Architects, interior designers and do-it-yourself remodelers these days are paying up to $35 a square foot for a style of tile that, ironically, is a low-cost staple in some Latin American countries ”” what linoleum used to be in the U.S.LA Times
The room is subdued, its booths and overstuffed chairs upholstered in earthy beige or brown faux leather or other fabrics and separated by partitions topped by curved, silver-colored railings. The prints on the walls are tasteful - if arty - the hanging lights muted. Modern designer tiles cover...
"This is a strange and scary time to be a Miamian, unless you're a designer, like Doug and Gene Meyer, in which case it's exhilarating. Roiled by an influx of global cash and high-end development, Miami has flared up once again as a design hot spot." Read more about it at the New York Times.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) announcd its 2005 design award honorees. details inside... Designer of Distinction: Barbara Barry Design for Humanity: Patricia Moore, Ph.D. Educator of Distinction: The Rural Studio ASID Patronâ€™s Prize: Edward A. Feiner, FAIA ASID...
"As wallpaper continues to make a comeback, many people want something other than the traditional patterns found in big-box and neighborhood paint and paper stores" - so a cottage industry of new designers has arisen. NYT.
"With features like flat-panel speakers and remotely controlled, built-in amenities - including motorized blinds, lighting, and indoor-outdoor thermostats -" it's architecture meets advanced gear-fetishism: Wired.
In Japan, cell phones with RFID tags can now subscribe to an RSS feed with one swipe. For example (from the world of commerce, why not?), you go to a store, like what they have, swipe your phone at the register...voila, automatic updates to your phone when new merchandise arrives. RFID in Japan
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