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Valspar initiative helps correct colorblindness

Thanks to a new project by paint and coatings industry leader Valspar, Color For All, many colorblind people will be given help to see colors. Valspar has partnered with EnChroma, a company that manufactures color-blindness-correcting glasses, to give eyewear to color blind people, and show off the impact color has in everyday life. As part of the #ColorForAll initiative, Valspar has created a short documentary, “Color for the Colorblind,” where four individua...

Museum of Arts and Design appoints new chief curator

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) just announced the appointment of Shannon Stratton to the position of Chief Curator, effective June 2015. “Shannon brings a bold curatorial vision to MAD, combining energetic new thinking with leadership skills honed over twelve years as the founder of a non-profit art space,” said chairman of MAD’s board, Lewis Kruger. “Working directly and creatively with artists, she has created and led an esteemed platform fo...

Three notable design contests, competitions and calls-for-entry

Some of the greatest new ideas come out of a unique combination of creative inspiration and the kind of pressure only generated by a contest with high stakes. From cash prizes to the chance to join a showcase, winning a contest or competition can create the opportunity of a lifetime for students, designers just starting out or established professionals. Editor at Large has compiled the following contests with upcoming deadlines. The Sherwin-Williams STIR Student Design Ch...

Michael S. Smith taps Konstantin Kakanias for fabric line

Greek painter and illustrator Konstantin Kakanias will be creating a new collection of fabrics and wall coverings for Templeton in collaboration with interior designer and Templeton founder Michael S. Smith. The new line will feature colorful prints on cotton, linen and hemp, all inspired by Kakanias’ travels and past experiences in the art, fashion and design worlds. Konstantin Kakanias. Prints include florals, leaf motifs and stripes in a variety of textures, p...

For first time, e-commerce drives Williams-Sonoma’s growth

William-Sonoma’s e-commerce business has outpaced in-store retail to drive growth for the first time ever. The retailer reported profit growth of 9.9 percent (to $147 million or $1.57 a share) in the quarter ending Feb. 1. Revenues for the period rose 5.2 percent, compared to comparable brand revenue, which grew 5.1 percent. For this quarter, e-commerce revenue rose 9 percent, accounting for 49.9 percent of total revenues, compared to revenue from retail stores, whi...

Show House Fever: seven must-sees opening in April and May

Showhouses are great opportunities for designers to strut their stuff, companies to show off their latest collections and for the public to have a chance to see the best of beautifully curated design – everything a home could be with the right hands guiding the design process. This April and May, see designers' latest creations presented at the Sotheby's 2nd-annual Designer Show House, the 8th-annual DC Design House, the Chicago Design Center at the Mart's DreamHome,...

Bjarke Ingels reinterprets minimalism for Kallista

Single-form minimalist fixtures that hide the mechanics of bath fixtures and fittings are the hallmark of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels' Taper collection for Kallista. The first collaboration between Kallista and an architect reinterprets classic minimalist design and demanded the creation of new manufacturing techniques to produce an ultra-simplified aesthetic. Bjarke Ingels and Taper by BIG for Kallista. This collaboration is a first of its kind for both Kallis...

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