New Book Out – Green: The History of a Color by Michel Pastoureau

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Kermit the Frog said “It’s not easy being green.” And speaking of things being green and easy, Michel Pastoureau’s Green: The History of a Color came out this past August. You may recognize Michel from other riveting stories such as Black: The History of a Color and Blue: The history of a Color. The book is an interesting look at how this sometimes forgotten hue has been perceived throughout history in art, fashion and culture. Trained as a medievalist, Pastoureau argues that the history of color is an “altogether more …

Products We Love: TruLine Plaster-In LED Systems from Pure Lighting

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I saw an ad for this product in a recent issue of Architectural Lighting. We have not used this product on any of our projects, but I’d really like to in the future. The TruLine systems were designed to blend seamlessly into 5/8″ drywall without joist modification. Only a clean line of light shines through, allowing for horizontal, vertical, diagonal or geometric runs across multiple planes. I think these images speak for themselves: From Pure Lighting’s website: “TruLine 1.6 5W 24VDC Plaster-In LED System creates a clean line of glare …

The Fountains at Melbourne, Carolina Custom Booth Co. & Holsag

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We recently wrapped up a dining room renovation for a long term client, Kisco Senior Living, in Melbourne, FL.   The original space appeared dated and in need of a fresh new look.  With the expansion of the room to now include the adjacent porch, IDC created a new, open concept environment to promote interaction in a fun new Coastal vibe!  We revived the room by using a cooler pallet and updated furniture and fixtures.  Holsag’s (http://www.holsag.com/) Bristol Arm Chair and custom banquettes from Carolina Custom Booth Co. (http://www.carolinacustombooth.com/) give this …

High Point Furniture Market – Fall 2014

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Like many other designers, we flocked to Furniture Market this past week in High Point. For those of you that are not familiar with Furniture Market, it’s basically fifteen city blocks packed with buildings full of furniture. And rugs. And lamps. And lighting. Some of it is good, some of it is breath-taking, and some of it should never see the light of day. Furniture Market happens semi-annually, usually April and October, in downtown High Point, NC. It’s where buyers and designers go to see new releases, industry trends, and …

Featured Designer: Linnaea Tillett

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Have you heard of Linnaea Tillett? Neither had I until read about her in the June issue of Metropolis. Linnaea Tillett is a lighting designer who runs a firm out of Brooklyn, NY. Her design strategy revolves around the idea that most of the time you need less to see more. She knows that seeing is not just about light, but distinguishing shadow as well. Linnaea is the daughter of D.D. and Leslie Tillett. D.D. Tillett and Leslie Tillett designed handcrafted fabrics for fashion and interiors beginning in the mid …

Need Inspiration? Try RNDRD.

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I accidentally ran across RNDRD. I think one of the images from their website showed up in an image search. I’ve always been drawn to plans and sketches from previous decades. I realize the images in old books and publications was the best of the best, the final version, but I’m always amazed. All the lines are hand drawn. Somebody used real colored pencils and inks when they colored. Everything is real; no Photoshop, no Instagram filters. Scanning through these old images inspires me to want to draw and actually …

Tates Creek Village & Milliken Theory 2.0

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We recently wrapped up a project in Lexington, KY involving the clubhouse at Tates Creek Village Apartments. Some things turned out well, other things turned out really well, and we are in LOVE with Milliken’s Theory 2.0 collection. This stuff looks absolutely fantastic installed. Here’s the run down: From the Milliken website: – There are 9 patterns. Each pattern comes in 16 colorways. Each colorway has 10-ish variations. Which means there are over 7,300 possible combinations!!! – The modular tiles are 1 meter x 1 meter – Tufted Texture Loop …

Welcome To Our Blog

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Welcome to our blog! Just so there is no confusion, we are not really bloggers. But the goal of this blog is to let people know what’s going on in our world; projects, products, inspiration, designers, trends, industry news. However, you will mostly be subjected to the parts that we find interesting or exciting. If we go to a trade show or an exhibit and see something cool, we’ll tell you about it. If we go to a lecture or a conference and hear something interesting, we’ll share it with …