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Learning in Color Fall 2017: Vibrant Schools Around the World

09/21/17 Grace Lennon

​Colors play a vital role in our daily lives and it has been proven that our activities and responses are influenced by them. A simple paint job can positively affect students’ abilities to stay on task, perceptions of learning and emotional well-being.

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Hotel Focus: Manko Paris

08/31/17 Grace Lennon

​Manko Paris, a restaurant by renowned interior designer Laura Gonzalez, is slick, colorful and warm with brass touches, dashes of sea blues, and banquettes and armchairs upholstered in bright, Inca-style fabrics.

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Destination Inspiration: The Colors of Iceland

08/15/17 specs+spaces staff

Iceland has quickly become a top bucket-list destination. That’s why we’re exploring Iceland’s architecture, landscapes, and style, and showing you how you can draw inspiration from Iceland’s color palette in your next design project.

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Hotel Focus: Eden Locke

07/27/17 Grace Lennon

​Pastel-colored walls, wicker furniture and an abundance of plantings are featured inside Eden Locke, a new 72-room boutique hotel located in Edinburgh.

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Hotel Focus: Casa Fayette

07/27/17 Grace Lennon

​Set in Guadalajara’s trending Lafayette district, Casa Fayette is a 37-room Art Deco showcase, that masterfully blends early 20th-century architecture with the polished grandeur of a heavenly tower.

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Millennial Pink: Architecture and Interior Design Trend

07/07/17 Grace Lennon

​The world has become obsessed with pink hues, and architecture is no exception. Though hugely successful in fashion and pop-culture (and Instagram), "Millennial Pink" has established a presence across design products and the built environment like never before.

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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.