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Aesthetic Exteriors

Skyline Design unveiled its new exterior decorative glass at NeoCon. This exciting reveal encouraged architects with unlimited pattern designs and a sophisticated alternative to simply tinted or reflective glass. The company's proprietary process of Eco-Etching is also an economical alternative to ornolithic glass, which discourages migratory birds from colliding with buildings.

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Biophilia Bash

Naava has the potential to revolutionize the way we perceive indoor environmental quality. In addition to a standard green wall, Naava green walls feature a system of active biofilters, which magnify the air purification power of plants and create fresh, natural air indoors, while also enhancing interior biophilia. The award-winning Finnish furniture innovation combines the benefits of nature, future technology and Scandinavian design to provide healthier, happier and more inspiring indoor spaces. A study commissioned by US wellness real estate company Delos, independent UK-based research institute BRE and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) shows that Naava green walls purify indoor air.

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Illuminating Art

Wallcovering wizard, Meystyle, has launched Parallel Perception, its next collection of illuminated wallpaper. The world's first OLED wallcoverings, Parallel Perception is a synthesis of technical precision and creative genius with a design alchemy of a contemporary minimalist expression that echoes the foundations of art deco. The scale of the patterns, colors and proportions of light to field, makes these wallcoverings emerge no less than an exquisite work of modern art.

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LEDs Take the Nightshift

Anyone with an iPhone is familiar with the nightshift setting and now Lighting Science offers that technology in its LED downlights. Based on technology developed in collaboration with NASA to support the natural circadian rhythms of astronauts living on board on the International Space Station, the Good Day&Night solution emits a full blue light spectrum to replicate sunlight, and after sunset, shifts to a sleep setting. The luminaire is controlled via a standard wall switch, or by a wireless switch accessory. The new LED downlight provides alertness in the office, home or gym, while the night setting enhances melatonin production and promises more restorative sleep for bedrooms, hotels

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Pattern-O-Rama

Coalesse's cooperative design effort with Designtex incorporates Biophilia; the companies combined forces to create its interpretations of sacred geometry they call Coalesse Pattern. These biophilic patterns feature elements that mimic the affects of a brain immersed in nature, which also promotes happiness and engagement in the workplace. Images such as a reflection of water, dappled light, wood, sand and flocking birds, were digitally manipulated through a meticulous design process of iteration and reduction to distil them into simple, pure, repeatable motifs. The Coalesse patterns represent some of the most pleasing patterns in nature, and can be embedded into almost any textile, tabletop

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Auto-Made Shade

Pergolas with retractable roofs are one of the most popular high-end outdoor shade structures in Miami and throughout the southeastern U.S. Designed by Italian firm, Pratic, it creates a system both sleek and functional, and retract smoothly at the push of a button. These retractable roof shading structures are customizable for any outdoor dining space; systems can be free standing or attached to an existing structure.

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Pour Over

Permeable Tree Surrounds offer an alternative to traditional metal tree grates and loose mulch or stone. The pour-in-place permeable paving material is made from 100 percent recycled rubber chips mixed on site in a portable mortar mixer with a liquid binder. It cures in 24 hours to form a strong, solid, permeable tree surround with 27 percent void space to allow air and water to reach roots. More than 1.5 gallons of water pass through per second per square foot.

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Rock Star Parking

Pavestone has expanded its CityStone series with four new products in the paver portfolio. Defined joint patterns give CityStone pavements recognizable surface texture and classic appeal. The pavers are proven for applications such as patios, sidewalks, driveways and parking lots. CityStone may be installed in a variety of size and shape combinations.

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Light House

The Portal Column is an architectural illumination column that adds striking accent and illumination to feature spaces on the grounds of outdoor spaces. The column is available in 8-ft. and 10-ft. heights and harmonizes well with contemporary architecture or open spaces. An anodized aluminum bezel surrounding the aperature creates a jewel-like accent contrasting with the slim rectilinear profile. The concealed mounting structure and flangeless base gives a clean aesthetic to transition to grade. Portal will enhance interiors or exteriors of convention centers, hospitality, retail campuses parks, promenades, pedestrian malls and gardens.

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