Archive for May, 2008

Green case study part 1: MDF

Friday, May 30th, 2008

To try and get a handle on all the facets of being green when it comes to interior design, building materials, and the like, I decided to explore a material widely used in interior finishing work, furniture manufacture and more recently in custom framing as well: medium density fiber board, ...

So what is green, actually?

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Green is certainly a complicated issue when it comes to the necessities of serving lots of people at once.Acres of carpet, hundreds of chairs and bedframes, thousands of linens, window coverings and picture frames are just a small part of the resources consumed in creating a successful hospitality project. Hospitality design ...

Green hospitality design?

Friday, May 16th, 2008

(Disclaimer: you're not allowed to take pictures at this show unless you are "official" press, which I am clearly not, so there won't be any pictures in these posts.) If I could have take pictures inside the hall at the HD Expo this weekend, I could show you several very ...

@ Hospitality Design Expo

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

In attending the Hospitality Design Expo this weekend on behalf of The Frame Maker, we as a shop are trying to get a clearer picture of where the hospitality industry is headed, not just as it relates to our own contract framing services, but what's happening for our professional client ...

Preservation Tips from the Library of Congress

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

The Frame Maker just came across this excellent article on preservation of art and other irreplaceable items on paper in terms of matting and framing, published by the Library of Congress. In addition to some great specifics for framing your art that we have always recommended (like becoming an educated consumer ...