Month: May 2014

The Indy Summer to-do List

By: Lindsay Ferro and Yvonne Rush Now that the warm weather is finally here, it is starting to feel like summer!  Usually this means an exciting & busy schedule for most, with weekends and evenings full of fun outdoor activities, festivals, concerts, weddings, picnics, parties, etc. As designers and Indy newbies, we were curious to see what kind of summer events… Read More

And the Winner is…

By: Terin Jaggard I am very excited to attend Neocon this year, but since my time at the Mart will be limited, I want to be sure to see all the best showrooms. Looking at “The Best of Neocon” from 2013 and 2012 according to Contract Magazine, I see a few trends as far as manufacturers with winning products. The overall “winners”,… Read More

Keeping a Creative Life

By: Lee Boyland Last month, IDO hosted a CEU brought to Indianapolis through IIDA Indiana – “Toward a More Creative Life” by Pamela Rainey with Patcraft. The course itself was refreshing! And, it was enlightening to hear some other attendees’ ideas on keeping creative juices flowing. Some ideas brought to the table – from Patcraft and attendees – were:  Keep… Read More

Neocon 2014: Trends in Materials

By Janet H. Thomas, RID Neocon 2014 runs June 9-11 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois. Industry professionals will attend and spend their time hearing about market trends and the furniture proposed to support these new cultural behaviors. Individuals looking for a more robust experience should also check out the Interior Sources Materials Pavilion  located on the 8th floor… Read More

“No Small Thing”

By: Jill Mendoza It’s no small thing to run a small business, so in honor of Small Business Week the week of May 12th, NAWBO The National Association of Women Business Owners, held a video contest that called for women small business owners to submit 2-minute or less videos highlighting the “one thing that’s contributed most to your success as a… Read More

Paint and the PLBA

By:  Julie Knight Did you ever wonder why there is such a variety of paint prices?   It is really all about what goes into it that determines the paint’s level of performance. The key components of paint are: Pigment Liquid Binders Additives So what are these paint elements? Pigment   provides color and hiding abilities over existing surfaces or old paint…. Read More