Architectural Design + Art Basel

Originating in Europe, Art Basel has been the driving force behind the success of many artists worldwide. The annual festivals held in Miami, Hong Kong and London have elevated from catering to just local artisans to incorporating the international art world. Their creative projects are exhibited in the best and largest galleries and installations are […]

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Showroom Design

Showroom design is an art form. It’s not, as many might think, a place to show trends or what one things a client might like. When done right, it’s a visual palette of your creativity; how you put together colors, design, shapes, patterns and style. In Tampa, MMD Events recently took a cue from interior […]

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Designing with Light

This piece is inspired by of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. The eight-day holiday runs this year from December 24 to January 1. To commemorate the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem a menorah holding nine candles (the extra light is used to light the others) is usually placed in the window of a […]

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holiday decor

Holiday Decor: Fresh and Green

I don’t know about you, but I love to see mood boards by other event stylists. These three were created by Natasha Frankowski, Creative Director of PartyArt Design, the new design division of our friends at Culinary Capers Catering in Vancouver. For her other holiday decor mood boards, check back on DesignDawgs here. David Merrell […]

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CHARITY EVENTS : RE-DESIGNED

It’s not often that someone comes up with a better mousetrap, and in the world of charity events, it’s downright unheard of. Yet, with his new venture, House of Distinction, Canadian event planner Aidan Henry might have come close. “There are two big issues with signature events and galas,” Henry said. Henry, also owner of […]

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Holiday Decor: Branching Out

An excerpt from Meryl Snow’s new DVD: Style Me Pretty and Profitable What is inspiration? It is that which takes you by surprise and evokes intense emotion. It moves you to action. Being open to inspiration is a lifestyle, an ongoing belief that the world is an exhilarating and intensely interesting place. Inspiration comes from […]

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Holiday Decor Mood Boards

Some holiday decor ideas from our friends to the north! Culinary Capers has a new division called PartyArt Design led by Natasha Frankoswki and she shares some winter mood boards here. Like fresh snow, fresh inspiration is a thing of beauty!  David Merrell, Lead DesignDawgs By Deb Lykkemark After executing  Nordstrom Vancouver’s multiple opening events […]

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10 Questions with Liese Gardner

Liese Gardner is what you could call a trained observer of the event industry and positioning within it. First, as an editor of several magazines, then as a marketing professional working with top brands and creative individuals. She continues to be fueled by the passions that drive us which could be anything from new marketing […]

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Jack-o-Lantern Designs

Jack-o-Lanterns have been the universal symbol of Halloween for centuries. According to the History Channel, the legend dates back to an Irish myth about a man named Stingy Jack. As the tale goes, Jack made several deals with the Devil, which never goes over well with God. Soon after, the Devil felt tricked by Jack’s […]

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Halloween Inspiration: A Zombie Event

I love it when an event professional who is known for one “look” or type of event surprises us with something so completely opposite. To be able to express our full talent talent and creativity is the reason we do what we do as event professionals. In this piece, International Event Company and their team […]

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PTE Productions

Ten Questions with Jon Adcock

DesignDawgs recently caught up with event industry expert Jon Adcock, president of PTE Productions an audio visual and lighting company in Orlando, Florida. Adcock has been busy working on major events for clients on a national level. We wanted to know more about what makes Adcock so great at what he does. We were certainly entertained by […]

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The Special Olympics

“Conferences, summits, meetings … they get lost in the design shuffle. Yet because they have to convey a very strong message with very few elements, they are perhaps the most challenging to design! Great job here by Carl Bendix and team. We are happy to bring you this interesting look at a way that the […]

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Ten Questions with Andrew Spurgin

Event designers have a special way of thinking. We’re interested in exploring what those thoughts look like. In doing so, we’re kicking off our Ten Questions series with event industry veteran and restaurant consultant Andrew Spurgin. 1. What’s the most important item to have at an event? A clear and focused head. 2. What’s your […]

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Design with a purpose

Design With a Purpose

Doron Gazit, founder of AirDD, a designer and manufacturer of illuminated inflatable designs, is also an environmental artist. His medium — Airtubes — is the same one he’s used to create large-scale designs for the Super Bowl, World Cup, Olympics, and Hollywood events such as Variety at Paramount Studios (below) since he formed AirDD in […]

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