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SCA Shows The Way

3.20.06 | Interior design, alone among building professions, has long borne the brand of the Scarlet Letter. The contribution of everyone from architect to mortgage lender to sidewalk scaffolder is typically shouted to all in proximity by garish construction-site signs, while the interior designer remains hidden, bound tightly by the thongs of feckless confidentiality clauses.

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LA Notes: The Future is Now

3.20.06 | Predictions are compelling and very often accurate. H.G Wells gave us “The Time Machine,” forecasting space travel, Aldous Huxley imagined cloning in “Brave New World,” George Orwell peered into politics with “1984”  and “Animal Farm.”  (Let’s not mention the pigs.) Arthur C. Clarke took us on “A 2001 Space Odyssey.” 

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Architectural Digest Show Stoppers

3.20.06 | The highly anticipated fifth annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show, co-sponsored by The New York Times and produced by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., was held at New York City’s Pier 94 on March 9 – 12, 2006. It did not disappoint.

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The Colorful Sashi Caan

3.20.06| The Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2006 at Pier 94 in New York City was a sprawling display of all the latest in home décor and design. Shashi Caan’s Spatial Color Exhibit sat tucked away in an inconspicuous corner of the show, past booths with impossibly comfortable looking couches and tabletops seemingly cut straight out of a redwood,

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Bernhardt Textiles: The String Theory Collection

3.20.06 | On March 15, 2006 at the John Stevenson Gallery in New York City, photographer Sheila Metzner and Bernhardt Textiles unveiled the String Theory textile collection. The turnout was tremendous for this reception which presented a number of Metzner’s relevant photographs in tandem with her collaborative work with Bernhardt.

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Can You Have Too Much Green?

3.13.06 | I’ve noticed an increasing number projects all over North America incorporating photovoltaic systems in their quest for LEED certification. Unfortunately, this may be doing more harm than good.

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