Archive: Sep 2014

  1. IIDA San Diego Haute Couture Fashion Show 2014

    The IIDA Haute Couture Fashion Show pays tribute to the many talents of our design community where San Diego’s esteemed design professionals strut their stuff down the runway outfitted in amazing garb constructed using only the materials provided to them by their sponsor and the fabric they collect at the Fabric Grab.

    Georges Seurat - A Sunday on La Grande Jatte

    Georges Seurat – A Sunday on La Grande Jatte

    This year was a marriage of Design, Fashion and Art as design teams were challenged to create an outfit inspired by one of the world’s most popular paintings.

    At ID Studios, we were tasked with drawing inspiration from the work of Georges Seurat, “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte,” a scene taken from the River Seine in France completed in 1884. We were immediately drawn to the figure of the woman in the bustle dress and wanted to create a modern take on this peek into 19th century Parisian society.

    Seurat employed a technique called Pointillism by using small brushstrokes to create a unique look distinguished from the Impressionists of his time. We merged this inspiration with a 19th century French contemporary, Moulin Rouge. We lifted the bustle dress from the Seine, modernized the silhouette and gave it a cabaret edge by creating a fringe technique to create additional movement when the model graces the stage. Pointillism was a direct inspiration for the small pieces of yarn, tile and fabric which we layered in complimentary colors giving it a modern ombre’ look.

    IIDA San Diego Haute Couture Fashion Show 2014  construction

    Constructing the dress

    Part of the challenge is doing 100% of the construction in house. Luckily we have many talented employees that all lent a hand in putting it together. The results were stunning.

    A Sunday in Solana Beach

    Our design was created with the following materials:

    ID Studios Entry for the IIDA Fashion Show 2014

    ID Studios Entry for the IIDA Fashion Show 2014

    – Top and shorts made from fabric from the fabric grab and decorated with tile from DalTile.
    – Bustle and train created with secondary carpet backing by Mohawk
    – Ombre fringe topping the train made with carpet yarn poms (samples) by Mohawk
    – Inner rainbow train lining made with fabric from the fabric grab
    – Belt and earrings mirror tile by DalTile
    – Cuff made with crushed tile by DalTile
    – Parasol handle is a grout stirrer by DalTile
    – Parasol top made with metal tile lath by DalTile

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  2. San Diego Mesa College Commons Groundbreaking Celebration

    San Diego Mesa College Commons Groundbreaking Celebration Invitation

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 is the date for the San Diego Mesa College Commons Groundbreaking Celebration and you’re invited!

    The San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees, Constance M. Carroll, Ph.D., Chancellor, and Pamela T. Luster, Ed.D., President, San Diego Mesa College Invite You to the official groundbreaking of two Proposition N facilities at the site of the college’s new “front door.”

    10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Location: Construction Site between I-100 and the bookstore.

    See the invitation on Facebook.

     About the project:

    ID Studios provided interior design and FF&E services for the new San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), 57,000 s.f. Mesa College Student Union, Cafeteria, Bookstore, Culinary Arts and Support Services located at a key, central location on campus. Distinctive Features of the project include:

    • Bookstore is designed as an open, flexible shopping environment with four core principals: “curriculum, connections, services and frequency”
    • Food Court includes 4 individual food concepts
    • Outdoor, 2nd level dining deck for special events & culinary class integration
    • C Store
    • Exterior student patio for study, dining and performance venues to seat 150-200


  3. Vote for People’s Choice Orchid and Onion

    Get out the vote for People’s Choice Orchid and Onion for the 2014 AIA Orchid and Onion Awards. This year the SDSU Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, for which we provided FF&E services, is up for a people’s choice award and anyone can vote for this category! Vote now to have your vote heard! [voting now closed] and check out this cute promo video:

    About the project:
    SDSU Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union - Orchid nominee for architecture

    SDSU Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union – Orchid nominee for architecture

    ID Studios provided full FF&E services for the new SDSU Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. It provides SDSU students, faculty, staff and visitors with a state-of-the-art environment to study, socialize dine and relax. As part of the project, the university is pursuing a LEED Platinum certification, which will make it the first facility in the California State University system with this distinction. The new building, twice the size of the old facility, houses government affairs, business services, financial services, administration, recreation facilities, meeting spaces, study lounges, three new cafés, a convenience store, retail banking services, and a pub/grill. The project was designed utilizing the California “Mission-style Revival” vernacular of the SDSU campus.

    About Orchids and Onions:

    Orchids & Onions is an educational and fundraising program of the San Diego Architectural Foundation, a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization dedicated to education and the promotion of outstanding architecture, planning and urban design throughout the San Diego region.

    Orchids & Onions is the only interactive, community-based program geared towards raising awareness and encouraging practical discourse in response to San Diego’s built environment. The success of the program relies heavily upon the citizens of San Diego; public nominations and feedback about the nominations published on the O&O website are integral to planning, growth and future development of our city.