Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

How carpet made in Sweden inspires our awards made in the USA

When we design our Trophyology awards, plaques, and gifts, we always look for inspiration in the worlds of design, art, architecture, and fashion. We are truly inspired by our fellow creatives here in Austin, Texas, the United States and all around the globe. We are inspired not just by the amazing work they create, but

Spruce up your Workspace in 2014

It’s a new year, and we’re ready to bring a new energy to our workspaces. If you’re in the mood for some office enhancements yourself, we’ve found some gorgeous, inspirational photos. You’ll see that we’re drawn to spaces with abundant daylight and monochromatic palettes. Creative touches like a DIY desk define some of these spaces.

Happy Wrapping!

You know that we love thoughtful, well-chosen gifts. We also believe that packaging is part of making the experience special. We create memorable packaging for TROPHYOLOGY products such as our Austin Energy Green Building plaques. And this time of year, we love to bring our passion for packaging to holiday gift-giving. Here are some gift

2013 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

A boss whose patience and good humor keep morale high. A colleague who always has a listening ear. An employee who goes above and beyond. Showing appreciation to the special people in your workplace will make this season and your entire year more joyful. We believe in the power of thoughtful, personal expressions of gratitude,

Vintage Trophy Holidays

Vintage trophies can be the unexpected star of your holiday table. They’re elegant without being stuffy and add a dash of wit and history. Trophies provide a burnished glow as they reflect your holiday lights, and they harmonize with your other metallic decorations. We rounded up some of our favorite ideas for incorporating trophy vases

License to Trust

We so enjoyed our recent conversation with award-winning architect and University of Texas School of Architecture Assistant Professor Matt Fajkus. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to check out the thoughts on recognition and inspiration he shared with us last week. One thought that Matt shared especially intrigued us, and we wanted to explore it

INSPIRATION: COCO CHANEL

It is no secret that we here at Trophyology are inspired by the House of Chanel. We are in love with the high quality, the level of innovation, and the attention to detail Chanel sets forward season after season, year after year. Chanel’s designs have walked the tight rope between fashion and style, between tradition and innovation,

Things we love: Pieces with a story

What is it about objects with a special story? They are the things we fall in love with, the things we treasure because they have been passed on to us, and they are the things we carry with us on our journey. They are the things we admire greatly and believe in creating at TROPHYOLOGY.

Travel Inspirations from the Pacific Northwest

During my recent visit to the Pacific Northwest, I fell in love with its beautiful flora and fauna, the stunning mountains, and the adjoining sea. What a gorgeous spot on earth this is! Portland charmed me with its very livable and rich urban life and its incredibly friendly people. After a wonderful train ride to
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Beyond the Trophy

As creators of awards, trophies, and plaques, perhaps we’re a little biased, but we love seeing these special symbols reinvented. That’s what inspired our collage today. It’s delightful  to contemplate the stories behind these objects. When were they awarded, and to whom? And we love the special sense of history they bring to everything from

How to buy awards, trophies, and plaques

You’ve pored over the nominations and applications and now comes the fun part: presenting a special honor to a special person or group of people. At TROPHYOLOGY, we believe in tangible symbols of appreciation that are worthy of outstanding accomplishments and reflect the care you took in selecting recipients. Think about how much effort and

DIY: ‘I HEART DAD’ WOOD BOX

Dads love handsome wooden boxes. And dads love things made especially for them. So why not make this beautiful wooden box for dad this year? We think that this DIY project (for less than $10) will make a most charming Father’s Day gift that dad will keep for many years to come. And we are

FULGEO FOR DWR AUSTIN M+D+F

TROPHYOLOGY is pleased that Design Within Reach Austin commemorated their 5th Annual MODERN + FUNCTION + DESIGN – AUSTIN FURNITURE NOW exhibit and competition with Fulgeo and Arris awards. Each year the Austin Studio of DESIGN WITHIN REACH opens its doors to ‘uncover and promote innovative modern furniture by emerging designers in the Austin area.