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9 lighting mistakes to avoid in your next kitchen or bath project
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Interior designers are often called upon to give input about lighting in residential environments. However, many solutions specified in kitchens and baths waste energy and do not get light where it is needed, but are repeated again and again because people are not sure how to light those spaces well. Here are nine common lighting mistakes to avoid. More

Inhabitat reports on the best of Dwell On Design 2010
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More than 20,000 people poured into the Los Angeles Convention center last weekend to check out the state of the art in modern design. Sustainable design, both indoor and outdoor, was front and center. More

India sets green, inclusive design direction
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The National School of Design in India (NID) will add new courses to focus on eco-friendly and inclusive design modules that touch upon all aspects of designing and are more responsible and sustainable with a global perspective. At the same time, the school's director has pledged to maintain the institute's identity and systems of traditional culture. More

3D virtual tour educates consumers about indoor air quality
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In an effort to help people understand indoor air pollution and the simple ways they can combat it in their homes, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) has launched an interactive animated house tour online, which allows users to take a virtual "walk through" of a family residence while learning about common sources of indoor air pollution. The computer-generated, two-story home features a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, den, bathroom, master bedroom, and nursery, as well as an basement that's undergoing renovation—each furnished with common household products and materials that are known to emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Once a user "enters" a room, he or she can scroll over the various products to learn more about their chemical emissions, as well as other sources of indoor air pollution, and discover straightforward solutions. More
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Brain logic: A missing component of healthcare design education
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The human brain is a simple piece of complex technology. It works on expectation, not perception. It is easy to trick the brain if you have the right conditions and the wrong circumstances. Consider this real-life example of what happens when the brain expects one thing even though reality does not support the expectation. More

Baldwin Hardware Corporation

Since 1946, Baldwin has been America's premier maker of solid forged brass hardware. Other industry firsts include the modern rim lock and residential mortise, and Baldwin’s patented PVD Lifetime Finishes. Cape Cod Brass are Baldwin experts who can manage complex orders with accuracy and tremendous customer service.

Housing has turned the corner but is still struggling
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Housing has turned the corner of the worst downturn in more than 60 years, but the market is still grappling with high unemployment and sharply lower home prices, according to "The State of the Nation's Housing 2010," which was released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University on June 14. "The strength of job growth is now key to how quickly loan distress subsides and how fully markets recover," the report says. More

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Steelcase introduces innovative classroom desk
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When it set out to enter the classroom seating market, as a newcomer to the market, Steelcase, with help from design shop IDEO, looked not at how classrooms are generally equipped, but at how teaching has evolved. The result is node, a stand-alone desk/chair on wheels (making small group work easier) with built-in backpack storage in the base. More
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Tendence, taking place August 27-31 in Frankfurt, Germany, is the most important international consumer-goods event and the leading design platform during the second half of the year.

With the "Next" promotional program young design companies have the opportunity to present themselves and their products to international key players from industry, trade and the media. More
Your Space Should Sound As Good As It Looks
Meet Anne. She's one of the average employees who spend 59 percent of their time trying to do quiet, focused work. But she can’t concentrate because of the activities and conversations happening around her. The LogiSon Acoustic Network would provide the noise control and speech privacy she needs to excel.

Metropolis puts design innovation conference online
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This year's Metropolis Conference at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, in New York, featured a cast of "design entrepreneurs" who are reinventing their practices through creative approaches to the new economy. Even if you couldn't make it to the daylong conference, you’re still in luck: video of the complete event is now available, including opening remarks by ASID President Sari Graven. ASID sponsored the event, along with Dornbracht and Interiors from Spain. More

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Presentation Folders, Binder Covers, Menu Covers, and more We are challenged by new designs and new construction techniques demanded by new materials.

Updated tale features the three little "starchitects"
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Author Steven Guarnaccia has updated the classic tale, "The Three Little Pigs," to model the familiar piggy homebuilders on Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson and Frank Lloyd Wright. Although the book is intended for children ages 4 and up, Guarnaccia plays to design fans, decorating the pigs' homes with objects by the likes of Noguchi and Starck. Children will need a design history lesson to appreciate this retelling. More

Custom Lighting with Fire Farm

Browse our Custom Gallery to see our latest lighting projects. See something you’re inspired by? Get a quote for your own project today! More

Website brings designers together for collective good
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In the words of its founders, "the Living Principles for Design website aims to guide purposeful action, celebrating and popularizing the efforts of those who use design thinking to create positive cultural change." Drawing from decades of collective wisdom, theory and results, the Living Principles framework weaves environmental, social, economic, and cultural sustainability into an actionable, integrated approach that can be consistently communicated to designers, business leaders, educators and the public. More

Shaded Elegance with Sunbrella Fabrics

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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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Langhorne Carpet Co., Inc.

Introducing the Grand Tour Collection by international designer Alex Papachristidis.
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Malabar, LLC

Malabar's new spring 2010 collection is viewable online at Coming to a local showroom soon.

High performance interiors

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