodel - stay tuned for some more details to come in the coming months!
GHID Lands First Multi-Family Housing Project, May 16
After countless hours on the project and very out-of-the-box ideas, GHID was awarded our very first new build multi-family housing project to design the interiors package for two new buildings that will be added to Orenco Station in Hillsboro, OR. We’ll reveal more details later this summer/early fall, either way, we’re ecstatic to be expanding our expertise to other fields of the industry. The drawing above shows the Platform District at Orenco; the buildings Holland Partners Group will build at the Orenco/Northwest 231st Ave.
Huge thanks to Lisa Lester and Dann Baker for tackling this project and being a fabulous example of client delight for the team.
Suzanne Kasler Comes To Portland
The designers and I went to Parker Furniture to meet with over 40 manufacturers and hear from the talented, Atlanta-based interior designer, Suzanne Kasler - click here for the blog I wrote about her. She was full of great tips and knowledge, and her work is beautiful!
Coming Up For GHID
This month, we'll be making some additional announcements and will continue preparing for the Street of Dreams home that we are designing! More details to come soon... :)