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The Writing’s on the Wall: Our Four Favorite Wallpaper Trends of 2017

Half of 2017 is behind us, which makes now a good time to reflect on some of the trends that have emerged.  Wallpaper making a comeback is itself a trend that’s been growing over the past few years with advances in technology allowing for personalized choices and temporary wallpaper making the application and removal process incredibly… Read More The Writing’s on the Wall: Our Four Favorite Wallpaper Trends of 2017

Design

Designers to Watch: Looking at the Metaproject 07 Projects

Now in its seventh year the Metaproject initiative from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) challenges student designers to create designs that are, “semantically correct, syntactically correct, and pragmatically understandable, but also visually powerful, intellectually elegant and timeless.”  Each year the school pairs up with a major design company to create real, commercialized items.  This… Read More Designers to Watch: Looking at the Metaproject 07 Projects

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Fun in the Sun: Five Resort Runway Trends to Bring into the Home

With Memorial Day weekend finally here everyone’s minds have turned to thoughts of summer.  If you’re thinking of refreshing your wardrobe before summer vacation starts you’ve probably been checking out the Resort collections put out by many fashion designers.  As with most runway seasons trends are going to emerge.  Below are some of the 2017… Read More Fun in the Sun: Five Resort Runway Trends to Bring into the Home

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Light Up Your Life: Four of the Hottest Lighting Trends of 2017, So Far

Though lighting is a key aspect of interior design, lighting design doesn’t have to follow the same trends.  Lighting design has its own innovations and trends that can then be incorporated into interior design.  Since many major design shows have happened and the year is already almost half over, let’s take a look at some… Read More Light Up Your Life: Four of the Hottest Lighting Trends of 2017, So Far

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Fashion’s Big Night Out: Looking at the 2017 Met Gala

One of fashion’s biggest nights took place this week.  The Met Gala is held every year on the first Monday in May and signifies the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual show.  As a fundraiser for the Costume Institute itself the gala is a huge coming together of celebrities and fashion.  This year’s exhibit is Rei Kawakubo/Comme des… Read More Fashion’s Big Night Out: Looking at the 2017 Met Gala

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Playing with Color and Texture: Fashion Brand Marni at Milan Design Week

Earlier this week we looked at some of our favorite trends spotted at this year’s Milan Design Week.  But with so much going on how could we limit our Design Week coverage to one post?  While the design fair is focused on furniture and lighting, that didn’t stop some fashion designers from jumping into the mix. … Read More Playing with Color and Texture: Fashion Brand Marni at Milan Design Week

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Our Favorite Trends and Highlights from the 2017 Milan Design Week

Starting last Tuesday and wrapping up Sunday the Milan Design Fair (Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano) is the largest furniture trade show in the world and is the leading venue for the display of new products and the latest furniture and design from countries around the world.  Held annually in Milan the fair was first launched… Read More Our Favorite Trends and Highlights from the 2017 Milan Design Week

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Fashionable Flowers: Three Ways to Bring the Bold Florals of the Spring Runways Home

Spring has sprung and everyone is thinking of flowers.  Few things are more associated with spring than flowers.  They start popping up once the weather starts getting warm and bring color back to the landscape after a monochrome winter.  For Spring 2017 fashion designers took the sense of brightness and renewal of flowers and brought… Read More Fashionable Flowers: Three Ways to Bring the Bold Florals of the Spring Runways Home

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Balenciaga: Re-engineering the Old into the New

Founded by Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, the House of Balenciaga is celebrating its centennial this year.  The fashion designer totally transformed the traditional silhouette in 1951 by broadening the shoulders and removing the waist.  His manipulation of the waist is perhaps one of the greatest contributions to the fashion world since it created a new… Read More Balenciaga: Re-engineering the Old into the New