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Here at Seam, we love design and how sustainable design incorporates so many aspects of nature, beauty, and efficiency. Our blog, The Thread, is a way for us to explore interesting topics, highlight awesome strategies, and offer advice.

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How Much Will My Project Cost?

How Much Will My Project Cost?

Overview of Project Costs So, how much will my project cost? I get asked this a lot when I talk with people about new projects they are interested in starting. This is usually after they have briefly described their idea to me, so their question lacks some vital...

Fitwel: A Building Industry Response to Viruses

Fitwel: A Building Industry Response to Viruses

The Origins of Fitwel Our local and global communities continue to battle with the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying moments of loss but also discovery. We have discovered many new ways of keeping ourselves and each other safe and healthy and certain actions that...

Relating My Life Experiences to My Career

Relating My Life Experiences to My Career

I started this blog post to describe my career experiences working for Native Nations in Indian Country. Indian Country is a term used to describe any area with land holdings, headquarters, and/or communities of Native American presence. While I was writing, I...

Morning Routines: How to Find What Works for You

Morning Routines: How to Find What Works for You

Getting Started Morning routines are a big topic on social media. Famous athletes, creators, and high performers are often asked about their morning routines. Their answers are often treated as a glimpse into the tools and tricks it takes to perform at their level....

Just Program: Corporate Transparency At its Finest

Just Program: Corporate Transparency At its Finest

An Overview of Just The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) has created a transparency and responsibility standard for corporations. It’s called the Just program. Corporations can voluntarily apply to the Just program. Once accepted, they use the Just metrics...

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

Intro & Confessions I tend to be a lone wolf, so reaching out to others for advice is often hard. Translation: my ego doesn’t like it when I ask for help. Thankfully, I have received unsolicited and solicited advice that has given good direction to my life and the...

Designing for Movement

Designing for Movement

Designing for Movement in Interior Environments A major theme of my work and the blog posts on The Thread is that our interior environments play a large role in our overall health as humans. We spend a majority of our time indoors. Researchers are continually looking...

Giving Back to the Next Generation

Giving Back to the Next Generation

Giving Back is the New Black In the last post on The Thread, we looked into B Corps using business as a force for good. Since businesses have more resources and human power than individual people, their potential impact on the world is almost always greater. We hope...

B-Corps: Using Business as a Force for Good

B-Corps: Using Business as a Force for Good

A Force for Good Businesses and organizations have major influences in our lives as well as provide us products and services that keep us fed, sheltered, clothed, and entertained. Of course, businesses and organizations influence economics, politics, and a myriad of...

Is Corporate Transparency the New Norm?

Is Corporate Transparency the New Norm?

Transparency in the Corporate World Have you ever wondered what goes on in the corporations providing products and services to consumers on a local and global level? Many of us haven’t, but lately, corporations have been called to practice transparency with their...

Indoor airPLUS: Improving Residential Indoor Air Quality

Indoor airPLUS: Improving Residential Indoor Air Quality

Introduction Have you ever wondered if the air inside your home is as healthy as it could be? Many factors influence indoor air quality in our homes including smoking, cleaning habits, and air and moisture leaks. We spend a majority of our lives indoors, and the US’s...

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