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Fluorescent

You pick up a highlighter to make some notes… Throw on a high visibility jacket for an evening run… Mark a page with a bright Post-It... See an orange caution cone on the highway.  All these common objects are fluorescent.  But have you ever stopped to think about what makes something fluoresce

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Against the Grain

A new exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) highlights the most cutting-edge conceptual and technical trends in woodworking today.

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Chin Up, Chintz Down

Why does chintz exist? How has it managed to stick around for so long when things like Twin Peaks and Twinkies have come and gone without a fight? And how can we put an end to it once and for all?

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Bioluminescent Solutions: Natural light that is from a source other than the sun.

What will be the future of light? It is likely that we will seek solutions that will move away from the use of electricity and utilize a more sustainable form of power instead

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The Clark Art Institute Presents "Electric Paris"

What material changes how we see every single other material around us?  Light.  You may not automatically consider light a material in the traditional sense, but it is critical to how we perceive our world.

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More Healthcare Design Resources for You

From overall design trends to new interior finishes to advancements in medical technology, healthcare designers are expected to be experts in every aspect of a healing space. In that spirit, we’ve assembled a short list of some of our most recent healthcare-related articles that can help you in the discussions that lie ahead.

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Studio Gang Featured at Art Institute of Chicago

Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects, is the first exhibition in the world devoted to the Chicago-based group, and it explores a sense of how buildings and projects are created, what issues they resolve, and how solutions are shaped.

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Elisa Strozyk's Wooden Textiles

You may have seen Elisa Strozyk’s wooden textiles already—they seem to be pinned everywhere on Pinterest these days! Not only are they cool to look at, with their geometric drape, but they are interesting in the way they make us look at two very common materials in a whole new light.

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5 Easy Ways to Freshen a Space on the Cheap

Here are just a few quick ways to make your space look new again, offered up by none other than our trusted Facebook fans and Twitter followers.

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Take the Global Cardboard Challenge

Imagination knows no bounds. The adage was never more true than in the story of Caine Monroy and his Cardboard Arcade. It all started when LA resident Nirvan Mullick needed a new door handle for his car. He walked into his local auto parts store, only to find that the store owner’s son, nine-year-old Caine, in the most entrepreneurial of moves, had created an arcade by the front desk constructed completely of recycled cardboard and repurposed household objects.

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