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OUR THROWAWAY CULTURE

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March 20, 2018

Did you know that 9 million tons of furniture and 251 million tons of construction waste goes to landfills every year in America?

It seems we live in a throwaway culture. Fashion is throwaway. Furniture is throwaway. Construction is throwaway. Electronics are throwaway. Even, some, treat people as throwaway.

I don't like it.

READ MORE: https://www.aaronbduke.com/blog/2018/3/19/our-throwaway-culture

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WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL MINIMALIST STYLE

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March 20, 2018

When we talk about living simply, one of the key components is your own personal style. I'll let you in on a little secret. It doesn't come from Pinterest. You cannot find it in a magazine. It is not what your family tells you it is. It is not what your friends say it is. It is not what the media tells you it is. It is not what billions of dollars of advertising tell you it is. No one else can define it for you. It is about going inside yourself to discover who you truly are, what you really like, and how you authentically live and work. It is a curiosity and discovery of yourself.

READ MORE: https://www.aaronbduke.com/blog/2018/3/20/what-is-your-personal-minimalist-style

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CONFESSIONS OF A MINIMALIST

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March 09, 2018

My parents always said that I marched to the beat of my own drummer. That is still the case. Recently, I have heard a beat that has resonated with me, that I cannot help to follow the cadence.

In 2017, there was a TEDTalk, a series of books, a documentary, and a tour of one of the projects by British Architect, John Pawson that lead me to a new understanding of myself, a lifestyle, and an aesthetic that resonates with me - minimalism.

READ MORE: https://www.aaronbduke.com/blog/2018/2/28/confessions-of-a-minimalist-life-edited

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KEEP IT SIMPLE

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March 09, 2018

Have you ever thought how living in a minimalist home or working in a minimalist office would enhance your busy and chaotic life by simplifying it while still being sophisticated?  It can happen, and you will thank me for it.

What is a minimal home?

In simple terms, your minimal home is a clutter free home.  Your minimal home has only absolutely necessary things inside it that serve a purpose of function.  Your minimal home has a few pieces of meaningful art on the walls and perhaps a few plants to add an natural element.  Your minimal home has a bare minimum of furniture.

READ MORE: https://www.aaronbduke.com/blog/2018/3/7/keep-it-simple

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ARE YOU LIVING IN A SENSUAL WORLD

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February 16, 2018

"Ultimately, design is a tool to enhance our humanity."

There it was! I remember my first day of design school when my professor Ron Reed said, "Every building you go into everyday was designed by an interior designer. Interior design has the ability to enhance the way people live, work, and play." That was the moment I knew I wanted to be an interior designer.

READ MORE: https://www.aaronbduke.com/blog/2018/2/14/designing-from-the-inside-out

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SPACE PLANNING IS MORE THAN A CHECKLIST

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February 01, 2018

I love checklist. I make them for daily to-do list, grocery list, and list of goals. Notice, space planning was not on that list.

Often times, I am asked to comment on current design trends. If you know me, you know I don't follow them.

As the great Karl Lagerfeld said, "Trendy is the last stage before tacky."

One of the latest trends I am noticing may not be on the radar of many people, but it isn't a good one. I can't help but notice that space planning has taken a back seat to flash and trash design.

READ MORE: https://www.aaronbduke.com/blog/2018/1/28/design-is-not-a-checklist

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Exclusive: Designerlebrity Aaron B. Duke Keeps It Classy For The Pasadena Showcase House Of Design

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April 22, 2017

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AARON B DUKE Reveals An Iconic Library Design In The 2017 Pasadena Showcase House Of Design

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April 22, 2017

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Past Meets Present at 2017 Pasadena Showcase House

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April 22, 2017

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AARON B DUKE Selected As A Designer for the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

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September 23, 2016

AARON B DUKE has the distinct honor of being selected as one of the designers for the prestigious Pasadena Showcase House - a 501(c)3 non-profit California organization founded in 1948. The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country. This year, the Samuel Hinds estate of architectural significance is completely renovated by prominent designers using the latest color trends, concepts, products and technology. The Showcase House is open to the public for tours from mid-April to mid-May.

The proceeds from the Pasadena Showcase House of Design allow for funds for three annual music programs, plus award gifts and grants to other nonprofit organizations that provide music programs including music therapy, music education, scholarships and the underwriting of concerts.

This is a cause near and dear to me. From piano lessons, to public school music programs, and later as a performing member of the 17-time Drum Corps International World Champion, Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps from Concord, California, it afforded me opportunities to tour around the world, build lasting friendships and connections, and played an integral role in person I am today. I was taught lessons of discipline, dedication, perseverance, and excellence – all integral parts of my character and have developed me into an entrepreneur and business owner.

Research has found that learning music facilitates: learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas; language development; increased IQ; special-temporal skills; and improved test scores.

We all have a love for music. It is the soundtrack of our lives. If you, or someone you know has been impacted by the benefits of music education or therapy, please, make a donation.

You can make a donation at www.gofundme.com/aaronbduke

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WEAVE OLD TREASURES INTO NEW ROOMS

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August 20, 2016

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Q&A With Renowned Interior Designer AARON B DUKE

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July 30, 2016

THE AGECNY REAL ESTATE

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AARON B DUKE FEATURED ON THE COVER AND NAMED ONE OF THE 50 MOST INNOVATIVE INTERIOR DESIGNERS FOR 2016 BY BUILD MAGAZINE

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July 20, 2016

BUILD

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IN CONVERSATION WITH AARON B DUKE

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June 20, 2016

LIFE M STYLE

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BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS IN LOS ANGELES

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June 01, 2016

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