One year ago on the day of the 2012 Chinese New Year — year of the dragon, January 23rd, we launched this blog to share our collective inspiration with you, our community of readers. We are so grateful to each and every one of you who spends time reading our posts, thank you! We appreciate your likes, your comments, your emails — they mean so much to us.

This year, February 10th marks the 2013 Chinese New Year — year of the snake, and brings us much reason to celebrate! Considering this time as a marker, an anniversary of sorts, we find ourselves in both a reflective and anticipatory state of mind. We look forward to a bright year full of inspiration, vibrant design ideas, continued discussion on a variety of issues — some design related, some not — and, most of all, we look forward to connecting with you. We think you’ll love what we have in store.

year of the snake

In reflection of the year past, below are a few of our most popular posts:

No Place Like Home — by Kari Foster, AIII’s superhuman owner & principal designer

GoodWeave’s® Expanded Standard to Address Environmental, Adult Working Conditions in 2012 — by Debbie Hindman, AIII’s intrepid marketer extraordinaire

Water Tower Rooms for Rent — by Michaela Jenkins, AIII’s industrious design assistant

Homes for Chickens — by Amy DePierre, AIII’s studious pr coordinator

— Associates III