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LA Textile

03/11/13 Sara McLean

To inform and inspire! That is the motto of the Los Angeles International Textile Show (LA Textile). And as the fashion industry’s West Coast destination for premier textile,...

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hunt+gather: Re-inspired Design

03/02/13 Sara McLean

On a recent trip to New York City, NY for the PremiereVision and Indigo-Salon NYC textile design to-the-trade shows, I found a jewel among the textile firms - hunt+gather...

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Beauty in Motion: 21st Annual Film Costume Design Exhibit

03/02/13 Sara McLean

The glamour and style of the Oscars is on display at the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) during this annual, one-of-a-kind exhibition.  Paying...

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Traditions in Color: Chinese New Year

03/02/13 Sara McLean

Exploring the many cultures throughout the world inspires the designer in all of us. Recently, these explorations carried me to the many festivities and celebrations of Chinese...

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Palm Springs Modernism Week: A Retro Celebration

03/02/13 Sara McLean

Traveling back in time, we arrive at the hippest place to be this week, Palm Springs, California, for the annual Modernism Week show. Filled with tours, exhibitions, and...

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Collaborative Color

02/25/13 designboom

Located in Selb, Germany, is the award-winning 'haus der tagesmutter' or 'childminders center'. Built with the collaborative efforts of Spanish firms tallerDE2 arquitectos and...

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The Architectural Legacy of Cliff May

02/18/13 Kate

Steven Murphy, an architect who has been inspired by the mid-century ranch architect Cliff May, discusses his designs and how each of these designs was inspired by his love of...

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Spotlight: Surfaces 2013 Trade Show Trends

02/18/13 Sara McLean

SURFACES/StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013, a leading international design flooring trade show and conference sponsored by Hanley Wood, held its annual gathering concurrently...

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Spotlight: Las Vegas Market Winter 2013

02/11/13 Sara McLean

With the New Year upon us, the design industry is looking to new see what’s new and trending in the world of product design for upcoming interior design projects. The market was...

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Spotlight: PremièreVision & Indigo New York

02/11/13 Sara McLean

January brings a plethora of new and exciting products and trends to view at trade shows all around the world. Key to the apparel and textile industry trade are Première Vision...