Announcing the Inaugural Purpose Awards from i+s and BUILDINGS

In this episode, VP of Media Steven Sloan joins Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen to announce a brand new awards program: The Purpose Awards. Find out why we're launching this new program to celebrate and elevate the products, projects, designs, and spaces that contribute most to the triple bottom line—people, planet, profit. The products and projects that not only do no harm, but best support the health and wellness of humans and the planet.

Business Tips from Lloyd Princeton

<p>Lloyd Princeton offers more business tips as a follow-up to his Field Notes piece in the May issue themed on the Business of Design.</p>

Selling the Dwelling

Home ownership wasn’t always common in the United States. For a nation in which 67.4 percent of its citizens own their own homes this seems unfathomable but Americans had to be coaxed into becoming homeowners. Selling the Dwelling: The Books That Built America’s Houses, 1775-2000 shows the 225 year story of how "the American dream" of home ownership was made accessible.

Scenes from Design Connections 2014

View a few behind the scenes shots from this one of a kind event! Learn more at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

1950s Color Palettes

What hues come to mind when you think of 1950s colors? Most people think of carnation pink, light turquoise and butter yellow. What we think was history and what history actually was are often two different things. How do we mediate this circumstance? By referring to period documents. Here we have assembled 1950s color palettes, which represent four different design phenomena: Fashion, Interiors, Architecture and Automobiles.

Design Plays (hair)Ball

<p>Another year, another&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Mubadala World Tennis Championship</a>, am I right? For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this important tick of the annual clock, the Mubadala Championship marks the beginning of the global tennis season. Each year six of the world&rsquo;s top tennis players head to Abu Dhabi to compete instead of celebrating New Year&rsquo;s Eve like normal drunk people.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">And this, my friends, is the Mubadala trophy, brought to you by&nbsp;</span><a href="" target="_blank">Lasvit</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">:</span></p>

The Bloom Awards

To help the A&D community identify and specify truly green products, Interiors & Sources and the American Society of Interior Designers present the second annual Bloom Award winners.