Thursday, July 16, 2020


Our office orchid has gone from frustrating and almost dead to so enduring that we're beginning to think someone swapped it out for a plastic one...

6 weeks and the blooms still look perfect!

If this orchid can hang in, so can we. Stay safe.

Thursday, June 4, 2020


After years of lying dormant (and atleast two brushes with utter demise), our office orchid has actually bloomed! Today, we're taking that as a sign of hope that no matter how long it takes or how hard the fight is, the world can recover and become a beautiful place.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Virtual World Lighting Design

We're all spending more time at home and turning to the arts, including TV, movies, and video games for an escape. 

We all know that Lighting is an important part of design in real life and cinema, but it's also key in video games! A new system called "Lumen" is a new dynamic lighting system that really makes the graphics look like real life! 

Check out this video to see "Lumen" in action!

You can also read more about it on the Washington Post and will hopefully see it in action on your own gaming system soon.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Museum Tours - Explore Virtually!

Photo from the Louvre website
In these crazy times, many museums, zoos, and aquariums are offering free virtual tours so that you can visit them from the safety of your own home. 

Check out this recent article by Good Housekeeping for a list of possibilities.

Be safe.
~ ALD Staff