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Architectural Digest announces its AD100 list of top architects and interior designers
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The AD 100 represents the editors' selection of the top architects and interior designers whose work has been featured in Architectural Digest over the past several years. Featured are personal profiles of the figures behind the work, shedding light on their individual approaches and philosophies. More
Every Member Counts. Be Counted.

ASID is conducting a first-ever census of allied and professional members. If you have not yet completed the Census questionnaire, please visit to fill out the questionnaire online. It takes only a few minutes. The Census is not a member survey; we need all members to respond. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Contract releases its 10th annual Brand Report
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The Brand Report is the industry's only unaided study that asks for a top-of-mind response of the respondents’ three preferred brands in 32 categories. This year's survey included a much broader question, asking the respondents for the singular brand that perpetually inspires them. The top 10 companies are listed on the magazine's Web site. 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

Art Basel Miami: Not just another corner store
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The winner of this year's PULSE prize at Art Basel Miami was Corner Store, a pop-up micro-convenience store designed to poke a jab at consumer culture. Inspired by the local marts throughout Texas and the southwest region, the store featured an assortment of humor-based products including moustache cream, bottled breath, and pre-broken locks. More

Commercial property declines show signs of easing
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Declines across the nation's commercial real estate sectors appear to be easing slightly as 2010 approaches, according to the Investment Trends Quarterly report, a study produced by the CCIM Institute and Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC). Despite the positive signs, however, growth across the commercial property markets is expected to remain sluggish through at least the first quarter of 2010, followed by a potentially meaningful recovery during the second half of the year. 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.

Historic but hip hospitality environments
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Today, retro is au courant, making historic buildings prime real estate for chic spaces. The editors of Preservation Magazine pick their top 12 favorite hotel and restaurant destinations. More

Stunning Swiss house is buried under the earth
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In a location as picturesque as Vals, Switzerland, it's difficult to imagine any new construction that wouldn’t impose on the beautiful landscape. So when the rare opportunity was granted to construct a new dwelling just a stone’s throw away from the famed Vals thermal baths, it was of paramount importance to not disturb the tranquil site. Designed by the architects of SeArch and Christian Müller, this underground house exemplifies the notion that thoughtfully constructed buildings can live in harmony with their surrounding environs. 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

In the world of green, women rule
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Studies consistently show that, by significant margins, women more than men support sustainable causes—through activism, advocacy, voting, and consumer choices. In the move toward mainstreaming sustainable building, architects can speed things up by actively recruiting more women. More

Pantone selects 2010 Color of the Year
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Hot and fresh out of the Pantone color guide is 2010’s color of the year, number 15-5519 Turquoise. The global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, selected the luminous color based on its juxtaposition of tranquil blue notes and energizing green tones. In the essence of color therapy, the hue should evoke soothing, serene emotions, while restoring vigor, zest, and motivation. 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.

Reporting out from the Aspen Design Summit
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Design Observer has compiled case studies and media coverage from the recent Aspen Design Summit. It’s the next best thing to being there. More

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

Starck raving design TV
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As the host of the new BBC big "D" series, Design for Life, Phillipe Starck is provocative and fun to watch, reports Core77 reviewer Tad Toulis. Describing the show as "an irrepressible head-on collision between reality TV, design competition and the myth-factory that is contemporary design," Toulis comes away from the six episodes with the conviction that Starck "is the closest thing to the Beatles design has ever had." 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 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:
Modono Glass

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