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Healthcare reform and its impact on seniors housing
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New healthcare reform may cause some pricing instability for seniors housing facilities but assisted living facilities will likely experience the most long-term benefits from the legislation, according to a new report issued by Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. A major problem confronting the seniors housing sector is that demand comes from the elderly, who have not been able to sell their homes for four years. More

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Merchandise Mart eases consumer access to showrooms
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The Chicago Merchandise Mart is making it easier for consumers to work with designers to shop the building's hundreds of furniture showrooms. The Mart says it will help shoppers who don't already have a designer to connect with one of 38 designated designers to gain access to the building. Officials said the program does not represent a change in policy—access is still only through designers—but should make it easier for consumers to shop there. More

Lawsuits filed over EPA lead rules
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A coalition of housing industry groups plans to file a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency for removing the "opt-out" provision from its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. The opt-out provision, which expired July 6, let consumers allow contractors to bypass extra preparation, clean-up and recordkeeping requirements in homes where there were no children under 6 or pregnant women, thus avoiding additional costs. The EPA is standing by its decision, saying lead can be a health hazard to occupants and visitors of older homes, regardless of age. 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.

Fear of falling leads to falls among elderly
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Two new studies outline factors that, in addition to decreased mobility, contribute to a fall: rigid blood vessels in the brain, poor gait and the fear of falling. Senior citizens who are anxious about falling will typically walk very slow and wide (as if on ice) or feel uncomfortable without holding on to something. This change in gait is common in unfamiliar public places, and the shift in body movement could literally throw someone off balance. Facility managers can help reduce the chance of someone falling by making sure their buildings are as worry- and risk-free as possible. Proper and proactive maintenance, marked inclined, handrails and identifying risks are all simple steps to preventing a fall. More

Custom Lighting with Fire Farm
Browse the Custom Gallery to see our latest projects, including the popular Constellation 2913 pendants, and get ideas for your own lighting projects. See something you’re inspired by? Contact us to get professional pricing on our product line, or request a quote for your own custom project today!

Exhibit traces birth of modern Mexican design
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"Footprints of the Bauhaus," which opened in Mexico City last week, brings together more than 100 pieces, including letters, sketches and photographs, that demonstrate how Bauhuaus-trained architect and designer Michael Van Beuren altered the course of interior design in Mexico in the post-Revolutionary period. Van Beuren helped reshape interior design across Mexico with industrial and affordable furnishings that found their way into countless homes and offices. More

Elegant, Unique Laser Cutting

Lightwave Laser manufactures uniquely designed, custom laser-cut panels, lighting, and room divider screens. We combine unmatched technical ability with clean nature-inspired design. Visit us at or contact us by email:
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Very Uplifting

The Very family of seating stretches from bullpen to boardroom, and from cafeteria to classroom. Grab your camera and a Very chair and show us some of your creativity. Enter to win the Very photo contest and find out more about Very at
Control Noise, Increase Speech Privacy with Sound Masking
Meet Carl. He’s discussing a contract with a client. And he’s one of the 72 percent of employees who are dissatisfied with their level of speech privacy. Maintaining the confidentiality of his conversation is also crucial to his company. The LogiSon Acoustic Network would provide the acoustic control he needs.

Red accentuates the negative
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Research into associations North Americans have to the colors red and green found the strongest associations were to red. The researchers determined that "red was positively associated with failure and general negative words, and was negatively associated with success and general positive words." Green, which is opposite red on the color wheel, did not prompt such strong reactions and was positively associated with success words only. More

Impact Enterprises, Inc.

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

Comparing environmental research in office and health care environments
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A review of studies of indoor environmental quality in office and health care environments found that while there are best practices suitable for both environments, there also are some important differences. Designers should examine the research in both settings before making determinations about suitable solutions. More

Green is not always good
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In our haste to protect the planet, conserve natural resources, and promote clean outdoor air, one critical piece of the green building puzzle—and, arguably, the most important—is often overlooked: indoor air quality. It turns out that often the built environments resulting from sustainable design and construction don't sustain human health. More

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Consumer preferences reflected in kitchen and bath competition
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A number of consumer-driven design trends and product preferences were reflected in the 2010 Design Competition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Bold colors, Japanese influences and art are among the trends that surfaced in this year's entries. More

Sustainable Beauty with Sunbrella® Fabrics

Sunbrella fabrics, created with a long-term commitment to environmental sustainability, provide a unique and beautiful decorating solution for any room in the house.

Understanding Sound Masking

Sound masking has been used for decades in hundreds of millions of square feet worldwide in order to increase speech privacy and control noise in the workplace. Applications include commercial offices, banks, call centers, healthcare, libraries and more. However, this technology remains novel to many people. How does it work?

The Fallingwater Color® Collection

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Langhorne Carpet Co., Inc.

Introducing the Grand Tour Collection by international designer Alex Papachristidis.
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At MTI Customization Is Standard

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

Stylish and Practical Outdoor Living

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