Monthly Archives: December 2012

Photo Recap: Our Holiday Mentor Mixer Event!

On November 30th, we held a Holiday Mentor Mixer event for mentors and mentees to get more acquainted with each other. At the mixer, we hosted appetizers and deserts, a white elephant gift exchange as well as a gingerbread house building competition. For the gingerbread house building competition, we divided the group into two teams and determined which team’s gingerbread house best interpreted Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. The winning team’s design and other photos are featured below. All photos are courtesy of Erica Weimann.

ImageThe holiday appetizer and dessert table. Yum!

ImageEating and catching up with eachother ūüôā

ImageOur design inspiration for the gingerbread house building competition: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater!

ImageOne team’s members assembling their gingerbread house.

ImageThe other team’s members planning their gingerbread house design.

ImageThe runner up team’s design with a picture of Fallingwater to compare.

ImageTa-da!! The winning team’s gingerbread interpretation of Fallingwater. Good job to everyone who participated! ¬†

IIDA would like to wish everyone a great and relaxing winter break! Follow us on our Facebook page to stay updated on all our events. See you in the spring!


Pantone Announces Emerald as the 2013 Color of the Year

Pantone, the worldwide authority on color, announced yesterday that Emerald will be the color of the year for 2013. Emerald, following 2012’s Tangerine Tango, will bring a nice change in fashion trends and interiors. Pantone describes the color ¬†as “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance, and harmony” (¬†


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Design Inspiration: Modern Green Bistro

Today we are loving this modern eatery in Germany! Check out Freshome’s¬†article¬†on the Green Bistro.

“Siddik Erdogan¬†and¬†J√∂rn Fr√∂hlich¬†designed the interiors of the¬†Green Bistro¬†in the Lengermann & Trieschmann department store in Osnabr√ľck, Germany. Covering 100 square meters, the bistro displays a modern atmosphere captured between the sinuous lines of the design. The two designers collaborating on this project have each a fascinating design background ‚ÄstJ√∂rn Fr√∂hlich¬†works with theatre and retail design in Berlin, while¬†Siddik Erdogan¬†is an interior designer from Turkey. The lack of sharp edges in the design was inspired by natural shapes and conveys the primary idea of the bistro: sustainability promoting healthy green food to the customers. The mix between naturally enhanced plywood and white lacquered surfaces created a functional, innovative bistro design, with functional parts like food displays, tray shelves, benches and tables individually created and mounted to fit the overall look. White chairs and tulip tables complete the welcoming design with a fantastic conceptual ceiling centrepiece as focal point. You might want to try this contemporary dining experience for yourselves.”




All images courtesy of Don’t forget to go to the Holiday Mentor Mixer tonight at 6:30 in CDN 283!