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Protecting Against Product Failure in Healthcare Settings
As surfaces in hospitals and other medical facilities are being cleaned more frequently with harsher chemicals in the wake of COVID, product failures in the field are becoming alarmingly more commonplace. In this episode, Julie Short discusses an innovative film product from DuPont that can be applied to virtually any surface that offers added durability and cleanability.  *This podcast was created in partnership with DuPont.
June 23, 2021
Specifying Dementia-Friendly Materials in Healthcare
To create comfortable, human-centered environments for residents in memory care communities, designers should consider these tips when it comes to selecting safe materials for floors and walls. *This podcast was created in partnership with Altro
June 15, 2021
Why Localization Is a Key Element in the Design of Hospitality Spaces
In this episode, Staci Patton, principal at DLR Group, joins i+s chief content director Robert Nieminen for a lively discussion about the importance of creating a sense of locale in hospitality environments. They discuss the drivers behind this trend and how to create an authentic sense of place both indoors and out.
June 14, 2021
New HDC Flooring to Become FAVEorite for Interior Designers
Bringing its best and most popular designs back for another run, AVA FAVE takes customers’ 10 favorite AVA designs and brings a MADE IN THE USA impact. *Podcast was created in partnership with AVA Novalis
May 26, 2021
Joining Forces to Revitalize a Local Community, Sustainably
In this episode of I Hear Design, the teams at Citizen HKS, Boaz & Ruth and i+s sit down to talk about their collaboration on Benefield, a community based project that revitalizes the Highland Park corridor in Richmond, Virginia, that will become a place that anchors and supports the community’s youth, serving as a catalyst for change and hope.
April 13, 2021
Why Electric Fireplaces Are Trending in Interiors: Even Better Than the Real Thing
In this special edition of I Hear Design, Darin Del Gardo of Glen Dimplex Americas talks about the many benefits of specifying electric fireplaces, including health, safety and sustainability. Find out more about the technology behind these beautiful and innovative products in this episode, brought to you in partnership with Dimplex. *Created in partnership with Glen Dimplex Americas
March 8, 2021
Which Pandemic Healthcare Trends Are Here to Stay?
The pandemic brought healthcare to the forefront and the top of both local and global agendas. As 2021 plans for pandemic recovery, what will the future of the healthcare industry look like? CallisonRTKL's Angela Crum shares her insights into the new healthcare landscape.
March 3, 2021
Meet Our New Advisory Board: Jane Rohde, JSR Associates
JSR’s Jane Rohde is no stranger to us here at i+s. Listen in to this episode as Jane explains how care models and improvements in the senior living market are at a tipping point due to the pandemic, which is driving change for the better.
February 9, 2021
Meet Our New Advisory Board: Jessica Cooper, IWBI
When it comes to the wellness conversation, perhaps no one is better suited to talk about its relationship to the built environment than our newest advisory board member, Jessica Cooper. In this episode, Jessica discusses how her work at the International WELL Building Institute is helping to impact change at a massive scale and where she sees the trend headed in the years to come.
February 9, 2021
Meet Our New Advisory Board: Lindsay Wilson, Corgan
i+s board member Lindsay Wilson joins Robert Nieminen on this episode to talk about her passion for the workplace, and how the pandemic is accelerating change for the better. Join this conversation and learn more about Wilson’s design philosophy and what trends she anticipates in the years ahead. *Thanks to our sponsor, Mannington Commercial.
January 27, 2021
Meet Our Newest Advisory Board Member: HOK's Kay Sargent
HOK’s Director of Workplace Kay Sargent sits down with Robert Nieminen to talk about where she finds motivation in these trying times, the critical issues facing the profession, what trends we can expect to see ahead, as well as her professional and personal plans for the future.
January 12, 2021
Meet the Youngest Registered Architect in Nevada
Joe Miller, a team member at JCJ Architecture, discusses his new leadership roles in the architecture industry, as well as his passion for youth outreach to further educate students on potential careers in the A&D realm.
December 23, 2020
New CEU Explores Materiality, Sustainability of Resilient Flooring
Guest Jane Rohde talks about her new CEU on resilient flooring with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute that’s available now on the interiors+sources website. Get a crash course on some of the material covered in this distance learning opportunity and learn some of the in’s and out’s about the materiality, sustainability and performance of resilient floorcoverings. *This podcast was created in partnership with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute.
December 22, 2020
How to Specify: Textiles
In this episode, guest Moira Murray of Ultrafabrics walks designers through the in's and out's of fabric specification for commercial design projects. From yarn construction, performance, cleaning and applications across different markets, Murray shares her insights so that specifiers can make the most informed decisions when selecting fabrics. *Podcast was created in partnership with Ultrafabrics  *The How to Specify Series is sponsored by Interface
December 11, 2020
How to Specify: Coated Upholstery Fabrics for Healthcare
Specifying fabrics for healthcare environments can be daunting, especially in light of more stringent cleaning and performance protocols surrounding the pandemic. Members of the Association for Contract Textiles (ACT) join host Robert Nieminen to discuss important new guidelines and tests for specifying coated upholstery fabrics for healthcare settings. *Thanks to Interface, who sponsored our How to Specify series.
December 8, 2020
Felt: A Mythic Material for Modern Times
Did you know felt is considered one of the oldest fabrics on record? In this episode, guests Steve Udolph and Taylor Hemmingway of CertainTeed talk about modern applications for this age-old and incredibly versatile material. CEU Opportunity: Felt: A Time-honored Material & Modern Acoustic Marvel *Created in partnership with CertainTeed
November 20, 2020
The Role of Net Positive Carpet and Flooring in the COVID Era
In this episode, guests Royce Epstein and Ramie Vagal offer their insights into the role that carpet and flooring can play in protecting the health of people and the planet in the COVID era, as well as the inspiration behind their new collections. *Created in partnership with Mohawk Group
November 17, 2020
In-Person Events Are Resuming; How Different Will Meeting Spaces Look?
In this episode, we're taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming and airing a podcast from our sister brand, Meetings Today, in which staff writer Danielle Lebreck chats with Kevin Dana, executive director of marketing and product development at CORT Events, about the design, guidelines and trends for meetings, events and tradeshows during the current and post COVID-19 world.
October 11, 2020
Changing Lives by Design: The Story of Designs for Dignity
In this episode, Designs for Dignity CEO and i+s Designer of the Year Jennifer Sobecki and D4D founder Susie Fredman discuss the non-profit's mission of empowering lives through pro bono design work. Find out how you can help support and celebrate D4D's 20th anniversary of changing lives one project at a time.
September 24, 2020
The Perks of Working from Hotel Rooms vs. Working from Home
In an attempt to work without distractions, remote employees are starting to utilize vacant hotel rooms as an alternative office away from home. NELSON Worldwide designers share their thoughts on why this trend is growing, along with tips for hospitality designers to make these spaces more work-friendly.
September 22, 2020
Smart City by Mohawk Group: Product Innovations 2020
Mohawk Group’s Smart City carpet collection reinterprets transit maps into soft surfaces. Contributing editor Sarah Kloepple explores this sustainably created flooring system with Mark Page, Mohawk’s senior director, creative design and development.
September 18, 2020
Transira Window Solutions by Winco Window Company: Product Innovations 2020
Transira Window Solutions embeds a shade between panes of glass so that dust and germs can't stick to the shade. Editor in chief Janelle Penny explores the details with Gantt Miller IV, Winco's sales representative for Northern California, and product specialist John Iffland.
September 18, 2020
SYLVANIA Natural Series with TruWave Technology from LEDVANCE: Product Innovations 2020
Learn how you can easily deliver the benefits of natural light all while saving energy with the SYLVANIA Natural Series of LED lighting products with innovative TruWave Technology from LEDVANCE LLC.
September 18, 2020
VR Part 2: Behind the Design of Snowsound's new 'VeoCon' VR Showroom
As the pandemic forced the cancellation of trade shows like NeoCon, manufacturers had to come up with new ways to introduce products, so Snowsound created a VR showroom instead. In this episode, Sam Barry talks to Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen about the design, functionality and plans for this new, immersive experience.
September 16, 2020
What to Look for When Specifying Hospitality Furniture That Will Last
Executive Vice President of Samuelson Furniture Michael Chalfin shares his top recommendations on the details designers and specifiers should keep their eyes out for when specifying durable furniture for hospitality spaces.
September 9, 2020
Get a Behind the Scenes Take on the VR Tour of Mannington's Design Center
In this episode, Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen talks to guests John Higgs, Brandon Carmichael and Mark Starling of Corgan’s MediaLab about their experience working together to film the 360 VR video of Mannington’s Design Center in Atlanta, including the technology and approaches they used to create this immersive experience. Take the VR Tour now.
September 2, 2020
Inspire Showroom: MPT
Learn how products and inclusive design principles allow those with mobility limitations to participate in the simple activities of dining or learning without stigma.
August 28, 2020
Holistic Interior Design: Benefits of Practicing a Mindful Approach
What is holistic design and why should you consider incorporating it into your interior design process? Gala Magriñá, founder and principal of Gala Magriñá Design, discusses how bringing mindfulness to the forefront of our daily lives and design practices can help everyone to live happier and more successful lives.
August 19, 2020
The New Normal of Lighting in Interior Spaces
Whether it’s implementing UV germicidal lighting or disinfecting air flow, lighting will play a significant role as commercial buildings reopen during and after the pandemic. Learn more from industry experts Tanya Hernandez and Cheryl English from Acuity Brands about how to capitalize on these innovative solutions as well as take advantage of strategic tax credits to help fund these upgrades. *This podcast was created in partnership with Acuity Brands.
August 18, 2020
Inspire Showroom: Saylite
Whether you're designing for corporate, healthcare, education or anything in between, Saylite has the right light for you. Get to know the company's wide variety of colorful, modern products now.
August 5, 2020
How to Specify: Commercial Carpet
Think specifying commercial carpet is simple? Take another look (or listen) and join guest Bruce Campos with Starnet Worldwide Flooring Coop, as he recommends what designers and specifiers should look for when starting a project, as well as dispels some myths around carpet sanitation in light of COVID-19. *Thanks to our sponsor, Interface Inc.
July 21, 2020
Inspire: wakaNINE showroom
Hear how wakaNINE provides lighting inspired by nature and pushes us all towards greater sustainability.
July 8, 2020
Inspire Showroom: Etc.
Etc. by National Office Furniture offers statement pieces that can work in a variety of commercial spaces. Learn all about the new brand and its on-trend products now.
July 8, 2020
Rethinking & Re-imagining Retail in Light of COVID-19
The pandemic has affected every industry, and retail has been hit particularly hard. Guests Kathy Craft Rich, industrial practice leader at NELSON Worldwide and Robyn Novak, Retail Practice Leader of FRCH NELSON, talk about what challenges retailers are facing now to keep shoppers safe as well as envisioning how retail design may change in a post-COVID world.
July 6, 2020
Inspire: emuamericas showroom
The latest emuamericas product offerings inspire great design
June 30, 2020
SCAD Students Take You Behind the Scenes of Inspire by interiors+sources
In this episode, Savannah College of Art and Design students James Jung and Heshan Li talk about the beautiful hand sketches they produced for the new Inspire by interiors+sources virtual showroom experience. Find out what they think about drawing by hand, what they learned and how they see the future of virtual tradeshows. Take a tour of this unique showroom experience.
June 25, 2020
How to Specify: Climate-Positive Materials
Decorative laminates and composite woods are some of the most sustainable choices for materials. Find out what makes them such a great choice in the fight against climate change and how they can impact human health in this discussion with guest Kenn Busch, founder of Material Intelligence. *Thanks to our sponsor, Interface Inc.
June 24, 2020
Inspire Showroom: National Office Furniture
National Office Furniture is unveiling a variety of new products. Hear how the company's furniture solutions support a wide array of evolving preferences.
June 22, 2020
Inspire: Frasch showroom
Meet Frasch and the many offerings the company provides to solve your acoustical issues in a stylish way.
June 15, 2020
Inspire: Aceray showroom
Discover the latest innovations from Aceray and products which allow for flexibility in today's "new normal".
June 15, 2020
Survey Explores How Working From Home Affects Designers
In this episode of I Hear Design, guest Suzanne Nicholson of MEYER and ONE Global Design talks with Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen about a recent survey ONE Global Design conducted to find out how the work-from-home experience is impacting designers and considerations for implementing return to work strategies.
June 15, 2020
Inspire: EF Contract Showroom
Take a deep dive into three beautiful new additions to EF Contract's portfolio.
June 12, 2020
How Will Restaurant Design Change After COVID-19?
From outdoor seating to open-kitchen layouts, Wilson Associates' Michael Lawless and Keiko Matsumoto discuss the creative concepts designers are utilizing to help aid a smooth transition to a “new normal” for dining out.
June 11, 2020
Inspire Showroom: DuPont Tedlar North America
When it comes to versatility, nothing beats Tedlar. Find out how many different ways you can use this innovative, durable and cleanable film to inspire your next project.
June 11, 2020
Inspire: Mohawk Group Showroom
Hear about the inspiration behind Mohawk Group's latest flooring collections, and how sustainability and health and wellness are integrated into the products.
June 10, 2020
Inspire: Sloan Showroom
Hear how Sloan's variety of touch-free products feature the latest sensor technology that is ideal for commercial restrooms.
June 3, 2020
Inspire: J+J Flooring Showroom
Take a virtual walk through J+J Flooring's digital showroom while listening and learning more about the company's new contract flooring products.
June 3, 2020
Inspire: Altro Showroom
Listen to how Altro's minimalist showroom puts emphasis the wallcovering and flooring company's newest products.
June 3, 2020
Inspire Showroom: Belwith Keeler
Experience the art gallery concept that inspired the Belwith Keeler showroom, which also features its Hickory Hardware brand, and discover decorative hardware solutions that are described as "jewelry for your cabinets."
June 2, 2020
Inspire: Swiftspace Showroom
Learn more about the inspiration behind Swiftspace's showroom and the flexible, innovative products for privacy and home-based work you'll find inside.
June 2, 2020
Inspire: Focal Point Showroom
Learn more about the inspiration behind Focal Point's showroom, designed with biophilia in mind. The space is meant to be an area of relaxation for visitors, with such elements as hanging gardens and acoustic baffles.
June 2, 2020
Inspire: SSI Showroom
Learn more about the inspiration behind SSI's virtual showroom, showcasing three different environments, and the new products they're highlighting, including 3D laminates with paint-like finishes.
June 1, 2020
Inspire by interiors+sources: Style Works Showroom
Style Works' virtual showroom features fun, laid-back seating options for all space types.
June 1, 2020
Inspire by interiors+sources: Bradley Corp. Showroom
Explore touchless solutions and seamless composite materials for restrooms that encourage healthy handwashing.
June 1, 2020
Inspire: Econyl Plaza
Hear about Econyl's focus on creating and nurturing a circular economy.
May 27, 2020
Inspire Showroom: FUNC
Check out FUNC's groovy and space-defining solutions with a tour of their virtual showroom.
May 27, 2020
Inspire Showroom: Zintra
Learn more about what inspired the three-dimensional design approach for Zintra's showroom and how these acoustic panels can be a creative solution for your next project.
May 27, 2020
Inspire: AVA Showroom
Learn more about the inspiration behind AVA's virtual showroom and the new products they're highlighting, from realistic wood patterns to ones with pops of bright colors.
May 27, 2020
Inspire Showroom: Olee Creative
Biophilic design was the inspiration behind this beautiful showroom from Olee Creative. Learn more about how to leverage Olee's artwork, films, resin panels and magnetic graphic systems.
May 27, 2020
Inspire: FENIX Showroom
Explore the beauty of Italian design with FENIX. Tour their virtual showroom and get inspired for your next project!
May 27, 2020
Inspire: Formica Showroom
Learn more about the inspiration behind Formica's virtual showroom sketch and the new products they're highlighting, as well as the winner of the company's FORM student design competition.
May 27, 2020
Inspire Showroom: Haskell Education
More than a showroom for products, Haskell Education’s Inspire sketch re-imagines what the student-centered classroom of the future might look like, driven by its ‘Learn, Think, Do’ methodology.
May 27, 2020
Inspire: Indiana Furniture Showroom
Discover a different side of Indiana Furniture and be prepared to be surprised by their new products and their beautiful showroom sketch.
May 27, 2020
Inspire: VIA Showroom
Learn about the different products showcased in VIA's virtual showroom and the latest in anti-microbial materials.
May 27, 2020
Inspire: Kwalu Showroom
Learn about the inspiration behind Kwalu's Chicago showroom and how its products allows designers to maintain aesthetic without sacrificing design.
May 27, 2020
Inspire: Frovi Showroom
Hear about the latest product launches from UK-based Frovi as you tour this inspired space.
May 27, 2020
Inspire: Aquafil Showroom
Learn about the sustainability efforts of Econyl and how Econyl is different than standard nylon.
May 27, 2020
Inspire: Scandinavian Spaces Showroom
Hear what inspired the electric color palette in Scandinavian Spaces' Inspire showroom, and learn more about the company's fun family of products on display.
May 27, 2020
Inspire: Patcraft Showroom
Explore Patcraft's virtual showroom as you listen and learn about the key design elements and variety of products on display.
May 27, 2020
Inspire: Concertex Showroom
Learn about the different products showcased in Concertex's virtual showroom and how they pair the latest technology with high-performing material.
May 27, 2020
Inspire: Trinity Furniture Showroom
As Trinity Furniture continues to expand, so does the company's product range. Learn more about Trinity Furniture's history and its new products being showcased on Inspire.
May 26, 2020
Regenerative Design: Changing Your Thinking Can Change the Design Outcomes
Guest Susanne Angarano, principal at Vaysen Studio, discusses the importance of regenerative design; what it means and how designers can start thinking about not just "doing things better" but about "doing better things." Find out the advantages of using this approach over more traditional design methodologies in this insightful episode. 
May 14, 2020
Technology Is Driving Change and Trends in Architectural Lighting
In this episode of I Hear Design, Acuity Brands’ VP of Architectural Ambient Lighting, Tim O’Brien, and Donna Sumner, Director of Product Marketing, talk about trends in architectural lighting and the role that technology is playing in the process.  *This podcast was created in partnership with Acuity Brands.
May 12, 2020
COVID-19 Has Hit Senior Living and Eldercare Hard--But There's Reason for Hope
In this poignant, yet hopeful episode of I Hear Design, JSR Associates' Jane Rohde talks with Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen about how the senior living and eldercare markets have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as the death toll in the U.S. hits 50,000. But there may be a silver lining on the horizon as more designers ask about how they can affect change in public health policy and a design model that reflects person-centered care.
May 10, 2020
Stacy Garcia and Brintons Launch The Vantage Collection
Find out what inspired the new Vantage Collection, a collaboration between designer Stacy Garcia and Brintons Carpet, and get an insightful look into how the wellness trend will shape design as we think about life in the midst of and following the pandemic. *This episode was created in partnership with Brintons.
May 1, 2020
How to Specify: Sustainable Furniture
How can designers tell if a product is truly sustainable or if it’s just been greenwashed? And with all of the certifications out on the market, how do you know what they measure and what they don’t? Join Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen as he talks with Brad Miller and Jennifer Wammack of BIFMA about product sustainability standards. *This podcast was created in partnership with Interface Inc.
May 1, 2020
What Will Hotels and Conferences Look Like Post COVID-19
Coronavirus has crippled the U.S. and global economy, with the hospitality industry especially hard hit. Estimates predict that 4 million hospitality jobs could be lost before the pandemic runs its course. After COVID-19 is in the rear-view mirror, how will the meetings and hotel industry have changed forever? What will be the proverbial “new normal?” Interiors+sources Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen discussed what this new world may look like with top designer Michael Suomi, founder of Suomi Design Works, for this I Hear Design Podcast. From social distancing to a hyper-aware focus on cleanliness, the world of hospitality design and the meetings and conventions experience may never be the same.
April 21, 2020
Breaking Down the Differences in Resilient Flooring
Resilient flooring encompasses a wide variety of products, from tile to sheet and rubber, to more specific categories like rigid and flexible LVT. Join Mohawk Group’s Jackie Dettmar and Dana Wright as they walk us through the differences in these flooring categories and share their tips on how to find the best product for your project. *This podcast was created in partnership with Mohawk Group
April 20, 2020
How to Specify: Kitchen & Bath
What do designers need to consider before specifying products for a new kitchen and bath project? How is COVID-19 going to change the way these spaces are designed to help prevent the spread of infection? Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen talks to Lorenzo Marquez of the Marqet Group to answer these questions and more. *Thank you to our sponsors: Interface & Bradley Corporation
April 16, 2020
Diving Into Crossville Inc.’s Tile Research and Resources
Hear how American tile manufacturer Crossville Inc. provides architects, designers and installers with research-based products, such as the new colorful Cursive collection, along with informative tile tools resources. *This podcast was created in partnership with Crossville Inc.
March 31, 2020
Acoustics Part 3: How to Design for Acoustic Sensitivity
Does a one-size-fits-all approach to acoustic comfort work for every occupant? What about people who are more sensitive to noise than others?  Guests Reetika Vijay and Grzegory Kosmal from IA Interior Architects join interiors+sources editor-at-large Robert Nieminen to discuss acoustics and how to tailor it to occupant comfort.
March 31, 2020
Acoustics Part 2: Are Privacy Pods the Answer to the Problem of Noisy Offices?
Privacy pods have been popping up all across open offices to help solve the problem of unwanted noise and lack of space for focus work. Join editor-at-large Robert Nieminen as he talks to Jim Abraham, Steelcase director for Orangebox Americas Business, and Adrian Welch, global key account manager with Orangebox, about this trend and whether it's just a bandage or a viable solution for workplace design.
March 25, 2020
What Healthcare Designers Should Know About Outbreaks
What can hospitals do to prepare for current and future outbreaks of contagious disease?  Jenny Han, director of healthcare design for Skender, joins i+s to explain how healthcare facilities can prepare to scale up operations, including a look at modular “pod” exam rooms for existing hospitals.
March 20, 2020
Achieve Original Design with Mannington Commercial's Updated Amtico Signature Collection
Mannington Commercial is relaunching its popular Amtico Signature flooring collection with fresh patterns, colors and customization tools. Hear all about its new features as part of our signature How to Specify series. *This podcast was created in partnership with Mannington Commercial.
March 18, 2020
Acoustics Part 1: Uncovering the Science Behind Sound Masking Systems
How do sound-masking systems work? Are they really effective in dealing with the noise issues in the workplace? And what should you look for when specifying a sound-masking system? Niklas Moeller of LogiSon Acoustic Network joins editor-at-large Robert Nieminen on this episode to answer these questions and more.
March 16, 2020
Finnish Focus: Three Finns Talk Architecture, Design and Culture
Finnish architects Michael Nieminen of Kliment Halsband Architects and Raija Clar of HMC Architects chat with fellow Finn and Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen about how their Scandinavian roots inform their approach to design, why Finns remove their shoes before entering a home or school and other fun facts about Finland.
March 12, 2020
Altro’s Integrated Floor and Wall Solutions Put People First
As part of our How To Specify series, we’re taking a look at how flooring and wall solutions manufacturer Altro continues to innovate its products to improve the well-being of those who use them. *Thanks to our sponsor Altro for the creation of this podcast.
March 4, 2020
Technology Part 3: The Future of Design Is Virtual
Corgan's executive creative director Brandon Carmichael joins editor-at-large Robert Nieminen to talk about the applications, challenges, best practices and possibilities for AR and VR technologies in design practice.
March 2, 2020
2 Design Contests You Can Join Right Now
The annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge and Wayfair Professional Tastemaker Awards are both currently accepting submissions for entries until March 15. Hear all about the details, including guidelines and prizes, now.
February 28, 2020
Digging for Data Part 2: Ethics, AI and Singularity
How do you know when data-driven design crosses ethical lines? When will artificial intelligence take over the world? Join editor-at-large Robert Nieminen and guests Joel Yow and Brett Nebeker of Linear A as they attempt to answer these and other burning questions.
February 24, 2020
SCAD Students Talk ‘In-Between’ Spaces at Design Connections
Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen talks with four students from the Savannah College of Art and Design about a design concept they worked on and presented on “in-between spaces” to attendees at the event.
February 20, 2020
Digging for Data in Design
Guests Joel Yow and Brett Nebeker of Linear A talk to interiors+sources editor-at-large Robert Nieminen about data-driven design: what it means, and how to collect,  interpret and leverage data for better design solutions.
February 18, 2020
Sustainability and Innovation on Display in Wallcoverings Industry
Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen reports from the Wallcoverings Association annual meeting in Clearwater Beach, FL, about the topics and trends the industry is talking about right now.
February 7, 2020
Women in Design Leadership During Inaugural Dinner+Discourse Event
Hightower co-founder and CEO Natalie Hartkopf talks to interiors+sources editor-at-large Robert Nieminen about the recent Dinner+Discourse event in Seattle where she participated in a panel discussion about the role of women in design leadership, and how the industry can become more equitable.
February 7, 2020
What's Trending in Today's Commercial Retail Spaces
interiors+sources staff writer Sarah Kloepple chats with Dana Reeves, commercial practice leader for national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann, about the trends that are shaping today's brick-and-mortar commercial retail spaces, as online shopping steadily increases.
February 6, 2020
NeoCon 2020: interiors+sources to Launch Curios Unboxed
interiors+sources associate editor Adrian Thompson and brand director Steven Sloan share the exciting story of Curios Unboxed - our revamped display hitting the seventh floor in theMART at NeoCon 2020.
February 5, 2020
Cultivating New Talent Through Mentoring
In this episode of I Hear Design, Mark Sullivan and Megan Pritts with JZA+D talk with interiors+sources editor Robert Nieminen about the importance of cultivating new talent through mentoring, and what both young and seasoned professionals should look for in the mentor-mentee relationship.
February 3, 2020
Wellness Part 3: The Benefits of Good Lighting
Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen wraps up our three-part series on wellness by discussing the science behind how light impacts human health and sharing some resources and guidelines for designers and specifiers working on WELL projects.
January 31, 2020
February Design Connections Event Details Released
Looking to learn more about interiors+sources' signature bi-annual Design Connections events? Associate editor Adrian Thompson and brand director Steven Sloan discuss the key details of February's upcoming program and how you can also get involved in the second installment in October.
January 30, 2020
Wellness Part 2: Healthy Buildings and Tools for Designers
In the second installment of interiors+sources' podcast series on wellness, editor-at-large Robert nieminen talks with Kathleen Hetrick and Heidi Creighton with BuroHappold in Los Angeles. They discuss what makes a building healthy and the tools that can help architects and designers make better specifying decisions.
January 22, 2020
Role of Community in Architecture and Design
Jane Rohde, principal at JSR Associates Inc. and conference chair for interiors+sources hosted-buyer event Design Connections, talks about the role of and need for community in the commercial interior and exterior architecture and design field.
January 15, 2020
Wellness Part 1: Biophilic Design - What It Is and Why It Matters
To kick off 2020, editor at large Robert Nieminen and guest Holley Henderson of H2 Ecodesign explore the world of biophilia and how to leverage biophilic design in interiors projects for the benefit of occupants.
January 14, 2020
Australia Bushfires and the Role Designers Play in Climate Crisis
In this Fridays By Design, Sarah Kloepple gives an update on the unprecedented bushfires ravaging Australia that are being fueled by drought and high temperatures. She also provides content that aims to inspire designers to choose more sustainable solutions and products. Find more information about how you can have an impact as a designer here.
January 10, 2020
What Do Clients Really Want Today?
i+s Chief Disruptor Melanie Goodson of MHAworks talks with editor-at-large Robert Nieminen about how designers can leverage technology to help manage rising client expectations.
January 9, 2020
2020 Lighting Trends: Home-Like Comfort with Commercial Performance
Hans Nielsen, industrial designer for Visa Lighting, discusses how the company is incorporating the latest commercial lighting trends into its products, including comfortable, home-like aesthetics with softer shapes and finishes.
January 7, 2020
The Open Office Debate
Editors Valerie Dennis Craven and Janelle Penny discuss trends they see from looking at the evolution of open offices, including solutions, considerations and what the future holds.
December 30, 2019
interiors+sources Launches Local Dinner+Discourse Events
We're thrilled to announce the arrival of our inaugural event series, Dinner+Discourse, which will take place in major cities across the U.S. Listen to associate editor Adrian Thompson and brand director Steven Sloan discuss the details of what attendees can expect, including good cocktails and great conversations.
December 26, 2019
First The WELL Conference to Launch in Spring 2020
The International WELL Building Institute, ASID and Emerald Expositions will host The WELL Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Listen now about the inaugural event's details, including dates.
December 23, 2019
Knock It Off Already! The Importance of Specifying Authentic Design
Guest John Edelman of Be Original Americas talks to editor-at-large Robert Nieminen about the dangers of knock-off products and how we can save the future of design.
December 18, 2019
Editors Chat About the 2020 Colors of the Year
Editors Valerie Dennis Craven and Sarah Kloepple talk about color of the year announcements, how they expect to see the colors used, and what the colors mean for design and occupants in a space.
December 12, 2019
i+s Explores Tile & Stone Trends for 2020
Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen talks with guest Kristina Panzera from tile and stone distributor Ciot about what's hot in this market.
December 11, 2019
interiors+sources Editors Look Back at 2019 Coverage
interiors+sources editors Valerie Dennis Craven and Adrian Thompson discuss the top stories and products our audience and staff have enjoyed this year.
December 6, 2019
Behind the Scenes of Tarkett's New NYC 'Showroom'
Guests Chris Stulpin (Tarkett) and Sandra Tripp (Huntsman) talk to i+s about the inspiration behind a new atelier in the Big Apple.
December 2, 2019
Gensler Talks Design Trends for 2020 and Beyond
What are the big-picture issues facing the design industry? Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen talks with Gensler's Janet Pogue McLaurin about the firm's latest forecast report.
November 26, 2019
How Design Materials Turn Toxic During a Fire
As wildfire season continues in California, it's important to be aware of the less-obvious hazards of wildfires (and building fires in general). Buildings that end up being destroyed and burned can emit hazardous toxins from different kinds of materials when they burn, including carpeting and piping.  This can create serious health concerns for occupants, first responders and even the surrounding community. Kathleen Hetrick, a senior sustainability engineer with BuroHappold, discusses her research on this topic, how to tell whether or not a material is toxic and the importance of lifecycle assessments. Listen now.
November 22, 2019
Personalities Play a Role in Workplace Design
Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen discusses generational and personality differences and what role they play in the design of the workplace.
November 20, 2019
Acoustics Considerations for Shared Spaces
Sound can inspire or detract from a space, and shared spaces such as restaurants or open rooms can be difficult to control. Anthony Poon of Poon Design Inc. provides considerations and solutions for a positive experience in shared spaces. *This podcast was sponsored by Snowsound.
November 15, 2019
Control Your Building’s Light Efficiently with Mecho Solar Shade Systems
Mecho’s motorized and manual shades have delivered quality solar control since 1969. Learn how the company continues to remain at the forefront of the window coverings industry with its innovative and high-tech treatments. *This podcast was created in partnership with Mecho.
October 7, 2019
Sky Factory's Sky Compositions Are Healing Illusions of Nature
Sky Factory's products, such as the Luminous SkyCeiling and Digital Cinema line, are biophilic design elements that provide research-verified architectural solutions for a range of commercial interiors.
October 2, 2019
wakaNINE Decorative Fixtures Focus on Supporting Health, Wellness and Sustainability
CEO and founder of wakaNINE John Cook explains how wakaNINE’s unique lighting fixtures are sourced from recycled materials around the world and promote the health and wellness trend that continues to rise within commercial interiors. *Podcast was created in partnership with wakaNINE
September 30, 2019
Catch a Sneak Peek at 2020 Curios Themes and More
interiors+sources Brand Director Steven Sloan reveals a glimpse at some of the themes that will be found in 2020 Curios boxes. Curios is our sample subscription box service that contains the latest samples from the interiors industry.
September 12, 2019
Past, Present, Future: Designtex 100th Anniversary Bauhaus Collaboration
Designtex President Susan Lyons and Design Director Catherine Stowell talk about the new collaboration between Designtex and Bauhaus textiles masters tied to this year’s 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, and how the company is taking the past to re-imagine the future of design. *This podcast was created in partnership with Designtex.
September 11, 2019
Innovative Acoustics Solutions at Frasch
Slavi Younger, co-founder at Frasch, discusses how the company can work with designers to create personalized and innovative solutions to their acoustical challenges, ranging from custom spaces to technology integration.
September 6, 2019
Patcraft’s 2019 Flooring Collections Find Beauty in Imperfection
Vice president of creative and design Shannon Cochran discusses Patcraft’s creative process for its 2019 commercial flooring collections and highlights how one collection in particular, Subtle Impressions, explores the imperfect beginning that led to an imaginative end. *This podcast was created in partnership with Patcraft.
August 28, 2019
Roundtable 101 for Design Connections 2.0
 Are you one of the new attendees heading to Design Connections 2.0 this October? interiors+sources Brand Director Steven Sloan explains what you can expect at our sponsor-hosted roundtable discussions.
August 20, 2019
7 Steps to Creating Workspaces That Foster Innovation
What does it take to create workspaces that are not only innovative, but foster innovation as well? Francis Cauffman Architects President John Campbell describes his seven-step process for designing these cutting-edge environments. 
August 13, 2019
Studioart’s Latest Collections Reveal New Leather Techniques and Trends
In search of new and exotic additions to showcase its brand, Studioart engaged Los Angeles-based designer Adam Hunter and Dallas-based Grove Studio to create two new cutting-edge collections. Hear from the designers how positive collaborations turned into one-of-a-kind products. 
August 7, 2019
Creating Trendy Lighting That Lasts
Nearly 30 years after opening its doors, Original BTC continues to specialize in creating handmade lighting fixtures made of unique materials.  Peter Bowles, the company’s founder and managing director, discusses how the British lighting company utilizes today’s top trends to produce lights that fit in any space for many years to come. 
August 1, 2019
Past to Present: Exploring 100 Years of Altro
Commercial flooring and wall manufacturer Altro has been providing solution-based products for 100 years. Susan Drew, market segment manager for Senior Living and Residential Care at Altro, shares how evidence and research are used to influence the company’s product performance, and how Altro continues to approach aesthetics that create appropriate senior living environments. *This podcast was created in partnership with Altro.
July 29, 2019
New Fuse Technical Program Aims to Solve Multiple Flooring Issues
Member-owned Fuse Alliance just launched Fuse Technical. The program aims to help designers and architects keep their projects on track and on budget by providing the right technical information to effectively solve flooring issues.
July 1, 2019
This Laminate Looks and Feels Like Real Wood
Everyone loves the look and feel of real wood. But wood is not without its issues. Lisa Thornton from Egger Wood Products shares the many benefits of using laminate materials for items like desks and doors, including cost-effectiveness, lighter weight and more.
June 17, 2019
Camira Weaves Sustainability Into the Fibers of Its Fabric and Business Philosophy
Camira's North American products are rich in wool, and so is its Chicago showroom. Hear how the company used sustainable fabric in rich jewel tones with spin top-like hanging fixtures to create a dramatic backdrop for NeoCon 2019. 
June 14, 2019
NCARB Shares Updates On Architectural Licensing Requirements
Christoph Trappe sat down with NCARB CEO Michael Armstrong at AIA in Las Vegas 2019 and got an update on what’s happening with the industry, the history of architectural codes and education as well as who the key players are and what actually goes into licensing architects. Listen now >> 
June 13, 2019
When Should Designers Ask for Larger Surface Samples?
 An expert from Wilsonart joins the I Hear Design podcast to discuss the importance of asking for larger samples of surface materials (laminate, quartz, etc.), especially when you’re considering a large-scale pattern. Listen now. 
June 12, 2019
Mohawk's Evidence-based Design at NeoCon: Carpet Patterns Reduce Stress
The Relaxing Floors collection from Mohawk uses research to uncover fractal carpet patterns in nature to reduce stress. Robert Nieminen, editor-at-large for interiors+sources talks about this thoughtful approach to design.
June 12, 2019
“Mapping” Out the Latest from Concertex and NappaTile
Design Director Aaron Mensik shares the inspiration behind his new Topo collection for Concertex, along with his vision when designing the NappaTile showroom for NeoCon 2019.
June 11, 2019
Open Plan Overhaul: Helping Companies Fit As they Grow
The "open office dilemma" poses a space issue for companies who find themselves growing out of their office setting. Christoph Trappe speaks with Cia Mooney from Watson about their solutions to this problem and how they help companies overcome these challenges.
June 11, 2019
Gemanco Design Shares Its Technological Evolution of the Classic Wallpaper
Wallpaper technology—Christoph Trappe chats with Sandro Ciurcina from Gemanco Design about their evolution of the classic wallpaper. Sandro shares their new WaterProof System products for wet environments, like showers and gyms, 3D imaging as well as many other versatile options.   This podcast is produced in partnership with Gemanco Design. 
June 11, 2019
Multiple Meanings of Kirei: Clean, Green and Beautiful Design
John Stein, founder of Kirei, is in the Materials Pavilion at NeoCon 2019, speaking with Christoph Trappe. John reflects on the history and meaning behind his company that helped unite green design and beauty in the design industry. He also talks about how far acoustic design has come and what role his company has played in educating designers. This podcast was created in collaboration with Kirei.
June 11, 2019
Advice for Designers Flows Through Brentano's Water Collection
All designers face the pressure of creating something new—remaining relevant in an ever-changing design industry. In fact, it’s a common theme running through the showfloor here at NeoCon 2019. Iris Wang from Brentano has her own thoughts on this topic and shares her process with me as well the new Clear Water Collection. 
June 11, 2019
Patient Room Furniture: Functional Comfort for Day and Night (NeoCon 2019)
Patient room furniture has a reputation of being comfortable by day and turns to a sleeping nightmare at night. From the NeoCon 2019 show floor, Christoph Trappe chats with Kim Sank from Wieland about their new featured products that combine both function and comfort. 
June 10, 2019
Scandinavian Spaces Partners Discuss Color Trends
Chief Content Officer Christoph Trappe joined Scandinavian Spaces Partners Thomas and Robert Jönsson in their booth at NeoCon 2019 to discuss how the company strategically uses color to inspire workplace creativity.
June 10, 2019
Sunbrella Takes Its Fabric Focus Indoors
While Sunbrella’s legacy is primarily known for outdoor applications, the fabric company is focusing on indoor uses in its new space at NeoCon 2019.
June 10, 2019
OFS Brings 50 Years of Sustainability to NeoCon 2019
From the early days of OFS' founders kicking seeds in the dirt to today, OFS delivers sustainability at NeoCon 2019. Their philosophy for staying focused on sustainability is simple: "Do the right thing" and "Small choices make a big difference."
June 10, 2019
interiors+sources Launches Design Connections 2.0 in October
Following the successful original event in February, Design Connections 2.0 is a two-day, wholly hosted event in Palm Springs, CA. It will focus on Past vs. Future in Design and how technology is helping or hampering the design industry.  
June 4, 2019
Connectrac to Reveal New Raceway System at Design Connections 2.0
Is your space in need of a low-profile system to hide clusters of cables and bulky wires? Steve Batchelder, director of sales for Connectrac, explains how the young company's easy-to-install wireway systems can provide both power and cord management for any environment. Learn about Connectrac's newest system launching this year, which will be on display at Design Connections 2.0. 
June 3, 2019
4 Noteworthy Design Competitions Taking Place During the Trade Show Season
During the height of the interior design industry’s trade show season, several companies take advantage of the large gatherings to reveal their latest design competitions and results. Plus, interiors+sources reveals a sneak peek at its own competition taking place during NeoCon. 
May 31, 2019
Looking to Spruce Up Your Client’s Art Program? Here are 3 trends to Help
 Terry Eaton, founder of Eaton Fine Art, has over 25 years of experience collaborating on art programs for international hotel brands. At the HD Expo in Las Vegas, he shares with us the current trends he’s seeing. 
May 16, 2019
4 Trends Interior Designers Don’t Want to Miss
Known for its sustainable practices, Momentum Textiles and Wallcoverings discusses four hospitality design trends they’ve spotted. They are chatting with us during the  2019 HD Expo, held at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
May 16, 2019
Stacy Garcia Brings Sexy Design to Hospitality
In a category that can sometimes be too utilitarian, Stacy Garcia partnered with MTS to create sexy design and bring fancy furniture to public spaces and guest rooms in the hospitality industry.  Chief Content Officer Christoph Trappe sat down with Stacy Garcia herself during HD Expo 2019 to discuss the idea of soft comfort and invigorated design.
May 15, 2019
These Chairs from Sandler Seating Stack 60 High [HD Expo]
Exhibiting at HD Expo this year, Sandler Seating brought several new and exciting products. Roy Sandler joins Editor-at-Large Robert Nieminen to discuss their latest hospitality designs. High Density Stacking chairs in the HDS series. Wood Look brings the aesthetic of wood with the sturdiness of aluminum. Its fifteen year warranty guarantees a satisfying experience. Several variations of their seating options allow for unique customization. Ariane was designed by Martin Ballendat with the option of swivel base, swivel-and-tilt base, or four legs. Its Italian leather upholstery allows for around 60 color choices. This episode is in partnership with Sandler Seating.
May 15, 2019
Interface Study Reveals Impact of Noise on Workplace Productivity
Interface’s “What’s That Sound?” study reveals noise negatively impacts 69% of global employees’ concentration levels, productivity and creativity.
May 14, 2019
Design Core Detroit Engages Local Community
Design Core Detroit is the only U.S. city to be officially designated as a City of Design by UNESCO. Learn more about the nonprofit's initiatives and the results of its latest report, which highlights the progress of inclusive design projects across the city.  
May 2, 2019
Remembering Ida Cohen, Co-Founder of Meyda Tiffany
Ida Cohen, the co-founder of Meyda Tiffany, passed away in April at the age of 99. Her legacy will live on through through her company, which continues to transcend decorative lighting fixtures. 
May 1, 2019
Be Original Americas 2019 Plans
Be Original Americas works hard to promote and educate users and designers on the importance of authentic design. Learn more about the nonprofit's 2019 CEU courses, student design fellowship and upcoming events. 
April 19, 2019
Mastering the Master Plan for K-12 Schools and University Campuses
Are you looking to create a master design or architectural plan for your next big project? Founding principals of Duda|Paine Architects Turan Duda and Jeff Paine highlight some of their notable projects to explain what constitutes as a good master plan, and the factors A&D professionals should take into consideration.  
April 16, 2019
The Role of Influencers at Coverings 2019
Coverings 2019 is utilizing a modern makerting technique: influencers. Becca Sass, account supervisor for Coverings social media, selected eight design influencers like John McClain to digitally promote and cover this year’s show. 
April 11, 2019
Preview NeoCon Keynote Speaker Liz Ogbu's Presentation
Founder and principal of Studio O Liz Ogbu is one of three keynote speakers at this year's NeoCon's, taking place in Chicago's the MART, June 10-12. Hear how her keynote presentation, Do No Harm: The Role of Design in Complicated Times, ties in with this year's human-centered design theme that will be highlighted throughout the 51st edition of the commercial design event. Listen to more podcasts. 
April 4, 2019
Diving Into NeoCon Details: Dates, Themes, Keynote Speakers & More
NeoCon is hosting its 51st edition in Chicago's the Mart. Listen to what you can expect at this year's show, including the details behind three powerful keynote presentations that tie in with this year's theme. 
March 29, 2019
Trends in Effective Office Space Design and Power in Commercial Spaces
The demand for power is changing how architects, designers and facility managers specify products for commercial spaces. With a growing need in every facet of life—whether for public charging stations, outlets at every workstation, or weathersafe charging—smart and sustainable electricity is more in-demand than ever.  With over 15 years of experience in commercial and residential building systems, Tyler Jennings of Legrand details how manufacturers are designing solutions to meet these needs.
March 27, 2019
6 Biophilic Trends You Should Consider for Your Next Interior Project
Biophilic elements are at the forefront of commercial interior design. Interior landscape provider Ambius identifies six biophilic trends that are changing the way users work, live and play within the built environment. ► Bring Life to Your Office with Living Walls
March 22, 2019
Dissecting the Gender-Neutral Bathroom Debate
Discussions surrounding gender-neutral and more inclusive bathroom design have reached a high in recent years. Designer Lida Lewis, winner of Sloan's 2018 Restroom of the Future design contest, explains what an inclusive bathroom design might look like, misconceptions that surround these spaces, their benefits and tips for designers on creating a comfortable facility for all. 
March 20, 2019
IIDA Releases 2019 Interior Design Compensation Report
What is the economical state for the interior design profession? How much do designers make? Is the job field growing? Get the answers to all these questions and more in this week's live Twitter broadcast with staff writer Adrian Thompson.  
March 13, 2019
Would You Stay in a Micro Hotel Room?
Chief content officer Christoph Trappe chats with staff writer Sarah Kloepple about her recent stay at Arlo SoHo, a new hotel in New York that offers 150-square-foot micro hotel rooms -- but plenty of space for co-working on the main floors. They discuss both the benefits and drawbacks, and how hospitality design is evolving to meet the needs of frequent travelers and "urban explorers." Read the article and see the video tour 
March 12, 2019
Introducing NaTeCo at Pittsburgh International Airport
Spanish architect Luis Vidal explains NaTeCo, the term used to describe the inspiration behind Pittsburgh International Airport's new terminal design. Read our full-coverage article and see the concept work by clicking here.
March 7, 2019
ASID Report 2019: State of Interior Design and More News
interiors+sources delivers the latest news from its editors’ desks. This week’s topics include ASID’s 2019 Outlook and State of Interior Design report and the NYC-based nonprofit LMNOP. 
March 5, 2019
Disruption in Action at the Sixth Annual Design Connections
interiors+sources' Robert Nieminen and Adrian Thompson highlight hot topics discussed during Design Connections 2019, including the significance of creating healthy relationships between emerging professionals and seasoned designers, along with the importance of labels. Design Connections: Turning Ideas Into Reality
February 15, 2019
Ceilings Worth Celebrating with TURF
At TURF, the combination of acoustic properties and pleasing design creates  ceiling systems that people will appreciate for years to come. Their systems are made from 99-percent post-consumer PET (polyester) plastic, with half of that coming from single-use water bottles, ensuring that sustainability is always top priority. Christoph Trappe of interiors+sources and Buildings speaks with Zoe Post and Dustin Headley from Turf Design about their headquarters, products and how they help clients, “Put a lid on it.”  
February 7, 2019
Modern Tech in Designed Environments
With the advancement of technology, human interactions are often set aside. Design Connections conference chair Jane Rohde and Studio Director of Puccini Group Nick Domitrovich share ideas on the opportunities for balancing this tech within various types of designed environments.  
February 6, 2019
Social Media in Relation to Social Responsibility
Social media and social responsibility can go hand-in-hand when orchestrated thoughtfully. However, challenges can come up along the way when deciding what information to include and how to post it to the public. Design Connections conference chair Jane Rohde and Susanne Molina, principal for ONE Design Collective, discuss how both can work together to lead to positive marketing outcomes. Need support with social media? We can help.
February 1, 2019
Tips for Avoiding Airport Security Nightmares
Christoph Trappe and Sarah Kloepple discuss their recent trip to the AHR Expo and tips for dealing with airport security during the government shutdown. Some of their airport security tips include showing up early, having plenty of entertainment or work, and having patience with unpaid TSA employees. 
January 21, 2019
Design Connections 2019: Year of the Disruptors
As the popularity of certification systems like the WELL Building Standard and Fitwell continue to grow, what does this mean for employees' personal expression? Design Connections conference chair Jane Rohde and senior associate for Stanley Wilcox Toni Wyre sit down to discuss the impacts of health and wellness certifications and more in the first segment of i+s' Design Connections podcast series. 
January 17, 2019
Heimtextil 2019: Driving Toward Utopia
Heimtextil is the world's largest textiles fair, and the first design trend event of 2019. Materials Intelligence founder Kenn Busch recaps the show's role in analyzing design trends along with specific directions that were explored during the four-day event. 
January 15, 2019
The Rise of Big Tiles in Commercial Design
Crossville is the first manufacturer to earn Green Squared certification across all US-manufactured porcelain tile products. As big tiles become mainstream, the question on everyone's mind is 'What are the benefits of big tile installation?' Frank Douglas, VP Business Development at Crossville, settles in with Mariah Obiedzinski of interiors+sources to discuss 2019 trends, the most popular tiles, the benefits of big tiles, and much more. 
January 15, 2019
Designing for Retail Trends
Everyone knows that the ways in which retail is changing for the consumer, but what should designers keep in mind? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the topic with Jonathan Lopez, Associate Principal and Design Director for Retail Design Collaborative.  
January 2, 2019
The History of Tile and Crossville
The intertangled history of tile trends and Crossville is a long, fascinating journey. Mark Shannon, EVP of Sales, and Tim Curran, owner and CEO of of the Curran Group discuss tile in the interior design world. 
December 28, 2018
The Most Exciting Interior Design Stories of 2018
From underwater restaurants to wildlife restrooms, these are the most exciting interior design stories of 2018. 
December 27, 2018
A Lifetime of Lighting Design
Robert Sonneman has had a fascinating career in lighting design that has spanned fifty years. This week, Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses his history, the future of lighting design technology, and what interior designers need to know about lighting and wellness.
December 10, 2018
Innovative Design Concepts & New Additions
Meetings Today's Vice President & Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson talks with Omni Hotels & Resorts' Dan Surette, senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Laura Trussel McKoy, creative director and vice president of interior design, about the hard-charging brand's newest developments and design concepts. 
December 7, 2018
Acoustic Design: Between Sound & Silence
Acoustics is more than a design buzzword: it's an important aspect of interiors. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discussed the basics of acoustic design with Hanson Hsu, principal acoustician and founder of Delta H Design Inc., a research, design, and build firm providing design and consulting services for architecture and acoustics since 1998.  If you have any questions about acoustics for a follow-up podcast on the topic, please email with "Acoustics Question" in the subject. 
December 3, 2018
Tile Design with Crossville's Noah Chitty
Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the technological advancements in tile over the last decade with Noah Chitty, Director of Technical Services at Crossville. 
November 30, 2018
The Road to Better Healthcare Design
 While healthcare design is seeing changes, from pulling in aesthetics from hospitality to addressing new policies like the Affordable Care Act, it still remains one of the most heavily regulated sectors for design. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses changes in the healthcare market and the ins and outs of healthcare design with Rebecca Donner. 
November 19, 2018
Revamp Interiors: Need to, Have to, Want to
Need to, Have to, Want to: How do designers truly balance work and life? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses running a business and living life with Danielle Fennoy and Cece Stelljes, co-principals of Revamp Interiors, including the time they gave birth five weeks apart while running a successful firm. 
November 13, 2018
Women in Sustainability
A very special GreenBuild episode! Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards with Rochelle Routman, director of sustainability for Metroflor. As a previous recipient of the WSLA, Routman will be announcing the WSLA Alumnae Group and Summit during GreenBuild, connecting female sustainability leaders with one another. 
November 8, 2018
Loving Your Space Again
Get ready to love your space again! Benjamin Moore's 2019 Color of the Year is a calming Gray that transforms in different lighting. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses the hue with Andrea Magno, color and design expert at Benjamin Moore, as well as what designers should know when using it. 
November 5, 2018
Transforming Place into More with Johnnie Rush of the McBride Company
There are spaces, and then there are experiences. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale talks with Johnnie Rush, chief business innovation officer at The McBride Company about how his team transforms place into something more. 
October 29, 2018
You Only Learn When You Listen: The Carl Gustav Magnusson Interview
Carl Gustav Magnusson has been at the forefront of industrial design for decades, having started his career with Charles and Ray Eames. Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses his history, thoughts, and favorite car with the man himself on this week's episode. 
October 22, 2018
Living Walls for All
What does it take for a living walls company to make sure even the worst brown thumbs keep their system alive? Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale sits down with Nathan Beckner, lead plant designer of sagegreenlife to discuss their latest collaboration with Gensler. 
October 15, 2018
Allsteel: Growing Pains of Open Offices
With the ways in which office spaces are changing and evolving, what do designers need to know? That’s the question EIC Kadie Yale takes on with Allsteel’s Brandon Sieben, president, and Jan Johnson, vice-president of design and workplace resources. 
October 2, 2018
Airport Lounges: Home Away from Home
A. Razzak Memon thrives on ever-changing technology, providing a total solution for current and future needs. He also has been a frequent flyer at 300,000 miles every year. Needless to say, he spends more time in airport lounges than anywhere else. Christoph Trappe and Adrian Thompson discuss some of his favorite lounges over the years. 
October 2, 2018
Sustainability Design Initiatives with Lisa Conway of Interface America
Sustainability design has been an ever more important aspect of interior design and the way we live, work, and interact. In episode 7, Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale discusses sustainable initiatives and the importance of footprinting over hand printing with Lisa Conway, VP of sustainability of design for Interface America’s. 
September 17, 2018
And the 2019 Color of the Year is...
Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, announces Sherwin-William’s 2019 color of the year, how it was chosen, and what you can expect to see in this contemporary hue in the next year.  
September 12, 2018
Color Theory and Marketing: Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Part 1
In the first of a two-part episode, EiC Kadie Yale discusses color theory and the history of Sherwin-William’s color of the year with Sue Wadden, director of color marketing. 
September 10, 2018
Salvaging Architecture
 On this episode of I Hear Design, Chief Content Engagement Director Christoph Trappe and Editor-In-Chief Kadie Yale sit down with the Executive Director of the Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit. His team deals in deconstruction and re-manufacturing for interior design and architecture of abandoned industrial structures and commercial structures in Detroit. Listen in on a conversation about a unique, often forgotten side of interior design and architecture. 
August 20, 2018
The Story of Pink
 Royce Epstein, a+d design director of Mohawk, discusses millennial pink with EiC Kadie Yale in this latest episode of the interiors+sources interior design podcast I Hear Design. Over the last several years, pink has made its way into the design industry—but why? Epstein and Yale discuss its origin story as a gender descriptor, why it’s so prevalent, and how long designers can expect it to stick around.  
August 6, 2018
Celliant, The Wonder Textile
A discussion with Trenton Horinek from Hologenix, creator of Celliant. Our August Product Materiality is a reactive material that absorbs the heat from your body, converts it to infrared, and delivers it back to the body where it's absorbed into the skin tissue and bloodstream. Although research began in the early 1990s, FDA Determined/Designation in 2017 has lead it to be used in a variety of textile products, including in collections for both Designtex and CF Stinson. The hope is that by using this product as upholstery on office furniture, it'll nix some of the health issues that occur when people sit too long.
July 30, 2018
Beverly Willis Rewrites Architectural History
Legendary architect, coder, and film director, Beverly Willis always likes to start with a question: “One of my favorite questions I like to ask, particularly to men, but also women: Can you name five women architects?” In the first episode of your best choice in interior design and architecture podcasting, I Hear Design listens to and discusses the full interview of legendary architect Beverly Willis.
July 24, 2018
Open Office Booths at Neocon 2018
To keep up with the demands of the next generation of workspaces, companies have transitioned from traditional individual office spaces to open office floor plans. The answer? Booths. Booths that can be inserted into any open office floor plan. And there’s not just one exhibit, but many that showcase this innovative approach to a solve a very real problem. Christoph Trappe is front and center at NeoCon 2018, and he sees a very interesting solution popping up.
June 11, 2018