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September 2014 Features

What’s best practice when it comes to a client who wants a direct roadmap to their ROI? To find out, we spoke with a few industry experts who explained how to show them the money.

Carnegie Fabrics’ new showroom at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago features broken walls and broken conventions.

Pandora Media’s new Manhattan office celebrates the individual and the collective.

Dash Design celebrates Cleveland with its second iteration of Sage Hospitality’s restaurant, Urban Farmer.

Businesses must rely on more than physical space to succeed—and three universal truths of good design can help them achieve profitability.

While the qualitative elements of design might be what ignite passion and inspiration and pleasure, we need to put the color wheels and fabric swatches aside, and replace them with pie charts and Excel sheets, and be prepared to talk bottom line business.


Minimalism and subtle cultural references create a cohesive design statement for “One” sushi restaurant in Tel Aviv’s high-tech district.

Colkitt&Co designs a high-end, luxury shopping experience in an outlet environment for the Tod’s brand, harmonizing tradition and modernity in the process.

Interior designers need to advocate the value of both qualitative and quantitative advantages of good design.

Good design has the power to communicate brand value in multiple dimensions—here are several recent award-winning examples from the Association of Retail Environments and the INSIDE World Interior for the Year 2014 awards.

San Francisco designers are getting a two-for-one deal at the new Daltile and Mohawk Group design studio.

Designed by Biber Architects, the USA Pavilion will give visitors to the 2015 World's Fair a unique glimpse into the future of food.

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The Interiors & Sources Hotel Tour made its second stop of the year in San Francisco—here’s a look back at the day’s highlights.

A new Walgreens in the heart of Chicago is more than your typical neighborhood pharmacy.

Peter Conant of Vocon Architects opens up about the business of maintaining a successful 30-year career.

Buying knockoff and counterfeit goods hurts more than the original manufacturer—it weakens the entire state of design.

A new in-store dining experience at Chicago’s Sacks Fifth Avenue brings architecture, fashion, and food together.

It doesn’t get much sexier than this—the BeveLED Mini from USAI Lighting.

Mancini Duffy releases preliminary findings on workplace trends and differences in which generations see the workday.

A new study shows there is a need for greater public awareness and education about the impact of building design on health and well-being.

Martino Stierli has been named The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design.

Marianne Goebl has been appointed Artek’s new global managing director.

Through the Silk Leaf Project, Julian Melchiorri has created an artificial biological leaf that produces oxygen.

SPAN Architecture has taken Calvin Klein’s iconic language into a new paradigm for its 1,800-square-foot store in Shenyang, China.

HOK Chicago, in collaboration with Hawthorne Strategy Group, is one of the firms participating in the bidding process.

Hem will offer original, timeless furniture and interior accessories together with the most exciting and talented designers of today.

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards released publication for third consecutive year.

Understanding clients’ needs by asking the right questions will help uncover the most appropriate path to designing effective workplace solutions.

The environments in which we work, learn, heal, and relax are evolving dramatically; as technology and innovation reshape interiors and the furnishings within them, designers and specifiers must respond accordingly.

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