Tag Archives: kitchen

Traditional Design for the 21st Century

Since the day I opened Project Partners Design, I have always relied solely on word of mouth and referrals to get new business. I would much rather have a satisfied client sell their friends on my reputation for quality, service … Continue reading

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Pretty and Practical

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The Easiest Path to (dis)Function

For the past sixteen years, I have had the pleasure of doing what is, for me, a dream job – designing and implementing beautiful and functional kitchens and baths. You might think I have seen it all but I can … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Biggest Mistake

What is the single biggest mistake made in kitchen design? From my point of view, it isn’t going too trendy with the choice of materials or color. It isn’t using too big or too small of an island or mis-calculating the storage space or … Continue reading

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Two Lloyd Wrights

Frank Lloyd Wright has always been one of my all-time favorite architects. Having lived in the Chicago area, I certainly saw my fair share of Frank Lloyd Wright homes and have even toured a few over the years.  Last night … Continue reading

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Details, details, details

From time to time, I stumble across a little design gem where the more you look, the more you see. Such was the case last week while on a tour showcasing construction and art works throughout San Francisco that were … Continue reading

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It’s That Time Again

Every two years, the folks at Sub-Zero Wolf host a design contest for kitchens utilizing their wonderful products. As in past years, I have a few entries into the contest. While I can’t disclose which ones were the work of … Continue reading

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A Guest Appearance

Recently I was asked if I would write a guest post for Riggs Distribution [the regional distributor for Sub-Zero and Wolf for Northern California] that discussed the Urban Connoisseur design that I have recently been reviewing. Being a huge fan … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Design: Urban Connoisseur – The Surface Schedule

Let’s take a look at the surfaces in use in the urban kitchen that we have been dissecting over the past few weeks. In past installments, we have already reviewed the cabinets, fixtures and appliances. Take a close look at … Continue reading

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Which Came First…

the chicken or the egg? We have all heard this philosophical riddle with varying points of view. A similar question comes up in the world of kitchen and bath design. Which comes first, the selections or the design? The answer in my … Continue reading

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