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Architecture for Humanity responds to crisis in Haiti
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As other organizations seek to address the immediate need of Haitians, Architecture for Humanity has begun plans for the long term reconstruction effort to help restore the country to normalcy. They are partnering with AIDG, Yele Haiti and other local groups by supplying them pro bono construction and design professionals, setting up community housing resource centers and support in the design and building of earthquake resistant structures. And they have developed a seven point plan for upgrading and restoring in a sustainable manner the country’s building stock. More



Restaurant industry outlook brighter, greener for 2010
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With the economic downturn easing, the restaurant industry is expected to show gradual improvement in 2010, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2010 Restaurant Industry Forecast released earlier this week. Among the trends cited in the forecast, restaurant operators continue to step up their efforts to go green, investing in energy-efficient equipment and fixtures, using recyclable materials and reducing their water use. Green initiatives not only help manage costs, they can also drive traffic. Four in 10 consumers say they choose restaurants based on their conservation practices. More


GlassFilm Enterprises

Supplier/installer of decorative films for glass featuring LUMISTY view control film and DECOLITE frosted film. Pictured at left are Lumisty, Decolite circles, and custom design. 
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2010 International Builders' Show green product preview
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A down market hasn't stopped building products manufacturers from launching a number of new enticements—including a handful of green wares—in time for this week's International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. Custom Home spotlights 15 new products—appliances, lighting, bathroom fixtures, and other green selections that contribute to a high-performing, eco-friendly home. More
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Leading British designers and architects improve privacy and dignity in NHS hospitals
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The U.K.’s Department of Health launched its Design for Patient Dignity project with the Design Council to bring some of the best minds in the design industry to bear on issues affecting both hospital patients and NHS staff. Six teams of leading UK product, interiors, fashion and systems designers, architects and manufacturers have been appointed to work on an exciting range of briefs that will help to improve the hospital environment and patient experience. The work follows extensive research to identify what particular issues matter most to patients, staff and experts. More




Kitchen and bath trends for 2010
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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently revealed its key kitchen and bath design trends for the new year. Culled from a survey of designers that was conducted by the association, they indicate a continuation of a number of existing trends in the marketplace, but also suggest shifts in the direction that kitchen and bath design will take this year. More


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Metropolis ponders "what's next?"
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The editors of Metropolis magazine asked leaders in architecture and design to forecast events in their fields—one, five, and ten years from now. The answers make interesting reading in the January 2010 issue. More


Murano Glass Chandeliers lighting collection
The most modern and contemporary lighting designers and traditional Murano glass chandelier masters demonstrate wonderful custom made collection of high-end quality lighting fixtures. See all chandeliers catalog MORE


Rise in vacancy rates continues, but pace slows
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The ongoing rise in vacancy rates in the U.S. office, industrial, and retail markets slowed significantly in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the latest analysis from CBRE Econometric Advisors (CBRE-EA). "Across property types the consistent story is that while vacancy rates are not in decline, they performed better than expected in the 4th quarter," says Jon Southard, director of Forecasting, CBRE-EA. More


Introducing Baldwin Couture

Like jewelry for the home, this exquisite collection of high-styled hardware dresses the luxury home with singular style.

Forged and finished in Reading, Pennsylvania
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Smaller floor plans demand creativity with space, design
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As lifestyle choices, demographics, and economic realities shift home buyer preferences, more and more buyers are turning their backs on the McMansion and demanding smaller homes. But no matter the reason, smaller does not—and cannot—mean sacrificing style, amenities, and, ironically enough, space. More


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Decorating solutions for big-screen TVs
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For many families, the big-screen TV has become the contemporary fireplace—the focal point of the room and the spot where the family gathers. The challenge is to get it installed to ensure the best viewing without wrecking your home decor. Ahead of the Super Bowl, the Olympics and Hollywood awards viewing season, interior designers offer some tips. More


Keep up with Fire Farm Lighting on our blog!

See the exciting new materials we’re playing with in the shop, learn about our latest custom projects, and get updates on new stock products.
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Recycled Glass and Porcelain Countertops, Flooring and Landscape Materials

EnviroGLAS converts recycled glass and porcelain into decorative hard surfaces and landscape materials.
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Spacify Inc

Provide comfort and style to your living room with BAIA 2 Seater and T-Shape Sofas.


Langhorne Carpet Co., Inc.

Woven wool carpet manufacturer 90% biodegradable and renewable Made in USA.
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The Fallingwater Color Collection

Receive the colors that inspired Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater from PPG Pittsburgh Paints. (registered marks after Fallingwater, Color, and Pittsburgh).
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