Archive for ‘Rethink Spotlight’

October 9th, 2015

Our Top Picks: HGTV Fresh Faces of Design 2015


Crazy for Color | House of Many Styles

  When HGTV approached us to submit our work for this year’s HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Competition, we knew exactly which house to send. If you’ve been a longtime follower of our Facebook or Instagram, you’ve had a private tour behind one of downtown’s historic row houses that boasts an interior far from “cookie cutter”. Full of color, texture, and branded spaces that speak to each family member’s personality, West Perry is undoubtedly one of our favorite projects to date. We’re honored to be a part of a curated selection of other talent across the country that puts just as much emphasis on designing a branded environment; ensuring a space that both reflects the homeowner and can easily evolve along with their lifestyle. And now, we need your help to claim the title of winner in either the Master Retreats or Crazy for Color categories. Voting is a bit tricky, so here is an easy breakdown of the details and how to cast your vote:


 Master Retreats | Serene Master Suite


How to Vote for Rethink in the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Competition 2015

1. Follow this link to the competition homepage. 2. Select “Crazy For Color” from the gallery images below. 3. Scroll down until you see Joel Snayd – House of Many Styles. 4. Click the image and scroll through each photo of the slideshow until a “Ready to Vote” box appears and click. Then click “Vote” on Joel’s thumbnail image. 5. Repeat this for the “Master Retreats” category. Our project is also featured as Joel Snayd – Serene Master Suite.

Voting runs September 25 – October 30.

Hint: You can vote on multiple devices / browsers once per day, every day.   Don’t forget to browse the other spaces as well. Here are our top picks from the remaining finalists:


Our Top Picks: HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Competition 2015


Kirsten Krason & Erin Morgan | House of Jade

The design team at House of Jade share our love for bright, white spaces with hints of both glam and natural elements. From a functionality standpoint, we love the double island as a way to separate prep and eating areas without disrupting the kitchen’s flow. As for materials? You can’t go wrong with a classic white subway tile and solid brass hardware. Well done!


Cortney Bishop | Cortney Bishop Design

Adding ship lap to an interior space is a great way to bring architectural character without getting too traditional. Take note of how the bottom board is taller to act as a base and grounds the walls. The mint green painted wood floors add playfulness without the need of clutter-prone decor.


Harmony Weihs | Harmony Design

This smart use of white and central beam has us thinking back to our Tybee Beach House project, where we also used color and symmetry to draw the eye upward. Dark lower cabinets help ground the space, while keeping both the upper cabinets and backsplash tile white masks unwanted line breaks.


Justin DiPiero

Sometimes all it takes to add a fresh spin to a historic brick building is some white paint and a layered, lived-in decor scheme. We’re always fan of mixing heirloom pieces with modern textiles for a vintage-casual lounge space. Way to help represent SCAD alumni, Justin!


Wendy & Greg Blackband | Blackband Design

Built-ins naturally evoke a sense of purposeful design and allow for smart storage solutions you won’t get with standalone furniture. This bright and airy “guest cabin” by Blackband Design puts the same architectural detail into the bunk beds as seen on the ceiling and walls. An upholstered window bench is perfect for beach house hangouts after a long day in sand and sun.

Rethink Design Studio Blog

June 5th, 2014

Brit + Co. Shop Launch


Brit + Co. Shop Launch - Rethink Design Studio Blog


When the creative team behind Brit + Co. contacted us after spotting our ShopRethink bottle openers, we couldn’t be more thrilled to collaborate for their exciting new shop launch this May. If you’re unfamiliar with the inspirational lovechild of Brit Morin, Brit + Co. is a daily creative resource for designers and DIYers alike. Their new shop features makers from all over the country with bright and colorful home goods aimed to add a little flair to your space.

After we made the decision to become a part of the shop launch, we knew we had to take our Painted Bottle Openers to the next level. The revamp includes three new, on-trend colors (mint, emerald, fuchsia) and a water proof paper sleeve with coordinating stitch detail. We’re so pleased with the end result, we wouldn’t be surprised if an impromptu cocktail party hit the Rethink calendar sometime soon.

Check out the new Brit+Co. shop and be sure to grab one (or two) of our bottle openers for your next Summer get-together!


Painted Bottle Opener by Rethink Design Studio - Brit + Co. Shop-2

Painted Bottle Opener by Rethink Design Studio - Brit + Co. Shop

f1e6c57927aa05Painted Bottle Opener by Rethink Design Studio - Brit + Co. Shop


All images courtesy of Brit + Co.


March 10th, 2014

Rethink Spotlight: Salted and Styled Blog


It’s always a pleasure collaborating with the powerhouse team behind Salted and Styled. Receivers of the 2013 IACP award for Best Food Blog, Writer/Stylist Libbie Summers with partner-in-crime Photographer Chia Chong have curated a blog that goes way beyond good eats. This week they’re focusing on the many facets of coconuts, and were kind enough to ask us to pull a few of our favorite interior spaces inspired by this stunning photo of coconut:



Click on the image above to be taken to the full article


Have you met the ladies behind Salted and Styled?


Libbie Summers | Creator/Writer/Stylist



Libbie Summers first earned her culinary chops below deck as a chef on private yachts—honing her baking skills under extreme weather and guest conditions. Today, Summers is an award-winning producer of imaginative lifestyle content for print and film clients including Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, Huffington Post, Gilt, Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Paramount Pictures and her own lifestyle brand, A Food-Inspired Life. The New York Times called her first book, The Whole Hog Cookbook, “aggressively pretty,” while Bon Appétit lauded its “wicked sense of humor.” Look for her second book, Sweet and Vicious-baking with attitude (Rizzoli) out March 25, 2014.


Chia Chong | Creator/Photographer



Chia Chong finds inspiration in the artistic and eccentric influences that have always surrounded her—from her childhood in Penang, Malaysia, to her current residence in Savannah, Georgia, where she earned a B.F.A. in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Chia’s diverse body of photographic work—which includes foods, portraiture, lifestyle and interior design, fine art and travel—has appeared in several leading international and shelter magazines, including Vogue, bon appétit, Cosmopolitan, Elle Décor, Southern Living, National Geographic Traveler and The New York Times. Her books include A House in the South (Clarkson Potter 2006), Perfect Porches (Clarkson Potter 2010) and The Whole Hog Cookbook (Rizzoli 2011).

December 5th, 2012

Rethink Spotlight: Tartelette Blog

We are so flattered to have ShopRethink merchandise become a part of the Tartelette blog‘s food styling props! If you’re not a subscriber to the food photography brain child of Helene Dujardin, you are missing out on some amazing foodie photos and recipes. Helene does wonderful things with natural daylight, and every so often you can see a peek of ShopRethink’s powder coated silverware in the frame.

Here are some of our favorite shots to date:





Here’s a recent recipe from her blog we just had to share! (Seen in images 1 and 4)

Thin Apple Tart: 
Serves 6 to 8
For the crust:
2 tablespoons (20gr) slivered almonds
1/2 (60gr) cup powdered sugar, unsifted, divided
1/2 stick (57gr) unsalted butter, at room temperature
pinch of salt
3/4 cup (90gr) Jeanne’s gluten free all-purpose flour mix
1 egg yolk
Place almonds and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar in a food processor.
Pulse until the nuts are finely ground. In bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter, ground nuts and salt on medium speed until well-combined.
Slowly add remaining powdered sugar and flour and mix well. Add the egg yolk and mix until incorporated. Shape dough into a ball and flatten into a disc. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours or overnight. Place the dough in between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper and roll it out to about 1/4-inch thick round. Place in a 9-inch tart pan, trim the edges. Prick the dough with a fork and refrigerate 30 minutes up to 2 hours. (you can even freeze the dough in the tart pan at this point and let thaw in the fridge overnight when you are ready). In the meantime, prepare the applesauce.
Apple Compote: (you can prepare it up to 2 days in advance)
1/2 vanilla bean
2 tablespoons sugar
6 medium apples (Golden Delicious apples)
1/4 cup to 1/3 cup (60 to 80ml) water
On a flat surface, cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise without cutting all the way through and scrape the seeds from the pods with a pairing knife. Place them in a large saucepan along with the sugar. Set aside. Core and roughly chop the apples. Add them to the vanilla and sugar mixture along with the water. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Turn the heat down, cover and let the apples stew for about 1 hour. Check every 20 minutes to and add water to the mixture if the liquid evaporates faster than the apples can cook. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Scoop about 1 1/2 cups applesauce inside the prepared tart pan.
Apple Topping: 
2 tablespoons (15gr) granulated sugar
zest of half a lemon
2-3 medium apples
Preheat oven to 350F and position a rack in the middle. In a small bowl, rub together the sugar and lemon zest so that the citrus natural oils can flavor the sugar. Core and thinly slice the apples. Decoratively arrange the slices over the compote and sprinkle evenly with the sugar. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top apples are golden brown.



All photography credited to Helene Dujardin.



June 7th, 2012

Rethink Spotlight: Houzz Mentions


We are always pleased to see our work along with other innovative designs up on Houzz. Click on any photo below to take a look at some of the articles we have been featured in recently that also have some great design tips for your home: