Wrapped Up In the Fall Whirlwind

BDNY came and went, Thanksgiving came and went, the Best of Year Awards came and went. And while I was at all of these events in full force, I just couldn't seem to muster up that much cynicism. These were good events, people!

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A Tale of Two Towers

With the hypersensitive, politically-correct culture that we find ourselves in these days, it begs the question of whether or not architecture should also follow suit. If a building risks offending someone’s sensibilities, should the design be altered?

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VT versus VCT: Know the Difference!

Vinyl Composition Tile, or VCT, is one of the most commonly used flooring worldwide. But how much do you really know about what you are walking on?

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Experiential Design by Undisclosable

I have a confession to make. As design editors, it is rare that we actually get to visit the spaces we cover prior to writing our stories. A big part of our job involves sifting through images of submitted projects and deciding from there which ones to consider for publication.

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A (Short) Rant on Headlines

So as it turns out detective work, just like pimpin', ain't easy. Our day of reckoning for a random selection of Greenbuild exhibitors is still coming but we've got a bit more work to do first...

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Occupy Sustainable Design

Over the next couple of weeks, along with the help of my good friends here at I&S, I’ll be contacting a random sampling of Greenbuild exhibitors who have all touted their ability to save Mother Earth.

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See the Trees: Where Does YOUR Plywood Come From?

American-made plywood panels by Columbia Forest Products are made from the common tree species that grow abundantly in the regions near our mills in the South, North and West.

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Debbie Waxes Poetic...

I now present you with an acrostic poem on innovation...

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American Chestnut: a Most Popular American Tree Logged No More…

American Chestnut is one of our most abundant tree species and is almost gone from our eco-system. Now American Chestnut wood is only available from reclaimed sources.

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HD Boutique: When Beige Attacks

On the morning of September 12, a dark force descended upon the rows and aisles of HD Boutique, rendering hospitality manufacturers virtually powerless. It was: The Beige.

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