Cersaie 2012 Recap: Day 1

Counting more than 900 exhibitors across 20 halls within Bologna's expansive trade grounds, Bologna's Cersaie trade fair was filled with stacks of the finest ceramic and porcelain tiles--not to mention the most advanced bath fixtures and furnishings--currently available to designers.

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The Vi-Spring Mattress Difference

"Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care" is a famous line from Macbeth  and indeed sleep is one of the best things you can do for your brain and your body.

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All that Glitters: Tinsel Painting and Shiny Materials

A pair of new exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, “Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America” and “Ooh, Shiny”, started me thinking about metallic foils as a material.

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Design Local: San Fran Surprises

San Francisco is a city of surprises. There’s something new to greet you around every corner, a fact that I witnessed firsthand last week as I participated in the second stop in Mannington Commercial’s Design Local competition.

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The Modern Mosaic: Textures with Depth!

Grace Jeffers discusses the Fusión Wood Panels collection from Architectural Systems, Inc.

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Designer Ayse Birsel's Eight Steps to a Better Life

Guest blogger Molly Klimas gives a sneak peak into the keynote speech by famed product designer Ayse Birsel for the 5th annual CET Designer User Conference in Las Vegas from Oct. 24-25, put on by Configura.

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Getting my Ducks in a Row…

Cassie Welch, winner of the I Like Design Competition 2011/2012, reflects on her experiences this summer with Gresham, Smith and Partners and Nashville, Tennessee!

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Mannington’s Design Local Kicks Off in Chicago

I&S was honored to be asked to partner with Mannignton Commercial in their new, highly original and brave venture: Design Local

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What I “Like” About Social Media

We here at I&S recently conducted a survey of thousands of design professionals to wrap our heads around the role that social media plays in your day-to-day operations (or if at all). The results were both surprising and telling.

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Dream the Big Dream

Debbie delivers an uncharacteristically inspirational message, all thanks to the one and only David Rockwell.

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