Thumbing the office copy of Christopher Alexander’s Pattern Language recently, I was struck by how many of his ideas center on the idea of diversity in design. Alexander argues against homogeneity at every scale, from that of room furnishings to the design of cities. He’s so right. Our homes, offices, public places and urban landscapes all…
The signage for your business is like its face – the first thing someone sees about you. It is very important to make a good impression. But there are many elements to consider before you “hang out your sign.” Good signage is integrated into the design of the whole business. It should coordinate with your logo and general…
Thursday was the community input session for Dill Pickle’s new expansion. If you missed it, here’s your chance to contribute!
For New Year’s Eve, consider the sum of our lives – an afterlife spent re-visiting all the moments of life re-sorted according to type.
What’s your favorite building of the Star Wars galaxy? Cast a vote for one of these or tell us why another is the best.
Curious City recently answered, “Why does Chicago have so many revolving doors?” That made us wonder how many people know that using revolving doors saves energy. If you didn’t before, now you can feel a tiny boost of adult pride and child-like glee when you chose the revolving doors; you’re saving energy while you run around in…
We release the final photos of Uptown Family Vision a few weeks ago. Today we talk about the process of creating their logo and brand identity.
Nearly all of our clients are taking on their first design and construction project. Today moss share’s our process and explains how to work with an architect.
Today we’d like to kill the idea of the Kitchen Work Triangle as a design tool that is out of date and should be out of our design process.
At moss, an open kitchen isn’t just an aesthetic choice, it’s a alignment of the house with the way a modern family lives.
Your backsplashes, bathrooms or blank walls can all be improved by some well chosen tile. Advice on the right material for the right spot!
Windows connect us to nature, offer views, and natural light, and fresh air. Some history, technology and taxonomy of these essential building elements.