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Bringing out the best in kitchen & bath design
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Architectural Record magazine spotlights a selection of projects which go beyond the customary aesthetics and function to "transform normally utilitarian tasks into something more refined." MORE

Survey on Interior Design Education

A graduate student, and ASID member, is conducting a survey about interior design master's degrees, for part of a thesis project. The purpose of her research is to evaluate the perceptions and value of getting a master's degree in interior design, when it is not required to practice.

The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. If you would like to participate, please click here.

Hot, cold, and filtered water.
ROHL's new Integrated Faucet Filtration Solution represents a major paradigm shift in the way designers and consumers think about filtered water. This innovative system eliminates a separate filter faucet, has a clean installation, and includes an optional sidespray--providing beauty and functionality in one space-saving design. Filtered water saves you money and protects the environment. More info

Baby boomers favor convenience, energy efficiency in new homes
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Americans aged 55 and older, members of the Baby Boom generation, would prefer suburban, single-story residences with amenities that provide a convenient living experience, such as high-speed Internet access (a favorite feature) for their later years, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the MetLife Mature Market Institute. More
Design homes with pets in mind
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Sixty-two percent of households have at least one pet, according to the American Pet Products Association. Half of them consider their pets "just as much a part of the family" as others in the household, according to a 2009 Roper poll. So including pet-friendly home features makes sense. Among the amenities popular with pet owners are dog showers, Dutch doors and extra wide window sills(favored by napping cats). More

Increased inquiries are not yet translating to more work, AIA reports
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The AIA's Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for August was little changed from July. Conditions at firms are better now than they were last winter, but a recovery is not yet imminent. Inquiries remain relatively strong. However, architecture firms continue to report that clients are shopping projects around, meaning that firms are seeing many inquiries but few are translating into actual billable work. The tight credit market has stalled new project starts. More

The Triangle Stores
Discounts to the trade since 1978. The Triangle Stores are the designer professional's first choice for high end pool tables, and complete gamerooms. We feature Brunswick pool tables.

Radical innovation in hospitality: no hotel
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This year's winner of the Radical Innovation in Hospitality Award, co-sponsored by the John Hardy Group and Hospitality Design magazine, the Pixel Hotel in Linz, Austria, earned the competition's $10,000 grand prize for deconstructing a traditional hotel model, creating guestrooms in six locations across the city's urban core. "What's more radical than no hotel?" remarked competition cofounder John Hardy. More

You Can Always Rely On The Best.
Tabors of San Angelo is the custom workroom design professionals have come to rely on. Our custom products include; window treatments, quilting, bedspreads, and accessories. MORE

New report recommends plan to transform VA healthcare facilities
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A new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs report, prepared by the National Institute of Building Sciences, could help the federal agency move its healthcare facilities into the 21st century. The report lays out five principal conclusions with supporting recommendations applicable to transforming new and renovated healthcare facilities. More
Shedding light on the dark side of hospitality design
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A new book extolling the design trend of the past several years--a recreated, embellished vintage look incorporating brick, iron, wood, velvet, and fur--at last christens a genre of interior design seen from New York to Paris. Dark Nostalgia, by Eva Hagberg for The Monacelli Press, presents 26 projects that play upon the theme: a modern interpretation of an idealized past. More

Most homebuyers will not pay more for green features, NAHB study finds
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Even though prospective homebuyers want the benefits of new and more efficient homes, they are unwilling to pay much more for a "green" home, according to a recent member survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). "Although we are seeing significant interest in green building, cost effectiveness is clearly a key concern among buyers," says NAHB Chairman Joe Robson. "Builders said that among buyers who are willing to pay more for green features, more than half— 57 percent—are unlikely to pay more than an additional two percent." More
Japanese house sprouts spiraling moss walls
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Awe-inspiring design may not grow on trees, but it sure can dress up walls! Last year, architecture and product design group Nendo Studio completed the renovation of this gorgeous Moss House private residence in the Ebisu area of Tokyo, Japan. Taking inspiration from the plant life that scales the walls lining the nearby Shibuya River, the Nendo designers used dried moss to cover the interior walls with vine-like patterns. This custom wall treatment has a vivid color, a rich textural quality, and gives the starck white corridors a sense that the are alive. 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.

A distinctive new concept in landscape illumination. Beautiful, durable hand-blown glass that adds enchanting, color-filled light to any outdoor environment MORE

Hästens invites design professionals to join our exclusive Interior Design (ID) Program. Created as a service to architects, interior designers and stylists, the ID Program entitles members to trade discounts on Hästens beds at participating retailers worldwide, as well as key services such as custom sizing.  Learn about the program or to find a store visit
Modono Glass

Tiles, panels, art, giftware, home accessories
Up to 12” x 28”



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Classic Moving & Storage
Classic Moving & Storage knows that attention to detail is key to creating truly exceptional interiors. Classic has managed shipping, storage and delivery details for almost three decades. From manufacturer pick-up and order consolidation to pre-delivery deluxing and blanket-wrapping, no one takes white-glove, red-carpet service more seriously. Call 828.345.5403 or email for your complimentary delivery and installation consultation. More info
Shop for Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles
Ruby Lane is home to hundreds of online shops from around the world offering thousands of quality items in over 2,000 categories ranging from antique furniture to depression glass, fine china, decorative accessories, silver, pottery and more. Fast and easy to navigate - thousands of items posted daily.
ECO™ by Cosentino
ECO™ by Cosentino announces it has been awarded National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Certification, now approved and recommended for use in hospitals, restaurants, schools, hotels and more. ECO™ by Cosentino is an innovative new line of eco-friendly countertop and surfacing material composed of 75% recycled material. For more information visit:
StonePeak Ceramic's ACTIVE™
Active is our commitment to a better world. StonePeak Ceramics, within the framework of its research and innovative activities, has developed a new production method geared towards materials whose active principle actually helps to improve the quality of the environment through the reduction of nitrogen oxides and the elimination of bacteria. Click here to learn more about this state of the art technology from StonePeak.

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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REAL Topiaries, Florals, Eucalyptus, Palms & Bonsai. Naturally preserved and maintenance free.
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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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At MTI Customization is Standard

Award-winning manufacturer of individually handcrafted tubs, shower bases, shower enclosures, sinks and bath furniture.

Langhorne Carpet Co., Inc.

Woven wool carpet manufacturer 90% biodegradable and renewable Made in USA.
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