Monthly Archives: September 2012

Design Inspiration: Rustic Cotta Cafe in Melbourne, Australia

“Welcome to a cafe interior that stands out due to its diversity, style and dynamics. Cotta Cafe in Melbourne, Australia was envisioned and implemented by Mim Design as a gathering space where guests can unwind and enjoy good company. The new cafe  is described by the designers as a place ‘providing a warm and rustic interior escape from the hustle and bustle of the West End precinct.'”

Read the whole article and see more pictures here. Remember to go to the Mentor Mixer tonight at 6:15 in CDN 283!


Photos courtesy of


Upcoming Event: Mentor Mixer

IIDA is holding the first mentor mixer of the year this Friday in the senior studio. We hope to see all IIDA members attend. This event is intended for networking with the other IIDA students, and to decide who wants to be partnered with who for the mentorship program this academic year. We pair an upperclassman with a underclassman to mentor them through the year about anything and everything. This provides a great bonding experience, and a network opportunity for the future!

iPhone Apps for Interior Designers

Did you know you could study for the LEED Green Associates Exam on your phone? How about photoshop a rendering? Or pick out a paint color for a studio project? You can even take a photo of a room and have it matched with Sherwin-Williams’ paint colors.

Check out this article on IIDA’s blog!


Photo Courtesy of iTunes.

Designer Spotlight: Azarel Marrufo

The designer we are showcasing this month for our Design Spotlight is Azarel Marrufo, a junior interiors student at ASU. Below you see her restaurant design that specializes in fondue and wine. This project was collaboratively done with Jenny Chang.

Photo Recap: Fall Welcome Mixer

The Fall Welcome Mixer had a great turn out! Thank you all who stopped by.Image

The BBQ and the cake were both hits. Mmmm


Our IIDA table looked great, and we had some people signing up to join!


This event was the perfect kick off to the year. Thank you again to everyone who participated!