Well, the 2012 Hospitality Design Expo and Conference just wrapped up last week here in Las Vegas. This year brought more serious Designers and Developers, which are actually working on new jobs, than we had in the past couple of years. The show is always more amazing when you are in the midst of projects, hoping to find that next best market introduction to include in your “designs in process”!
This year for our firm, it appeared to be about lighting and the latest plumbing and bath fixtures!
Here are some of our finds and you will hopefully see these in some of our up and coming designs!
Rohl – Jorger Bath and Fixtures
24 carat gold or platinum with Swarovski amber, amethyst or black crystal …
Stunning and for that very special project!
See them online at rohljorger.com
Not your standard Grab Bars anymore!
These bars by greatgrabz.com were featured at the show noting that the term ADA is passé!
The concept of Universal Living Design has taken its place.
These are beautiful in any setting!
Old is new! Finishes coming back again!
We are seeing that Bright Polished Chrome is becoming the new Brushed Stainless and Brass is coming back as the new Nickel!
Lighting the way!
We loved the massiveness of this fixture and the simplicity as well!
By La Murrina
Don’t you love the shade?
By SkLO Studios
This was just this most interesting chandelier!
Thanks for reading!
As we approach the ten year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country, you may ask “What do interior design and 9/11 have in common?”
Well, for one thing, art.
“Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.”
Art is very personal, whether one is the artist or the viewer. Artists throughout our country and the world were affected on that day. For many, the artistic outlet provides a form of healing, whatever the medium, and no matter the training or skill of the artist. Here are some websites that have some unique expressions.
And, of course, there is children’s art, sometimes more moving for its raw simplicity (all from“The Day Our World Changed: Children’s Art of 9/11”).
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.“
Inevitably, we went to war, and are still at war. But, how many of you know we have a military Art Program? If the quote above is true, then we have a wonderful visual diary from the Army.
Follow this link for a brief history of the program and to view the artist’s works. It also has a link to the National Constitution Center’s Art of the American Soldier Exhibition.
Here are a few of my favorites.
No matter what your political views, the end result is human lives have been changed forever by all wars.
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