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Vital resources for designers and other design industry professionals, including a comprehensive trade show calendar and contact information for suppliers and showrooms.
  1. Award-winning Products (33)
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Design Show: American Craft Council Show
Design Show: American Craft Council Show - Meet the makers who keep craft alive at this juried show

Design Profiles: Carpets & Area Rugs
Design Profiles: Carpets & Area Rugs - A beautiful rug serves as the perfect palette for any space

Pantone Predicts Fashion Color Trends for Spring 2014
Trends in fashion lead to trends in design as Pantone sets the stage for the coming months

Paint Color Trends 2014
The color gurus reveal their predictions for the hottest hues for the coming year

Home Furnishings Trade Show Calendar for 2014
A guide to the trade shows happening in the home furnishings category this year.

Design Directory: Outdoor Living & Entertaining
Design Directory: Outdoor Living & Entertaining-Time for fun in the sun and all the right products to help you do so in luxury

Design Directory: Design in Southern California
Design Directory-Southern California-Southern California sparkles with innovative design

Design Directory: Design in the Philadelphia Region
Design Directory-Design in the Philadelphia Region-Explore the design of a very modern city that is steeped in history

Design Directory: Design in the Washington, D.C. Region
Design Directory-Design in the Washington, D.C. Region-Historic design is around every corner in our nation’s capital

Design Directory: Design in New York
Design Directory-Design in New York-The city that never sleeps provides endless options for the design hungry

Design Event: Architecture & Design Film Festival Makes LA Debut
Design Event: Architecture & Design Film Festival Makes LA Debut - 30 Films to be Screened During 5-day Festival

On Location: Sourcing in the Wide World of Design
No trip is complete without a rummage through local home and design shops

Stillfried Wien: Austrian Design Finds a Home in N.Y.
Austrian, German and Swiss design takes root in TriBeCa

Design Awards: ASID + Design Excellence at NY Now
Design Awards: ASID Design Awards + Design Excellence Awards at NY Now Winter 2014 Market

Design Awards: NY Now’s Best of Market Awards
Design Awards: NY Now’s Best of Market Design Awards for Winter 2014 Market

Fab Furn Picks 2013
The fabulous furnishings that made me look twice in 2013

Design Event: Design San Francisco 2014
Design San Francisco - The Bay area’s premier annual event for design professionals

Design Awards: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards 2013
The annual awards address all areas of design

Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
The color gurus go for the “beguiling charm” of a very particular purple

Interior Design Best of Year 2013: Product Winners
The magazine’s top product picks for residential, commercial and hospitality

Interior Design Best of Year 2013: Project Winners
The magazine’s top project picks for residential, commercial and hospitality

Design Directory-Forty One Madison: The New York Merchandise Mart
A special focus on tabletop and entertaining products lets this mart stand out

Design Directory: Home & Design Show Profiles
For the latest in the home arena, be sure to add these shows to your calendar

Profile: The Factory Floor, Brooklyn
An event space designed specifically for local designer/makers

Design Directory: Designer Profiles
The minds behind the designs we love tell very colorful stories

2013 Architecture & Design Film Festival, NYC
The festival that takes us around the world via design

Design Events: Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show
L.A.’s favorite event for finding the ultimate in unique pieces

Color History: Pantone and a World of Color
Design professionals know to rely on the Color Institute and its many resources

Directory: Fab Furn
Your running roster of the weekly Fab Furn picks

NY Now Honors Products with Awards in Multiple Design Categories
The Market for Home & Lifestyle teamed with ASID and Red Clay for awards

EXPERIENCEdesign!: Get Ready for DesignPhiladelphia 2013
The festival takes over the city to bring residents and visitors closer to Philly’s design scene

Design Museum: The Museum of Arts and Design, NYC
With roots in the American craft movement, MAD honors all design disciplines

Design Museum: National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
The museum works to tell the stories of architecture, engineering and design

Design in Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Center for Architecture
The physical home for Philly’s AIA chapter serves charity and education

Design Directory: Marketplace Design Center, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia area’s destination for designer showrooms

Los Angeles Modernism Back for 26th Year
The show and sale bring design from around the work to Santa Monica

Profile: Longwood Gardens
The revered campus for learning and experiencing flowers never disappoints

Profile: FlowerSchool New York
The school and its Master Designers offer floral education for all levels of students

Call for Entries: IFDA EF 2013 Scholarships
The Educational Foundation’s annual drive to push design forward

Call for Entries: NY Now Juried Design Sections
NYIGF takes on new life as NY Now

Design Awards: Best New Products at NYIGF
SFERRA Marmi Italian Printed Silk Throw Named Best of Market

Design Awards: 2013 Wynn Newhouse Awards
Awards recognize fine artists working with disabilities

Good Design Awards 2012: Bath and Accessories
The Chicago Athenaeum’s annual awards for the best in product design

Good Design Awards 2012: Tabletop and Hardware
The Chicago Athenaeum’s annual awards for the best in product design

Good Design Awards 2012: Kitchen/Appliances
The Chicago Athenaeum’s annual awards for the best in product design

Good Design Awards 2012: Textiles, Floor coverings, Wallcoverings
The Chicago Athenaeum’s annual awards for the best in product design

Good Design Furniture Awards for 2012
The Chicago Athenaeum's annual awards for the best in furniture design

Pantone Color of Year 2013 - Emerald Home Products
Emerald infuses the latest in home products

Emerald City: Pantone Selects Emerald as 2013 Color of the Year
The glorious shade of green is expected to power up the home and beyond

Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year 2012 Projects
Seventh annual awards celebrate best project of the year

Holiday Tips to Protect Hardwood Floors
Expert advice to keep your floors looking great during the holidays and year round

Home Furnishings Trade Show Calendar for 2013
A guide to the important trade shows happening in the home furnishings category this year.

Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year 2012 Product Winners
Seventh annual awards celebrate best products of the year

PaintCare: A New Destiny for Unwanted Paint
Non-profit guides you to the proper disposal of leftover household paint

DesignPhiladelphia Supports the Art of Design
Year-round events highlight the historic and modern design throughout the city

IFDA’s Educational Foundation: Supporting the Design Community
Designers of today and tomorrow benefit from the charitable group

Time for Archtober: NYC’s Architecture and Design Month
Month-long festival of activities and programs focused on the city’s architecture

Openhousenewyork Tells Story of NYC’s Design and Architecture
The weekend of events provides access to and education on locations throughout the five boroughs

On the Bookshelves: The Wool Book
Design book aims to draw attention to the versatile material

Cooper-Hewitt Names 2012 National Design Award Winners
This marks the 13th year for the program that honors multidisciplinary design

Design Directory: Decoration & Design Building, NYC
The D&D Building dresses up the East side

Hansgrohe Combines Elegance with Ingenuity
The German company adds to its roster of bath systems and fixtures

Venice Garden & Home Tour 2012: Photo Gallery
Homes that will educate and inspire from the California coast

Tile Style: The Trends from Coverings
The annual trade show offers the latest in tile design and technology

Winner Announced in 2nd Raymond Waites Design Competition
High Point University interior design student takes top honor

CERF+: Providing Emerging Resources for Creative Professionals
The non-profit provides aid in times of need for those with creative careers

Directory: L.A. Mart
A center for design in the heart of downtown Los Angeles

Directory: Pacific Design Center
The hub of good design in the Southern California region

Profile: A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles
Los Angeles proudly plays home to SoCal’s only museum dedicated to the design trade

Profile: Architectural Digest Home Design Show
The exhibition for lovers of truly great design

LivingHomes Builds Low Cost, Zero Energy, Zero Carbon Housing
Team with Make It Right and William McDonough for cradle-to-cradle housing

Directory: The Houston Design Center
Design finds a tranquil home on a 15 acre plot in Houston

Directory: New York Design Center
For residential and commercial projects, NYDC has it all

Directory: Seattle Design Center
The Pacific Northwests destination for the design trade

Red Hot Red
The color of love makes a showing this month in hearts and homes

Directory: Washington Design Center, Washington D.C.
The center of the design community in our nations capital

AmericasMart Names 2012 Visual Display Award Winners
Awards recognize excellence in visual presentation and spacial design

AmericasMart Names Winners of the 2012 Magnificent Carpets Awards
Awards recognize outstanding design in a variety of categories

Directory: Architects & Designers Building, NYC
Showrooms offer luxury goods for both residential and contract interiors.

SustainAbility Project Back at NYIGF
The special exhibit looks to promote green products and practices

Profile: AltBuild Expo
The City of Santa Monica emphasizes green building with this annual show

On Location: Sourcing in Adams Morgan, Washington D.C.
A variety of home furnishings await in D.C.’s hip Adams Morgan district

On Location: Sourcing in D.C.’s 14th Street Design District
Design rules on this very walkable stretch in Washington D.C.

Chant Productions Brings Sculpture to your Door
The company specialized in architectural hardware with a contemporary, sculptural look and feel.

Old-world Craftsmanship Meets Modern Techniques at Compass Ironworks
The family-run business makes a statement with custom iron designs.

Pantone's Color of the Year 2012: Tangerine Tango
Pantone bestows its annual color honor on the radiant Tangerine Tango

Product Gallery: Tangerine Tango
Products look hot in Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango.

Trade Show Calendar for 2012
A guide to the important trade shows happening in the home furnishings category this year.

On Location: Gracious Home, New York City
The New York retailer is a fantasyland of home goods for every room and every purpose.

On Location: Sourcing in Georgetown
A guide to favorite home shops on Georgetown’s Wisconsin Ave.

Directory: Historic Houses of Washington D.C.
A guide to the historic houses found throughout our nation’s capital.

Directory: Historic House Trust of NYC
A guide to New York’s most historic places.

On Location: Sourcing in Alexandria, Va.
Old Town Alexandria offers a bit of history mixed with an abundance of creativity.

World Wildlife Fund Works for the Future of Nature
For 50 years the non-profit has worked to conserve nature and reduce our impact on the planet.

Warp & Weft Names Winners of FIT Student Rug Design Competition
Top winners’ work to be included in Designers’ Studio Collection.

USGBC-LA Bestows Inaugural Sustainable Innovation Awards
Projects honored at 7th Annual Green Gala

Profile: Design Trust for Public Space
Making New York City a better place one design project at a time.

On Location: Olde Good Things
If you’re in the market for something unique, Olde Good Things is the place to be.

On Location: Washington Design Center
The mid-Atlantic’s source for high-end home furnishings and design inspiration.

On Location: Affordable Art Fair, NYC
The show brings together an eclectic roster of artists who prove unique can be affordable.

Paint Color Trends for 2012
The color experts at Benjamin Moore predict the hot shades for the coming year.

Ahead of the Curve with Las Vegas Market Tastemakers
The hottest trends from the summer 2011 Las Vegas Market

IFDA’s Crystal Ball: How We’ll Live in 2020
Move over McMansions – IFDA predicts the homes of the future.

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Recipients of 12th Annual National Design Awards
Recipients to be honored during National Design Week

Profile: JG Custom Design
An architectural background leads to a sleek furniture collection at JG Custom Design.

On Location
A state-by-state breakdown of shops, showrooms, flea markets and more that you'll want to add to your travel and sourcing agenda.

Interiors & Exteriors
Throughout history, a person's likes and dislikes, the places to which they've traveled, the times in which they lived and precisely how they lived in them were told through their homes. Both interior and exterior always are a reflection of those who dwell within the walls, telling the story of a family or an individual without saying a word....

Historic Design
Take a stroll through design history with these historic homes and products

Design Profiles: Paint Your World
Design Profiles: Paint Your World-Color your world again and again with endless opportunity

Design Profiles: Tile Full of Style
Design Profiles: Tile Full of Style-Profiles of tile companies of note

Interiors & Exteriors
A home is a true reflection of those who live within its walls

Design Directory: International Design
Design Directory: International Design-International Design: Trek the globe for the greatest in design

Design Directory: Award-winning Design
Design Directory: Award-winning Design-The work that has earned honors in all areas of design

Design Directory: Denver Design District
An oasis of design in a hip little city

Design Directory: Designers & Their Wares
A guide to the many designers found on the pages of the Home Furnishings site

Design Directory: San Francisco Design Center
San Francisco Design Center offers design options as captivating as the city itself

Design Directory: Design Center Directories
City by city, the places to go for the best in design

Design Directory: Laguna Design Center
Design Directory: Laguna Design Center - Southern California only gets more beautiful with the showrooms of this design center

Design Directory: Design Center of the Americas
Design Directory-DCOTA-Design Center of the Americas-The sunshine state’s mecca for the latest in design

Design Directory: Michigan Design Center
Design Directory-Michigan Design Center-From modern to traditional, find it all at Michigan’s design showcase

Design Directory: Decorative Center Houston

Design Directory: Ohio Design Centre
Design Directory-Ohio Design Centre-More than 400 manufacturers are represented in 100,000 square feet of showrooms in the Cleveland area.

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