Tag Archives: Ryan Bloom

Rebuilding Together Aurora

5 May

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Rebuilding Together Aurora holds an annual Rebuilding Event every April and this year members of Toasting Design joined in to help. We were placed on the crew that transformed Equata’s Place, a community garden that started as grass. (more…)

Beyond The Box – A Building for Affordable Housing

2 Feb

Congratulations to the entire ToastingDesign group, engineering professional Marcos Guerrero and architect/mentor Steve Beck for the second place finish in the first annual 2012 National IDP Design Competition hosted by the AIA-San Fernando Valley Chapter.

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Breaking News! Event Update

13 Apr

As many may know, the Architecture and Design Film Festival is this weekend.  A few of us have decided on a few movies to go see and are making it a “marathon” day on Saturday afternoon.

If you would like to join us, or learn more about the films being presented this weekend, check out our Events Page in the upper right corner of out blog…and contact us to let us know!

It’s an EV Party! The IGO EV Event Recap

11 Apr

Last night’s IGO EV Member Party was filled with fun, information, and intrigue. After toasting (yes, toasting!) IGO’s EV start with a plastic cup of champagne, the IGO CEO explained some of their plans on moving forward with their EV releases. There were plenty of snacks and drinks going around while people enjoyed good discussion, thoughts about the program, and yes, even some test rides in the their new Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV.

 

 

 

 

Some recap and insight:

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Auto Show – The Architecture Files

28 Feb

Of course as an architect when I went to the auto show I wasn’t just looking at the cars. Now overall I must say if I was judging the show based on the booths I would have been sadly disappointed but luckily the filled them (as planned of course) and it was a great show.

Auto Show Globe

Chicago Auto Show 2012

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Holiday Logo

13 Dec

Currently we have switched over our logo from our standard logo to this nifty one created by Ryan Bloom for the holiday season!

Happy Holidays!

11 Dec

Happy Holidays from us here at ToastingDesign!

Christmas Construction Plans.pdf

Being Elmo: Inspirational! (commentary and insight)

10 Dec

Remember Elmo? Of course you do…Sesame Street has been a major part of the lives of millions of kids. But do you know the story behind Elmo’s puppeteer? Well, a group of us found out the story at the Gene Siskel Film Center, and it was an absolute inspiration!

Trailer | Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

Kevin Clash’s story is full of struggle, opportunity, and passion, as well as a variety of life lessons and inspiration. It’s amazing to see that a passionate young kid from Baltimore can follow his dreams from as early as 10 years old to become successful, loving everything he does and touching the hearts of millions.

So, what about the rest of us? What about the teens, 20s, and 30 year olds, and beyond, that know they want to do something great but have no idea what? What about our journeys?!

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Shirt.Woot Derby #226: math in nature

18 Nov

Continuing to enter the derby this time the Toasting Design entry is Discovery of Gravity. Newton wasn’t so happy about that apple. This week was aimed at trying a different style. Thank you for your votes (must be signed in and made a purchase at Woot to vote).

Discovery of Gravity

Shirt.Woot Derby #225: australia

12 Nov

This week we took another stab at the Shirt.Woot derby but this time we had enough time to really get the idea fully worked out. The topic was Australia and our entry is Koala Yummy playing off those Koala snacks from childhood. Please take a minute to go vote (must be signed in and made a purchase at Woot to vote).

Koala Yummy

Koala Yummy

Thank you for your your votes and comments!