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  • Characteristics of Mediterranean Style

    When looked at individually, the nearly two dozen countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia that surround the Mediterranean Sea have wildly different design histories and aesthetics. However, as Mediterranean style began to gain popularity in North America from 1918 to 1940, designers and architects pulled inspiration from elements that were…

  • Material Health: Specification Strategies

    The first article in our series on material health explored toxicity and exposure in the built environment, including the ways that people can be exposed and the process for assessing risk. The quality of the indoor environment is vital to human health because we spend 90 percent of our lives…

  • Painting Possibilities: Finding the Right Finish

    The prospect of selecting a paint often entails dedicated deliberation and a drawn-out decision-making process. From choosing the right type of paint to pinpointing the precise color that will best suit a space, a series of steps is involved. While often saved for last, finding the right finish is just…

  • Painting Possibilities: Oil-Based and Water-Based Paints

    Depending on the desired aesthetic, a coat of paint possesses the power to inject character and color into any interior, calling for a careful consideration of the correct coating. After pinpointing a precise color, it is important to understand which type of paint will have the most potential to meet…