What’s New at KB & CO.

April 2024

So This is Fifty - 50?!?

I turned fifty in March and so far it is not so bad. I am grateful for my family and my little business. The relationships I have built in this industry since 1998 mean so much to me. Thank you for trusting me with your most important projects.

I have made some decisions regarding the KB & CO. line package, and no longer represent Workrite or Montisa. Stay tuned for details on a couple of new manufacturers I will be representing soon!

Reminder that Angela Hinner represents Clarus, BuzziSpace, OFGO Studio, and Mergeworks in Austin.

In this newsletter I have included some new products, great resources, a couple of CEU opportunities, a recipe and more. Please reach out if I can help you find something.


RSVP for 5/16 Cocktails & Credits

Tag KB & CO. And Mergeworks when you post your tulips

RSVP for 4/17 IIDA San Antonio CEU

Make it a great day, y’all.


Is Your Desk Ready for Spring?

Did you receive your tulip yet? Mergeworks made these cute tulips out of the PET acoustic material just for you! If you want one, let me know before I run out again…

Tag KB & CO. and MergeWorks on Instagram or Facebook, and I will choose someone to win a special gift at the end of April.


Signage Made Easy

The Identity Group manufactures signs for all applications including healthcare. They can help create the design or use an existing design. Indoor, outdoor, wayfinding, etc. If you need signs, call me!


EchoLayer by MergeWorks

I cannot stop tinkering with this tool from MergeWorks! They have designed some multi-layer art pieces you can customize to your liking. Use the ready-made ones or bring your creative ideas and let’s create something new-


Search for Something Specific

I have created a tool on my website for you to use if you are looking for something specific, like a conference chair. Stay tuned, because I will be adding more. For now you can search chairs and tables. I am working on acoustics, signage, and more.


Jeté by Via Seating

Designed by Gensler & Via Seating’s Studio V team, Jeté is sustainable, comfortable, & attractive. Featuring a sleek, slimline single shell that is comprised of Via Seating’s proprietary comfort foam, Jeté promises a sit that is just as comfortable as it is elegant.


BuzziSpace Price Drop

Effective February 1, many products from BuzziSpace have gone down in price.


Desk Dividers: average decrease is -12.5%

Acoustic Panels: average decrease is -6.5%

Take a look at BuzziSpace!


Walls of Glass

Glass is a fantastic choice for wall cladding. If you are looking for something that is cleanable, non-porous, and durable let’s talk about Clarus! If you can find a hi-res image we can print it on glass. Aren’t these beautiful?



Chapter Leadership Summit

The IIDA San Antonio City Center hosted the 2024 TX OK Chapter Leadership Summit. 60+ designers from across Texas and Oklahoma came to San Antonio to share best practices and learn more about the issues affecting the design community.

Thank you to Via Seating and Clarus for sponsoring the welcome dinner. I was able to attend and show off some product, as well as meet many new designer friends! I am proud to be on the committee that planned this event. Great job, team!


Supercommunicators by Charles Duhig

From the author of The Power of Habit, a fascinating exploration of what makes conversations work—and how we can all learn to be supercommunicators at work and in life.

Come inside a jury room as one juror leads a starkly divided room to consensus. Join a young CIA officer as he recruits a reluctant foreign agent. And sit with an accomplished surgeon as he tries, and fails, to convince yet another cancer patient to opt for the less risky course of treatment.

Communication is a superpower and the best communicators understand that whenever we speak, we’re actually participating in one of three conversations: practical (What’s this really about?), emotional (How do we feel?), and social (Who are we?). If you don’t know what kind of conversation you’re having, you’re unlikely to connect. 

In the end, he delivers a simple but powerful lesson: With the right tools, we can connect with anyone.

Cocktails and Credits with MergeWorks

RSVP here: https://kbandcotx.com/cocktails-and-credits

Wireless Charging from OE Electric

Ditch the brick charger

Curious why QIKPAK Carry does not have a 110V plug? You don’t need it! Featuring 2 x high-power USB-C charging ports, enjoy fast laptop charging with superior efficiency so you can stay powered up longer!

Easy Delicious Fish Tacos

Full disclosure, this is NOT a picture from tacos I made. I do make a really good fish taco that is quick and easy. Perfect for a weeknight.


Corn tortillas

Frozen fish of your choice

Bagged, shredded cabbage

Fish taco sauce

Fresh limes


Cilantro and jalapeños if you like them-


This seems pretty self-explanatory, but cook the fish as directed in the oven. Prepare the cilantro, avocado, and other garnishes. Warm the tortillas. Add fish, cabbage, taco sauce and garnishes. I serve with Spanish rice.

Learn More About Signage

CEU Available

Schedule this CEU to learn a basic understanding of the newest ADA guidelines including acceptable finishes, raised copy and braille requirements, and font and sizing requirements. Also discuss how to navigate special circumstances, and identify signage that falls within ADA requirements.

1 AIA LU/HSW. Course code: IDG0001

Clickable Line List

I have been working on this document for some time, and hope it is useful for you. You can click on the image to go the manufacturers’ web site. There is also a second version that shows contracts available. If you click on the TIPS graphic, for example, you get all the details.


April 17 CEU in San Antonio


Idea Starters - Arrive Reception

OFGO Studio has a large collection of idea starters you can use for budgeting and symbols for your drawings.