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Interior Design Announces 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees
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The Hall of Fame, established in 1985, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth and prominence of the design industry. The 2009 inductees are Tony Chi of tonychi and associates; Vladimir Kagan of Vladimir Kagan Design Group; Nick Luzietti of VOA Associates; Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner of Marmol Radziner + Associates; and, recipient of this year's special award, Gensler. The honorees will be inducted at a special gala celebrating Interior Design magazine's 25th anniversary. MORE

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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

AIA reports minimal improvement in firm billings
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Despite a high level of inquiries in recent months, architecture firms are not showing any trending toward an increase in billings. Business conditions remain quite poor for many firms, with increasing numbers indicating nonexistent project backlogs and insufficient billable hours for current staff. Business conditions remain weak in all regions of the country. Firms with a commercial/industrial and institutional specialization continue to report the weakest business conditions. Firms with a residential specialization reported their highest score in more than two and a half years in September, as the demand for housing finally seems to be rebounding. More
Creating the "Wow" experience, even without the luxury
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The hospitality business is all about the Consumer Experience, which today has been devalued across the board due to the sagging economy. In the past year, hotel staff has been slashed, amenities diminished, product hardly maintained, and quality standards not upheld. The W Hotel is taking a different route: The employees are the theatrical troupe, there to inspire, to entertain and transport their Guests. Housekeepers are "Stylists'; the Lobby is the "Living Room." The script: the W's Secret Seven Ways to create a positive Guest Experience. 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.

Interior designer to the rescue
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In this story, the interior designer wears the white hat. Andrea Sperling, a photographer and single mother who lives in Gramercy Park, N.Y., responded to a posting on the New York Times Web site offering to match individuals on a tight budget with a professional interior designer who could help make the most of their dollar. Designer Ron Marvin, who appears on the HGTV show "Small Space, Big Style," agreed to help, and the Times covered the project from consultation to completion. More
Home price decline nears bottom, but volatility expected
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The decline in national home prices should hit a bottom next year, but many markets could still experience huge volatility as the housing industry seeks to emerge from its worst downturn since the Great Depression, according to economists appearing last week at the NAHB Fall Construction Forecast Conference. Home prices have declined 31.6 percent from their peak and are expected to fall another 4.1 percent through May 2011, followed by a price rebound of 7.8 percent over the next two years. 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

Organization launches $4 billion green initiative for affordable housing
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The green movement in commercial real estate has caught on like wildfire and even with the recession having left most clutching their pocketbooks, it continues to spread. Now Columbia, Md.-based Enterprise Community Investment Inc. plans to take the trend to new heights with the kicking off its $4 billion Green Communities initiative, which is designed to propel the greening of affordable housing development across the country. More
Evidence-based approach benefits all aspects of health care design
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Ergonomist Rob Tannen, who writes a blog for Fast Company called "Designing for Humans," makes the case for applying an evidence-based approach to healthcare products as well as spaces to improve patient outcomes. Roz Cama, FASID, author of Evidence-Based Health Care Design, comments. More

Compact high-end appliances appeal to luxury condo market
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Brand consciousness, striking looks, open designs and space-efficiency are top trends in high end condo kitchen designs, according to Zach Elkin, director, luxury division (builders, contractors and designers group), at Thermador. Developers of luxury multifamily for-sale housing are looking to create kitchens that "immediately" communicate quality and elegance, notes. "The scale of the kitchen in condominiums is usually smaller, which makes appliances that deliver high-performance in a compact package very attractive," says Elkin. More
Design Council Slide Collection now online
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More than 13,000 images from the Design Council Slide Collection, housed at Manchester Metropolitan University, are now viewable online. The majority of images show products of various kinds (including tableware, furniture, lighting, toys, domestic appliances, textiles, wallpapers, office equipment, engineering components and machinery), but other areas of design such as architecture, town planning, interior design, graphic design and corporate identity are also included. Recently added is an online resource guide which aims to indicate the strengths of the collection, enabling users to exploit it more fully as a resource for learning and research. 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.

Interior designers vie for sustainability title
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Green building and sustainability are the current vogue of the design industry and the basis for a recent interior design competition sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, the Network of the Hospitality Industry and the American Society of Interior Designers. More

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

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


20th C Fox offers you the quality services and quick turnaround of its custom drapery department.


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Langhorne Carpet Co., Inc.

Woven wool carpet manufacturer 90% biodegradable and renewable Made in USA.
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At MTI Customization is Standard

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

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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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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Hästens introduces the Luxuria
Hästens introduces the Luxuria,  an entirely new bed design utilizing Hästens patented spring system, which is padded by layers of hand-placed genuine horsehair and all-natural cotton and wool.  The result is an incredible level of luxury and support, at an introductory price point.
Ambiente 2010
Visions of tomorrow. Find yourself surrounded by young talents and famous designers at Ambiente 2010. Be inspired! Show highlights include the "Trend Forum," "Design Plus" and "German Design Award." The "Talents" area emphasizes interior design, gifts and personal accessories. Visit the world’s most important industry event.
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:
Partners In Design
I am very excited to be your new Partners IN Design director. In my 13 year tenure with Boyles Furniture, I have had the opportunity to work with many of you. I know the value that you place on service to your clients. For over 60 years, Boyles has been known for its selection of quality manufacturers and superior customer service. To help with the logistics side of your business, we offer a state of the art warehousing facility and the original white glove, red carpet, nationwide delivery service. I would like to invite you on a personal tour of all that we have to
offer an independent designer like yourself. I look forward to meeting with you, as we continue to expand the PID Program. Please call: Carolyn Carlile (828)455-1983 or please email:
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