Products We Love: CF Stinson’s Funnybone Collection

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Laughter may the best medicine, and this fabric collection is designed to cheer up the youngest, and often most vulnerable, patients. To combat the boredom and stress of treatments, Funnybone from CF Stinson is a conversation starter with five patterns. For example, Knock Knock, a 100%-recycled solution-dyed nylon, features jokes woven into each stripe, while I Spy, made of 71% post-consumer recycled polyester and 29% nylon, allows users to find objects, such as pearls and tiaras, hidden in its weave. We LOVE this product so much, used it in the …

Cool People Doing Cool Things: Julia Lohmann

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London-based designer Julia Lohmann thinks dried strips of seaweed could replace leather, paper and plastic to make everyday objects like these laser-cut kelp lampshades. “I’ve been working for many years with undervalued materials.” says Julia, who has made lamps out of sheep stomachs and furniture out of soap. “The story of the material is part of where its value is determined. I find it strange that we kill an animal, and we eat some parts and some parts we wear – but with others parts we say, ‘Ew, I’m not …

American National Part 2: Custom Artwork & Custom Graphics

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One of the first things you when you enter the space is a wall of value statements over a tech. bar. This helps tie in the traditional values of the company with the current needs of their clients. This was also a device to help customers understand what services are offered by American National. The value statements included questions to promote conversation and open the door for clients to discuss their needs. We hired a local photographer to take picture of iconic spots around town. We then took these images …

American National Part 1: 3Form & Custom Millwork

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We are excited to unveil the new prototype for American National Bank branches. American National Bank’s tradition of relationship banking dates back over a century to its founding in 1909. Started by H. O. Kerns to serve the community of Danville, Virginia, American National has grown from a single office on Main Street to a full-service bank with 27 branches in two states. American National Bank is aware that the way people bank is changing, banking has taken to technology. The days of waiting in a teller line are in …

Featured Designer: Katie Denton

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Katie Denton joined ID Collaborative in April of 2014. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know her. We thought you might want to get to know her too! Where are you from? Born in Amory, Mississippi. Grew up in Rural Hall, NC. Name 3 items you MUST have when you travel. A good book, pearl earrings, and good walking shoes. What is your favorite color? Yellow What is your favorite decade for design? Why? 1920s – art deco style – because it seems optimistic to me What was your favorite food …

Sherwin Williams 2015 Color Forecast

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      Every year Sherwin-Williams puts out color trends for the upcoming year.  The 2015 selections are giving us something colorful to look forward to:  

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays from everyone at ID Collaborative! We’ve had a great year and we would like to thank all of our clients, reps, and manufacturers.  We couldn’t do it without you.  We will be closed beginning Wednesday, December 24 through Thursday, January 1.  We will return to the office Friday, January 2.  

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 …