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Light Fixtures Made from Surprising Materials

Photo: Urban Industrial Craft on Etsy.com There is no better way to prove that function is only limited by imagination than perusing the field of objects made of recycled materials. When it comes to light fixtures, the visual appeal of such objects is doubled by the warming presence of light. Here are just a few […]

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Can Your Business Be Environmentally Friendly?

Photo above: Vetrazzo Cobalt Sky recycled glass mix countertop via vetrazzo.com If you want to create a “green” interior for your business or use sustainable products that attract more customers, you have an abundance of options. From furniture and carpets to stunning 3-D printed objects, today’s eco-friendly interior design products won’t leave you disappointed… Click HERE to see our SEPTEMBER newsletter. If you are […]

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Wool, Hemp and Recyclable Materials – Carpet Options for Green Interior Designs

Photo above: Natures Craft from Philadelphia Commercial Living a green life can mean different things to different people. When it comes to your carpet, “going green” may mean choosing natural materials that do not release toxins into the air, opting for carpets made of recycled or recyclable materials, or going for products that are the results […]

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From Recycled Milk Jugs to Woven Cotton – Eco-Friendly Furniture Ideas for Your Interior Design

Photo above: © Peg Woodworking via treehugger.com Today’s opportunities to create an interior using sustainable, renewable or recycled materials are abundant. From choosing furniture made of reclaimed wood or logs already discarded by nature to taking a completely different path and opting for man-made materials in order to save a few trees, the alternatives are embraced […]

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Eco-Friendly Materials for Green Interior Design

Photo above: Bretagne Blue Vetrazzo slab via vetrazzo.com Aside from adopting certain lifestyle changes in order to help the environment, there is another field in which you can exercise your environmentally-minded attitude on an equally large scale: in the interior design of your home or business. Today, the options in eco-friendly materials are multiplying fast, […]

Eco-Friendly Containers for Your Restaurant

Photo above: TreeVive by EcoChoice palm leaf salad tray, via webstaurantstore.com Keeping your business green has more benefits than those related to the health of the planet. As a business, it can give you an advantage and attract a whole new class of clients – the environmentally-minded crowd. While better managing your use of water and electricity […]

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3-D Printed Bioplastic Makes for Inspiring Building Facade Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: DUS Architects and Heijmans All photos: retaildesignblog.net Designing temporary structures means finding flexible solutions and recyclable materials in order to avoid waste. It is exactly what DUS Architects of Amsterdam did when coming up with the façade of the Mobile European Building, the place where the presidency meetings of the European Union […]

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2016 Retail Trends That Will Bring More Business

2016 Retail Trends

Businesses must periodically update themselves to keep up with the market and changes in customers’ expectations.  Today we will share a few new trends that you will see showing up this year in retail and the restaurant industry. There are ideas for every type of business here, from combining different functions into one space, adding […]

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2016 Interior Design Trends – How to Bring Plants Into Interior Spaces

Fabric planter photo: worldarchitecturenews.com Plants instantly change a space and make it warm and welcoming. While the traditional ceramic pot is always an option, there are many other ways to incorporate plants into interior spaces and, at the same time, turn planters into elements of decor. Here are a few ingenious ways to bring in the […]

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Waste-Reducing Smoothie Bar Interior Design Attracts With Bright Colors

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: IDEI Concept AB / Jan-Ove Sönnerbo Photo: retaildesignblog.net The proliferation of smoothie bars is just a sign of the times: a more health-conscious society is in search for places where a treat can be enjoyed free of guilt. Such a place is the smoothie bar created by IDEI Concept ID, a Stockholm-based design […]

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Dutch Restaurant Flaunts Industrial Design with Rails – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designers: Framework Studios All photos courtesy of Peter Tijhuis Large spaces are always a challenge when trying to design a restaurant interior with an intimate atmosphere. Add to this the need to balance an industrial environment, and you face a real test of creativity. A test that the designers of Framework Studio, an Amsterdam-based […]

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How to Make Custom Lamps by Pedaling and Steering – Commercial Interior Design News

creative light fixtures

Via dezeen.com Designer: THINKK Studio All photos: dezeen.com For those who prefer their interior decor to have a personal touch, THINKK, a design studio located in Bangkok, has created a lamp-making station that functions with the ease of a bicycle. The comparison is not accidental, since the station comes with foot pedals and a control […]

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Energy-Efficient Solutions for Restaurants and Businesses – Commercial Interior Design News

Energy Officient Design of Restaurants

Via sustainablefoodservice.com and nolo.comPhotos via sustainablefoodservice.com A brick-and-mortar business generally implies consistent energy expenses. Restaurants are notoriously energy-intensive, topping the chart of the most expensive businesses from an energy consumption standpoint, closely followed by food stores. Finding ways to save on energy bills can result in a sizeable increase in profit margin. A comprehensive energy-saving plan should start with […]

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Captivating Colors in Commercial Interior Design! – Commercial Interior Design News

All the colors in our environment, natural or man-made, are perceived by our eyes and processed by our brain in a few milliseconds.  Based on that information we judge what we see or get emotionally stimulated.  Look at the images below and ask yourself what thoughts and reactions do you get looking at these spaces?  […]

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning in Restaurants or at Home – Commercial Interior Design News

Via www.organicconsumers.org Commercial cleaners are quick and powerful, but they come with a hefty health and environmental price. The dangers they pose are sometimes little known and other times ignored for the sake of convenience, especially when used in commercial sites where efficiency is key and cleanliness a deal maker or breaker. However, studies show that, […]

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Eco-Friendly Food Containers are Great for a Restaurant Branding – Commercial Interior Design News

echo-friendly packaging for tacos

Photos via Kavis News, PacknWood Beginning with the summer of 2015, New York restaurant businesses will be banned from using plastic foam food containers, cups and plates. New York is not the first city to adopt such a measure. San Francisco, Seattle and Minneapolis among others already have such laws in place. More cities are likely […]

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Restaurant Interior Uses Unexpected Recycled Materials – Commercial Interior Design News

Via treehugger.comDesigner: Nancy Robbins Design StudioPhotos via treehugger.com When it comes to restaurant design, “eco-friendly” means more than just finding ways to preserve energy. It means that the use of recycled materials can play a huge part in the conception of the interior. Barcelona-based Nancy Robbins Design Studio took this idea and created a beautiful space for […]

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Repurposed Materials Give Restaurant Some Flair – Commercial Interior Design News

Via www.remodelista.comDesigner: Alex MeyersPhotos via remodelista.com In restaurant design, repurposing materials is not only environmentally minded, but may also give you an edge. At least that is what the popularity of the Colonie restaurant suggests. Located on a strip of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, Colonie is an attractive dining option for residents and tourists. Granted, […]

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Straw Bale Houses is a Green Alternative – Commercial Interior Design News

Straw Bale Houses Are a Viable Green Alternative to Conventional Buildings Via www.treehugger.com Architect: ModCell All Photos courtesy of ModCell The story may have had it all wrong when it found blame with the weakness of straw houses. Apparently, it was just a design flaw on the part of the three little pigs. A University […]

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Will 3D-Printed Chair Replace Upholstered One? – Commercial Interior Design News

3D-Printed Biomimicry Chair to Replace Traditional Upholstered Furniture Via www.treehugger.com Designer Lilian van Daal All Photos courtesy © Lilian van Daal The furniture of tomorrow may look very different than today’s conventional pieces of decor. With a more eco-friendly future in mind, designers feel the need for simplifying both the manufacturing process and the materials […]

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3D-Printed Ceramic Bricks – Commercial Interior Design News

3D-Printed Ceramic Bricks Need No Power to Cool Your Building Photos via treehugger.com Air conditioning has revolutionized the way people live in dry, hot climates and has transformed the demographics of formerly uninhabitable regions. Today, the 3D-printed Cool Brick concept is revolutionizing air conditioning. The aptly named Cool Brick was designed by Emerging Objects, an […]

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Sustainable Restaurant Design ACME – Commercial Interior Design News

Smart but Casual Design at of ACME – Sustainable Restaurant Design Designed by Luchetti Krelle All Photos Via restaurantandbardesign.com by Michael Wee ACME is a restaurant where the interior masters the art of being both sophisticated and causal at the same time. This restaurant interior design makes the most of the building’s existing features exposing […]

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Beautiful Western Red Cedar Siding For Any Application – Commercial Interior Design News

Western Red Cedar Siding is a Sustainable Choice for Any Application All Photos are Via www.greendepot.com Did you ever wonder what is this beautiful wood being used so often on exterior of contemporary slick apartment buildings? You are probably looking at western red cedar siding. Western red cedar siding is a perfect finishing choice to […]

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Is Spray Foam Insulation a Greener Choice – Commercial Interior Design News

Spray foam insulation is a great solution for any space to stop air infiltration and its side effects such as loosing electricity or getting dust, pollen, or other irritating and unhealthy pollutants inside livable spaces.  Did you know that it also stops moisture penetration and adds structural rigidity to homes and buildings? Photo via: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spray_foam […]

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Water Saving Smart Sustainable Toilet Systems – Commercial Interior Design News

Caroma Profile Smart Sustainable Toilet Systems: Taking Sustainability To The Max If you thought you’ve seen everything in the water-saving technology, think again.  Among the latest green advances in bathroom technology you can find this energy-efficient toilet where water can be reused twice. After several rounds of government-imposed water-saving toilet model attempts to save water, […]

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Bamboo Exterior Wall Siding and Other Applications – Commercial Interior Design News

Swiss Embassy, Beijiang, China architect: Erich Diserens & Zhang Xi, EXH Design dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo Decking Bamboo has been a favorite material of any LEED accredited professional or an environmentally conscious designer for quite a while. The most common application of a bamboo is flooring or decks.  But did you ever think to use bamboo […]

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Cork Flooring an Environmentally Friendly Choice – Commercial Interior Design News

Cork Flooring as a sustainable environmentally friendly material choice. Photos are via US Floors. As issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness move to the forefront, any interior designer should consider cork flooring as both a responsible and stylish option to offer to clients. Cork is harvested from the bark of cork trees, a resource that […]

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Solartube in Commercial Interior – Commercial Interior Design News

Via www.solatube.com Solartube lighting at Mod Market – Boulder, CO If you’re looking to save money on an electric bill of your store or your restaurant using Solartube could be a great solution. You’ll find dazzling variations of the designs and applications of this green product. Solartube lighting at Allegheny College – Richard J. Cook […]

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Commercial Interior Design Trends of 2015 – Commercial Interior Design News

commercial interior design trends 2015

Learn about emerging trends in commercial interior design HERE. To ask us questions about your commercial interior design project or to get a free consultation from Mindful Design Consulting, click HERE. Also, take a look at “Branding By Interior” e-book, the only book written on this subject at this time. It brings insight on how […]

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Recycled Glass Countertops and Floors – Commercial Interior Design News

Recycled Glass Countertops and Floors — the Most Beautiful Echo-friendly Choice! Recycled glass collection from Glass Recycled Surfaces (http://glassrecycled.com/) are an elegant element of green design that easily blends with virtually any business’s aesthetic and design plan. Crafted from sustainable material, such as readily-available recycled glass and porcelain that would otherwise end up in a […]