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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Landscape architecture thrives in academia

Florida International University’s Department of Landscape Architecture has added “Environmental and Urban Design” to its title, and expanded its mission to focus on urbanized regions in the tropics and subtropics of Latin America. The department aims to address issues that will affect the lives of an estimated six of the 10 billion people who will live in similar regions by 2100. The department, along with faculty, graduates and students, is actively in...

Domaine Home optimizes site for mobile viewers

Just two years after launching, Domaine Home has given a major face-lift to its website and added several features to improve reader experience—on mobile devices in particular. As many as half of the site's readers seek Domaine mobile content, making it an important and evolving platform. New features include an updated mobile site with easier navigation, a new “river” scrolling homepage format as opposed to a formerly static layout, scrolling sli...

Preview to the Museum of Design Atlanta's 2015 exhibits

Inspired by the theme “Design Changes Everything,” the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will present four new exhibitions as part of its 2015 programming exploring the impact of design in social, cultural, economic and political contexts. From problem-solving to propaganda, health and community to futurism, the design process is articulated and examined beyond its aesthetic and commercial values to reveal the myriad ways it influences contemporary life. Muse...

Event Recap: Matouk celebrates 85th anniversary 'Gatsby' style

Designers and industry guests took a step back through time on Monday evening at the new Matouk showroom in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, during a Great Gatsby-themed soirée in honor of the company’s 85th anniversary. The Gatsby theme was inspired by Matouk’s latest collection of sheets with the same name. Upon entering, guests received a signature “Gatsby” cocktail and a personal handkerchief embroidered with their initials. Lulu De...

State of the furniture industry continues to improve

According to the July Michael A. Dunlap & Associates’ (MADA) Furniture Industry Index, which surveyed the success of more than 250 furniture manufacturers, business is good. The index stands at 55.6*, which is significantly higher compared to April at 54.6 and January at 54.3. The survey focuses upon 10 key business activities, with respondents rating each area on a scale of one to 10. The business activities are Gross Shipments, Order Backlog/Incoming Ord...

Madcap Cottage moves to High Point, debuts HSN collection

With a new collection of bedding and accessories for the Home Shopping Network (HSN) and a new showroom and studio in High Point, Madcap Cottage seems to be primed for decorative world domination. Now headquartered in the furniture capital of the world, owners Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, who launched their interior design firm in the early 2000s and crystalized the brand as Madcap Cottage in 2010, already have a second collection for HSN in the works, set to de...

Brad Ford launches ‘modern makers craft fair’ in upstate NY

Over Columbus Day weekend (October 11-12), a select group of designers will showcase their work at the Black Barn in High Falls, NY, for the debut of Field + Supply, an event described by founder and interior designer Brad Ford as a modern makers craft fair.   Field + Supply founder Brad Ford; the field at Black Barn With Field + Supply, Ford is hoping to give participants and visitors a hybrid design event, one that takes a modern, elevated approach to the t...

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Designers celebrate opening night at Traditional Home's Hampton Designer Showhouse (Bridgehampton, NY, July 2014)
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