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Leading lights gather to discuss future of design
Taubman College    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
University of Michigan's Taubman College is hosting a Future of Design conference, this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 & 10, 2009. Thirty designers, critics and provocative thinkers will come together to brainstorm about how design is evolving across various disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture, interactive, industrial, and interior design. The speakers will present their views in 15-minute segments. All segments will be available on YouTube starting Oct. 19, 2009. MORE

Call for Presentation Proposals

Submissions Due Oct. 15

We're looking for a few good speakers! You are invited to submit presentation ideas for consideration. Share your knowledge and gain industry recognition by participating in one of the following 2010 educational programs:

NeoCon 2010: Submit online or download the PDF to share your presentation idea. Be sure to select "NeoCon Worlds Trade Fair" in Chicago as the event where you're interested in presenting.

Long Term Living webinars: Submit a presentation proposal today to become a part of this series. Healthcare Design webinars: Submit a presentation proposal in one of the following areas today to become a part of this series.

• Confronting today's financial realities
• State-of-the-art solutions that improve safety and delivery of care
• The latest advancements in technologies and their applications
• The building science, management, and engineering technologies of healthcare facilities

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

Sustainable design: What to do with the infrastructure we've already built
Fast Company    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The handful of net-zero architectural masterworks may be garnering all the media attention, but how much impact are they really making on the big environmental issues? Perhaps it's time to consider the bigger picture: We sit on the edge of a strange new opportunity to design, engineer, and plan for a wholesale remaking of an infrastructure we've already built. Food for thought from Fast Company. More

Hospitals use decor, ammenities to enhance health-care experience
Dayton Daily News    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Any marketer will tell you if you want to capture a household's dollars, you need to get the woman’s attention. That belief is evident at area hospitals, as soft lighting, muted colors and commonsense practices have been put into place to attract the female consumer. More
Getting the guests to sort
The New York Times    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While some hotels sort and recycle guests' trash after it leaves the room, hospitality executives say starting an in-room recycling program is a lot more complicated than simply placing blue bins under the desks. Even educating guests about sorting their trash is not a simple matter, since recycling is one of those chores that often falls by the wayside on a trip, much like exercising or making the bed. Still, more hotels are offering recycling options, in part because surveys indicate environmentally friendly practices matter to guests. 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.

New "holistic" degree integrates design disciplines
Custom Home Online    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The International Academy of Design & Technology – Detroit has begun enrolling students in a new Construction Management & Design (CMD) bachelor of science degree program, which covers the fundamentals of construction management as well as emerging and evolving trends in the industry. The CMD degree is a holistic, three-year program, integrating aesthetic and functional, technical and practical through a study of project management, construction processes, interior design, architectural drafting, residential and commercial design, building systems, community planning, global sustainability, and green design. 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

Float house offers solution to flood-plagued areas
the Change Observer    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In repopulating cities hit by Hurricane Katrina's floods, or anywhere waters rise (as they do increasingly around the world), the big question racking the brains of architects and planners has been how to keep houses high and dry when storms surge onshore. The common impulse has been to find ways to hike up the main living areas of houses to 10, 15 or 20 feet high. Now architects at Morphosis in Los Angeles, working with graduate architecture students at the University of California, Los Angeles, unveiled another solution: a floating house. In the Netherlands, as Morphosis principal Thom Mayne points out, the notion is not novel, yet it hasn’t really been tried in this country. More
Cooper-Hewitt adds Trove wallpapers to permanent collection
Interior Design    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In an acquisition befitting of its name, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has added two wallpaper patterns from New York-based manufacturer Trove to its permanent collection's treasure chest of 10,000 wallcoverings. The collection, dating from the late 17th century and the largest and most varied in the United States, now includes Trove's Ara and Indi wallpapers, both of which highlight the natural design themes the company is known for. More
Anti Wi-Fi paint offers digital privacy
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Researchers at the University of Tokyo in Japan have created a special paint which can block out wireless signals. The paint contains an aluminum-iron oxide which resonates at the same frequency as wi-fi - or other radio waves - meaning the airborne data is absorbed and blocked. More
Building sector leaders call for steep energy and emissions cuts
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Twenty-four of the largest and most influential architecture, engineering, and development firms based in the Unites States, which are responsible for a combined $100 billion in building construction annually, have joined forces with Architecture 2030, a leading nonprofit research organization, to call on Congress to update national building code standards to meet steep and achievable energy reduction targets. 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.

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

For the first time in the company's 157 year history, Luxury bed maker Hästens will show during the High Point Market.  Join us at IHFC InterHall-IH208 for the debut of our new generation of hand-crafted, all-natural beds, and the introduction of the exclusive Hästens ID Program, designed specifically for architects and design professionals. Contact for additional information.
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.  MORE INFO
Classic Moving & Storage
Classic Moving & Storage knows that attention to detail is key to creating truly exceptional interiors. Classic has managed shipping, storage and delivery details for almost three decades. From manufacturer pick-up and order consolidation to pre-delivery deluxing and blanket-wrapping, no one takes white-glove, red-carpet service more seriously. Call 828.345.5403 or email for your complimentary delivery and installation consultation. More info
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:
Modono Glass

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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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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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At MTI Customization is Standard

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

Langhorne Carpet Co., Inc.

Woven wool carpet manufacturer 90% biodegradable and renewable Made in USA.
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