Category Archives: Interior Design

TESLA Launch Event and FORMFONTS 3D ‘Models By Request’

We’ve written about LA production designer Ed Haynes before. Back in October 2011, we interviewed him to learn a more about his process and how he uses FormFonts 3D models in his workflow. Ed grew up in a noble family … Continue reading

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Projected Reality – Outdoors and In

By Fred Abler Artists have discovered powerful video projectors, and the conflict-of-perception between a projected image and its underlying ‘canvas’ has never been greater.  A new genre of art uses architecture-as-canvas, and is loosely known as Urban Projection Mapping. Fig- … Continue reading

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Trend Textures – White Ice the new Stainless Steel?

by Fred Abler Stainless steel may still be ‘King of the Kitchen’, but there are encouraging new signs that its time may be fleeting.  Whirlpool turned more than a few heads last week when they announced a new finish for … Continue reading

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Origami Trend’scends Interior Design

by Fred Abler I am a folding freak. I love Origami – its craft, spatial economy, and especially the conflict-of-perception between the complex finished form vs. its simple construction. And recently, Origami has become on-trend in Interior Design. Designers have … Continue reading

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IKEA adds AR to 2013 Print Catalog – Meh!

by Fred Abler As a whole, the publishing industry has been decimated by the Internet. So if you still have a global publication with a circulation of 211,000 million copies per annum, you don’t just end it. Instead, you leverage … Continue reading

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What visualization tools are in your communications box? Annette Wright is learning as many as possible

By Marc Fredrickson Annette Wright is the owner of the interior design firm OD360 Designs LLC, and a FormFonts 3D subscriber since March 2010. Periodically, she requests many models for her design projects via our for-subscribers-only 3D model request line. … Continue reading

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Trend Texture™ – The Ingenious Integrity of Carbonized Cedar

by Fred Abler As we mature, we have little choice but to start appreciating imperfection. And in so doing, we begin to understand wabi-sabi – the Japanese aesthetic described as.. “one of beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. The … Continue reading

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Brilliant Lighting Design – Delta V Series Pendants

by Fred Abler For functional beauty, it’s hard to beat lighting. The function is brilliantly clear, and the beauty.. well it’s hard to make something that glows ugly. Consequently there is a lot of good lighting, but truly brilliant lighting … Continue reading

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How2™ apply Trend Textures™ in SketchUp

Cerused Oak is making quite a comeback… from way back. In the 1500’s Venetian ceruse (white lead) was used widely as a cosmetic. The skin-whitener gave wearers that deadly-pale look of upward Nobility. Queen Elizabeth the 1st of England was … Continue reading

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