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Improvements continue in remodeling market
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Although residential remodeling remained relatively weak during the third quarter of 2009, remodelers are starting to report that conditions in their markets are stabilizing, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index. "Some remodelers are receiving more calls for bids, but it is still extremely difficult to close a sale," said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Greg Miedema, CGR, CGB, CAPS, CGP, a remodeler from Tucson, Ariz. "Financing continues to be an impediment with many home owners not able to secure home equity loans or other lines of credit." MORE

Get to the ASID Wireless Center today to pick up the brand new Motorola Droid cell phone by Verizon Wireless! The touch-screen Droid features a 550MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, 32gb memory card expansion, Wi-Fi, GPS, a five-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash, and more! This top quality phone is being sold at a better price than the carrier can sell it for, only at and only for ASID members!

Interior designers flash back to the 60's thanks to TV's "Mad Men"
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The Emmy award winning television series "Mad Men" has garnered its fair share of acclaim over the past three seasons, but if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the show's highest honor may be the throngs of interior designers who scour the set design every week in an attempt to copy the show's unique signature style. 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

Home design iPhone app Mark On Call adds rooms gallery feature
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M.O.C. Interior Designer, LLC releases Mark On Call(TM) 2.0 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, a major update to the incredibly popular interior design app, that makes sharing even easier! Now room designs can be published and stored on the Web where owners of the application can peruse the new "Rooms Gallery," an aggregated area of all users' published rooms. From directly inside the app, users can download, customize and apply the room designs of others to their own personal space. The gallery lets users backup rooms, move rooms to another floor plan, create room templates, and collaborate with other designers, clients, friends, family or Mark On Call users. More
A maturing marketplace for green homes
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In what’s likely the most prominent sign so far that sustainable residential design is transforming from a market niche to a widespread set of consumer priorities, residential architects are reporting that sustainable design features are accelerating in popularity even during the most severe design and construction industry downturn in decades. The latest AIA Home Design Trends Survey revealed that two thirds of respondents have seen sustainability features increase in popularity, even as billings and home sizes drop across the board. More

Touting the value of interior designers
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The Associated Press this week ran an article on the benefits of working with a decorator or designer that makes the case for the value of not doing it yourself. "A really good designer or decorator will help you restructure, rethink and reorganize or create from scratch rooms that echo how you want to live your life," says Susanna Salk, author and design contributor to NBC's "Today Show." More
Recognition for the women of Bauhaus
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The world's most famous modern art school accepted women. But few became well known, while the men of the Bauhaus are celebrated. But if the school's women are largely unsung, their legacy lives on. Although Bauhaus architecture wanes into a distant vision of the future, Bauhaus fabrics remain as useful, tactile and special as they were when these women set out to equal their male peers. Now you can read about them in a new book, Bauhaus Women, by Ulrike Muller. 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.

Gold Key hotel design award winners announced
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The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show has announced winners of the coveted Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. Winners, finalists and "Designer of the Year" Alexandra Champalimaud were honored during a ceremony on November 9th. Honorees were selected by a panel of notable industry experts from a field of more than 225 projects representing 24 countries. The awards are sponsored by Interior Design and HOTELS magazines. More

FREE 72-Hour Service is a Holiday Tradition at Tabors of San Angelo.
‘Tis the Season for Tabors to offer FREE 72-Hour Service on most of our custom workroom products including; window treatments, quilting, bedspreads, and accessories. MORE

Beautiful buildings made from whole trees
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According to the Forest Products Laboratory, a whole, unmilled tree can support 50 percent more weight than the largest piece of lumber milled from the same tree. Putting this principle into practice, Whole Tree Architecture is dedicated to building with materials that lumber companies consider scrap— weed trees, also know as "managed forest thinnings." The resulting projects are beautiful displays of locally sourced and sustainably managed materials. More

Metropolitan Home closes its doors
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The advertising recession, which has been especially hard on magazines focused on home decorating and renovating, has claimed one more casualty: Hachette Filippachi Media U.S. will close Metropolitan Home with its December issue, which is currently on newsstands. The company will continue to publish Elle Décor. 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.

In Poland, modern among traditional
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Set among prewar traditional villas and a smattering of 1970s boxy apartments is the architect Roman Rutkowski's home, a simple, rectangular bunker with an unpainted all-wood exterior, and even plainer interior with concrete floors and particleboard walls. 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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Hastens Custom Program
Hästens, the luxury bed maker from Sweden, is pleased to offer bespoke design service through the Hästens Custom Program.  Design professionals can now choose from an array of fabrics, sizes and shapes to create a Hästens bed to your exact specifications.  For more information please visit

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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