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Restaurant Focus: Paradis Restaurant

06/01/17 Grace Lennon

Invoking the air of mystery and enchantment of a Caribbean island’s lunar eclipse, Paradis restaurant on Hong Kong’s Wyndham Street invites patrons to partake in a journey of intimate adventure the moment they walk through its doors.

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2017 Trends in Action: Hotel Architecture

01/06/17 Grace Lennon

While travel may be all about the destination, where you stay is just as important.

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Eye Candy: Winter 2016 Holiday Retail Windows

12/12/16 Sara McLean

​One of the most wondrous traditions of the winter holiday season is taking in all the beauty of storefront window displays. Crowds gather each year to take in all the over-the-top merchandising that entices customers to stop and enjoy the beauty.

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Pretty in Pink in Palm Springs

10/28/16 Sara McLean

Nestled along the desert landscape of Palm Springs, Calif., sits a vividly colorful pink home.

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2017 Design Trends: Commercial Architecture

09/30/16 Grace Lennon

Considering how much of our lives are spent in the workplace, it only makes sense that these spaces invite the opportunity for beautiful form, as well as function.

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A Colorful Road to Rio: The Color and Design of the 2016 Summer Olympics

07/29/16 Sara McLean

With the 2016 Summer Olympics getting underway Friday, Aug 5, here’s a closer look at the color and design predictions displayed in our 2016 color+design trends report, providing more design inspiration to get into the spirit of this summer.

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Shop in Color: Vibrant Retail Around the World

06/30/16 Grace Lennon

Color and its effect on the human psyche has a huge influence on retail design and a shopper’s experience. Retailers can tell a story with color, creating a theme and concept for their store and brand.

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Scientists Discover a New, Brilliant Blue

06/29/16 Sara McLean

Oregon State University (OSU) chemist Mas Subramanian and his team discovered YInMn blue — named after the elements Yttrium, Indium and Manganese — while experimenting with materials for electronics applications.

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Creatively Colorful: Vibrant Schools Around the World

06/04/16 Grace Lennon

For children in a learning environment, color can have an effect on mood, emotion, and productivity, making it an important and much overlooked consideration in school design.

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Dine in Color: Vibrant Restaurants Around the World

04/14/16 Grace Lennon

Check out these 4 colorful restaurants from around the world and taste the rainbow!