Celebrating I.M. Pei – Turning 100

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Like most great architects who are generally inclined to longevity, I.M. Pei turned 100 this past April. Pei’s first major recognition came with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado (completed in 1967). His new stature led to his selection as chief architect for the John F. Kennedy Library in Massachusetts. He went on to design Dallas City Hall …

Water-jet Mosaics

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Water-jet cutters can be used to cut just about anything, but some of the most beautiful results come from when they are used to create decorative mosaics. Stone, glass, and porcelain are all used to create intricate designs that can be endlessly customized. The level of precision to create unique and complex shapes is groundbreaking. Most water-jet machines use water …

Discovery Learning

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At today’s inspiration corner, a children’s library that focuses on being a discovery learning landscape, leaning away from the traditional layouts of aisles with bookshelves. This dynamic space applies the idea that children learn and are motivated quicker when interacting dynamically with and being stimulated by their environment. The design creates multiple separate and unique areas for exploration and discovery …

I want to live in the West Elm catalog!

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Here are a few of my favorite new West Elm spaces that I’d like to move right into: Give me a good book, glass of wine, and a pop of yellow and I’m ready to curl up and relax in this living room! This dark navy wall and crisp white wainscoting, with herringbone detailed wood flooring is the perfect ending …

Featured Designer: Megan Campbell

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Meet Megan! She’s the most recent addition to the IDC team and we’re thrilled she’s here. Where are you from? Moved to Greensboro, NC when I was 6, before that we lived in the middle of a cornfield on the family farm in rural Illinois Where did you go to college? Auburn University in Alabama What is your favorite decade …

Design Podcasts to Listen to Now!

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After binge-listening to season one of Serial, I dove deep into the world of podcasts. I came across podcasts about history, food, reality tv, and more. However, the ones that have become my favorite are of course, about design. The discussions range from what is “in style” to the business of design. My knowledge of the design world has increased …

Philanthropy at IDC – The Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro

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IDC is thrilled to be part of volunteering in Greensboro! We are currently partnering with the Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro to provide design services for their upcoming refurbish. This wonderful organization provides aid and assisstance to any woman in need of support. Whether dealing with issues of divorce, financial hardship, or difficulties with health or family, Women’s Resource Center …

Products we love

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Astek Wallcovering has a new line called From Above. Inspired by aerial views of Earth, From Above displays the vast and infinite variety of terrain and topography present on our planet. Through altered perspective the landscape as seen from above becomes unknown and foreign; an abstract reality. The views become reminiscent of abstract and expressionistic art. From Above showcases these …

IDC – Your Neighbors In Winston

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As many of you know, IDC opened an office in Winston-Salem about this time last year. Let’s check in on Erin and Katie and see how they’ve been settling in! The office looks out onto Grace Court Park in Winston-Salem’s historic West End neighborhood. It’s a perfect place to have a take-out picnic lunch from one of the near by …

emerging senior living trends identified by Industry Experts including IDC

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For the past three years, senior living design experts have gathered to identify and track emerging senior living trends, in a symposium spearheaded by J+J Flooring. ID Collaborative had the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Senior Living Design Symposium, held in Aspen, Colo., 13 professionals from around the United States and Canada gathered to discuss the design trends and …