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October Color of the Month: Purple Potion (DE5958)

10/09/19 specs+spaces staff

There’s a chill in the air that invites layering up, or just choosing to wear more saturated hues, like October’s color of the month Purple Potion (DE5958).

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Dunn-Edwards® 2020 Color of the Year Minty Fresh (DE5687)

10/01/19 Sara McLean

Dunn-Edwards® 2020 Color of the Year, Minty Fresh, captures the enthusiasm and optimism of a new decade. As we stand at the portal of a new era, infinite potential lies ahead. It’s invigorating, exciting — Minty Fresh!

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Fresh and Free: A Journey through Dunn-Edwards 2020 Color + Design Trends

10/01/19 Sara McLean

Innovation, tranquility and a desire for transparency lead us to a clean, light palette of bright pastels and soothing neutrals. We are on a quest for balance between stillness and progress. This is Fresh and Free, one of five Dunn-Edwards 2020 color + design trend stories.

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Restaurant & Workplace in Focus: Lodgic Everyday Community

08/14/19 Grace Lennon

​Lodgic Everyday Community opened its doors last year, and is a one-of-a-kind venture located in Champaign, Illinois. The organization introduces a new option for working families that juggle it all, seamlessly blending three services; shared workspace, healthy affordable meals, and child care.

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2020 Residential Design Trends

08/05/19 Grace Lennon

Architecture makes a strong statement about our lives and the world around us — in particular, residential design. From minimalism and innovative use of materials, to symbolism and the advancements in pre-fabrication, here is what is what will shape the homes of the future.

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Restaurant in Focus: Kento

07/30/19 Grace Lennon

Masquespacio brings its geometric and colorful aesthetic to yet another restaurant tucked away in the streets of Valencia, Spain. The studio recently completed its third venue for Kento Shop, a Spanish chain specialized in Japanese take-away and sushi.

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Hotel in Focus: Moxy Chelsea NYC

07/24/19 Grace Lennon

Following the opening of Moxy Times Square, Rockwell Group has teamed up with Yabu Pushelberg to design the interior of Moxy Chelsea in New York. Tucked into the bustle of Manhattan’s historic Flower District, the hotel adds a touch of flamboyance and glamour to the micro hotel trend. A botanically-inspired space, the hotel combines layers of rich color, material, pattern and form to create a vibrant and welcoming design.

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Retail in Focus: Showfields

07/17/19 Grace Lennon

Promising to curate a fresh retail experience for customers and a different retail model for brands, Showfields has opened in a historic 1913 building on the corner of Bond and Lafayette Streets in NoHo, and is setting out with a lofty ambition – to be ‘“The Most Interesting Store In The World."

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The Silk Road: A Journey through Dunn-Edwards 2020 Color + Design Trends

07/08/19 Sara McLean

East meets West. A journey in time when people valued spices more than gold. Exotic ornamentation and riches. A melding of more than one culture. It's about a journey. It's about the past meeting the future. Take charge of your future, be bold, live for today! Create your own destiny and embrace life with passion.

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Joshua Tree House Brings Its Slow Living Lifestyle to the Sonoran Desert

07/08/19 Richard Rodriguez

“We do this work because we believe that our lives run in cycles — taking the time to reflect and reset is integral to finding the energy and inspiration to create again,” said Sara Combs, who — along with her husband Rich — has created the Joshua Tree House, a desert living lifestyle brand.