Inside the House of the Future
Green technology, wireless connectivity, and less ostentation are just some of the newest home-building trends. More
Millennials Entering the Housing Market
from NBC News
The next up-and-coming consumer cohort prefers small, well-designed, green buildings in live/work/play urban settings. More
Recession Forces Universities to Reconsider Building Plans
from Architectural Record
The economic downturn is depleting the value of endowments, causing institutions to scale back plans for new construction. More
Michelle Obama Picks Interior Designer for White House
The incoming first family will have some expert help in making their new home their own. Michelle Obama has selected interior designer Michael Smith to help the Obamas redecorate the private residence in the East Wing of the White House. More
Pittsburgh® Paints' New Hacienda Style Color Palette
Inspired by Newly Released Book
The warm tones of Mexican style and design are now easier for designers and homeowners to make their own with Pittsburgh Paints' recent introduction of the Hacienda Style Color Palette. Collaborating with Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr, award-winning authors of eight books on Mexican design, Pittsburgh Paints has developed a color palette that goes hand-in-hand with the authors' newly released book — Hacienda Style (Gibbs-Smith, $39.95 Hardcover, May).
Mirroring the timeless appeal and rustic elegance of Mexico's old-world country estates, the Hacienda Style Color Palette features 18 authentic colors. More info
Concrete Leads to LEED in California
from Interior Design
Talk about setting it in stone -- a house currently under construction in Pasadena, California aims to become the first LEED Platinum single-family home constructed primarily of concrete. The Pasadena EcoHouse, designed by architect Robert Mechielsen's Studio RMA, is being built with Structural Concrete Insulated Panels, or SCIPs, which are composed of 60 percent recycled material. The three-bedroom, 1,975-square-foot structure will also incorporate recycled glass and concrete countertops, solar generators, rainwater and grey water catchment systems, and sustainable wood kitchen cabinets by ALNO. More
Dismal Retail Sales are Having Negative Impact on Mixed-Use Development
from Multi-Housing News
Slackened consumer spending and tight credit have virtually brought new mixed-use projects to a halt. More
24 Rooms Tucked Into One
from The New York Times
It looks like open space, but behind movable walls, this tiny apartment holds surprises.
Bad Design Trends Design Professionals Hope Come to an End in 2009
from Los Angeles Times
Toss the heavy brocade curtains and warm up that industrial kitchen. The experts weigh in on the worst in home decorating.More
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Magnificent art deco style table manufacture 100% to customer needs.
Showed here with rich ribbon mahogany veneer and a very elegant high gloss finish. More