What Makes Me Happy: Naps
Happiness 2 years ago No Comments

The commencement of Daylight Saving Time is looming on the horizon. This annual practice of robbing us of an hour of weekend sleep by shifting the clock forward immediately brought naps to mind. Even as a child, naps

Benjamin Moore Century
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Benjamin Moore, the venerable paint company founded well over 100 years ago, has introduced Century, a paint with a new tactile finish that speaks directly to the current consumer desire for handmade, thoughtfully crafted luxury. Designated by the company

What Makes Me Happy: Law & Order
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Law & Order is one of my all time favorite television shows. I suspect that I have seen each one of its 400+ episodes during its 20-season run multiple times. When it ceased production in 2010, it was

2017 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge
Competitions, Products 2 years ago No Comments

Sherwin-Williams doesn’t want you to hold back. They invite students in the U.S. and Canada to enter your original, innovative commercial and residential designs into the 2017 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge. The challenge has two categories: residential design and

Just When We Thought We Knew Lighting - image by CoeLux
Features, Products, Technology 2 years ago No Comments

For more than 20 years in the electronics industry, much of this author’s lighting experience has been with video, particularly in projecting light for video reproduction. Within those experiences came increasing commitment and familiarity with lighting control and shading. Within the

ICAA Summer Studio in Classical Architecture
Education, Places 2 years ago No Comments

Taking place June 19–July 15, the 2017 ICAA Summer Studio in Classical Architecture is a four-week, immersive program introducing students to skills, knowledge and resources essential to the practice and appreciation of classical design. Students build a foundation

Fitwel Building Certification
Influencers, Inspiration 2 years ago No Comments

Fitwel has a vision for the future where every building is enhanced to support the wellbeing of its occupants, and surrounding communities. It is a unique building certification that positively impacts occupant health and productivity through an integrated

What Makes Me Happy: Popcorn
Happiness 2 years ago No Comments

The Academy Awards telecast is coming up this Sunday, which got me thinking about movies, which got me obsessing about popcorn, which made my mouth start watering in a very Pavlovian way. Popcorn is the stereotypical staple of

2017 Artaic Design ’N Gather Competition
Competitions, Products 2 years ago No Comments

At the intersections of digital and physical, art and technology, Artaic continually stretches the bounds of what can be designed in tile, and they are welcoming you to do the same. Together with their partners, they invite designers

What Makes Me Happy: Planet Earth
Happiness 3 years ago No Comments

Though our home - planet Earth - does make me happy, Planet Earth, the visually stunning natural history television series, arguably makes me even happier, which is why I am absolutely over the moon that Planet Earth II