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Machine-made Vs. Hand-made

Making things with our hands is different from making things using tools.  There are benefits to making things with our hands and machining things with tools, but the advantages must be compared to the disadvantages in either case in order to consider what ingredients are most conducive to the making process and in order to consider how technology can enhance our object making research creation environments.  From the outset, it is important to distinguish between the making of a tool and the making of an interface.  The goal behind making a tool is to perform a specific physical task.  The goal behind building an interface is to produce an interactive environment capable of facilitating a performance that can manifest many forms.   In addition, it is important to research the elements required to make use of the technology of body and mind, and the technology of machines (simultaneously).

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We are officially halfway through 2017. Not totally sure how that happened, but we're here, and we're already pretty eager to see what 2018 has in store.

Of all the design trends we look forward to most in the coming year, color holds a steady spot at the top of our list. After all, it sets the tone for what furniture we buy, what decor we invest in, and the overall mood for that design year.

Sherwin-Williams predicts that 2018 will embody the spirit of contemporary life with their three color palettes: Affinity, Connectivity, and Sincerity. Each one is inspired by the collective culture of the moment — from fashion to technology — and captures the aura of a year that is bound to be full of progress.

Read on for the inspiration behind the brand's 36 color predictions for the year ahead, and maybe even get a jumpstart!

It’s Time! Get the Scoop on 2018 Interior Design Trends

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are behind us and now you’re wondering what the new year will bring in terms of new style trends to enjoy. It turns out 2018 will bring big changes. We’re seeing old aesthetics come back into favor and entirely new looks take shape.

If you’re ready to find out about the top 2018 interior design trends, read on. We asked the experts to share their predictions on what’s in and what’s out. Their answers may surprise you.

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