Design 1st Named to Clutch 2020 Top Global Creative & Design Agency Listing

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OTTAWA, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Design 1st, one of the most trusted full-service product design-engineering firms across North America, today announced it was recognized by ratings and review platform Clutch as one of the top B2B Creative & Design Agencies for 2020. Design 1st was named a Leader in the Product Designers category.

For the listing, Clutch released rankings for the top 210 creative and design companies on their platform. Results showcase the top 15 companies across 14 categories. Companies were selected for Leaders Awards based on set criteria, including Clutch team’s evaluation of a company’s industry expertise and ability to deliver.

“Design 1st is steadfast in its commitment in fostering a true collaborative partnership with clients and providing the necessary services and expertise to bring product

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Choose your own adventure: Art Museum interns design scavenger hunt

By Jennifer Micale

December 03, 2020

Like breadcrumbs, each clue — a rhyme, a snippet of a colorful image — led seekers further down a winding path.

The final destination: the Binghamton University Art Museum, a treasure trove of incredible art and the home of fun prizes, courtesy of its first-ever scavenger hunt.

The art adventure was organized this fall by a pair of museum interns: senior English major Samantha Marsh and sophomore psychology major Albert Zhang, who were drawn to the internship by a mutual love of museums.

With an art history minor, Marsh enjoyed the different events hosted by the Art Museum in previous semesters — last year’s reading and talk by poet Fred Moten particularly stood out — and jumped at the opportunity to help. Zhang, on the other hand, was originally a student in the School of Management when he toured the museum in one of

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See How a New Kind of Design Retail Space Thrives in Brooklyn

The year 2020 saw the shuttering of many brick-and-mortar stores, as quarantine measures and a slowed economy decreased the traffic that typically sustains physical retail spaces. In the midst of this all, fashion designer turned design collector and curator Alan Eckstein found himself crafting a new kind of design retail space in Brooklyn: The Somerset House, “a spacious, light-filled space in Williamsburg that blends decades and styles to create something totally its own.”

Alan sits in a chair at the Somerset House.

Kendall Mills

Alan, who has spent his free time over the past years amassing a respectable collection of international and domestic vintage design, began to move into the world of interior staging after a townhouse in Manhattan’s West Village that he staged in 2019 sold in just a matter of weeks. Staging, which is intended to bring out the best of a space through thoughtful styling of furniture

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Global Interior Design Services Market (2020 to 2025) – Growth, Trends and Forecast


The “Interior Design Services Market – Growth, Trends and Forecast (2020-2025)” report has been added to’s offering.

With the advent of the current slowdown in world economic growth, the Interior Design industry has also suffered a specific impact. Still, it is expected to maintain a relatively optimistic growth in the forecast period. The interior designing services market involves consulting and designing services provided to clients in various sectors to design the client’s working environment.

Construction activities across the world, improvements in the standard of living, and rising incomes of the population are factors driving the market. The increasing trend of construction in developed economies such as the United States is likely to increase the demand for interior design services.

Consumer experience and leisure activities are changing in the current scenario across the globe. As people are getting rich, they are buying new homes or renovating

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Galaxy Buds Pro design shown in first leaked images

Over the past two years, Samsung has delivered some of the best truly wireless earbuds on the market, with the Galaxy Buds+ leaving an especially good first impression. Now, the company is preparing to launch Galaxy Buds Pro, and leaked renders are revealing the interesting design.

@evleaks today posted on Voice a duo of images of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, giving us our first look at the design of the buds themselves. As previous reports had pinned down, these are silicone-tipped earbuds unlike the Galaxy Buds Live which Samsung launched over the summer.

Notably, though, Samsung is putting together quite a collection of designs with these earbuds. They’re not quite as simple as the Buds and Buds+, pulling in the shiny look of the Buds Live. But, they also retain silicone tips and the footprint those carry with them, like the older Galaxy Buds offerings. It sounds like a

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Cindy Allen Opens Best of Design 2020 With Hall of Fame Roundtable

Kicking off Interior Design‘s inaugural Best of Design 2020 festival—a two-week virtual extravaganza packed with design conversations, Hall of Fame film screenings, and the Best of Year awards—Editor in Chief Cindy Allen celebrated the spirit of the annual Hall of Fame gala by bringing together a group of design luminaries on screen. “This is the week of Hall of Fame, can we just pine a little bit together?” Allen said with a smile, reminiscing about the joys of in-person events. 

In response, the group of Hall of Fame members—Deborah Berke, founder of Deborah Berke Partners and dean of the Yale School of Architecture; Hagy Belzberg, founding partner of Belzberg Architects; Colin Burry, design director and principal at Gensler; Clodagh, founder of Clodagh Design; Debra Lehman Smith, founding partner at Lehman Smith McLeish; and Clive Wilkinson, president and design director of Clive Wilkinson Architects—echoed Allen’s sentiment, recounting memories of

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NAVC Launches its Inaugural Veterinary Hospital Design Virtual Seminar

“Creating the right environment within the veterinary hospital can decrease stress, increase practice productivity and enhance the overall veterinary visit for pets, their humans and the veterinary staff,” said Dana Varble, DVM and NAVC Chief Veterinary Officer. “While some of the changes in hospital design and construction today are COVID-19 driven, many others are based on accommodating advances in animal medicine and treatment. All reflect a commitment to building a space that enables veterinary professionals to deliver the highest quality care possible for our pets.” 

The NAVC Hospital Design program will offer 24 sessions including:

  • Stay Ahead with Emerging Design Trends. Melanie Friedman, LEED AP, NCARB, ALA, will present:
  • Exterior, private exam room access to allow for immediate social distancing and long-term benefits of separating breeds or stressed animals.
  • Better use of
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Clayton’s New Home Innovation Lab Showcases Commitment to Design, Collaboration, Quality and Affordability

The new space is a dedicated home-base for architects, engineers, 3D rendering and interior design teams. It provides a unique and versatile place where Clayton teams can collaborate using innovative technology to create and design Clayton Built® homes that keep the buyers needs and lifestyle at the forefront of the building process. 

“The use of innovative technology has added a seamless element to the home building design process,” shared Megan Foster, Interior Design Manager of Clayton’s design team. “We can tweak options within floor plans and design elements to see what the home would look like, all in virtual reality, cutting the expense of building a physical prototype. We have the capability to view different finishes and virtually build features we’ve learned our customers are looking for, such as flexible spaces for home offices or multi-functional storage nooks.”

The Lab provides a workspace and acts as a think

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Houston decorator uses her talents to ‘Design for Peace’

HOUSTON – Having a peaceful, comfortable home your family can come home to at the end of the day is out of reach for many, but one Houston interior designer is doing her part to help.

LeTricia Wilbanks of Wilbanks Mackay is decorating one home at a time to spread hope and healing.

“Design for Peace” started four years ago when Wilbanks noticed so much division and hostility among her own neighbors and community.

“It just made me sad,” Wilbanks said. “And so I just wanted to do something to show that we could all work together and respect each other and love each other.”

Some people feed and clothe those in need, but Wilbanks decided to use her own talents and decorate.

“I’m a firm believer that love is a verb, and it all depends on our actions and how we treat other people,” she said.

Every year, Wilbanks

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5 interior design trends from Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit that will inspire a retro makeover

A myriad of color and pattern, Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit is a coming of age story that starts in the stylish 1950’s. We watch a young Beth Harmon blossom from being orphaned at a young age and meeting Mr. Shaibel who taught her chess to how she copes with growing up feeling different to everyone else and fascinating matches she plays in the male dominated world of chess.

a person sitting on a chair in front of a window: The Queen's Gambit interiors

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The Queen’s Gambit interiors

Oh it’s just a fab story with a fab cast, and on around our 5th time viewing we started to notice, fab interiors inspiration! We see loads of gorgeous and interesting interiors  through out the show and we thought we would round up some of our fave looks and the clear trends that you can you bring into your home…

For plenty more interior design ideas and trends head over to our gallery

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