Becca Blasdel

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Product>kitchen and bath products from Milan

Kitchens at Salone del Mobile’s Eurocucina pavilion were geared toward communal spaces. Simple designs in luxe materials allow dining, entertaining, and cooking to easily take place in the same realm. This sleek, paired-down aesthetic also translated to bathrooms, where new technology is allowing for ever-shrinking lines.

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10 Must-See Events at NYCxDESIGN

The Architect's Newspaper's editors are involved with quite a few of the fantastic events happening during NYCxDesign from May 6-17. Here are the can't-miss happenings to add to your calendar if you will be in New York for design week! BKLYN Designs What: In addition to showcasing new furniture and…
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Product>Pump up the volume

Acoustic accents that not only lead to better sound quality, but also help to beautify a space. Zintra Acoustic Solutions MDC The newest collection from MDC offers a variety of different acoustical options that range from a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating of 0.26to0.60, depending on the design. They offer a large…
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Product>First Impressions

Achieve a classic look with natural wood paneling, or an ultramodern, futuristic style with innovative metal cladding. 3D Perforated Metal Zahner

One of Zahner’s classic facade manufacturing techniques has now become streamlined thanks to its automated method for creating perforated louvered screen wall facade systems.…

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Trend Spotting at Salone del Mobile in Milan: Chromatic Glass

There have been plenty of color and style trends occurring in Milan but the one that really took us by surprise was rainbow spectrum glass. This collection of mirrors, side tables, and dining tables is a collaboration between Glas Italia and Patricia Urquiola (who herself seemed to be…
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Product>Don’t Forget to Gloss

New developments in technology and updates to customizable options for façade products are allowing for countless ways to make an outstanding first impression. Dekton XGLOSS Cosentino

The XGLOSS series is an incredibly resilient high-gloss surface that is suitable for both interior and facade treatments.…

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Best of Products Awards 2016 Launch

Today is the big day, the launch of AN's second annual Best of Products Awards! There is an outstanding jury comprised of two renowned architects, respected lighting and furniture designers, and the Editor-in-Chief and Product Editor of The Architect's Newspaper, who will evaluate the entries. Designers and manufacturers are invited…
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A new valise on life

This line of sophisticated, understated briefcases and valises was launched earlier this year by Andrew Yang, a design and architecture writer, who has contributed to AN.  The name Custom House International is an ode to a famous Beaux Arts building on the Bund in Shanghai, and the Kirkman…
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The Most Exciting Pieces from The AD Design Show

This year's Architectural Digest Design Show at Piers 92/94 was full of big-name brands with exciting tech innovations. However, a lot of the most exciting designs came from the AD Design Show's MADE section which featured juried galleries of more than 150 artists and designers from around the world. 
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Product> Pretty in Pink

When it comes to interiors, pink has grown from a trendy accent color to one of the most popular hues. There has been a large focus on bold geometric prints, adapted from textile motifs such as powdery roses and in-your-face coral window coverings. Sahara Aelfie

All of designer…

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Product> Por qué? Parquet!

A modern twist on a centuries-old tradition, geometric patterns are all the rage in updated materials and color options. Biscuit Patricia Urquiola for Listone Giordano

A completely reimagined parquet flooring system, Biscuit uses six modern rounded shapes in different sizes to allow for endless opportunities of new…