With prices rising the past couple of years across virtually every category of goods and services, consumers are tired of paying more and more for the same thing — or, in the case of shrinkflation, paying the same amount for less product.
That makes receiving a small, unexpected gift from a company especially delightful right now.
The CEO, principal and creative director of Savvy Interiors in San Diego, hadn’t worked on a space that met guidelines emanating from the Americans with Disabilities Act. So, she did what she always does when faced with a new challenge: She read everything she could, reached out to medical experts, consulted with design colleagues who’d worked on such spaces and, of course, talked to the teen and his parents about his unique situation.
I’m looking for designers that really want to make this part of their giving-back philanthropy. It’s a commitment, and you need to have a good support system because you can’t (do these projects) in isolation. You need a support system of colleagues and resources you can tap,” she says. “I really love collaborating with local designers here in San Diego that have businesses similar to mine — that we get to work together on these volunteer projects, toward a common goal.”
Interior designers interested in earning the new certification will take 25 sequential, hourlong online classes, or chapters, focusing on biophilia, color contrast and intensity, fractals and other topics related to the “evolutionary inheritance” that affects how humans recognize and respond to beauty and good design, Peterson says.
For luxury lighting producer Mavisten Edition, it’s all about the light. Executive Editor Julie A. Palm talks with co-founder Michael Almodova about his passion for home furnishings design, invention.
“These earthy pigments signal consumers’ desire to welcome objects that are steeped in history and storytelling, resulting in a treasure trove of (pieces) with a time-worn narrative,” Spradlin says. These tactile tones have emerged from organic materials. Think everyday objects, imperfections and oxidation but also luxuriousness and decadence.
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