Category Archives: Inspired

People Ignore Design

Frank Chimero once said, “People ignore design that ignores people.” Well, Frank, I couldn’t agree more. To me there is nothing more frustrating than a chair that you can’t sit in, an uncomfortable couch and a table that isn’t level. … Continue reading

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Design Language

Sometimes we can’t explain it. Our favorite pen, that go-to sweater that looks good on any day of the week, our beloved chair in the corner where we can curl up and read a book…they just make us feel good. … Continue reading

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Outside Lies Magic

I read a great book while in my twenties that has stuck with me through my life, it’s called Outside Lies Magic.  It was written by a landscape professor at Harvard University   The book speaks about the physical built world … Continue reading

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The Greek Problem

I attended the Chapman Economic & Business Review recently.  Good to hear that in general things are looking up, however anemically, for our region.  The headline read “The Recovery Creeps Along…Not much to quicken or retard the pace of growth”. … Continue reading

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A Bet Worth Losing

After several years participating in and raising funds for the Komen Race for the Cure in Orange County Team Tangam’s Captain, Joe Lozowski, made a bet with the organizing team that they could not double the previous year’s contributions for … Continue reading

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I Am Family

The other day I had the privilege of listening to our esteemed leaders speak at our 9th anniversary company party. There at the party Joe, Jack and Nick (all dressed alike in playful garb – as usual) each took their … Continue reading

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The Boomerang Effects of Inspiration

I experienced the boomerang effects of inspiration.  And how great that felt.  Although he is a customer, he is truly as much a friend if not more so than a customer.  But during dinner with my customer/friend a few weeks … Continue reading

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RAKU

My recollection of Raku is that it is a Japanese process of firing clay in heated earth that results in a really beautiful, unique and iridescent sheen.  It’s also a fierce, dirty and dangerous process. So I attended the Opening … Continue reading

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Culture

Today marks our ninth anniversary at Tangram and the celebration we hold annually in honor of our folk heroes who epitomize the values we prize the most. So, how do we know who they are?  What criteria define these heroes?  … Continue reading

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Inspiring Lives

For the last 5 years, Tangram has organized a team to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Orange County. We have grown into one of the largest teams and this year is no different with … Continue reading

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