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Extreme experiences could be new design niche
Research Design Connections    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, recent marketing trends suggest that many consumers are attracted to unusual and novel consumption experiences and choose vacations, leisure activities, and celebrations that are predicted to be less pleasurable and enjoyable. An example is the increasing popularity of "ice hotels," where visitors sleep on a bed of ice. This trend has ramifications for the design of restaurants, clubs, resorts and other public spaces, as well as hotels. More

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Flexible furniture brings work/life balance into the office
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the age of mobile technology and Xboxes in the breakroom, the old workplace hierarchies no longer apply. Instead, we’re seeing the rise of open-plan offices that take their design cues from how people actually want to work. And that includes how people want to play or relax at work, as demonstrated by a new line of furniture that morphs to suit either purpose. More

UK hotels embracing sustainable design
Hotel Industry Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sustainable interior design has jumped to the top of the agenda among hotels in the U.K., as hotel guests are becoming far more eco-minded about what they consume, how they travel and how their choices can impact upon the environment. Incorporating natural materials and eco-friendly products into a hotel's interior design and communicating how they have been ethically sourced is a fast-emerging trend. More

Security. Convenience. Style.

Baldwin is pleased to introduce its latest security advancement, a keyless entry door lock. It features convenient one-touch locking with decorative hardware's only motorized deadbolt and two customizable access codes-one for family, one for temporary access. The keyless lock is easy to install in a standard door prep and can be integrated with wireless home automation systems utilizing Home Connect™ technology.

Consumers slow to embrace green furnishings
The Editor at Large    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Among consumers who say they are aware and/or concerned about a range of environmental issues, over half purchased green products in the past year, but purchasing of green home furnishings remains very low, at 4 percent, according to the third annual Green Home Furnishings Consumer Study. Affordability is a concern, but the most frequently cited reason was a lack of awareness or availability of green furnishings. More

Home improvement repairs outpace remodeling
Kitchen and Bath Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
New home improvement data and nationwide survey results released by ServiceMagic show that in the third quarter of 2010, demand for additions and remodeling projects decreased, while demand for necessary high-cost maintenance and repair services saw gains. Demand for kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling has fallen by 6 percent and 33 percent, respectively, in the third quarter. These jobs had seen an increase earlier in the year. More
Fire Farm's Brand New Website!
We've redesigned our website! Come explore our new tools for designers, shop the Bargain Barn to find stock products at deep discounts, and browse the newest additions to the Project Gallery. See something you’re inspired by? Set up a professional account for a quote on your lighting project today!
New! Shop Ruby Plaza for Vintage & Contemporary Home Decor

Ruby Plaza is a brand new home to hundreds of online shops offering home decor items ranging from furniture and accessories to lighting, bedding and window coverings, outdoor accessories and more. Hundreds of items added daily.
Case Studies: Sound Masking
Moving your employees from enclosed offices to a primarily open-plan space? Pursuing LEED® credits for your facility and concerned about the impact that green choices will have on acoustics? See how two companies successfully solved their speech privacy and noise concerns by installing the LogiSon sound masking system. MORE

Murano Chandelier Collection

Our Murano chandelier collection represents evolution of traditional, handcrafted Venetian craftsmanship. Our exquisite selection of Murano glass chandeliers consists of modern contemporary chandeliers, traditional Venetian chandeliers, wrought-iron chandelier as well as other lighting fixtures.
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One more reason to love green—higher revenues
Building Green    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The most comprehensive statistical analysis to date on the relative value of green and conventional buildings shows that U.S. buildings labeled under the LEED or Energy Star programs charge 3 percent higher rent, have greater occupancy rates, and sell for 13 percent more than comparable properties. The report also notes that while statistically valid data on the cost of attaining LEED and Energy Star ratings is not yet available, anecdotal studies suggest that any green cost premium is lower than the increases in value that the study has found. More

Architecture Billings Index drops in October
Healthcare Design Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Following the first positive reading since January 2008, the ABI dropped nearly two points in October, reflecting a decrease in demand for design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 61.7, down slightly from a nearly three-year high mark of 62.3 in September. More


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Apple stores put design and behavior to work
Metropolis Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Setting the right mood and sending the right message are keys to the success of any space. Apple stores do this extremely well. From their restful color palettes to their warm lighting, the stores are designed to induce good mood, and that produces sales. More

Passion and positive outlook a winning formula for 'world's best interior designer'
The Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Steve Leung has been declared the "World's Best Interior Designer" eight times in the prestigious Andrew Martin International Interior Design Review Magazine, and is said to operate the largest interior design firm in Asia with a team of 300. In a recent interview, he reflects on what has made his practice successful and the future of design in China. More

Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc.

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High quality lighting may improve attitude and performance
InformeDesign    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Organizations looking to improve employee satisfaction and performance may want to consider providing a higher quality of lighting, according to findings published in the journal, Lighting Research and Technology. In a study conducted in an open-plan office, subjects who had higher appraisals of the quality of their workspace lighting were more likely to perceive their workplace as attractive; feel happier and more comfortable; and feel satisfied with their work performance and environment. Those with better visual capability were more likely to have better task performance. More

Welcome to Ambiente!
Design, sustainability, creativity and emotions are aspects that play increasingly important roles in the consumer goods sector. The Ambiente trade show in Frankfurt, Germany spotlights these subjects with trend shows, design presentations, exhibitions and awards ceremonies. Furthermore, the 'Talents' promotional program is now an established career launching pad for the designer scene. For more information visit us online. more

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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