Fresh & New

We love the fascinating, complex, and endlessly rich world of design. Design and humanity are intertwined, so that the broad category of design touches everything from climate science, to emotion, to body function. Our monthly series Design Bites, hosted in local Durham wine shop LouElla, takes a short, deep-dive into design topics of interest.

We want to share with you the amazing ways that people around the globe are bending the status quo, using design to shape perception, engage with environment, and kickstart dialogue. We want design to be accessible, fun, informal, and inspiring.

 
 

Design Bites - November Event

Mud, mud, glorious mud! Building with earth can be both beautiful and sustainable. Earth buildings from the US and around the world. See the many manifestations of mud.

Relax with a glass of wine at LouElla’s Wine Shop in Durham, NC among fellow enthusiasts. Event is free.


Design Bites - December Event

Storytelling is not just for the page. Come and see how narrative plays a role in space creation, from the abstract to the literal. Explore ways in which to use narrative to enliven the spaces you inhabit.

Relax with a glass of wine at LouElla’s Wine Shop in Durham, NC among fellow enthusiasts. Event is free.

 

Past Events

Design Bites - September Event

Join us for a guided tour of colorful tools and techniques used to alter perception. Get inspired by contemporary designers’ use of color to transform public and private space! A monthly “deep-dive” into a design topic of interest.

Relax with a glass of wine at LouElla’s Wine Shop in Durham, NC among fellow enthusiasts. Event is free - please RSVP