Monthly Archives:: July 2014

Inside Out Is The Right Side Out

Posted by & filed under Color, Fabrics, Innovative Design, Interior Design, Low-Maintenance, Outdoors, Retail, Sustainable, TOBE Blog, Trends.

Long, lazy summers evoke dreamy thoughts of splendid days spent lounging with lemonade, lively backyard parties and magical nights (photo credit Juneberry Lane). And though the idea of seamless indoor-outdoor living and entertaining is nothing new, the stage has shifted from the kitchen island to the outdoor “living room” as the go-to gathering space. More people want… Read more »

Ritz-y Ideas

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We’ve packed our bags, unplugged and checked out. Er, make that in. Whether we’re thousands of miles from home or just around the corner, each of us finds bliss in however we individually travel. So why can’t we capture the essence of that bliss with tangible pieces in the real world we so often drag ourselves back to —… Read more »

Design Around the World… Cup

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Even the most unlikely could be counted among fans this year as the U.S. Men’s national soccer team astonishingly dribbled their way toward a hopeful World Cup championship. Excitement here in the U.S. was every bit as contagious and explosive throughout the entire tournament as much as with our own team’s prospect of winning. TV viewership broke records, soccer fanatics’ traveled… Read more »

Orange You Glad?

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Playful, rugged and pretty all the same. Orange. Once belittled among peers for its dated look and omnipresent safety role, orange has seen a resurgence in fashion and design in recent years. Hip in it’s own quiet way, from Fifth Avenue and revitalized DC sectors, across the country to trendy San Francisco and Seattle neighborhoods,… Read more »

Color + Light = Your Happy Place

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It’s no fluff that design plays a significant role in our livelihood. Take worker productivity. Employees often cite the aesthetic of their workspace as a reason for acceptance or longevity of a job and employers recognize this impact.* Two recently commissioned surveys by ASID reported nearly 90 percent of big six executives, university researchers and… Read more »