A copy of a drawing done to scale showing the room or a number of rooms, dimensions and configuration of floor space for each level or story of the interior of the proposed building. 

After the machine copies the drawing onto the special paper, the paper is blue, hence the term blueprint. 2) In engineering, a line drawing showing the physical characteristics of a part.

Interior Designer Invitational |

Carmen Christensen design, complimented by art by Katharine Butler-Spindrift

The Katharine Butler Gallery will present its 1st Annual Interior Designer Invitational from March 17 to April 10 featuring local interior designers and gallery artists. On display will be photos of interior design projects paired with artwork from the gallery that the designers consider best complements their work.

Participating designers include Jan Bullard, Cameron Cox, Sarah Colandro, Thomas Coppage, Carmen Christensen, Mary Jo Hixon, Pamela Hastings, Holly Kriviski, Jeanette Simpson and Jeff Hart. Showcased artists include John Busby, Carolyn Ritter, Charlie Barmonde, David Zapata, Jason Bourgholtzer, Katharine Butler, Sonja Fraser, Donald Murphy, Howard Cowdrick, Ruth Hook Colby, Ronn Mattia and Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson, Joan Lyon-Colubux and L. Susan Stark.

KB Gallery is located at 1943 Morrill St. in the Towles Court Arts District in downtown Sarasota. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. For information: 955-4546;

Where to Store Coffee: Pantry vs. Freezer | Real Simple

From website Real Simple
Keep It Shelved
The best way to keep ground coffee or whole beans fresh is to store the coffee on a pantry shelf in an opaque airtight container away from light, heat, and moisture, says Scott McMartin, who has tasted more than half-a-million cups of coffee as a member of the Starbucks Green Coffee Quality group. (If you don't have a canister, close the top of the bag with a rubber band, then put the bag in a resealable plastic bag.) When you freeze the coffee you use every day, the fluctuating temperatures create moisture in the packet, which can leave your morning cup tasting like cardboard. "The cell structure changes, which causes a loss of the oils that give coffee its aroma and flavor," says McMartin. So why do so many coffee connoisseurs keep their stashes in the freezer? Probably because they stock up and store the coffee there for a longer time.

Interior Designer Invitatonal ~ Time2Design Entry

Join us on Friday, March 19th, 2010 6-10 pm and see our entry in the Interior Designer Invitational....

Artist Reception and Towles Court Artwalk
Friday, March 19th, 2010 6-10 pm

Time2Design Entry - Master Bath~Art/Jewelry pairing

The Katharine Butler Gallery proudly presents its 1st Annual Interior Designer Invitational featuring local interior designers and gallery artists. Each participating interior designer will be displaying a photo of what they consider to be their best design project. Along with the design photo, each participating designer has chosen a piece of artwork from the gallery that would best compliment their design. Come join the Katharine Butler Gallery, an industry partner of the American Society of Interior Designers, for this spectacular designer showcase!  Entries will be on Display Wed Mar 17 - Sat. April 10, 2010. Location ~Katharine Butler Gallery 1943 Morrill Street,  Sarasota, FL 34236.