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Art in the Streets at MOCA

08/10/11 Sara McLean

From graffiti to tattoos, tricked out cars to surfboards, street art made its museum debut at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) with the “Art in the Streets”...

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Sustainable Design 2.0

08/09/11 Sara McLean

In green design, every step has an impact. LEED has become the standard in building design and construction, but now the next step is making its presence known — Whole Building...

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Color It Impactful

08/08/11 Sara McLean

Does your client’s home feel uninspired? When it comes to painting the exterior of a home, think beyond the typical main color and trim color and explore one or more accent...

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ARISTOWALL®: Easy Elegance

08/08/11 Dave Heiligenthal

Love the look and durability of oil-based paint but hate the hassle of dealing with the mess after you’re done with a project? If so, you’re going to love ARISTOWALL®, a new...

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Optimism With a Side of Caution: Commercial Colorcast

03/31/11 Sara McLean

Consumer preferences are changing, and the need for businesses to keep up has increased rapidly. Help your commercial clients stay ahead of the game with these design predictions.

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Flash Forward 2012/2013

10/31/10 Sara McLean

At this year’s North American color and design trends panel for Global Color Research and Mix Trends publications — a color thinktank comprised of experts in design,...

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Color Couture: Vanity Room, Culver City, CA

10/31/10 Sara McLean

Vanity Room, a high-end boutique in the Los Angeles area, offers high-fashion, adventurous and hip clothing, without being overpriced. Owner Laura Abeyta wanted the new Culver...

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Cozy Retreat

10/31/10 Sara McLean

The air is chilly, and pumpkin pie spice fills the air. This time of year, we retreat to our dwellings for the cozy warmth they bring. But why not create a space that is toasty...

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Color: Unexpected

07/27/10 Sara McLean

From eggplants to green lights to rose gardens, color is a vital and fun part of life. It amuses and excites, and gives us important information about our surroundings. We routinely use color in our clothing and interior spaces to express our individuality and mood. In short, color is one of the strongest tools we have for communication.

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Expanding Your Palette

06/30/10 Sara McLean

Are you stuck in a color rut? While it’s great to have a repertoire of stand-by color combos, some projects demand to be different. Here, we’ve assembled some fresh color...