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Outdoor lighting principles hail the dark side

Outdoor lighting principles hail the dark side

Guiding principles for responsible nighttime lighting define how light should be applied, but, first, prospective installers are advised to consider whether lighting is even necessary.
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World’s largest wood city planned in Sweden

The world's largest wood city will be built in Stockholm, Sweden with construction starting in 2025.

Bathroom trends: personal touches

A growing focus on the bathroom as a personal retreat is reflected in emerging trends in bathroom design.

Archilume creates stunning lighting installation

Lighting studio Archilume was brought in by Studios Architecture to create a stunning lighting installation for the Watt Plaza.
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WorldGBC expands commitment to embodied carbon

WorldGBC has announced an update to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, expanding its scope to include embodied carbon emissions.
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CUI releases reports on innovative solutions

The Canadian Urban (CUI) Institute has released two reports that highlight the best of local innovation in Calgary and Edmonton.

Wetstyle products receive Good Design Award

Wetstyle has received Good Design awards for its Mood bathtub, Stellé Vanity collection, and Feel shower base collections.

Best of KBIS 2021 winners revealed

The 2021 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) has announced its “Best of KBIS 2021” award winners, recognizing innovative new products.

Torlys expands smart laminate program

Torlys has launched the latest additions to the Torlys Smart Laminate program: Rivera, Avenue, Grand and Lexington-W collections.
Envoy desks

Envoy Desks offers solution for safe workplaces

Envoy Desks is a new desk reservation system to help companies meet physical distancing guidelines for employees working in the office.

FPInnovations to develop biodegradable face masks

FPInnovations is receiving $1.3 million from the federal government to develop a biodegradable, sustainable filter for single-use face masks.
Benjamin colour 2020

Benjamin Moore reveals Colour of the Year 2020

A soft, rosy hue blooming with potential was revealed as Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year. The rosy hue is called First Light 2102-70.
Humanscale Nova

Humanscale Nova Task Light wins iF Design Award

Nova, a new task light from Humanscale, was awarded the iF Design Award, recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world.
Judson Beaumont

Judson Beaumont creates unique surfboard cabinets

Straight Line Design Judson Beaumont's latest creations is a series of surfboard cabinets that represent his vision of West Coast design.
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Cascadia Windows wins CaGBC Product of the Year

Cascadia Windows is the winner of the 2018 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award for their Universal Series product line.

Studio TK and Artifort form partnership

Studio TK has entered into a new product partnership with Artifort to manufacture and distribute select Artifort furnishings in North America.
lighting products

LiFi among best and brightest new lighting products

A LiFi solution was recognized as being among the best and brightest new lighting products in the past year at LIGHTFAIR® International last week.