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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Design Local Austin

Mannington Commercial’s Design Local program will culminate in the big showdown come early next month when the web site goes live along with all completed carpet designs from the four participating cities—Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Austin. The design industry, which has been waiting with breath that is bated, will finally get the chance to vote for their favorite line! The exact URL will be released shortly.

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The Importance of Specifying FSC-Certified Teak

This is where I beg you to proceed cautiously with your decision to specify teak. Today as much as one-third of the annual harvest of teak comes from the native forests of Burma. If you have heard of “Thai teak” it is actually Burmese teak that was logged by Thai loggers and hauled across the border.

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The Mayan Calendar Rug

My grandmother used to say “Money was invented round because it is supposed to roll.” Later in life I realized that clock faces are mostly round and thought perhaps that theory applies to time as well.

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