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February, 2012

Alkemi, Solved

Grace addresses a question from Jake Sollins, the New Materials Librarian at California College of the Arts about aluminum recycling.

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A Finnish Twist on Interactive Design

Considering that Finland holds the coveted title of World Design Capital 2012, I can definitely say it was no wonder to me when I discovered recently that a small coffee shop in Helsinki gave new meaning to the term “interactive design” by giving online users complete control over the ambiance of the space.

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A Ticket to the Largest Marble Quarry in the World

I&S was honored to be invited last year on a truly unique trip, organized by none other than our friends at Artistic Tile. And while it was quite a few months ago, we still thought it beneficial to you, our readers, to be aware of these amazing CEU trips this tile giant offers to designers.

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FLOR Gets Cozy

Bravo to FLOR for giving us a sweater for the floor! Here's a closer look at Lanyard and Just Plain Folk.

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Green-Gate: Are You Brave Enough?

So we’ve been promising you a Greenbuild reckoning for quite some time now. After a few weeks of research, one week of getting over the worst New Year’s Eve hang over I’ve ever experienced and another spent getting over the worst design hangover I’ve ever experienced after watching the “gowns” that paraded down the red carpet for the Golden Globes, I’m finally ready to stick it to the manufacturing man.

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The Office of Tomorrow (Continued!)

There were so many interesting insights gleamed during my interviews for "The Office of Tomorrow (Today!)" that I couldn’t just keep them to myself. Read extended insights from the designers and product specialists interviewed for this February tech feature.

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A Case of Greenwashing?

We have spent many years as a trade publication championing the sustainable design movement and providing content to help designers cut through the greenwashing, not perpetuate it. So, I went back to re-read what we had published and to determine how badly we had sinned.

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