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Exploring the airport of 2030
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Airports will become more multi-modal and the construction of office buildings, conference buildings, air freight facilities, and even the likes of beauty salons within the actual airport are things that are already becoming more widespread. Environmental sustainability is likely to play an ever-increasing role in the design of future airports, with the use of re-circulated water, recycled materials and energy efficient power sources all playing a vital role. More

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1800's Puerto Rican home revisioned as green-roofed urban space
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Perhaps the greenest home is the one already built. A couple in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico took this to heart when they renovated an abandoned early eightieth-century home and transformed it into an urban garden. This 9000 square foot building was carefully upgraded and preserved with a light modernist touch. More

Hotel gift shops go glam
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The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone. Luxury hotel chains are upping the ante on their retail offerings by bringing in exclusive items and, in some cases, designing their own. In an era of global sameness, they have opted to offer unique, localized experiences. 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.

The next generation of interior healing environments
Healthcare Design Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The trend toward the evolution of healing environments is in its infancy, but fueled by the acceptance of an evidence-based approach to interiors. Veteran healthcare designers Jain Malkin, CID, AAHID, EDAC and Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC share their views of where today's best practices can evolve into tomorrow’s next practices. 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!

Environments for cancer patients
Research Design Connections    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A recent series of experiments in mice indicates that the calming environments created for cancer patients may need some livening up. Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute found that "Living in an environment rich with physical, mental, and social stimulation—a setting that causes mild stress—might by itself curb cancer growth." More

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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.

Cardboard interior designed to go
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Interiors and products have a limited life span. Do you design for longevity and hope your designs don't prematurely end up in the skip? Or go with the flow and accept that change is inevitable? Industrial designer Kristian Aus and architect Toby Horrocks have created an interior space that is both architecture and object, made from 100 percent post-consumer waste and 100 percent recyclable. More

Design a chair and print it
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
3-D printing is among the most futuristic technologies employed by today's designers. Using computer-aided drafting software, Dutch designer Bram Geenan translated Gaudi-like gravity-induced curved chains into a digital model, adding algorithms to create an equally sound structure for the backrest. In collaboration with Freedom of Creation, an Amsterdam-based research and design studio that specializes in 3-D printing technologies, Geenan then turned his CAD image into a refined piece of furniture. 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.

Consumers seek comfort and refuge this fall
The Editor at Large    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Given economic challenges, global events and an overall mood of uncertainty, the trend is well-worn finishes, especially gray and washed effects that mix well together, according to trend tracker Julie Smith Vincenti. "Reclaimed woods, linen fabrics and neutral palettes are key," she said. "Decorative accessories bring elegance, materials diversity and texture—and create an easygoing look that immediately evokes a feeling of relaxation, restraint and nostalgia. Ultimately, it conveys a more simple time in a sophisticated way.” More

Ergo-washing: Design from an ergonomist's perspective
Ergonomics Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Design is a wonderful thing; it can change people's lives. Ergonomics is the same; it is also a wonderful thing, and it can also change people's lives. But many products marketed as ergonomic do not reflect true ergonomic principles relating to biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology or end users. More

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Kitchen-in-a-cabinet ideal for small spaces
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The challenge in the "1, 2, 3... easy kitchen!" competition shown in Designboom was to design a kitchen that occupied less than 1 square meter (about 10 square feet). The winning entry does it with real style. Opened, it has everything: a fridge, sink, induction range and oven. Closed, it resembles a kitchen counter or file cabinet. More

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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

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