sustainable design

Tackling diversity and creating playful company culture with PKA Architecture 

PKA is challenging industry norms through its approach to diversity and cultivating collaborative design processes in their ever-expanding firm. Their innovative methods extend from their hiring practices to their design philosophy, setting them apart in the competitive world of residential architecture.

The plastics problem

The environmental and health hazards of plastics are becoming clear. How can you be on the forefront of sustainability to reduce their use everywhere from your office to your receiving warehouse?

Weather report: Designing for climate change

We’re in an age of extreme temperatures, major storms and explosive wildfires. But designers can create interiors that help homeowners survive what’s happening outside.

Romo’s past, present and future

Emily Mould, Design Director at Romo, is part of the fifth generation to lead the British textiles company founded in 1902. In our discussion, Mould shares her perspective on how the textiles industry has evolved over her tenure, from shifting design trends and consumer tastes to the importance of sustainability.

Designers’ favorites from ICFF New York

Keeping with the fair’s emphasis on original, sustainable design, we asked designers in attendance to share their favorite vendors, specific products, trends or other takeaways from the show. Here is what they had to say.

HeiQ expands application of HeiQ Allergen Tech to upholstery fabric through collaboration with Culp

The collaboration aims to extend the proven benefits enjoyed by thousands of end-users in their bedrooms to all living spaces, as the two companies extend the use of HeiQ Allergen Tech beyond sleeping products. 

Mercury Mosaics elevates subway tile with a geometric edge 

Mercury Mosaics is the premiere maker of bespoke, handcrafted ceramic tiles, where the beauty of art and tile precision coalesce. Offering a diverse portfolio of hand-cut and hand-glazed products, the team of artisans demonstrate a steadfast commitment to creating unique, beautiful offerings while prioritizing environmental sustainability. With an array of ready-to-ship classics and blends, as well as the ability to undertake custom projects, Mercury Mosaics has positioned itself as a trusted partner in the realm of architecture and design. For more information, visit www.mercurymosaics.com.

The story of Home Front Build is one of roots and revivals

There is sometimes a perception about the history of Los Angeles that would have us believe that native Angelenos – as in, families with well-established roots in the city – are few and far between. While it may be true that the City of Angels endlessly attracts new and diverse citizens, it’s not so difficult to find families with a deep generational heritage.  Case in point: our Fuller Resident clients. 

Gush is a sustainable paint brand that colours and cleans the world one wall at a time

Meet Gush, a Singaporean advanced materials brand on a mission to create innovative products at the intersection of sustainability and wellness. From air-purifying paints to solar window films, Gush products are designed to improve indoor air quality and reduce energy consumption, while adding a splash of colour to homes.

Interior designer Lucy Penfield assumes ASID MN presidency with sustainability top of mind

Lucy Penfield, a Minneapolis-based interior and product designer known for imaginative and colorful decor, has assumed the presidency of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Minnesota chapter, effective October 1. With more than 30 years of experience in the design industry, Penfield brings her passion for color, mentoring, and sustainability to lead the chapter during her one-year term.