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Frank Lloyd Wright: A Prairie Tour

06/25/12 Sara McLean

With the 75th anniversary of Taliesin West this year and NeoCon's recent show in Chicago, it was a perfect time to take a historical homes tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's famed Prairie of architecture in Oak Park, Illinois to gather more architectural and design inspiration.    

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TreeHouse: Smart Building, Better Living

06/02/12 Sara McLean

Growing up on the east Texas gulf, Jason had a Huck Finn childhood full of boyhood dreams, fishing with his grand father and staying outside until all hours playing with friends and family.

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Leatrice Eiseman: It's a Colorful Life!

06/02/12 Sara McLean

As guest blogger of specs+spaces® for June, Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Institute, has become an icon of color throughout the world. With her new book...

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Mojave Rock Ranch: Frontier Luxury

05/04/12 Sara McLean

On a recent self-driven architectural tour of Palm Springs during Desert Spanish Weekend, I kept running into this other family throughout the day. Towards the end of the tour...

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The Saguaro Hotels: Colorfully Modernist Retreats

04/01/12 Sara McLean

Clustered among the palm trees in Palm Springs and Scottsdale sets cubes of color. The Saguaro Palm Springs opened at the beginning of February 2012 and I, in a modernist mood,...

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Hotel Oceana: An Oceana View

09/05/11 specs+spaces staff

Splashes of cheerful yellow and blue poolside decor playfully leap out at you as you step into the central court of the Hotel Oceana, Santa Monica creating a feeling that’s...

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Color 101: Color Basics

09/05/11 Sara McLean

As color and design professionals, we all remember our days learning about color theory – what is color? Who's important in history in terms of color? What is a hue, value,...