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Surprising New Uses for Mushrooms, From Houses to Packaging

New research is pointing the way to valuable uses for the versatile natural material.<p>Mushrooms aren’t just for stir-fry and psychedelic experiences anymore. Researchers are working on creating building materials, medicine, cleaning products, textiles, biofuels, packaging, and countless other …

Interior Shades at JFK Airport Control Tower

Airports

Interior Solar Shades In Intensive Care Unit

Recently installed interior solar shades in Intensive Care Unit. Hospital ICU’s are challenging environments.

Passive House Shade Revolution

The Passive House shade revolution has arrived and it’s the future of all residential and commercial design.

Revolution

Exterior Pergola Shading Systems

Turn any terrace into a beautiful living area with a custom Exterior Pergola Shading System that can be enjoyed year round.

Exterior Awning Systems

Winner of the 2010 Red dot design award, SHAN Exterior Awning System is the state-of-the-art of all cassette awnings.

Design

Blog

The Benefits of Biophilia and Greenery in Retail

When it comes to sustainability in the built environment, office buildings are often the testing ground for new design principles and …

The Corner Zipper Shade

Exterior Solar Shades at an Exhibition

“I only want to see exterior solar shades”. This was the most frequent comment I heard from visitors to our booth at the 2016 AIA

Are Your Down Feather Pillow Inserts Live Plucked?

As a designer, you have probably specified down feather pillow inserts for your clients. There is nothing like a karate chopped pillow accenting a …

Sofa

SHREK THE SHEEP

Have you heard of Shrek the Sheep? Once you have seen his infamous photo you will never forget him. Shrek was just an ordinary Merino sheep living in …

Shrek

Working with Renzo Piano

The Renzo Piano Building Workshop is busy once gain in New York City with a new residential tower about to be constructed in Soho, called The Soho …

Hudson River

Upholstery in the Bedroom

The title sounds scandalous, but that’s as salacious as this article will go. Today I will write about exciting upholstery headboards, footboards, …

Newsletter

Newsletter - Exterior Window Shades

The InSync Solar newsletter consists of Interior Window Shades and Exterior Window Shades for Architects and Designers on exterior window shades.

Architecture

Decorative Wood Cornices

Decorative wood cornices have been featured as architectural elements in the grand classical residences of Europe for centuries. Complex and …

New Interior Solar Shade Fabric Technology

We are excited to annouce the newest feature for interior solar shade fabrics called "Seal-n-Split".

Interior Design

Sustainable Textiles - Health, Safety and Welfare for Interiors

The textile industry has had a shameful past with its history of manufacturing products that pollute our rivers with deadly toxins, burned down our …

Sustainability

Return of the Drapery

I learned the Drapery and Upholstery Workroom ropes in the mid 1980's in Boca Raton, Florida serving the design trade. Back then the trend was …

Florida

Exterior aluminum louvers

One of the most difficult shaped windows for a functioning treatment is a trapezoid, however with our exterior aluminum louvers any shape is possible.

Architecture

Which Pergola Is Right for You?

Whether you’re planning an outdoor entertaining area or want to improve the one you have, a covered pergola could be the missing ingredient that creates a versatile space you can use no matter what the weather’s doing. These inspiring options will have you transforming your own outdoor room before …

The Sustainable Exterior Solar Shade

The sustainable exterior shade removes stress on systems through energy reduction, glare reduction, and light control.

Sustainability

New Somfy quiet motor for motorized shades

Solar Shade Solutions and the WELL Building Standard

Green building trends & organizations have made significant achievements in setting standards for more sustainable solutions by utilizing solar shades

Acre Designs Wants To Change The Way We Buy And Build Houses

Most new homes that are being built in the U.S. today really aren’t all that different from those that were built 30 years ago. Some materials may be different, but most builders haven’t really kept up with the times. Y Combinator-backed Acre Designs wants to change this by building zero-energy …

Natural Healing with Biophilia - Human Spaces

If there’s truth to the adage that we’re all products of our environment, then it makes good sense to ensure the spaces we work in are as conducive …

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Housing

Biophilic Design and Indoor Moss Walls

Over a thousand years ago, the Zen Monks in Japan would plant moss on their walls and in their temple gardens to create a sensation of tranquility. …

Zen

Interview with Passive House of New York

Passive House building in the New York metropolitan area, I wanted to reach out to the group partly responsible for creating its awareness

Architecture