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Stepping Out with Street Art

03/18/13 designboom

In the streets of Beirut, staircases have been transformed into colorful works of art by a Lebanese team of artists and designers called “dihzahners” who color the streets...

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Color by Night at the Sagrada Familia

03/18/13 designboom

The first multimedia projection on Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain was witnessed by 32,000 people. The large-scale piece entitled ‘ode a la vie’, tells the...

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Pan Am: Mid-Century in Flight

03/11/13 Sara McLean

At the recent Palm Spring Modernism Week, an exhibition on the history of Pan Am Airlines was a must-see exhibit. This curated collection of historical memorabilia traces the...

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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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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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Pantone Introduces Fall 2013 Fashion Color Report

02/11/13 Sara McLean

With the opening of New York's Fashion Week, Pantone has announced their Fashion Color Report for Fall 2013. "Just as the leaves change in autumn, the consumer will enjoy the...