Becca Blasdel

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Glass and terra-cotta rise at One Vanderbilt

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Specsheet>Standout building envelopes and facade panels

Highly customizable facade panels offer a variety of aesthetics limited only by an architect’s imagination, while high-performance stone and terra-cotta systems raise the bar for invisible building envelopes. Escale Golden Anodized GKD Metal Fabrics An anodized aluminum product that can be used in facade design as well as solar management,…

Specsheet>Rugs of the future

Disjointed patterns—with a mish-mash of geometries, distorted prints, and varied textures—is gaining steam as a popular motif in the realm of rugs. Hybrid Seletti This collection of fragmented, East-meets-West rugs debuted at Maison&Objet 2017 and expands upon a collection of tableware with the same name and design inspiration.…

Specsheet>Interior lighting trends

When it comes to lighting, designers have been going to one of two extremes: graphic neon styles and natural lighting systems.

Mono-Lights OS & OOS

The ultimate in design flexibility, literally. Silicone foam tubing combined with LED-TL’s allow these snake-like fixtures to be strung around…

Product>Sumptuous and romantic textiles

There’s nothing like a bottle of cabernet by the fire to warm up a cold room, and the same goes for these au courant wine-hued textiles and wall coverings. Senza Titolo 04 Wallpepper

The giant abstract roses illustrated by Sofia Cacciapaglia are meant to evoke feelings of…

Product>Here to Stay—Bronze and Copper Detailing

Copper and rose-gold accents are here to stay. Both metals work with numerous styles and materials to create versatile and unexpected designs. Orbiter Floor Lamp Robert Sonneman for Restoration Hardware Modern Restoration Hardware collaborated with famed lighting designer Robert Sonneman to update 11 of his most iconic midcentury modern…

Product>Paint color trends

Popular paint and décor colors are constantly shifting—on the horizon for this year is a collection of dusty-mauves and taupes that mix well with the metals (copper and matte black) and surfaces (walnut and marble) and seem to be here to stay. Peignoir Farrow & Ball This muddy rose…

Product>Smart building management and lighting systems

The Internet of Things is now the norm—these intelligent products assist in reducing cost and creating ideal environments. Lumifi

Now that smart thermostats and music systems are commonplace, LumiFi brings custom lighting schemes to any space, programmed to know a user’s preferences. What used to require