A Tale of Two Covers

Put down your phone. There’s no need to call your eye doctor and make an appointment to up your prescription.

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Putting the Future Behind Us

Our modern offices have boiled down the principles of fun, collegiate start-up culture, gussied it up with multi-million dollar re-designs, and took all the joy right out from under us.

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Bringing Back Some Balance

I don’t think anyone in their right mind would really argue for bringing back the cubicle. Not the “veal pen” or “prairie dog” variety anyway. But the open plan has its own drawbacks, too

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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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