MICHELE ALFANO, MOD DESIGN GURU
Let’s Re-Design your world: architecture, interior, decor and fashion
Growing up with a physicist dad, who is a pioneer in the application of light and photonics technology, I was exposed to foward thinking. What’s the next idea or invention? He instilled in me to always do more than what is expected, to be passionate and inspired. So bring it on, let me be your Design Guru!
In my interest in innovation, Mod Design Guru will promote cutting edge design and foward thinking to help you formulate your own design ideas.
What is MOD?
Mod is style, Mod is edgy, Mod is innovative, Mod is thinking-outside-the-box, Mod is me! Let me re-design your world: architecture, interior, decor, fashion!
The Stylish MOD reader is a 20-40 year old design aficionado looking for provocative design in-order to be stimulated, to furnish with flair, and be current with all the latest innovative design trends!
Catch all of my postings:
*Designer Spotlight Sunday,a series of Q&A interviews featuring emerging artists and premier design voices in the fields of architecture, interior, decor, and fashion design. If you would like to be featured, please email me your designs and projects at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Trends: Show you cool trends at CB2,Crate and Barrel, West Elm, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Home Goods, Target, Room and Board, Jonathan Adler,ETC
*Muse Essential: to MUSE is to brood,to chew over to ponder,to percolate,to mull over,to reflect,to speculate….to find design inspiration in unusual and novel ways. Let me fuel your creativity and translate these ideas into your home design.Today, everyone needs a Muse and some encouragement. What fuels your creativity? I love architecture, interior design, fashion design and food and get inspired everyday. Whether you are reading a book, magazine, admiring the latest fashions, watching your kids cartoon, or just walking down the street - you can find inspiration. How can I help you provoke your Muse? Use this site, Mod Design Guru to be your source to spark inspiration!
*Free Advice Fridays: Need some design advice? I invite you to send me a question to my mailbag! Email email@example.com
ABOUT PROFESSIONAL ME
I am an architectural design professional with 18+ years of design experience in all types of architectural and interior design: airport, retail, restaurant, and residential. I am passionate about Architecture and Design and my mission is to spotlight emerging innovators and innovations in technology, materials and methods that are influencing architecture, interior, decor and fashion design.
In my past working experience at Walker Group/CNI in NYC, I had the opportunity to design an innovative tunnel interior in Fukuoka Japan. The premise was to draw people into a basement level of a department store. The design, using multi-media and light, made pedestrians feel as if they are crossing a bridge over a body of water - when in reality they are walking through a tunnel. The tunnel project was recognized as “Best Public Space” by Interiors Magazine, received an award in an “International Store Design”, garnered an “AIA 2000 Honors Award” for “Interior Architecture” and was cited as one of the years top projects by Business Week and Architectural Record.