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December, 2012

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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I&S and Tandus Build the Office of Tomorrow!

When we recently received press kits from Tandus Flooring promoting their new OfficeScape® Contest, we thought it was a great opportunity not only to get the word out about this entertaining challenge, but also to host a little internal contest of our own.

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A Bad Case of Glaucomatose

Debbie Designer walks us through a very ironic color trends seminar at the Boutique Design New York show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York a few weeks ago.

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The Changing Role of the Designer

Molly Klimas guest blogs for us here on Inside Sources to report on Configura's conference in Las Vegas in October. Attendees found the role of the CET designer is becoming much more front and center.

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Hurricane Lamp (of Choice)

Many people in the Northeastern U.S. could have used an “eternal flame” in the past couple weeks—a light that will burn bright despite power outages, superstorms, nor’easters and blizzards—a true hurricane lamp.  Even better if that dream lamp is not only a serviceable object, but well-designed, technologically modern and environmentally conscious too. The Alessilux line of portable, rechargeable LED lamps meet the criteria.

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