Inspiration from Africa: Mitch Takes us to a Waterfall's Edge, Atop the Highest Sand Dune, and Inside the Joy of Giving

Posted by Annie Krug on Feb 14, 2018 2:53:17 PM

"When I travel, it's all about the adventure," head designer at Stone Yard, Mitch Brean, begins our conversation. "So I plan things as little as possible and let things happen."

In his most recent trip to Africa, which included visits to seven different African countries, Mitch did find adventure—and inspiration—at every turn. Explore with him in this blog post, as he relives some of his favorite moments through stories and images.

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Inspiration, Custom Design

Bespoke Design: Why it Matters

Posted by Annie Krug on Dec 6, 2017 11:48:25 AM

The word "bespoke" originated in the fashion industry, and literally means to speak for something, as a well-cut suit or dress is said to "speak well" of the wearer. In furniture design, using bespoke, or custom, pieces in a design speaks to a high sense of style. But it does more than that: it simplifies and streamlines the design process. Put simply, unlike off-the-shelf furniture that forces you to tailor your design to the piece, bespoke furniture is tailored to your design.

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Inspiration, Collaboration, Custom Design