Hopeful News for Remodeling Industry
from Builder Online
A new report from the Remodeling Futures Project of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University indicates remodeling will fare better than other sectors in the housing industry, although the decline home values and economic volatility are likely to reduce the size and scope of projects that homeowners are willing to undertake in the future. More
Major Changes Ahead for LEED APs
from National Real Estate Investor
New LEED AP credentials reflect the recognition that different levels of understanding and expertise are needed to serve the industry. More
Men Feeling More at Home
from Kitchen and Bath Business
The man of the house should not be overlooked by those seeking to market residential services, according to a new white paper. This month’s issue of Kitchen & Bath Business has the story and a link to the full report.
Cathedral Renovated into Garden Museum
London’s Museum of Garden History, housed in a former church, recently underwent a stunning renovation. More
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Harvard Expresses Its Interiority Complex
from Harvard Design Magazine
The latest issue of Harvard Design Magazine explores the topic of the state of interiors and interiority in contemporary arts and architecture. More
Good, Green Design Can be Stimulating, Timeless
from Orlando Sentinel
The federal economic stimulus package is an opportunity for green and sustainable design to become an automatic and essential part of the architecture of new buildings, not just an add-on. 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
Contract Magazine Announces Its 2009 Interiors Award Winners
from Contract Magazine
John Cary and John Peterson of Public Architecture garner Designer of the Year honors. See pictures and videos of all the projects on Contract’s Web site.
Striped With Light
from The New York Times
When the architect David Hertz first saw the house that his clients, David Feldman and Judy Iriye, had asked him to make over, he was appalled. A squat box in Marina del Rey, Calif., built in 1923 but with a second floor and an unsightly wood-shingled mansard roof that were added in the ’70s, the house “was a dog, an abomination,” said Mr. Hertz, who dryly describes the renovation as “a community service project.”
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