39 episodes

This is a podcast about people, places, and design that will help you learn and grow. Our guests share insight, stories, and big ideas that inspire courage and curiosity. Whether it's our workplace, our home, or all the places in between, interior design is shaping the human experience every day.

Imagine a Place OFS

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 85 Ratings

This is a podcast about people, places, and design that will help you learn and grow. Our guests share insight, stories, and big ideas that inspire courage and curiosity. Whether it's our workplace, our home, or all the places in between, interior design is shaping the human experience every day.

    The wonder and weight of history in your life.

    The wonder and weight of history in your life.

    If you're curious enough, you can look backward in time and you’ll see a ribbon of lessons, treasures, good decisions, and bad decisions. While we can’t go back and change history, we also can’t move forward without the weight of it either.

    Ronn Daniel, is an accomplished Author, Historian, and Interim Director for Kent State’s Interior Design Program. As a design historian, he investigates the relationships between interior space, cultural ideas, and technological change.

    In this episode, Ronn takes us into his brain to explore the wonder and weight of history in our lives. This conversation will change how you see the world and the role you have in building the future.

    Connect with Ronn Daniel:
    https://www.kent.edu/caed/news/ronn-daniel-associate-professor

    For more Imagine a Place, please visit:
    https://ofs.com/imagine-a-place

    It’s time we elevate everything.

    It’s time we elevate everything.

    Kia Weatherspoon has spent the last 15 years defying every design stereotype. The most damaging —interior design is a luxury reserved for a few. Her voice and design practice have shifted the narrative, making interior design a standard for all.

    Kia is a Design Equity Advocate, Educator, Speaker, and Founder of Determined by Design - Today, she shares her amazing story of how she discovered the power of place, but also the disheartening disparity in the standards and levels of empathy that have been traditionally used in design. Her leadership has created ripples, prompting housing developers in economically challenged communities to do better.

    In this episode, Kia helps us understand why it’s time we elevate our empathy, our standards, and our voice. Get ready for a powerful and passionate episode.

    Learn more about Kia Weatherspoon and Determined by Design:
    https://www.determinedbydesign.com/strengths

    Determined by Design:
    https://www.determinedbydesign.com/

    Connect with Kia on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/kianweatherspoon/

    For more Imagine a Place, please visit:
    https://ofs.com/imagine-a-place

    Rescue your creative mind...before it’s too late: Martin Lindstrom

    Rescue your creative mind...before it’s too late: Martin Lindstrom

    Whether you can feel it happening or not, we are losing our grip on our creative mind and the stakes are high.

    Today’s conversation features the author and creativity expert, Martin Lindstrom. Martin has written seven New York Times bestsellers and is a frequent contributor to HBR, NBC, Fast Company and named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. His writings, along with his creative consulting practice, have landed him as one of the top creative business minds in the world today.

    In our conversation, Martin discusses his new book: The Ministry of Common Sense. He also shares with us how he rescued his own creative mind and how you can do the same.

    Learn more about Martin Lindstrom:
    https://www.martinlindstrom.com/

    Book: The Ministry of Common Sense: How to Eliminate Bureaucratic Red Tape, Bad Excuses, and Corporate BS
    https://amzn.to/3ezwSvI

    For more Imagine a Place, please visit:
    https://ofs.com/imagine-a-place

    Design is a love story: Our 1-year anniversary episode with Angie Lee of FXCollaborative.

    Design is a love story: Our 1-year anniversary episode with Angie Lee of FXCollaborative.

    For our 1-year anniversary episode, we welcome back Angie Lee, Partner and Design Director at FXCollaborative. Angie was our first ever guest on the Imagine a Place podcast, and together we look back on the last 365 days. Angie’s curiosity about what makes us feel and think the way we do, and her courage to explore these ideas out loud, make this a very special episode that we are proud to share.

    Thank you to all our guests and subscribers for joining us on this journey, we are truly appreciative of this amazing Imagine a Place community and the stories we share together. We have many more amazing guests planned and incredible perspectives to share, so stay tuned!

    For more Imagine a Place, please visit:
    https://ofs.com/imagine-a-place

    Angie Lee: the evolution of identity:
    https://ofs.com/imagine-a-place/angie-lee-evolution-identity

    Learn more about Angie Lee and FXCollaborative:
    http://www.fxcollaborative.com/people/196/angie+lee/

    Lessons from the Library: The story of Bill Van Erp - Gensler

    Lessons from the Library: The story of Bill Van Erp - Gensler

    Bill Van Erp's work spans over 30 years as Gensler's resource librarian, a role he would master. In this role, Bill managed the design catalogs, materials library, and vendor relationships for Gensler's design department. Over the course of Bill's career, he was able to observe the paths of hundreds of designers that would come and go from Gensler's San Fransisco office and he developed a sense for talent - and on today's episode he shares his "secret sauce," the recipe that he believes leads to the designers that are most likely to grow inside their firm. We also discuss some of the most pivotal changes that influenced our industry's culture and why he loved his job so darn much.

    For more Imagine a Place, please visit:
    https://ofs.com/imagine-a-place

    Learn more about Gensler:
    https://www.gensler.com/

    Annie Lee: A journey from fashion to interiors

    Annie Lee: A journey from fashion to interiors

    This episode features Annie Lee, Design Principal at ENV in New York. Annie’s path to design is anything but ordinary. She gives us a taste of life inside the fashion industry, and we end up in a great conversation around the similarities of Design and Language. The part you’ll love most though is the incredible story of her grandmother in Korea that will leave you inspired to endure and make the most of your career in design.

    For more Imagine a Place, please visit:
    https://ofs.com/imagine-a-place

    Learn more about Annie Lee and ENV:
    https://env-team.com/people/annie-lee/

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

BirdDaWord ,

Great Mix ( like the best ever

The mix of guests touch on all aspects of design, not just interiors. It’s easy to listen to and there are always new bits of advice or ideas in each episode. Enjoying this!

Rad.izdaname ,

Checks all the Boxes

A wonderful and inspiring podcast!

Boiler Mick ,

A podcast to make you think!

As a manager of people who is currently trying to navigate and innovate the idea of “workplace” for my team, this podcast has given me a lot to think about. It has not only provoked thought, but provided me some resources that I would never have been exposed to otherwise.

Top Podcasts In Arts

Listeners Also Subscribed To