Three Ways to Create Effective Landscapes for Impactful Futures

This blog was contributed by Paul Haden, Founder/CCO of C2 Collaborative. The idea of cost effective landscape crosses several lines of thought. All landscapes — and I’m speaking of built landscape — begin with intention and audience. The process of defining your audience and the design intent are clearly the keys to moving forward. Yes, […]

Top 5 Trends for Kitchen Surfaces

This blog is contributed by Wilsonart. Sophisticated, Sustainable Surfaces to Steal the Spotlight in 2022. After a year full of unpredictability, many of us gained a newfound appreciation for our kitchens and the many purposes they serve. The heart of the home is getting the attention it deserves as homeowners realize the importance of having […]

2022 Top 3 Bathroom Design Trends

This blog was contributed by Duravit and Ceramics of Italy. The global pandemic has shifted the concept of home and the importance of hygiene and technology across multiple high-use spaces. As we look to 2022 we are hearing from designers and the industry that the bathroom is a space where much attention will be placed. […]

Ceramics of Italy 2021 Fall-Winter Tile Trend Report

This blog was contributed by Ceramics of Italy. Frescoes, florals, and fabrics, oh my! To possibly offset the dreariness of the pandemic, this year’s edition of Cersaie — which took place September 27 through October 1 in Bologna, Italy — was popping with exuberant colors, intricate patterns, and tactile surfaces. Ceramic experimentation was at an […]

Get Your Building Winter Ready with Fall Inspections and Maintenance

This blog was contributed by Western Specialty Contractors. Winter is right around the corner. With the changing seasons comes freeze and thaw cycles, falling pine needles and leaves, organic growth and harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc on a building or structure’s exterior if not maintained properly. Conducting an annual fall building inspection will […]

How to Create a Stylish, Yet Compact Apartment Kitchen

Darren Watts, Design Director at Wren Kitchens, offers his top tips on how to create an amazing multi-functional kitchen in an apartment. A key feature of many apartments is a multi-functional kitchen and living space. Although a separate kitchen may suit some people’s lifestyles, a place where you can cook, eat, and relax can be […]

‘Returning to the Corner Store’ Could Drive Higher Results for Global C-Store Chains

New 33-page whitepaper by the strategically allied firms explores major opportunities for the convenience retailing industry in the years to come. Advise from Bona Design Lab and HFA Architects and Engineers. Ramping up local identity is a smart play for c-stores as they adapt to today’s disrupted marketplace, concludes a whitepaper by Bona Design Lab and HFA […]

Sustainable Construction Materials Promote Healthy Residence Halls

This blog was contributed by KWK Architects. In 1984, the World Health Organization suggested that up to 30% of new and renovated buildings had excessive complaints related to indoor air quality, which was directly related to Sick Building Syndrome. According to the EPA, Sick Building Syndrome describes situations in which building occupants experience acute health […]