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Melinda's Latest Study: Color Combinations

03/25/13 Melinda Ashton Turner

Our international guest blogger, Melinda Ashton Turner, has been working on color combination studies and has a beautiful series of style displays to showcase. Dunn-Edwards...

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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...