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About Design Office Inc

The Design Office, Inc., is a purchasing cooperative that serves the architecture, engineering, and design communities.

death and taxes. ok, maybe not taxes.

A well written and provocative piece on the relativities of taxation, services, and entrepreneurship. I’ll have more to say about this in the coming week. “What we’re doing when we are paying taxes is buying a product. So the question … Continue reading

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Digging all the way to…

The first rule for getting out of a hole is to stop digging. And, thus, the mainstream architectural media is (finally) stopping their descent and looking around for ways out. At best, this article, which appeared in Architectural Record, begins … Continue reading

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Glimmers of hope.

Well, it seems like the post-Thanksgiving bounce isn’t isolated to retail sales. The AIA’s billing index, however imperfect (see our previous post on the topic), was up to 52.0 for the month of November. According to the AIA, anything above … Continue reading

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Metro thinking

We’ve been a fan of Neal Pierce ever since Greg heard him speak at a Livability conference in Seattle many years ago. Consistently, he’s eloquently shown why acting locally and regionally is critical to keeping America on track. That he’s … Continue reading

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Looking Forward Part Deux/

To follow up on our last post, the folks over at Harvard Business IdeaCast have a great, short podcast on the topic of reinventing your business model. Freshly made – check it out here.

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Looking forward /

Over the holidays, I’ve been catching up on a thick stack of publications that have lain dusty and dormant in my living room. In the din of the Thanksgiving hangover, this particular article caught my attention: Mayhem on Madison Avenue … Continue reading

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Bringing Design into Business

Fast Co, one of our favorite general publications because of it’s slide towards covering the business of design, has an interview with Peter Lawrence that’s worth a listen here.  

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