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December 30, 2010

The Buzziskin 3D Tile

3d-tiles Recently nominated for Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Awards (BoY) as an Eco Product are the Buzziskin 3D Tiles. Not unlike their parent company by the name of Buzzispace, this brand new 3D tile infuses vibrant colors into a self-adhering, upcycled PET-waste product that brightens up an office space.


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May 19, 2010

TROVE Debuts Marquee & Talks to PC

TROVE glammed up ICFF this weekend with the debut of Marquee, its glass bead embossed papers. The Marquee treatment is an option for any of TROVE's existing designs, and once you've seen it, you'll want it.

It's shiny, elegant and even tough. This wall covering is commercial-grade 2 ply, ready to stand up to just about anything.

The designs TROVE comes up with continue to amaze  us, so naturally, We had some questions for TROVE founders Jee Levin and Randall Buck. Here's what they had to say...

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May 18, 2010

Modern wall coverings

Frost is Chilewich's latest, just unveiled at ICFF. It's shown here as a floor covering but it's also meant for walls. A great solution for stairwells, where paint and wallpaper are oft touched and dirtied. This is about as easy to clean as it gets.

See more of Chilewich's newest patterns

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April 26, 2010

Recycled Modern Wallpaper- Made from Newspapers

Spring 2010 brings a noteworthy debut from designer Lori Weitzner, up-cycled wallpaper.

We've seen newspapers and magazines become bowls, containers and wall art, but this is a new one. Lori's turned her old news into Noteworthy, the wallpaper you may have once read. The old news is woven on a loom and paper backed to create a colorful, tactile alternative to grasscloth. 

Check it out...

and more modern wallcoverings...

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March 05, 2010

Pretty, pretty florals

Spring is almost here -- I swear. It's currently sunny, 34 degrees, and I actually heard birds chirping today! However, the lack of lush greens and blooms leaves me lacking... These help a bit!

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Lily Pad by Hable Construction; Orchid from Joel Dewberry


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October 28, 2009

Modern Herringbone Tile

Walker Zanger's Zapala Collection. Crafted from dolomitic limestone, its warm palette features a subtle blend of tan, taupe and khaki laced with ribbons of caramel. This tile would complement pretty much any room in any style, including Modern, Transitional, Zen and Spa.

It's available in herringbone (which we love), mini-planking and three-by-four-inch mosaics.

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September 10, 2009

Custom Wallpaper

11037 The recession may have tightened your wallet, but there are still affordable and creative ways to spice up your home or office space with personalized design. now offers a simple, easy way to customize wallpaper by choosing from a variety of rich traditional and contemporary patterns created by up-and-coming designers.  With a single click, patterns can be enlarged or made smaller. And through the process, viewers can even see their designs pictured on a wall. Thousands of color combinations can be chosen from a palette of beautiful hues.  Starting at just $8 per square foot, each custom order is manufactured in the United States.

Learn how to customize your wallpaper



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March 27, 2009

Custom Wall Coverings

AlluminareWallPaper I'm not one for wallpaper but for those whom are hooked on covering walls, I can't help but believe the options from Alluminaire will satisfy.

The Atlanta, Georgia based company provides custom lighting, wall coverings and pillows. How custom? custom enough that you can pick a color and a color wave, and if that isn't custom enough, submit an original design. We opted for Pure Contemporary's colors on this modern print.

According to the testimonials on the site, the colors on the screen are nearly dead matches for the final product. This is a bit surprising, given that screen colors are made up of Red, Green, Blue while printing colors are made up of Cyan, Yellow, Magenta. Color mapping software certainly exists, and kudos to the technical team if they have mapped the palettes so precisely.

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March 18, 2009

Textured Walls


" we have a reason to stare at walls. The three dimensional,woven illusion intrigues our sense of reality and substance. The Design Institute was captivated by this attractive and versatile product."

- David Robertson, National President Design Institute Australia.

We agree, David. Wovin Wall® specializes in decorative and acoustic wall and ceiling paneling solutions. The Wovin Wall® and Wave Wall™ ranges are elegant, simple, lightweight wall and ceiling features which create texture within a space.

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