Getting Social at KBIS

The Modenus X Design Milk Social Lounge provided a place for new media pros to cool their heels, connect, and learn at KBIS last year, and they’re back with more in 2018! In 2017, for the first time, KBIS (the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) featured a space where influencers, bloggers, and social media professionals […]

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Overcoming Writer’s Block for Designers

Overcoming Writer's Block (for Designers)

You know your business inside out. You’d think you’d be the best-qualified person to write about your business, and yet you’re bound up by writer’s block.  Why You Struggle with Writer’s Block You have so many ideas stuck in your head. You have much to say and yet nothing comes out on paper. It is […]

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Use Humor to Sell Your Design Services

Use Humor to Sell Your Design Services

Do you incorporate humor in your sales pitch when you are selling your design services? Do you bond with your clients by sharing the same sense of humor? Do your witty comments and your funny puns make you a more pleasant business person? The best salespeople use humor to sell. Yes, you’re a designer and […]

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Creating a Painless Marketing Plan

Drafting a marketing plan is a daunting task for many designers. Partially because it seems like it will require a lot of time and effort to put it together, but also because designers are often visual thinkers (so writing is a chore). To make the process painless, we created a simple questionnaire that, once completed, […]

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Composing Artful Modern Gardens

The garden designs of Los Angeles landscape architect Lisa Gimmy address transitional spaces like patios and terraces that are close to the house. Not to knock Southern California’s midcentury modern gardens, but there are so many at this point that they are a dime a dozen—only they really aren’t, because designers like Gimmy have a fresh approach that […]

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