Palmwood Exterior Cladding from Smith & Fong

Smith & Fong has launched the first-ever palmwood exterior cladding using naturally durable and sustainable Indian black palm wood. PalmShell is a palmwood cladding product for commercial and custom residential projects. Derived from the same Indian black palm resource as Smith & Fong's Durapalm interior products, PalmShell provides an entirely new look for modern exterior… Continue reading Palmwood Exterior Cladding from Smith & Fong

Top Picks from the 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show

Last Friday I took over the Sharp Communication Instagram (@sharpthink) and Twitter (@sharp_think) feeds during the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City to share the latest products and trends on the show floor. Sharp, a NYC-based public relations, social media, and special events agency, has a client roster including architecture and design brands such as Cosentino,… Continue reading Top Picks from the 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show

The Material ConneXion Jury Meeting

  Last week I made a visit to the New York City office of Material ConneXion to participate in their monthly jury meeting to select new materials for the library. A world leader in material innovation, Material ConneXion is a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies as well as forward-thinking agencies and governmental bodies seeking a creative, competitive, or sustainable edge. Material… Continue reading The Material ConneXion Jury Meeting

Stikwood Peel-and-Stick Solid Wood Paneling

I spotted Stikwood during last month's Architectural Design Home Show, where the Sacramento-based company launched their new Charcoal wood finish made of American oak that resembles the Japanese scorched-wood technique, Shou-sugi-ban. Dating back to 1700's Japan, wood charring was originally used as a natural sealant. First launched in 2012, Stikwood manufactures the world's first peel-and-stick,… Continue reading Stikwood Peel-and-Stick Solid Wood Paneling