New from HBF


HBF introduces their 2009 Side Conferenmce Collection.  “Five classic guest chairs – three innovative designers equal a new collection of side conference seating from HBF. “Never has it been so easy to choose a side!””.  Read more about the collection here.

New Artwork Source


International Arts, Inc is a new source for artwork, framing, and other art services.  Based in Georgia the company has over 30 years of experience.  Check out their Hospitality brochure here.

Venus – Crystal Chair


Via Surface Magazine: Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka created ‘Venus – Natural Crystal Chair’. The chair was on display
as part of the ‘Second Nature’ exhibition during Tokyo Design Week.

The crystals are grown in a tank that form the shape of the chair.  Click on thumbnails below to see larger versions of the project in progress.



New from Innovations Wallcovering is a line of cellulose wallcovering.   Metalessence has been coated with metallic leafing in several colors to enhance the patterns. 

There are 9 patterns available in 8 metallic finishes.  These are gorgeous (especially the dark copper).  Pricing starts in the $50’s.  Binder is available in the Library.

AlysEdwards Stone and Tile

New resource for your decorative stone and glass tile needs, AlysEdwards.  This new resource is from our friends at Global Granite & Marble (they’re working on their website).

Alys used to design for a major decorative stone and tile manufacturer but has now started her own line at lower costs.  Come to the Library and check out the samples we have received from Global.

2500 Chairs!

The Lab just got an email from our BK Barrit representative announcing their new website.  BK Barrit specializes in all barrit-021009types of seating at very reasonable prices and good quality.  They have restaurant, lounge, cafe, and stool seating.  Also, tables.

Check out their new site to see over 2500 chairs online!

From Canada

Come Up To My Room is an alternative design show focusing on the diverse practices that work outside the norms of traditional design: multidisciplinary, independent, emerging and self-taught, all within the backdrop of a historic 120 year old hotel.

Come Up To My Room Via Design*Sponge