Virginia is for Lectures

In 1966 Sharon Pattie enrolled in art school and Wayne Butler entered business school; both at Virginia Commonwealth University. Graduating in 1970 and married that same year, they embarked on a lifetime of wanderlust, art and love.

Next week their son—and our Creative Director—will travel to the halls of VCU some 44 years later to lead a 2 day lecture and workshop on design and the importance of origin stories.

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The Highest Point on the Gold Coast

Aurora is a 4 floor penthouse by award winning architect Blainey North, floating above Gold Coast in Queensland. Located atop SOUL, the residence is hundreds of feet above the rolling sea of Surfer’s Paradise. Literal ‘high design‘.

Ms North called it an auroral corniche. We dubbed it AURORA, developing a limited edition book to celebrate the penthouse for those who might wish to invest in this singular home.

*Full documentation to follow.

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OohlaBean 2014

This fall OohlaBean (yes, ooh-la-bean) opens in Driftwood, Texas under the guidance and hospitality of Robin Garrison. Our water color studies paired with Nick Simonite’s shady afternoon shots ought to pique your interest as to what the architecture and interiors will be about. 

You can’t book a room yet, but you can get on the list with Robin for notifications of availability.

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Award Winning Work

The AIGA has selected Burnish&Plumb and Jeffrey’s for the 1st and 2nd place awards in Brand Identity Systems in the 2014 Biennial Texas Show. Tony Morris’ American Classic won the Best Booklet design. These 3 awards follow similar achievements in the 2012 Biennial Texas Show, where the studio won numerous awards and took top honors in brand and identity work.

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