Becca Blasdel

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Product> It’s Lit: Sleek, Minimalist Lighting Design

These understated architectural lighting fixtures enhance any space both indoors and out. Minimalist design adds interest, without detracting from other elements. LED Pillar Luminaires Bega A new series of LED pendants featuring a velvet black housing finish and highly efficient LED source, the Pillar luminaires come in a…
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Shigeru Ban multi-tasks with a pen-slash-architectural scale

Calling all multi-tasking architects: Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has designed a combination rollerball pen/retractable architect's scale for Acme studios. Made from aluminum with metric and imperial laser-etched measurements, the triangular pen can be extended to the length of a functional architect's scale for those times when you need to quickly convey a concept…
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Product> Shine Bright: Architectural Lighting

Advances in LED technology allow for brighter stars outdoors and perfect clarity within, while providing stylish points of interest. Nova Modular Suspension Edge Lighting The Nova Modular Suspension system is highly adaptable to any commercial or residential environment and can be configured in nearly any pattern because of…
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Obit> Ali Tayar, 1959–2016

Turkish-born modernist architect and furniture designer Ali Tayar has passed away. Tayar grew up in Istanbul and studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He founded Parallel Design Partnership in 1993, which derives inspiration “from the twin imperatives of structural behavior and the…
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Product>First Impression Entryways

The entrance of any building is the first thing to be judged. These new options for large-scale doors make a positive statement when used in residential, commercial, or hospitality environments. Slide & Seal Door System Reveal Windows & Doors For lightweight, completely concealable glass doors, the slide & seal…
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Product> Off The Wall: Sophisticated Wall Coverings

From recycled acoustic installations to intricate tile mosaics, the latest wall coverings are innovative, functional, and downright stylish. Xorel Artform Carnegie This high-performance wall paneling is available in over 200 colors and textures, with four different panel shapes that are each available in three sizes. Each panel is…