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Aging in Place

This CNN article discusses the advent of monitoring technology that allows senior citizens to remain in their homes but enables family members and doctors to monitor their location and condition. Do the benefits of being monitored 24/7 outweigh the negatives … Continue reading

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One Billion Square Feet

It’s hard to comprehend how much space that is! According to Interior Design Magazine’s Daily Fix, “this month, the total footprint of commercial projects certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Green Building Rating System surpassed one billion … Continue reading

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Rounded Edge vs. Square Edge

Who knew that square edges and corners could be dangerous? This article supports the use of rounded edges and radiused corners on countertops because they prevent chipping and cracking for both natural stone and man-made solid surface materials. They also … Continue reading

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What I saw at Fall Market

“Market” in Highpoint, NC, is held twice a year for vendors to debut their new products and to reconnect with designers and retailers. It consists of 2000+ vendors hawking their wares. In the two plus days that I was there, … Continue reading

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Boston Design Center’s Trend Report

The Boston Design Center’s trend report for 2011 purports that “home design trends are more closely than ever related to fashion.” Check out the link at the bottom to review descriptions for the following trends: Couture Florals, Town & Country, … Continue reading

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The Sistine Chapel, up close and personal

This is amazing! While I am lucky enough to have seen the real thing in person twice, I love that this site enables the viewer to take his time looking at Michelangelo’s work undisturbed. Breathtaking: http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html

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A new level of housekeeping

Hyatt has “announced its plans to install more hypo-allergenic rooms than any other brand—2,000 in 125 full-service properties in North America and the Caribbean to be exact.” They were responding to a “nationwide survey found that more than half of … Continue reading

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Good news!

Business Week reports that “billings by U.S. architects, a barometer of demand in commercial real estate, rose in September for the first time in almost three years, suggesting a recovery in construction spending might be under way.” Let’s hope so! … Continue reading

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Picking Paint

When I was thinking about the topic for my first blog post, I asked myself, “what is the topic or issue that people ask me about the most?” And it came to me: people are afraid of paint! Don’t stress. … Continue reading

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