Crypton’s era of design leadership: an interview with Crypton’s VP of Design, Grainne Coogan

One of the unusual perspectives a textile design executive has at market is seeing how other showrooms use their product. It is unlike rugs or accessories, frequently found accenting other showrooms – those are products that are often smaller and can be easily moved around, but an upholstered sectional: that’s the hero of the room scene and it’s here to stay. One observation Coogan had from this past market was that showrooms tended to play it safe – she would love to see bolder choices being made, and, of course, just on more giant sectionals in general.

A Trip to Polywood…

Polywood’s sustainability initiatives should inspire us all. By prioritizing responsible manufacturing, embracing recycled materials, incorporating renewable energy sources, and actively contributing to environmental causes, they have become an industry leader in sustainable practices.

A breath of fresh air: conversations on green building, arts education and painting a clean energy vision for the future of Los Angeles

“Before we talk about how we’re going to change the future with green buildings, we…

Slow design meets luxury retail: an interview with Boutures d’Objects

Each of their products have extremely limited runs. The lighting they produce in batches of 10-15 at a time.

Organic Retail Partnerships: The ideal fit for a Bouture collaboration is with a luxury brand who wants to make a statement by partnering with Bouture d’Objects . They trust their sustainable, disruptive approach, while knowing Bouture will help them maintain their own strong brand identity.

rendering of modern architectural hotel with biophilic design

Urban Villages breaks ground on Populus, the first carbon positive hotel in the United States

For over two decades, Urban Villages has developed and operated extraordinary projects across
the United States that define environmental stewardship while delivering strong financial
returns. Its impressive portfolio includes Denver’s iconic Larimer Square, which successfully
combined specialty placemaking and innovative urban farming; Denver’s Sugar Block, which
blended adaptive re-use of the Historic Sugar Building with architecturally dynamic urban infill;
West Village at UC Davis, the largest planned Net-Zero energy community in U.S.; and RailSpur,
a multi-project revitalization in Seattle featuring adaptive re-use of historic warehouses
retrofitted for LEED Platinum certification.

Sustainability: 5 takeaways from ‘Green Interior Design’

“You can have a quality project that is not green but you cannot have a…