NeoCon 2014 Recap: Commercial Highlights and Trends

NeoCon, North America’s largest contract furnishings tradeshow, recently marked its 46th year at Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart. We scoured the exhibit floors and attended a range of seminars — and we found several key trends in design and color shaping the future of the workplace. Learn more!


Dwell on Design 2014: Modern Celebration

Dwell on Design, America’s largest design show, returned to Los Angeles last month. With an expanded outdoor area and an increased awareness of the California drought, a resurgence of luxurious design, bold neon colors and many other cutting-edge creations, here are our favorites at this year’s show.


Standing Tall: Restored Coit Tower Reopens in San Francisco

The Coit Tower has been an iconic part of the San Francisco skyline for generations. Jointly maintained by the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Recreation and Parks department, its doors were recently reopened after six months of much-needed restoration and protection. Find out more about this historic makeover!

Strike a Balance: Combining Warm and Cool Tones
7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
It's easy to merge warm colors with other warm colors and cool colors with other cool colors in monochromatic or…

We Could All Be Seeing Different Colors
7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
When humans look around at the world, they tend to believe that everyone sees the same colors. Recent studies…

Spicy Red Tones to Invigorate a Home
7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
Summer is heating up and it's time to invigorate interiors with the spiciness and versatility of red. Invigorating…

Bright Primary Colors are Popular in Cars This Year
7/20/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
While white and silver are currently top color choices for cars, the 2014 Detroit Auto Show revealed new trends in…

Deep Thoughts About Color
7/20/2014 12:00:00 AM    specs+spaces staff
Isaac Newton is well-known for the interesting color science he performed in 1665, when he used a prism to split…
The LA Arts District: An Industrial Landscape Reborn
7/20/2014 12:00:00 AM    Sarah Link
The Arts District in Los Angeles has experienced a cultural rebirth. Like the surrounding downtown, it was once a…

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