Infused Veneer: Digital Prints from B&N

As designers we add graphics to architecture to bring life, excitement and impact to our retail and hospitality spaces. Infused Veneers, a new line of panels from B&N, gives designers a library of 100’s of images to work with.

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Eye Kandy: New Wallcovering from Élitis

Kandy, a sacred city of Sri Lanka, serves as inspiration for the latest line from Élitis. There, traditional dyers distill pomegranate, turmeric and indigo to color silk, something that is mythical to their culture.

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Student Chair Design

One of my favorite courses at the University of Cincinnati’s nationally recognized College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning is the Industrial Design ‘chair quarter’. Students are challenged to understand fabrication, human scale and aesthetics through building an everyday object.

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Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec at the Pompidou-Metz

I am a fan of the simple elegance of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s work. The Centre Pompidou-Metz is hosting an exhibition, inviting visitors to wander through a gallery highlighting fifteen years of work. The collection includes pieces ranging from prototypes to mass produced work, as well as hand-crafted objects.

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Innovations in Wood Flooring

Wood floors are the Chanel suit of interior design, chic and timeless. They bring richness and a soft texture to the retail and hospitality environments we design. New technology and fabrication techniques have permeated all areas of design, including the classic wood floor. Here are a few of our favorite innovations.

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Product Highlight: Bisazza Tile

Known for breathtaking patterned glass mosaics, Bisazza has recently expanded their portfolio by partnering with several signature designers. Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders and Tord Boontje, among others, have designed mosaic panels, furniture components and art installations for the Italian company. Check out a few of our favorites!

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New Ravenna Mosaic Tile

Last week I stumbled across New Ravenna’s tile on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with their beautiful line. Considered the best local artisan of stone and glass mosaics, each product is handcrafted. Tiles are tumbled, honed or treated with a special finish to achieve subtle texture and shade variations.

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