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Researchers find room design can enhance patient care
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The design of a consultation room can improve the quality of an outpatient visit. A collaborative research study, developed by Nurture by Steelcase and Mayo Clinic, was conducted to understand the extent to which a consultation room designed to support present-day clinical encounters could affect the consultation between patients and clinicians. The results of this randomized trial, the first of its kind, will appear in the Fall issue of Health Environments Research and Design Journal (HERD). MORE

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Pending home sales rise for record eight straight months    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pending home sales rose again, marking eight consecutive monthly gains—the longest streak since measurement began in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors. NAR estimates approximately 3 million renters are now financially well-qualified to buy a median-priced home. NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun cautioned that although the first-time home buyer federal tax credit is greatly reviving the existing home market, new-home sales may continue to struggle as home builders hold back production to drive down inventory. More

Happy waiting
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Designed by some of the industry's top firms, complete with fine dining restaurants, hip lounge areas, and innovative technology, JetBlue's new Terminal 5 (T5) at JFK Airport in New York is reducing travel anxiety and even giving travelers a reason to be a few hours early for their flights. "We took the approach forget we are in an airport and what has been done before," says Rick Blatstein, CEO of OTG Management, which handled the terminal's F&B. "Let's create something they have never seen." And the innovation paid off: it has the highest F&B revenue per enplaning passenger among U.S. airport terminals. More
Design Research is back, as an installation
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Architect Ben Thompson's groundbreaking retail space—considered America's first "lifestyle" store—is back in its original location at 48 Brattle Street in Boston. But this time the "store" is an installation, "Design Research: A Retrospective," which recreates the store front as passersby would have seen it in the 60s and 70s. The showing runs through April 10, 2010. 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 functionality in one space-saving design. Filtered water saves you money and protects the environment. More info

Incredible LEGO kitchen renovation
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A lot of us can recall spending hours upon hours of stacking colorful Legos into shapes and sizes that tickled our imagination as children. While some of us outgrew that phase, thankfully some of us didn’t forget the charm of the little Lego man’s smile or the amazingness contained within every little block. As Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti have proved with their chromatic Munchausen Lego Kitchen: you’re never to old to play with Legos! More

What GenY buyers want in a home
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High style on a budget is one of four essential criteria for appealing to GenY home buyers, according to architect and developer Raffi Arslanian. Along with retiring baby boomers, GenY is likely to be the engine that drives the recovering housing market and consumer spending in the years ahead. 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.

Elwood Green: 6 star sustainably built apartment complex
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High Density green living is on the rise in Elwood, Australia with Crosby Architect’s new Elwood Green project. Living up to its name, the high-density apartment building will house 25 units that are expected to receive an average 6-star rating—the highest honor currently available from the Green Building Council of Australia. What comes as a bit of surprise is the lack of active systems assisting in the green rating, which just goes to show that old ingenuity and smart design can create buildings every bit as sustainable as the most high-tech structures. 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

Right-sizing healthcare
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Over the past 30 years or so, the healthcare industry has quietly super-sized its healthcare facilities. Since 1980, ORs have bulked up in size by 53 percent, acute-care patient rooms by 77 percent. H. Scot Latimer, AIA, ACHA, a senior partner and managing director in the Denver office of Atlanta-based Kurt Salmon Associates and a past president of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, has made it his mission to raise awareness within the architecture community and among healthcare administrators of the need to right-size, not super-size, the nation's hospitals. More

U.S. lodging industry sees rise in sales, international visitors, AH&LA study finds
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In 2008, the U.S. lodging industry posted pre-tax profits of $25.8 billion and $140.6 billion in sales, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association's (AH&LA) annual Lodging Industry Profile, which also reported a record 58 million international travelers to the United States. 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.

Building and greening key to jumpstarting the economy
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As the global financial crisis continues to threaten the livelihood of American businesses and workers - and halts both the momentum and quality of new, sustainable infrastructure - the nation confronts a double challenge: not only are building projects at a standstill, but we risk losing to other careers many of the professionals needed to design and construct the next generation of green buildings. 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.


REAL Topiaries, Florals, Eucalyptus, Palms & Bonsai. Naturally preserved and maintenance free.
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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 2000T II
Hästens introduces the 2000T II ,  part of the next generation of Hästens and one of our most exclusive beds. Representing 157 years of knowledge and craftsmanship, the 2000T II features six layers of 100% natural cotton and wool and four layers of hand-placed genuine horsehair for the ultimate sleep experience.
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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