Improvements continue in remodeling market Residential Design & Build Share Although residential remodeling remained relatively weak during the third quarter of 2009, remodelers are starting to report that conditions in their markets are stabilizing, according to the latest National
Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index. "Some remodelers are receiving more calls for bids, but it is still extremely difficult to close a sale," said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Greg Miedema, CGR, CGB, CAPS, CGP, a remodeler from Tucson, Ariz. "Financing continues to be an impediment with many home owners not able to secure home equity loans or other lines of credit."MORE
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The Emmy award winning television series "Mad Men" has garnered its fair share of acclaim over the past three seasons, but if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the show's highest honor may be the throngs of interior designers who scour the set design every week in an attempt to copy the show's unique signature style.More
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
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M.O.C. Interior Designer, LLC releases Mark On Call(TM) 2.0 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, a major update to the incredibly popular interior design app, that makes sharing even easier! Now room designs can be published and stored on the Web where owners of the
application can peruse the new "Rooms Gallery," an aggregated area of all users' published rooms. From directly inside the app, users can download, customize and apply the room designs of others to their own personal space. The gallery lets users backup rooms, move rooms to another floor plan, create room templates, and collaborate with other designers, clients, friends, family or Mark On Call users.More
In what’s likely the most prominent sign so far that sustainable residential design is transforming from a market niche to a widespread set of consumer priorities, residential architects are reporting that sustainable design features are accelerating in popularity even during the most severe
design and construction industry downturn in decades. The latest AIA Home Design Trends Survey revealed that two thirds of respondents have seen sustainability features increase in popularity, even as billings and home sizes drop across the board.More
The Associated Press this week ran an article on the benefits of working with a decorator or designer that makes the case for the value of not doing it
yourself. "A really good designer or decorator will help you restructure, rethink and reorganize or create from scratch rooms that echo how you want to live your life," says Susanna Salk, author and design contributor to NBC's "Today Show."More
The world's most famous modern art school accepted
women. But few became well known, while the men of the Bauhaus are celebrated. But if the school's women are largely unsung, their legacy lives on. Although Bauhaus architecture wanes into a distant vision of the future, Bauhaus fabrics remain as useful, tactile and special as they were when these women set out to equal their male peers. Now you can read about them in a new book, Bauhaus Women, by Ulrike Muller.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.MORE
The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show has announced winners of the coveted Gold Key Awards for
Excellence in Hospitality Design. Winners, finalists and "Designer of the Year" Alexandra Champalimaud were honored during a ceremony on November 9th. Honorees were selected by a panel of notable industry experts from a field of more than 225 projects representing 24 countries. The awards are sponsored by Interior Design and HOTELS magazines.More
According to the Forest Products Laboratory, a whole, unmilled tree can support 50
percent more weight than the largest piece of lumber milled from the same tree. Putting this principle into practice, Whole Tree Architecture is dedicated to building with materials that lumber companies consider scrap— weed trees, also know as "managed forest thinnings." The resulting projects are beautiful displays of locally sourced and sustainably managed materials.More
The advertising recession, which has been
especially hard on magazines focused on home decorating and renovating, has claimed one more casualty: Hachette Filippachi Media U.S. will close Metropolitan Home with its December issue, which is currently on newsstands. The company will continue to publish Elle Décor.More
Set among prewar traditional villas and a smattering of 1970s boxy apartments is the architect Roman Rutkowski's home, a simple, rectangular bunker with an unpainted all-wood exterior, and even plainer interior with concrete floors and particleboard walls.
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The Vinyl Institute Vinyl in Design is an education outreach program to familiarize architects and designers with the range of solutions vinyl provides for today's design chalenges.MORE
Hästens, the luxury bed maker from Sweden, is pleased to offer bespoke design service through the Hästens Custom Program. Design professionals can now choose from an array
of fabrics, sizes and shapes to create a Hästens bed to your exact specifications. For more information please visit www.Hastens.com.
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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
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