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Joining Forces to Revitalize a Local Community, Sustainably

April 13th, 2021


In this episode of I Hear Design, the teams at Citizen HKS, Boaz & Ruth and i+s sit down to talk about their collaboration on Benefield, a …

Why Electric Fireplaces Are Trending in Interiors: Even Better Than the Real Thing

March 8th, 2021


In this special edition of I Hear Design, Darin Del Gardo of Glen Dimplex Americas talks about the many benefits of specifying electric fireplaces, including health, safety and sustainability. Find out more about the …

Which Pandemic Healthcare Trends Are Here to Stay?

March 3rd, 2021


The pandemic brought healthcare to the forefront and the top of both local and global agendas. As 2021 plans for pandemic recovery, what will the future of the healthcare industry look like? CallisonRTKL's Angela Crum …

Meet Our New Advisory Board: Jane Rohde, JSR Associates

February 9th, 2021


JSR’s Jane Rohde is no stranger to us here at i+s. Listen in to this episode as Jane explains how care models and improvements in the senior living market are at a tipping point due to the pandemic, which is driving …

Meet Our New Advisory Board: Jessica Cooper, IWBI

February 9th, 2021


When it comes to the wellness conversation, perhaps no one is better suited to talk about its relationship to the built environment than our newest advisory board member, Jessica Cooper. In this episode, Jessica …

Meet Our New Advisory Board: Lindsay Wilson, Corgan

January 27th, 2021


i+s board member Lindsay Wilson joins Robert Nieminen on this episode to talk about her passion for the workplace, and how the pandemic is accelerating change for the better. Join this conversation and learn more about …

Meet Our Newest Advisory Board Member: HOK's Kay Sargent

January 12th, 2021


HOK’s Director of Workplace Kay Sargent sits down with Robert Nieminen to talk about where she finds motivation in these trying times, the critical issues facing the profession, what trends we can expect to see ahead, …

Meet the Youngest Registered Architect in Nevada

December 23rd, 2020


Joe Miller, a team member at JCJ Architecture, discusses his new leadership roles in the architecture industry, as well as his passion for youth …

New CEU Explores Materiality, Sustainability of Resilient Flooring

December 22nd, 2020


Guest Jane Rohde talks about her new CEU on resilient flooring with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute that’s available now on the interiors+sources website. Get a crash course on some of the material covered in …

How to Specify: Textiles

December 11th, 2020


In this episode, guest Moira Murray of Ultrafabrics walks designers through the in's and out's of fabric specification for commercial design projects. From yarn construction, performance, cleaning and applications …

How to Specify: Coated Upholstery Fabrics for Healthcare

December 8th, 2020


Specifying fabrics for healthcare environments can be daunting, especially in light of more stringent cleaning and performance protocols surrounding …

Felt: A Mythic Material for Modern Times

November 20th, 2020


Did you know felt is considered one of the oldest fabrics on record? In this episode, guests Steve Udolph and Taylor Hemmingway of CertainTeed talk …

The Role of Net Positive Carpet and Flooring in the COVID Era

November 17th, 2020


In this episode, guests Royce Epstein and Ramie Vagal offer their insights into the role that carpet and flooring can play in protecting the health …

In-Person Events Are Resuming; How Different Will Meeting Spaces Look?

October 11th, 2020


In this episode, we're taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming and airing a podcast from our sister brand, Meetings Today, in which …

Changing Lives by Design: The Story of Designs for Dignity

September 24th, 2020


In this episode, Designs for Dignity CEO and i+s Designer of the Year Jennifer Sobecki and D4D founder Susie Fredman discuss the non-profit's mission of empowering lives through pro bono design work. Find out how you …

The Perks of Working from Hotel Rooms vs. Working from Home

September 22nd, 2020


In an attempt to work without distractions, remote employees are starting to utilize vacant hotel rooms as an alternative office away from home. NELSON Worldwide designers share their thoughts on why this trend is …

Smart City by Mohawk Group: Product Innovations 2020

September 18th, 2020


Mohawk Group’s Smart City carpet collection reinterprets transit maps into soft surfaces. Contributing editor Sarah Kloepple explores this …

Transira Window Solutions by Winco Window Company: Product Innovations 2020

September 18th, 2020


Transira Window Solutions embeds a shade between panes of glass so that dust and germs can't stick to the shade. Editor in chief Janelle Penny …

SYLVANIA Natural Series with TruWave Technology from LEDVANCE: Product Innovations 2020

September 18th, 2020


Learn how you can easily deliver the benefits of natural light all while saving energy with the SYLVANIA Natural Series of LED lighting products with …

VR Part 2: Behind the Design of Snowsound's new 'VeoCon' VR Showroom

September 16th, 2020


As the pandemic forced the cancellation of trade shows like NeoCon, manufacturers had to come up with new ways to introduce products, so Snowsound created a VR showroom instead. In this episode, Sam Barry talks to Chief …

What to Look for When Specifying Hospitality Furniture That Will Last

September 9th, 2020


Executive Vice President of Samuelson Furniture Michael Chalfin shares his top recommendations on the details designers and specifiers should keep …

Get a Behind the Scenes Take on the VR Tour of Mannington's Design Center

September 2nd, 2020


In this episode, Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen talks to guests John Higgs, Brandon Carmichael and Mark Starling of Corgan’s MediaLab about their experience working together to film the 360 VR video of …

Inspire Showroom: MPT

August 28th, 2020


Learn how products and inclusive design principles allow those with mobility limitations to participate in the simple activities of dining or learning without stigma.

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Holistic Interior Design: Benefits of Practicing a Mindful Approach

August 19th, 2020


What is holistic design and why should you consider incorporating it into your interior design process? Gala Magriñá, founder and principal of Gala …

The New Normal of Lighting in Interior Spaces

August 18th, 2020


Whether it’s implementing UV germicidal lighting or disinfecting air flow, lighting will play a significant role as commercial buildings reopen …

Inspire Showroom: Saylite

August 5th, 2020


Whether you're designing for corporate, healthcare, education or anything in between, Saylite has the right light for you. Get to know the company's …

How to Specify: Commercial Carpet

July 21st, 2020


Think specifying commercial carpet is simple? Take another look (or listen) and join guest Bruce Campos with Starnet Worldwide Flooring Coop, as he …

Inspire: wakaNINE showroom

July 8th, 2020


Hear how wakaNINE provides lighting inspired by nature and pushes us all towards greater sustainability.

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Inspire Showroom: Etc.

July 8th, 2020


Etc. by National Office Furniture offers statement pieces that can work in a variety of commercial spaces. Learn all about the new brand and its on-trend products now.

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Rethinking & Re-imagining Retail in Light of COVID-19

July 6th, 2020


The pandemic has affected every industry, and retail has been hit particularly hard. Guests Kathy Craft Rich, industrial practice leader at NELSON …

Inspire: emuamericas showroom

June 30th, 2020


The latest emuamericas product offerings inspire great design

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SCAD Students Take You Behind the Scenes of Inspire by interiors+sources

June 25th, 2020


In this episode, Savannah College of Art and Design students James Jung and Heshan Li talk about the beautiful hand sketches they produced for the …

How to Specify: Climate-Positive Materials

June 24th, 2020


Decorative laminates and composite woods are some of the most sustainable choices for materials. Find out what makes them such a great choice in the fight against climate change and how they can impact human health in …

Inspire Showroom: National Office Furniture

June 22nd, 2020


National Office Furniture is unveiling a variety of new products. Hear how the company's furniture solutions support a wide array of evolving …

Inspire: Frasch showroom

June 15th, 2020


Meet Frasch and the many offerings the company provides to solve your acoustical issues in a stylish way.

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Inspire: Aceray showroom

June 15th, 2020


Discover the latest innovations from Aceray and products which allow for flexibility in today's "new normal".

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Survey Explores How Working From Home Affects Designers

June 15th, 2020


In this episode of I Hear Design, guest Suzanne Nicholson of MEYER and ONE Global Design talks with Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen about a …

Inspire: EF Contract Showroom

June 12th, 2020


Take a deep dive into three beautiful new additions to EF Contract's portfolio.

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How Will Restaurant Design Change After COVID-19?

June 11th, 2020


From outdoor seating to open-kitchen layouts, Wilson Associates' Michael Lawless and Keiko Matsumoto discuss the creative concepts designers are utilizing to help aid a smooth transition to a “new normal” for dining out.

Inspire Showroom: DuPont Tedlar North America

June 11th, 2020


When it comes to versatility, nothing beats Tedlar. Find out how many different ways you can use this innovative, durable and cleanable film to inspire your next project.

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Inspire: Mohawk Group Showroom

June 10th, 2020


Hear about the inspiration behind Mohawk Group's latest flooring collections, and how sustainability and health and wellness are integrated into the …

Inspire: Sloan Showroom

June 3rd, 2020


Hear how Sloan's variety of touch-free products feature the latest sensor technology that is ideal for commercial restrooms.

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Inspire: J+J Flooring Showroom

June 3rd, 2020


Take a virtual walk through J+J Flooring's digital showroom while listening and learning more about the company's new contract flooring products.

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Inspire: Altro Showroom

June 3rd, 2020


Listen to how Altro's minimalist showroom puts emphasis the wallcovering and flooring company's newest products.

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Inspire Showroom: Belwith Keeler

June 2nd, 2020


Experience the art gallery concept that inspired the Belwith Keeler showroom, which also features its Hickory Hardware brand, and discover decorative …

Inspire: Swiftspace Showroom

June 2nd, 2020


Learn more about the inspiration behind Swiftspace's showroom and the flexible, innovative products for privacy and home-based work you'll find inside.

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Inspire: Focal Point Showroom

June 2nd, 2020


Learn more about the inspiration behind Focal Point's showroom, designed with biophilia in mind. The space is meant to be an area of relaxation for visitors, with such elements as hanging gardens and acoustic baffles.

Inspire: SSI Showroom

June 1st, 2020


Learn more about the inspiration behind SSI's virtual showroom, showcasing three different environments, and the new products they're highlighting, including 3D laminates with paint-like finishes.

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Inspire by interiors+sources: Style Works Showroom

June 1st, 2020


Style Works' virtual showroom features fun, laid-back seating options for all space types.

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Inspire by interiors+sources: Bradley Corp. Showroom

June 1st, 2020


Explore touchless solutions and seamless composite materials for restrooms that encourage healthy handwashing.

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Inspire: Econyl Plaza

May 27th, 2020


Hear about Econyl's focus on creating and nurturing a circular economy.

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Inspire Showroom: FUNC

May 27th, 2020


Check out FUNC's groovy and space-defining solutions with a tour of their virtual showroom.

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Inspire Showroom: Zintra

May 27th, 2020


Learn more about what inspired the three-dimensional design approach for Zintra's showroom and how these acoustic panels can be a creative solution …

Inspire: AVA Showroom

May 27th, 2020


Learn more about the inspiration behind AVA's virtual showroom and the new products they're highlighting, from realistic wood patterns to ones with …

Inspire Showroom: Olee Creative

May 27th, 2020


Biophilic design was the inspiration behind this beautiful showroom from Olee Creative. Learn more about how to leverage Olee's artwork, films, resin …

Inspire: FENIX Showroom

May 27th, 2020


Explore the beauty of Italian design with FENIX. Tour their virtual showroom and get inspired for your next project!

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Inspire: Formica Showroom

May 27th, 2020


Learn more about the inspiration behind Formica's virtual showroom sketch and the new products they're highlighting, as well as the winner of the company's FORM student design competition.

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Inspire Showroom: Haskell Education

May 27th, 2020


More than a showroom for products, Haskell Education’s Inspire sketch re-imagines what the student-centered classroom of the future might look like, …

Inspire: Indiana Furniture Showroom

May 27th, 2020


Discover a different side of Indiana Furniture and be prepared to be surprised by their new products and their beautiful showroom sketch.

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Inspire: VIA Showroom

May 27th, 2020


Learn about the different products showcased in VIA's virtual showroom and the latest in anti-microbial materials.

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Inspire: Kwalu Showroom

May 27th, 2020


Learn about the inspiration behind Kwalu's Chicago showroom and how its products allows designers to maintain aesthetic without sacrificing design.

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Inspire: Frovi Showroom

May 27th, 2020


Hear about the latest product launches from UK-based Frovi as you tour this inspired space.

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Inspire: Aquafil Showroom

May 27th, 2020


Learn about the sustainability efforts of Econyl and how Econyl is different than standard nylon.

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Inspire: Scandinavian Spaces Showroom

May 27th, 2020


Hear what inspired the electric color palette in Scandinavian Spaces' Inspire showroom, and learn more about the company's fun family of products on …

Inspire: Patcraft Showroom

May 27th, 2020


Explore Patcraft's virtual showroom as you listen and learn about the key design elements and variety of products on display.

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Inspire: Concertex Showroom

May 27th, 2020


Learn about the different products showcased in Concertex's virtual showroom and how they pair the latest technology with high-performing material.

Inspire: Trinity Furniture Showroom

May 26th, 2020


As Trinity Furniture continues to expand, so does the company's product range. Learn more about Trinity Furniture's history and its new products being showcased on Inspire.

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Regenerative Design: Changing Your Thinking Can Change the Design Outcomes

May 14th, 2020


Guest Susanne Angarano, principal at Vaysen Studio, discusses the importance of regenerative design; what it means and how designers can start thinking about not just "doing things better" but about "doing better …

Technology Is Driving Change and Trends in Architectural Lighting

May 12th, 2020


In this episode of I Hear Design, Acuity Brands’ VP of Architectural Ambient Lighting, Tim O’Brien, and Donna Sumner, Director of Product Marketing, …

COVID-19 Has Hit Senior Living and Eldercare Hard--But There's Reason for Hope

May 10th, 2020


In this poignant, yet hopeful episode of I Hear Design, JSR Associates' Jane Rohde talks with Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen about how the …

Stacy Garcia and Brintons Launch The Vantage Collection

May 1st, 2020


Find out what inspired the new Vantage Collection, a collaboration between designer Stacy Garcia and Brintons Carpet, and get an insightful look into …

How to Specify: Sustainable Furniture

May 1st, 2020


How can designers tell if a product is truly sustainable or if it’s just been greenwashed? And with all of the certifications out on the market, how …

What Will Hotels and Conferences Look Like Post COVID-19

April 21st, 2020


Coronavirus has crippled the U.S. and global economy, with the hospitality industry especially hard hit. Estimates predict that 4 million hospitality …

Breaking Down the Differences in Resilient Flooring

April 20th, 2020


Resilient flooring encompasses a wide variety of products, from tile to sheet and rubber, to more specific categories like rigid and flexible LVT. Join Mohawk Group’s Jackie Dettmar and Dana Wright as they walk us …

How to Specify: Kitchen & Bath

April 16th, 2020


What do designers need to consider before specifying products for a new kitchen and bath project? How is COVID-19 going to change the way these spaces are designed to help prevent the spread of infection? Chief Content …

Diving Into Crossville Inc.’s Tile Research and Resources

March 31st, 2020


Hear how American tile manufacturer Crossville Inc. provides architects, designers and installers with research-based products, such as the new …

Acoustics Part 3: How to Design for Acoustic Sensitivity

March 31st, 2020


Does a one-size-fits-all approach to acoustic comfort work for every occupant? What about people who are more sensitive to noise than others?  Guests Reetika Vijay and Grzegory Kosmal from IA Interior Architects join

Acoustics Part 2: Are Privacy Pods the Answer to the Problem of Noisy Offices?

March 25th, 2020


Privacy pods have been popping up all across open offices to help solve the problem of unwanted noise and lack of space for focus work. Join …

What Healthcare Designers Should Know About Outbreaks

March 20th, 2020


What can hospitals do to prepare for current and future outbreaks of contagious disease? 

Jenny Han, director of healthcare design for Skender, joins i+s to explain how healthcare facilities can prepare to scale up …

Achieve Original Design with Mannington Commercial's Updated Amtico Signature Collection

March 18th, 2020


Mannington Commercial is relaunching its popular Amtico Signature flooring collection with fresh patterns, colors and customization tools. Hear all …

Acoustics Part 1: Uncovering the Science Behind Sound Masking Systems

March 16th, 2020


How do sound-masking systems work? Are they really effective in dealing with the noise issues in the workplace? And what should you look for when …

Finnish Focus: Three Finns Talk Architecture, Design and Culture

March 12th, 2020


Finnish architects Michael Nieminen of Kliment Halsband Architects and Raija Clar of HMC Architects chat with fellow Finn and Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen about how their Scandinavian roots inform their approach to …

Altro’s Integrated Floor and Wall Solutions Put People First

March 4th, 2020


As part of our How To Specify series, we’re taking a look at how flooring and wall solutions manufacturer Altro continues to innovate its products to …

Technology Part 3: The Future of Design Is Virtual

March 2nd, 2020


Corgan's executive creative director Brandon Carmichael joins editor-at-large Robert Nieminen to talk about the applications, challenges, best …

2 Design Contests You Can Join Right Now

February 28th, 2020


The annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge and Wayfair Professional Tastemaker Awards are both currently accepting submissions for entries until March 15. Hear all about the details, including guidelines and …

Digging for Data Part 2: Ethics, AI and Singularity

February 24th, 2020


How do you know when data-driven design crosses ethical lines? When will artificial intelligence take over the world? Join editor-at-large Robert Nieminen and guests Joel Yow and Brett Nebeker of Linear A as they …

SCAD Students Talk ‘In-Between’ Spaces at Design Connections

February 20th, 2020


Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen talks with four students from the Savannah College of Art and Design about a design concept they worked on and …

Digging for Data in Design

February 18th, 2020


Guests Joel Yow and Brett Nebeker of Linear A talk to interiors+sources editor-at-large Robert Nieminen about data-driven design: what it means, and …

Sustainability and Innovation on Display in Wallcoverings Industry

February 7th, 2020


Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen reports from the Wallcoverings Association annual meeting in Clearwater Beach, FL, about the topics and trends the industry is talking about right now.

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Women in Design Leadership During Inaugural Dinner+Discourse Event

February 7th, 2020


Hightower co-founder and CEO Natalie Hartkopf talks to interiors+sources editor-at-large Robert Nieminen about the recent Dinner+Discourse event in …

What's Trending in Today's Commercial Retail Spaces

February 6th, 2020


interiors+sources staff writer Sarah Kloepple chats with Dana Reeves, commercial practice leader for national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann, about the trends that are shaping today's …

NeoCon 2020: interiors+sources to Launch Curios Unboxed

February 5th, 2020


interiors+sources associate editor Adrian Thompson and brand director Steven Sloan share the exciting story of Curios Unboxed - our revamped display hitting the seventh floor in theMART at NeoCon 2020.

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Cultivating New Talent Through Mentoring

February 3rd, 2020


In this episode of I Hear Design, Mark Sullivan and Megan Pritts with JZA+D talk with interiors+sources editor Robert Nieminen about the importance …

Wellness Part 3: The Benefits of Good Lighting

January 31st, 2020


Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen wraps up our three-part series on wellness by discussing the science behind how light impacts human health and sharing some resources and guidelines for designers and specifiers working …

February Design Connections Event Details Released

January 30th, 2020


Looking to learn more about interiors+sources' signature bi-annual Design Connections events? Associate editor Adrian Thompson and brand director Steven Sloan discuss the key details of February's upcoming program and …

Wellness Part 2: Healthy Buildings and Tools for Designers

January 22nd, 2020


In the second installment of interiors+sources' podcast series on wellness, editor-at-large Robert nieminen talks with Kathleen Hetrick and Heidi …

Role of Community in Architecture and Design

January 15th, 2020


Jane Rohde, principal at JSR Associates Inc. and conference chair for interiors+sources hosted-buyer event Design Connections, talks about the role …

Wellness Part 1: Biophilic Design - What It Is and Why It Matters

January 14th, 2020


To kick off 2020, editor at large Robert Nieminen and guest Holley Henderson of H2 Ecodesign explore the world of biophilia and how to leverage …

Australia Bushfires and the Role Designers Play in Climate Crisis

January 10th, 2020


In this Fridays By Design, Sarah Kloepple gives an update on the unprecedented bushfires ravaging Australia that are being fueled by drought and high temperatures. She also provides content that aims to inspire …

What Do Clients Really Want Today?

January 9th, 2020


i+s Chief Disruptor Melanie Goodson of MHAworks talks with editor-at-large Robert Nieminen about how designers can leverage technology to help manage …

2020 Lighting Trends: Home-Like Comfort with Commercial Performance

January 7th, 2020


Hans Nielsen, industrial designer for Visa Lighting, discusses how the company is incorporating the latest commercial lighting trends into its products, including comfortable, home-like aesthetics with softer shapes and …

The Open Office Debate

December 30th, 2019


Editors Valerie Dennis Craven and Janelle Penny discuss trends they see from looking at the evolution of open offices, including solutions, …

interiors+sources Launches Local Dinner+Discourse Events

December 26th, 2019


We're thrilled to announce the arrival of our inaugural event series, Dinner+Discourse, which will take place in major cities across the U.S. Listen to associate editor Adrian Thompson and brand director Steven Sloan …

First The WELL Conference to Launch in Spring 2020

December 23rd, 2019


The International WELL Building Institute, ASID and Emerald Expositions will host The WELL Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Listen now about the inaugural event's details, including dates.

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Knock It Off Already! The Importance of Specifying Authentic Design

December 18th, 2019


Guest John Edelman of Be Original Americas talks to editor-at-large Robert Nieminen about the dangers of knock-off products and how we can save the future of design.

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Editors Chat About the 2020 Colors of the Year

December 12th, 2019


Editors Valerie Dennis Craven and Sarah Kloepple talk about color of the year announcements, how they expect to see the colors used, and what the …

i+s Explores Tile & Stone Trends for 2020

December 11th, 2019


Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen talks with guest Kristina Panzera from tile and stone distributor Ciot about what's hot in this market.

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interiors+sources Editors Look Back at 2019 Coverage

December 6th, 2019


interiors+sources editors Valerie Dennis Craven and Adrian Thompson discuss the top stories and products our audience and staff have enjoyed this year.

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Behind the Scenes of Tarkett's New NYC 'Showroom'

December 2nd, 2019


Guests Chris Stulpin (Tarkett) and Sandra Tripp (Huntsman) talk to i+s about the inspiration behind a new atelier in the Big Apple.

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Gensler Talks Design Trends for 2020 and Beyond

November 26th, 2019


What are the big-picture issues facing the design industry? Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen talks with Gensler's Janet Pogue McLaurin about the firm's latest forecast report.

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How Design Materials Turn Toxic During a Fire

November 22nd, 2019


As wildfire season continues in California, it's important to be aware of the less-obvious hazards of wildfires (and building fires in general). Buildings that end up being destroyed and burned can emit hazardous toxins …

Personalities Play a Role in Workplace Design

November 20th, 2019


Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen discusses generational and personality differences and what role they play in the design of the workplace.

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Acoustics Considerations for Shared Spaces

November 15th, 2019


Sound can inspire or detract from a space, and shared spaces such as restaurants or open rooms can be difficult to control. Anthony Poon of Poon …

Control Your Building’s Light Efficiently with Mecho Solar Shade Systems

October 7th, 2019


Mecho’s motorized and manual shades have delivered quality solar control since 1969. Learn how the company continues to remain at the forefront of …

Sky Factory's Sky Compositions Are Healing Illusions of Nature

October 2nd, 2019


Sky Factory's products, such as the Luminous SkyCeiling and Digital Cinema line, are biophilic design elements that provide research-verified …

wakaNINE Decorative Fixtures Focus on Supporting Health, Wellness and Sustainability

September 30th, 2019


CEO and founder of wakaNINE John Cook explains how wakaNINE’s unique lighting fixtures are sourced from recycled materials around the world and promote the health and wellness trend that continues to rise within …

Catch a Sneak Peek at 2020 Curios Themes and More

September 12th, 2019


interiors+sources Brand Director Steven Sloan reveals a glimpse at some of the themes that will be found in 2020 Curios boxes. Curios is our sample subscription box service that contains the latest samples from the …

Past, Present, Future: Designtex 100th Anniversary Bauhaus Collaboration

September 11th, 2019


Designtex President Susan Lyons and Design Director Catherine Stowell talk about the new collaboration between Designtex and Bauhaus textiles masters …

Innovative Acoustics Solutions at Frasch

September 6th, 2019


Slavi Younger, co-founder at Frasch, discusses how the company can work with designers to create personalized and innovative solutions to their …

Patcraft’s 2019 Flooring Collections Find Beauty in Imperfection

August 28th, 2019


Vice president of creative and design Shannon Cochran discusses Patcraft’s creative process for its 2019 commercial flooring collections and …

Roundtable 101 for Design Connections 2.0

August 20th, 2019


 Are you one of the new attendees heading to Design Connections 2.0 this October? interiors+sources Brand Director Steven Sloan explains what you can expect at our sponsor-hosted roundtable discussions.

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7 Steps to Creating Workspaces That Foster Innovation

August 13th, 2019


What does it take to create workspaces that are not only innovative, but foster innovation as well? Francis Cauffman Architects President John Campbell describes his seven-step process for designing these cutting-edge …

Studioart’s Latest Collections Reveal New Leather Techniques and Trends

August 7th, 2019


In search of new and exotic additions to showcase its brand, Studioart engaged Los Angeles-based designer Adam Hunter and Dallas-based Grove Studio …

Creating Trendy Lighting That Lasts

August 1st, 2019


Nearly 30 years after opening its doors, Original BTC continues to specialize in creating handmade lighting fixtures made of unique materials. 

Peter Bowles, the company’s founder and managing director, discusses how …

Past to Present: Exploring 100 Years of Altro

July 29th, 2019


Commercial flooring and wall manufacturer Altro has been providing solution-based products for 100 years. Susan Drew, market segment manager for …

New Fuse Technical Program Aims to Solve Multiple Flooring Issues

July 1st, 2019


Member-owned Fuse Alliance just launched Fuse Technical. The program aims to help designers and architects keep their projects on track and on budget …

This Laminate Looks and Feels Like Real Wood

June 17th, 2019


Everyone loves the look and feel of real wood. But wood is not without its issues. Lisa Thornton from Egger Wood Products shares the many benefits of using laminate materials for items like desks and doors, including …

Camira Weaves Sustainability Into the Fibers of Its Fabric and Business Philosophy

June 14th, 2019


Camira's North American products are rich in wool, and so is its Chicago showroom. Hear how the company used sustainable fabric in rich jewel tones …

NCARB Shares Updates On Architectural Licensing Requirements

June 13th, 2019


Christoph Trappe sat down with NCARB CEO Michael Armstrong at AIA in Las Vegas 2019 and got an update on what’s happening with the industry, the history of architectural codes and education as well as who the key …

When Should Designers Ask for Larger Surface Samples?

June 12th, 2019


 An expert from Wilsonart joins the I Hear Design podcast to discuss the importance of asking for larger samples of surface materials (laminate, quartz, etc.), especially when you’re considering a large-scale pattern. …

Mohawk's Evidence-based Design at NeoCon: Carpet Patterns Reduce Stress

June 12th, 2019


The Relaxing Floors collection from Mohawk uses research to uncover fractal carpet patterns in nature to reduce stress. Robert Nieminen, …

“Mapping” Out the Latest from Concertex and NappaTile

June 11th, 2019


Design Director Aaron Mensik shares the inspiration behind his new Topo collection for Concertex, along with his vision when designing the NappaTile …

Open Plan Overhaul: Helping Companies Fit As they Grow

June 11th, 2019


The "open office dilemma" poses a space issue for companies who find themselves growing out of their office setting. Christoph Trappe speaks with Cia …

Gemanco Design Shares Its Technological Evolution of the Classic Wallpaper

June 11th, 2019


Wallpaper technology—Christoph Trappe chats with Sandro Ciurcina from Gemanco Design about their evolution of the classic wallpaper. Sandro shares …

Multiple Meanings of Kirei: Clean, Green and Beautiful Design

June 11th, 2019


John Stein, founder of Kirei, is in the Materials Pavilion at NeoCon 2019, speaking with Christoph Trappe. John reflects on the history and meaning behind his company that helped unite green design and beauty in the …

Advice for Designers Flows Through Brentano's Water Collection

June 11th, 2019


All designers face the pressure of creating something new—remaining relevant in an ever-changing design industry. In fact, it’s a common theme running through the showfloor here at NeoCon 2019. Iris Wang from Brentano

Patient Room Furniture: Functional Comfort for Day and Night (NeoCon 2019)

June 10th, 2019


Patient room furniture has a reputation of being comfortable by day and turns to a sleeping nightmare at night. From the NeoCon 2019 show floor, Christoph Trappe chats with Kim Sank from Wieland about their new featured …

Scandinavian Spaces Partners Discuss Color Trends

June 10th, 2019


Chief Content Officer Christoph Trappe joined Scandinavian Spaces Partners Thomas and Robert Jönsson in their booth at NeoCon 2019 to discuss how the …

Sunbrella Takes Its Fabric Focus Indoors

June 10th, 2019


While Sunbrella’s legacy is primarily known for outdoor applications, the fabric company is focusing on indoor uses in its new space at NeoCon 2019.

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OFS Brings 50 Years of Sustainability to NeoCon 2019

June 10th, 2019


From the early days of OFS' founders kicking seeds in the dirt to today, OFS delivers sustainability at NeoCon 2019. Their philosophy for staying focused on sustainability is simple: "Do the right thing" and "Small …

interiors+sources Launches Design Connections 2.0 in October

June 4th, 2019


Following the successful original event in February, Design Connections 2.0 is a two-day, wholly hosted event in Palm Springs, CA. It will focus on …

Connectrac to Reveal New Raceway System at Design Connections 2.0

June 3rd, 2019


Is your space in need of a low-profile system to hide clusters of cables and bulky wires? Steve Batchelder, director of sales for Connectrac, …

4 Noteworthy Design Competitions Taking Place During the Trade Show Season

May 31st, 2019


During the height of the interior design industry’s trade show season, several companies take advantage of the large gatherings to reveal their …

Looking to Spruce Up Your Client’s Art Program? Here are 3 trends to Help

May 16th, 2019


 Terry Eaton, founder of Eaton Fine Art, has over 25 years of experience collaborating on art programs for international hotel brands. At the HD Expo …

4 Trends Interior Designers Don’t Want to Miss

May 16th, 2019


Known for its sustainable practices, Momentum Textiles and Wallcoverings discusses four hospitality design trends they’ve spotted. They are chatting with us during the  2019 HD Expo, held at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay …

Stacy Garcia Brings Sexy Design to Hospitality

May 15th, 2019


In a category that can sometimes be too utilitarian, Stacy Garcia partnered with MTS to create sexy design and bring fancy furniture to public spaces and guest rooms in the hospitality industry.  Chief Content Officer …

These Chairs from Sandler Seating Stack 60 High [HD Expo]

May 15th, 2019


Exhibiting at HD Expo this year, Sandler Seating brought several new and exciting products. Roy Sandler joins Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen to discuss their latest hospitality designs. High Density Stacking chairs in …

Interface Study Reveals Impact of Noise on Workplace Productivity

May 14th, 2019


Interface’s “What’s That Sound?” study reveals noise negatively impacts 69% of global employees’ concentration levels, productivity and creativity.

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Design Core Detroit Engages Local Community

May 2nd, 2019


Design Core Detroit is the only U.S. city to be officially designated as a City of Design by UNESCO. Learn more about the nonprofit's initiatives and …

Remembering Ida Cohen, Co-Founder of Meyda Tiffany

May 1st, 2019


Ida Cohen, the co-founder of Meyda Tiffany, passed away in April at the age of 99. Her legacy will live on through through her company, which continues to transcend decorative lighting fixtures. 

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Be Original Americas 2019 Plans

April 19th, 2019


Be Original Americas works hard to promote and educate users and designers on the importance of authentic design. Learn more about the nonprofit's 2019 CEU courses, student design fellowship and upcoming events. 

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Mastering the Master Plan for K-12 Schools and University Campuses

April 16th, 2019


Are you looking to create a master design or architectural plan for your next big project? Founding principals of Duda|Paine Architects Turan Duda and Jeff Paine highlight some of their notable projects to explain what …

The Role of Influencers at Coverings 2019

April 11th, 2019


Coverings 2019 is utilizing a modern makerting technique: influencers. Becca Sass, account supervisor for Coverings social media, selected eight design influencers like John McClain to digitally promote and cover this …

Preview NeoCon Keynote Speaker Liz Ogbu's Presentation

April 4th, 2019


Founder and principal of Studio O Liz Ogbu is one of three keynote speakers at this year's NeoCon's, taking place in Chicago's the MART, June 10-12. …

Diving Into NeoCon Details: Dates, Themes, Keynote Speakers & More

March 29th, 2019


NeoCon is hosting its 51st edition in Chicago's the Mart. Listen to what you can expect at this year's show, including the details behind three …

Trends in Effective Office Space Design and Power in Commercial Spaces

March 27th, 2019


The demand for power is changing how architects, designers and facility managers specify products for commercial spaces. With a growing need in every facet of life—whether for public charging stations, outlets at every …

6 Biophilic Trends You Should Consider for Your Next Interior Project

March 22nd, 2019


Biophilic elements are at the forefront of commercial interior design. Interior landscape provider Ambius identifies six biophilic trends that are changing the way users work, live and play within the built environment.

Dissecting the Gender-Neutral Bathroom Debate

March 20th, 2019


Discussions surrounding gender-neutral and more inclusive bathroom design have reached a high in recent years. Designer Lida Lewis, winner of Sloan's 2018 Restroom of the Future design contest, explains what an …

IIDA Releases 2019 Interior Design Compensation Report

March 13th, 2019


What is the economical state for the interior design profession? How much do designers make? Is the job field growing? Get the answers to all these questions and more in this week's live Twitter broadcast with staff …

Would You Stay in a Micro Hotel Room?

March 12th, 2019


Chief content officer Christoph Trappe chats with staff writer Sarah Kloepple about her recent stay at Arlo SoHo, a new hotel in New York that offers 150-square-foot micro hotel rooms -- but plenty of space for …

Introducing NaTeCo at Pittsburgh International Airport

March 7th, 2019


Spanish architect Luis Vidal explains NaTeCo, the term used to describe the inspiration behind Pittsburgh International Airport's new terminal design.

ASID Report 2019: State of Interior Design and More News

March 5th, 2019


interiors+sources delivers the latest news from its editors’ desks. This week’s topics include ASID’s 2019 Outlook and State of Interior Design report and the NYC-based nonprofit LMNOP. 

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Disruption in Action at the Sixth Annual Design Connections

February 15th, 2019


interiors+sources' Robert Nieminen and Adrian Thompson highlight hot topics discussed during Design Connections 2019, including the significance of creating healthy relationships between emerging professionals and …

Ceilings Worth Celebrating with TURF

February 7th, 2019


At TURF, the combination of acoustic properties and pleasing design creates  ceiling systems that people will appreciate for years to come. Their …

Modern Tech in Designed Environments

February 6th, 2019


With the advancement of technology, human interactions are often set aside. Design Connections conference chair Jane Rohde and Studio Director of …

Social Media in Relation to Social Responsibility

February 1st, 2019


Social media and social responsibility can go hand-in-hand when orchestrated thoughtfully. However, challenges can come up along the way when …

Tips for Avoiding Airport Security Nightmares

January 21st, 2019


Christoph Trappe and Sarah Kloepple discuss their recent trip to the AHR Expo and tips for dealing with airport security during the government shutdown. Some of their airport security tips include showing up early, …

Design Connections 2019: Year of the Disruptors

January 17th, 2019


As the popularity of certification systems like the WELL Building Standard and Fitwell continue to grow, what does this mean for employees' personal …

Heimtextil 2019: Driving Toward Utopia

January 15th, 2019


Heimtextil is the world's largest textiles fair, and the first design trend event of 2019. Materials Intelligence founder Kenn Busch recaps the …

The Rise of Big Tiles in Commercial Design

January 15th, 2019


Crossville is the first manufacturer to earn Green Squared certification across all US-manufactured porcelain tile products. As big tiles become mainstream, the question on everyone's mind is 'What are the benefits of …

Designing for Retail Trends

January 2nd, 2019


Everyone knows that the ways in which retail is changing for the consumer, but what should designers keep in mind? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale …

The History of Tile and Crossville

December 28th, 2018


The intertangled history of tile trends and Crossville is a long, fascinating journey. Mark Shannon, EVP of Sales, and Tim Curran, owner and CEO of of the Curran Group discuss tile in the interior design world. 

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The Most Exciting Interior Design Stories of 2018

December 27th, 2018


From underwater restaurants to wildlife restrooms, these are the most exciting interior design stories of 2018. 

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A Lifetime of Lighting Design

December 10th, 2018


Robert Sonneman has had a fascinating career in lighting design that has spanned fifty years. This week, Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses his …

Innovative Design Concepts & New Additions

December 7th, 2018


Meetings Today's Vice President & Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson talks with Omni Hotels & Resorts' Dan Surette, senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Laura Trussel McKoy, creative director and …

Acoustic Design: Between Sound & Silence

December 3rd, 2018


Acoustics is more than a design buzzword: it's an important aspect of interiors. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discussed the basics of acoustic design with Hanson Hsu, principal acoustician and founder of Delta H Design …

Tile Design with Crossville's Noah Chitty

November 30th, 2018


Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the technological advancements in tile over the last decade with Noah Chitty, Director of Technical Services at …

The Road to Better Healthcare Design

November 19th, 2018


 While healthcare design is seeing changes, from pulling in aesthetics from hospitality to addressing new policies like the Affordable Care Act, it …

Revamp Interiors: Need to, Have to, Want to

November 13th, 2018


Need to, Have to, Want to: How do designers truly balance work and life? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses running a business and living life with …

Women in Sustainability

November 8th, 2018


A very special GreenBuild episode!
Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards with Rochelle Routman, director of sustainability for Metroflor. As a previous recipient of the WSLA, …

Loving Your Space Again

November 5th, 2018


Get ready to love your space again! Benjamin Moore's 2019 Color of the Year is a calming Gray that transforms in different lighting. Editor-in-Chief …

Transforming Place into More with Johnnie Rush of the McBride Company

October 29th, 2018


There are spaces, and then there are experiences. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale talks with Johnnie Rush, chief business innovation officer at The McBride Company about how his team transforms place into something more. 

You Only Learn When You Listen: The Carl Gustav Magnusson Interview

October 22nd, 2018


Carl Gustav Magnusson has been at the forefront of industrial design for decades, having started his career with Charles and Ray Eames. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses his history, thoughts, and favorite car with …

Living Walls for All

October 15th, 2018


What does it take for a living walls company to make sure even the worst brown thumbs keep their system alive? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale sits down with Nathan Beckner, lead plant designer of sagegreenlife to discuss …

Allsteel: Growing Pains of Open Offices

October 2nd, 2018


With the ways in which office spaces are changing and evolving, what do designers need to know? That’s the question EIC Kadie Yale takes on with

Airport Lounges: Home Away from Home

October 2nd, 2018


A. Razzak Memon thrives on ever-changing technology, providing a total solution for current and future needs. He also has been a frequent flyer at …

Sustainability Design Initiatives with Lisa Conway of Interface America

September 17th, 2018


Sustainability design has been an ever more important aspect of interior design and the way we live, work, and interact. In episode 7, Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses sustainable initiatives and the importance of …

And the 2019 Color of the Year is...

September 12th, 2018


Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, announces Sherwin-William’s 2019 color of the year, how it was chosen, and what you can …

Color Theory and Marketing: Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Part 1

September 10th, 2018


In the first of a two-part episode, EiC Kadie Yale discusses color theory and the history of Sherwin-William’s color of the year with Sue Wadden, …

Salvaging Architecture

August 20th, 2018


 On this episode of I Hear Design, Chief Content Engagement Director Christoph Trappe and Editor-In-Chief Kadie Yale sit down with the Executive Director of the Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit. His team deals …

The Story of Pink

August 6th, 2018


 Royce Epstein, a+d design director of Mohawk, discusses millennial pink with EiC Kadie Yale in this latest episode of the interiors+sources interior design podcast I Hear Design. Over the last several years, pink has …

Celliant, The Wonder Textile

July 30th, 2018


A discussion with Trenton Horinek from Hologenix, creator of Celliant. Our August Product Materiality is a reactive material that absorbs the heat …

Beverly Willis Rewrites Architectural History

July 24th, 2018


Legendary architect, coder, and film director, Beverly Willis always likes to start with a question: “One of my favorite questions I like to ask, …

Open Office Booths at Neocon 2018

June 11th, 2018


To keep up with the demands of the next generation of workspaces, companies have transitioned from traditional individual office spaces to open office floor plans. The answer? Booths. Booths that can be inserted into …

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