Author: Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki

Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki

Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki is the principal of tst ink, a marketing and branding firm focused on residential communities and land development.

Living “life from home” Has Impacted Plans to Move and Desired Home Features

By Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki The experience of living “life from home” during the coronavirus pandemic has many Americans – both owners and renters – wanting to move sooner than previously planned. The America At Home Study conducted online April 23-30th of 3,001 US consumers 25 to 74 years of age with household incomes of $50,000 plus […]


With an Increase in “Life from Home,” Could Homes Be The Post-WW2 Car?

By Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki What does the turmoil of the Coronavirus mean for new homes and communities? For starters, we are all spending more time at home, and gaining a greater appreciation for, or frustration of, all the things that come with that. Themes like safety, social isolation, health and hygiene taking top spot on the […]


David Baker and Sherwin-Williams Inducted into the 8th BALA Hall of Fame

By Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki David Baker Architects (DBA) is led by namesake David Baker, FAIA, himself, who this year claimed a well-deserved spot in the Best in American Living™ Hall of Fame, as part of the eighth class of inductees. Baker is the founding principal of DBA, a progressive and collaborative practice based in San Francisco […]


Competitive Advantage: Customer Engagement

Homebuilding is a long-term, some say manufacturing business, where scale and success  depends on repeatability and controlling options. In the “pipeline economy,” where value was created by producers (home builders) and transferred to consumers (home buyers), brands and businesses were in control. They built what they built and priced it according to market determined by […]


The Efficiency Mindset and Its Impact on Home Design

Algorithms. AI. Robots. Augmented reality. Attainability. The iBuyer. Everywhere we turn today, and in every industry, the talk is all about efficiency. How will you beat, or at least compete, with Amazon? Is one day shipping fast enough? How can you remove outdated, rigid processes from the consumer journey? How can automation eliminate waste or […]