' Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web: Design

Table of Contents

Builders, Building, Plans
Closets, Organization, Storage
Design Awards
Fabrics and Textiles
Flooring and Carpeting
Furniture Making and Woodworking
Graphic Design
Historic Preservation
Home Improvement
Kitchen and Bath
Linens, Blankets, Bedding
Real Estate
Sustainable and Green
Trade Shows
Vacuum Cleaners
Wall Coverings
Windows and Window Treatment
Wood Stoves

DigitalLibrarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web: Design


Debbie Millman
Design Observer - Has interviews
Fast Company: Design
Graham Button
Wanken - Shelby White

Builders, Building, Plans

B4UBuild.com - Provides information about residential construction and design, the home building process, books, reviews, pictures of houses, custom homes, and other resources for owners and builders.
Bear Creek Carpentry - Mini cabins, small cabins and camping cabins, many available in a pre-fab package. (Bill Rockhill, Woodgate, New York.)
Beaver Mountain Log Homes
Builder Online
Cusato Cottages - The Katrina cottage won the Cooper-Hewitt, People’s Design Award
Deck House - Acorn and Deck House plans.
Decra Roofing Systems
Electronic Blue Book of Building and Construction - Regional directory listings for more than 11,000 contractors, architects, engineers, manufacturers, and suppliers, searchable by keyword or company name.
International Builders' Show
Material Connexion - "Innovative materials, finishes, processes, and product applications."
McGraw Hill Construction - They have a Resource Center
National Association of Home Builders - Has useful data and tools including:
Framing Lumber Prices per 1,000 Board Feet
Find Your Local Builders' Association
Normerica - Post and beam houses.
Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka
The Not So Big House
Inside the Not So Big House
Creating the Not So Big House
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) - Provides resources ranging from housing market facts and figures, to a daily news report covering housing issues, to links to state and local builders associations.
Shelter Institute - Bath, Maine.
Sweets Group Online - "The construction industry's primary product information source," provides searchable database of construction building products and companies.
Timber Framers Guild of North America
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company - Jay Shafer. See also Mobile Hermitage and Small House Society.

Closets / Organization / Storage

California Closets
Closet Maid
Container Store
Poliform - You can download their catalogues. Look for the Ubik system.

Design Awards

ADI Compasso d'Oro Award - Established in Milan in 1954 and presented "to items that feature an advanced, culturally aware and ethically responsible approach towards designing for the individual, society and the environment, such as to provide a driver for new material and non-material qualities." (See Regulations.)
Australian Design Awards
Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Awards - Founded in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.
Dutch Design Awards
Grandesign Etico International
Hauptverband des Österreichischen Buchhandels - Association of Austrian Booksellers sponsor the Schönste Bücher Österreichs award for the most beautiful Austrian books.
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) - Sponsors of the Design and Business Catalyst Award
International Forum Design Awards
National Design Awards
People's Design Award - Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The Design Life Now National Design Triennial 2006 has a designer database which "features the work of 87 designers and firms who are leaders, innovators, or emerging figures in the world of design. They are practicing across numerous creative fields, including architecture, products, landscapes, interiors, graphics, film, animation, interactive media, fashion, and robotics." There are also podcasts with transcripts. 2006 podcasts include Nicholas Blechman, Steven and William Ladd, Chuck Hoberman, Marissa Mayer, Charlie Lazor, Chip Kidd, Abhinand Lath, Ron Gilad, Paul Budnitz, Michael Meredith, Natalie Jeremijenko, Tom Leader, Han Feng and Jessica Smith.
Pinnacle Design Achievement awards - "Promote better design quality and encourage the recognition of furniture designers within the retail home furnishings industry. As such the awards are intended to celebrate designs that are produced in large numbers for sale to customers through retail stores." (American Society of Furniture Designers)
Red Dot Design Award - See also their Design Diary 2010


Design Library - "Online design newspaper that aims to promote Italian design around the world."
EOOS - Founded in 1995 by three graduates of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Fuse Project - San Francisco. Founded by designer Yves Béhar. See All About Yves by Linda Tischler, Fast Company, October 2007.
Dorothy Spencer - Author of Found Object Art (2001), Spencer lives in New Jersey and creates furniture and objects made from recycled materials.
Fast Company: Masters of Design
Herman Miller
Case Study Library
Research Summaries
Blog Contributors
Continuing Education Units
Compendium of Accredited Programs
Presenter Biographies
Designer Biographies for such designers as George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi
Josef Hoffmann Timeless Design - Moravian Gallery, Brno
Josef Hoffmann Society
Gaetano Pesce
Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography - Cooper Union.
100 Years of Design - Photographs of objects from 1896 to 1967.
Work of Charles and Ray Eames - Library of Congress exhibition

Designer Directories

Altagamma - "Association of high end Italian companies."
American Home Furnishing Alliance News - With links to Members. See also their Find Your Furniture
American Society of Interior Designers - Some sections available to subscribers only.
Architects and Designers Buiding - New York. With tenant list.
Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario - Has links to Members
British Interior Design Association (BIDA)
Conseil International des Auteurs d'Arts Graphiques, Plastiques, et Photographiques (CIAGP)
Danish Designers
Danish Edge - "Official guide to new Danish design, crafts and architecture."
Danish Furniture Online - Homepage of the Association of Danish Furniture Industries. A Manufacturers' Index provides more than 120 links to Danish furniture manufacturers and exporters, listed by name and by type.
Decorati - Over 500 top trade-only manufacturers and dealers with 80,000+ customizable products are showcased in one easily manageable and resourceful site.
Shop by Category
Browse Manufacturers
Design Council - UK.
Design Directory
Directory of Design and Decoration - Designers, antique dealers and resource houses, searchable by keyword. You can see a 360 Panorama of the James II Galleries in New York.
Fondazione ADI, l'Associazione per il Design Italiano
Furniture Society - Trade group of independent craftsmen has a List of Members
HomePortfolio - Searchable directory helps locate thousands of home products, including furniture, appliances, tile and stone and lighting. For example, if you're looking for tall bookcases, 22 choices are available by 17 manufacturers, with the additional option of browsing by style.
ImproveNet - Has databases of contractors and architects and designers.
Industrial Designers Society of America
Interieur 06 - Has a list of exhibitors with web addresses.
International Interior Design Association (IIDA) - Has links to Chapters
Interior Designers of Canada - With links to IDC Member Associations, Other Professional Interior Design Associations and Accredited Interior Design Schools.
Italian Design 360
Design Companies
Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization - See their page on World Design
MacRae's Blue Book - See also Europages, their European Industrial Directory.
Marie Claire Maison - Directory of French furniture and textiles shops.
Métiers d'Art du Pays d'Auge
PagineGialle.it - Italian business directory. Look for Bagno - accessori e mobili; Edilizia - attrezzature; Forniture alberghi
ProFile - Search engine for locating architectural design firms in the United States provided by Construction Market Data (CMD) and American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Share Dutch Design
Traditional Home DesignerFinder
Tribu Design - Design database created by Jean-Jacques Dussol provides images and information on designers and manufacturers.
Wer liefert was - die Lieferantensuchmaschine - Locate Austrian firms by name or by product. Here, for example, is a search for Möbel (furniture) (Erwin Popp, Alexander Penz, Design & Handwerk).
Yahoo! UK and Ireland Directory: Furniture Makers

Fabrics and Textiles

Anichini - Tunbridge, Vermont. Luxury textiles.
Bennison Fabrics
Bergamo Fabrics - Mount Vernon, NY. "Comprised of nine separate textile design collections, ranging from classic, traditional documentary fabrics to modern technology-inspired designs..."
Braquenié - "Established in Paris in the first half of the nineteenth century as a result of the union of two families with a passion for art and tapestries."
Brian Yates
Brunschwig & Fils - "Designer and manufacturer of contemporary and historically inspired decorative fabrics, wall coverings, trimmings, upholstered furniture, lamps and tables."
Busby & Busby
Clarence House - Fabrics, wallpapers
Colefax & Fowler
Cowtan and Tout
Création Baumann - Langenthal, Switzerland, textile company was founded by Friedrich Baumann in 1886. They also manufacture blinds (vertical, roller, Austrian, Roman)
Crowsons - Fabrics, furnishings, wall coverings
Declercq Passementiers
Delany and Long
Designers Guild
Edmond Petit - "Editeur et createur d'etoffes d'ameublement depuis 1872."
F. Schumacher & Co. - Fabric, wallpaper, carpeting
Fadini Borghi
GP and J. Baker
Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company Ltd
Gastón y Daniela
George Cameron Nash - Dallas & Houston. Fabrics and wallcoverings
Holland & Sherry
Le Jacquard Français - French company specializes in damask linen for table, kitchen, bathroom.
Jane Churchill
Jane Sacchi - Antique and modern linens
Jane Shelton Fabrics
John Stefanidis Fabrics
Lee Jofa
Lelievre Paris. "Editeur de tissus d'ameublement."
Lulu DK Fabrics - Lulu de Kwiatkowski
Mokum Textiles
Nigel Atkinson
Nina Campbell
nya nordiska - Dannenberg, Germany. Winner of seven 2008 Good Design Awards for "for advanced design and innovative textiles"
Olivier Thevenon - Clair Foncé - Paris. Rideaux, linge de lit, accessoires, tissus d'ameublement.
Osborne and Little - Fine English fabrics and wallpapers
Les Passementeries d'Ile de France
Peter Dunham Textiles
Pierre Frey - Paris
Place Textiles - By Kristie Strasen
Prelle - Paris & Lyon:
2008 Catalogue of Historical References
Archives dating back 200 years.
Quadrille Textiles
Rogers & Goffigon Ltd. - 41 Chestnut Street, Suite 3, Greenwich, CT (203-532-8068)
Rose Tarlow - Los Angeles
Rubelli - Italy
S Harris
Sahco Hesslein
Samuel and Sons Passementerie - New York. Tassels, trimming, braids, gimp, fringes
Sequana - Tweeds and linens. Mary Shaw is an Irishwoman who lives in Paris and designs fabrics, furniture and accessories.
Société Lelievre - "Editeur de tissus d'ameublement."
Souleiado- Specializes in cotton printed fabrics and table linens found in the Provence region of France.
Stark Fabric
Stroheim & Romann
Tissus Toselli - Nice, France. "Fabricant & Grossiste Français depuis 1933." The Collection Montaigne has some very nice country table napkins (nappes) including:
Poya - Cow theme
Cîme Marmotte
Twill Textiles - Suzanne Lovell and handweaver Sam Kasten
Volga Linen Company - British company sells collection "of table linen, bed linen, ready to hang curtains, clothes, a children’s range and accessories. We produce fabric in plain weaves with drawn thread work embroidery, stripes and richly coloured paisleys."

Flooring & Carpeting

ABC Carpet & Home
Armstrong World Industries - Manufacturer and marketer of vinyl flooring, ceilings, adhesives, gaskets, insulation, ceramic tile and installation materials.
Bisazza - Manufacturer of glass mosaic for floors and walls located in Vicenza, Italy.
Carpet and Rug Institute - Dalton, Georgia
Claire Murray - Hand hooked rugs
Colonial Mills
Dora Dolz - Rotterdam. Carpets in jewel-like colors.
Flor - Modular carpet tiles
Kirkstone - "Manufacturers and suppliers of architectural stone."
Marble Warehouse
National Wood Flooring Association
New Moon Rugs - The Mesa Collection by John Kurtz is a "collection of Classic Native American patterns and color schemes that have been transformed into contemporary interpretations that are uniquely American."
Pergo - Laminate flooring from Sweden
Schumacher Carpet
Shaw Floors
Stone Source
Tai Ping Carpets
Wools of New Zealand - Carpets

Furniture Making & Woodworking

Center for Wood Anatomy Research - Has information on:
North American Softwoods
North American Hardwoods
Less Known Woods
Tropical Hardwoods
Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris)
Fine Woodworking Online
Furniture Society - Trade group of independent craftsmen has a List of Members
Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers - The Member Directory has photographs, biographies and links to the member's website, if available.
New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association - With Auction Catalog.
Staples Cabinet Makers - Stephen Staples creates "hand crafted furniture art made from reclaimed antique woods of historic New England."
Whit McLeod - "Handcrafted furniture from reclaimed materials."
WoodNet - Woodworker's online resource
WoodWeb - "Information resource for the woodworking industry." Site highlights include Timber and Lumber Calculators, and a Lumber Buying Guide.

Furniture and Accessories - Manufacturers and Retailers

Recommended Book: Sourcebook of Modern Furniture (2005) - 788 pages, primarily photographs. "Valuable overview of distinctive modern furniture design" (Choice Magazine review). You can search inside this book at Amazon. A search for Carlton, for example, will locate a photograph of Ettore Sottsass's design on page 667, as well as a description in the Introduction on page18: "This room divider/storage unit...is representative of the Memphis fantasy philosphy." The book has a bibliography (pp. 753-754); List of Suppliers with address and web site (pp. 755-767); Index of Designers (pp. 768-773); Index of Model Names (pp. 774-78); and Index of Manufacturers (pp. 785-788).
ABC Carpet & Home
Alessi - Crusinallo, Italy
Alias - Bergamo, Italia. Designs by:
Alberto Meda
Mario Botta
Riccardo Blumer
Giandomenico Belotti
Paolo Rizzatto
Alivar - Firenze, Italia. "The classic of modern furniture."
Anibou - Redfern, Australia.
Architonic - Use the Design Collector to search for products. See, for example, Gazelle Dining chair by Dan Johnson Studio.
Arkitektura - New York. "Twentieth century classics."
Artek - Finland
Artelano - Paris. Contemporary furniture.
Artifort - Maastricht, Netherlands
Avarte - Sweden
B & B Italia - Italian contemporary modern furniture
BDDW - Founded by painter and sculptor Tyler Hays and "known for their heirloom quality solid wood furniture, traditionally joined, in select domestic hardwoods."
Bassett Furniture Direct
BD Ediciones de Diseño - Barcelona
Bernhardt Design
Bernhardt Furniture
Bernstein Design - Robert Bernstein, Chicago.
Bielecky Brothers - Queens, New York. Hand made wicker, cane, and rattan furniture.
Blu Dot Design - Minneapolis
Bo Concepts - Contemporary furniture
Bombay Company
Bonbon Trading - UK. Has an assortment of wall bed systems
Botium - Denmark. Designs by Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sorensen.
Brayton International - Highpoint, North Carolina. Has an image library
Broyhill They have an outlet in Granite Falls, NC
Brueton - Springfield Gardens, New York. See their Classics page. They offer designs by Stanley Jay Friedman:
Gepetto Tables
Jena Desk
Liberty Chair
Bruno Mathsson International - Värnamo, Sweden.
Cappellini - Arosio, Italy. Giulio Cappellini has commissioned designers and architects from all of the world to create a Collezione of contemporary furniture.
Carl Hansen - Denmark.
Cassina - Milan, Italy. Contemporary furniture.
Charles P. Rogers - Beds
Child Craft - Manufacturers of infant and juvenile furniture
Classical Chinese Furniture - Curtis Evarts
Claesson Doivisto Rune - "Founded in Stockholm in 1995 by Marten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune."
ClassiCon - Munich. "Classic contemporary design."
Conran Shop
Crate and Barrel
Dansk Møbelkunst - Vintage Scandinavian furniture and design gallery founded by Ole Høstbo in 1992.
Poul Henningsen
Arne Jacobsen
Finn Juhl
Jacob Kjær
Kaare Klint
Verner Panton
David Linley - "We concentrate on subtle details - hints of colour, contrasting textures and fine marquetry." How about the Villa Cornaro Architectural Jewellery Box with two secret drawers?
David Smith - Handcrafted 18th century reproductions
DePadova - Milano Italia
Design Store - Berlin
Design Within Reach (DWR)
Dessin Fournir - "Elegantly refined furniture and lighting."
Designlush - Contemporary furniture.
Dietiker - Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
Dining Chair Company
DJOB - Denmark
Domeau & Pérès - Bruno Domeau and Philippe Pérès, La Garenne-Colombes, France. "La haute couture du design." See Christophe Pillet's Nath's Sofa.
Domus Design Collection
Dragons of Walton Street - London. Hand-painted children's furniture.
Drexel Heritage Furnishings
Driade - Italian contemporary design by such designers as Philippe Starck, Mario Bellini, Enzo Mari.
Droog Design - The use of industrial and recycled materials is emphasized by this Dutch design firm established in 1993. "The Droog collection features over 180 designs by over a hundred designers, in the product categories of lighting, furniture, tabletop, kitchen, bathroom, accessory and various. Droog products are chosen or commissioned based on the curatorial criteria laid out by founders Renny Ramakers and Gjis Bakker. They need to combine functionality and conceptual clarity with a keen expression of awareness of cultural and technological references and contexts." Some examples of their products:
Birdhouse by Marcel Wanders, 2005
85 lamps chandelier by Rody Graumans, 1993.
Treetrunk Bench by Jurgen Bey, 1999.
Heat wave electric radiator by Joris Laarman, 2003.
E. J. Victor
Eames Office
Earth and Elements - Furniture
Edra - Pisa, Italy.
Elements - Spiegel design store.
EmmeBi Design - Monza Brianza.
Engelbrechts Furniture - Copenhagen. Furniture for office and commerical locations.
Erik Boisen
Erik Joergensen - Svendbord, Denmark.
Ethan Allen - Their American Artisan X table (item# 226023) is particularly handsome. "Accommodating in size, rustic in substance. This solid pine trestle table is given a distressed surface finish, which makes it more family-friendly over the long term while maintaining its sophisticated and fresh aesthetic."
Farrell Rustic Design - Jerry and Jessica Farrell, Sidney Center, New York.
Fermob - Thoissey, France. Outdoor furniture. Among the designers:
Pascal Mourgue - See his Sunlounger
Fernando and Humberto Campana - São Paulo, Brazil. "One of the most interesting ateliers for the design and production of contemporary furniture." (Museum of Modern Art biography.)
First Time - Paris
Flex Steel
Fredericia Furniture - Fredericia, Denmark.
Frederick Duckloe & Bros. - Portland, Pennsylvania manufacturers of Windsor chairs
Fritz Hansen - Allerød, Denmark. Has an Image Archive
Frozen Fountain - Founded in Amsterdam in 1985 by Dick Dankers, the gallery sells contemporary furniture and home accessories.
Full Upright Position - Modern furniture (Portland, Oregon)
Furniture Find - Name brand furniture, 30% - 50% off retail.
George Smith Sofa & Chairs - Offers discounts on handmade English sofas and chairs.
Geiger Ward Bennett Business Classics
Getama - Gedsted, Danmark. Designs by architects Hans J. Wegner, J. O. Christensen and others.
Gilpin Robbins - Modern and decorative design, Brooklyn, New York
Hansen & Sorensen - Denmark
Hay - Copenhagen and Horsens, Denmark.
Herman Miller - You can search the Herman Miller Consortium Collection which has nearly 400 online images.
Hickory Chair Company - Offers Mount Vernon and Winterthur collections
Hitch Mylius - "Award-winning British manufacturer of contemporary upholstered furniture, established by designers Tristram and Hazel Mylius in 1971." Among their products:
hm18 with yoko cusions - "The classic Hitch Mylius sofa: a modular seating system comprising chair, two- and three-seat sofas, with or without arms - the simplest of designs, beautifully proportioned and offering great comfort for corporate and residential environments. All permutations are available with the option of low or high arms. Solid beech frames incorporating sprung seat, upholstered in high-density CMHR foams with a polyester wrap. Legs are of stainless steel."
John Kelly Furniture - "Founded in 1994 by John N. Kelly, a licensed architect who has been designing and producing hand crafted furniture and accessories since 1987."
Johnny Egg
Kallemo - Sweden
Kartell - Features designers such as Philippe Starck, Piero Lissoni and Antonio Citterio.
Katie Walker Furniture - "Winner of two categories in this year's Wood Awards, Katie Walker's Ribbon chair is a tour de force - a mobius strip combining movement, art, mathematics and function." (RIBA Journal's 100 Best Products, 2006).
Ken & JoAnn Savage Handcrafted Furniture - With a collection of furniture for the Library.
Klassik - Moderne Mobelkunst. Danish vintage furniture gallery, Copenhagen.
Knoll - Award winning designer of office and residential furniture, the site provides Designer Biographies and a Museum.
Kreiss Collection - Furniture, fabrics, linens
Kusch - Germany
L. L. Bean - Has a Home and Garden section with indoor and outdoor furniture and furnishings.
Lammhultz - Sweden
Landscape Forms - Kalamazoo, Michigan, firm sells outdoor furniture and accessories. The Hyde Park Bench, designed by Brian Kane in 1995, won the APEX Commendation Award.
Laura Ashley Home
Levenger - Furniture and lighting for libraries
Lexington Furniture Industries - Collective name for a group of furniture companies in Lexington, North Carolina, the site offers nearly 50 different collections.
Ligne Roset USA - Briord, France. See also Ligne Roset France
Mackenzie-Childs - Aurora, New York. They have an annual Barn Sale in June. See Customers camp out in Aurora for hours to get into MacKenzie-Childs barn sale by Pam Lundborg, Syracuse Post Standard, June 12, 2009.
Magis Design - Treviso, Italy. See their Striped Lettino Chaise designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
Maine Cottage Furniture
Marc Newson - London
MarcTaggart & Company - Cody, Wyoming. Specializes in the sales and restoration of antique Molesworth furniture.
Martela - Finland
Master Meubel - Belgium
Matthew Hoey
Maurice Villency - Contemporary furniture. The Rivoli sofa - in the Living collection - has a handsome hardwood frame and is upholstered in Italian leather.
Maxalto - Contemporary Italian furnitue.
Michele Varian - 27 Howard Street, New York City. Decorative home accessories: pillows, lighting, jewelry, furniture, glassware...
Mitchell Gold - Taylorsville, North Carolina
Molteni & C - Contemporary Italian furniture.
Nancy Corzine
Natuzzi - Home furnishings
New England Artisans Guild - Their "work revives the styles and philosophy of the Anglo-American Arts and Crafts Movement."
Nicole Miller Furniture
Nienkamper - Office furniture.
Niermann Weeks - Beds, lighting, tables, seating, cabinetry, mirrors and accessories (to-the-trade only).
Niels Roth Andersen - Rødovre, Denmark.
Old Hickory Furniture Company - Shelbyville, Indiana.
Oriac Design - Designer furniture and accessories
Oriental Furniture - Wide assortment of Shoji Screens
Oxley's - Outdoor funiture.
PP Møbler - Danish company has designs by Hans J. Wegner; among them somehandsome wooden chairs:
Chinese Chair (1945)
Peacock Chair (1947)
Folding Chair (1949)
Cow Horn Chair (1952)
Bull Chair (1961)
PP 112 (1978)
Palazzetti - New York. "Classics of modern and contemporary furniture."
Parallel Design - M. Ali Tayar.
Philippe Starck
Phillips Collection - Home furnishings.
Pierre Deux French Country
Piet Hein Eek - Dutch designer.
Pitti Home Decoration
Poltrona Frau
Porro - Montesolaro (Como), Italia. "Discreet yet rich" design. Interesting bookshelves:
Endless Shelf by Werner Aisslinger
Bibliotech by Piero Lissoni / Centro Porro
Pottery Barn
Ralph Pucci
Restoration Hardware
Retromodern - Atlanta, Georgia.
Richard Lampert - Stuttgart.
Roche-Bobois - "Le meuble et la decoration."
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Design - Paris.
Room & Board - Furniture and home furnishings.
Rural Residence
Saloom - Dining furniture
Sawaya & Moroni - Milano, Italia.
Schleeh Design - Montreal.
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Design - Aarhus and Copenhagen.
Seccose - Preganziol, Italia.
Sedia - Boston. Modern classic and contemporary furniture.
Shaker Workshops - "Makers of fine Shaker furniture and accessories."
Sirch & Bitzer - German firm makes:
wooden toys and furniture
Stickley Furniture - Manlius, New York.
Svenskt Tenn - "Preeminent Swedish retail design firm in Stockholm."
Swedese - Located in Vaggeryd, Sweden, Swedese was founded in 1945 by brothers, Yngve and Jerker Ekström.
Systemmöbel Dieter Rams (SDR+) - System Furniture.
Tecno - Milano
Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers
Tom Dixon
Tucker Robbins
Vanguard Furniture - The Thom Filicia Home Collection features furniture with names from the Finger Lakes:
Tully Cocktail Table
Pompey Chair
Skaneateles Sofa
Greek Peak Side Chair
Vincent Sheppard - Produces Lloyd Loom furniture.
Vitra - "International furniture company...produce and markets furniture for offices, public areas and home interiors."
Vitsoe - Frankfurt-am-Main
Walter's Wicker
Weatherend Estate Furniture - Rockland, Maine
West Elm
Wilde + Spieth
William Yeoward
Wohnbedarf - Zürich
Workbench Furniture
Zanotta - Italian contemporary
Zoeftig and Company - Furniture inspired by the modern movement. Founded in 1969 by Alan Zoeftig and Mick Carter, their products include a variety of stools, designs of arm and side chairs, settees, tables and beam seating for public areas.

Graphic Design

Design Archives - &More than 20,000 selections from AIGA’s annual juried design competitions dating from 1924 through the present."
Education and Learning Theory Bibliography - By Meredith Davis, 1997.
Symbol Signs - "This system of 50 symbol signs was designed for use at the crossroads of modern life: in airports and other transportation hubs and at large international events. Produced through a collaboration between AIGA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), they are an example of how public-minded designers can address a universal communication need."
Alvin Lustig - Book jacket designer
Association of Dutch Designers (BNO) - Beroepsorganisatie Nederlandse Ontwerpers. Sponsors of the Piet Zwart Prijs 2008
Alliance Graphique Internationale
Bauhaus Archiv - Berlin
Bibliothek - With Katalog
Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine - Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine
Brand New - "to chronicle and provide opinions on corporate and brand identity work, focusing mostly on identity design and a modest amount of packaging. We cover redesigns and new designs."
Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive - Denver Art Museum
Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz - Photo agency of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation in Berlin. The Bildportal der Kunstmuseen contains 12 million images (250,000 of them online) "from all areas of fine art, culture and history." If you're interested, for example, in the history of graphic design, do a quicksearch for plakat, plakate, Plakatentwurf, kinderbücher, grafik, ex libris, Postkarte, Karikatur, Kalligraphie or search by item numbers. Here are some images in chronological order:
Plakat für die Galerie L'art nouveau (1896) - Felix Vallotton
Cendrillon von Henri Cain, Bühnenmusik von J. Massenet (1896)
Folies Bergère (1896) - Jules Chéret (1836-1932)
Victor Bicycles - Overman Wheel Company (1896) - Will Bradley (1868-1962)
La Plume (1897) - Alfons Mucha (1860-1939)
EG-Metallfadenlampe (1907) - Peter Behrens (1868-1940)
Adler-Schreibmaschinen (1910) - Lucian Bernhard (1883-1972)
Adler-Automobile (1913) - Lucian Bernhard (1883-1972)
Textseite aus Utopia (1921)
Carton d'invitation / Einladungskarte zur Bauhaus-Ausstellung in Weimar Juli bis September 1923 - Herbert Bayer (1900-1985)
Doppelseite 120/121 aus Band 8 der Schriftenreihe Bauhaus Bücher (1925) - László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946)
L'intrans (1925) - A. M. Cassandre
Marseille - Porte de l`Afrique du Nord (1925) - Roger Broders (1883-1957)
Graphische Werbekunst - Internationale Schau zeitgemässer Reklame (1927) - Jan Tschichold (1902-1974)
Plakat zu dem Film Napoleon (1927) - Jan Tschichold (1902-1974)
Chemin de fer du Nord (1929) - Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (1901-1968)
Heil Preuƒen! (1932) - Karl Arnold [1883-1953] Simplicissimus, 37.Jahrgang, Nr.7 vom 15.Mai 1932
Aidez Espagne (1937) - Joan Miró (1893-1983)
Ein Herbstmanöver (nd) - Julius Klinger (1876-1942)
Initiale D für die Kunstzeitschrift Pan (nd) - Otto Eckmann (1865-1902)
Dutch Graphic Design: A Century - By Kees Broos and Paul Hefting, MIT Press, 1993.
DAR Serials Source List - Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR). See also DAR: Design Abstracts Retrospective and Design Profiles (DP), "the most comprehensive collection of profiles in design and design-related fields. It provides information about almost 16,000 designers and design-related organizations that were influential in the 20th century world of design, including over 1,000 female designers. It is therefore considered the largest product of its kind. It is updated quarterly, with over 5,000 new profiles added each year".
Emilie Rigaud - French designer (typography)
Gerd Arntz Web Archive - Gerd Arntz designed ISOTYPE: International System Of TYpographic Picture Education
Guide to the Yale Collection of Herbert Matter MS 1630 - Yale University
International Council of Graphic Design Associations - With Member lists
Sandberg, designer and director of the Stedelijk - By Ad Petersen, Second volume in the series, Graphic Design in the Netherlands, Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2004. An initiative of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Amsterdam. (Full view in Google Books.)
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - National Museum for Art and History. Library. Search the library or the collection for grafiek or prentkunst
Toorop, Jan. Het Hooge Land, 1896 (RP-P-1912-2396)
De Fakkeldrager (1904) - Richard Roland Holst
Stedelijk in de Stad - Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum - Amsterdam museum of modern and contemporary art. Search for Dick Elffers
Victoria and Albert Museum - London.
Coleman's Mustard - by John Hassall, ca. 1899. Museum number: E.23-1973
Frank Lloyd Wright Architectur Tentoonstelling - by Hendrikus Wijdeveld, 1931. Museum number: E.1436-1991.
Books Wanted - by Charles Buckles Falls, 1918. Museum number: E.1135-2004
Vignelli Center for Design Studies - Rochester Institute of Technology
Winterhouse Institute - Falls Villiage, Connecticut. The Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing and Criticism "recognize excellence in writing about design, and to encourage the development of young voices in design writing, commentary and criticism." AIGA list the Winterhouse Writing Award Winners.


Acorn Manufacturing
Absolute Zero Collection - Cabinet hardware
Philosophy Collection - Cabinet hardware
Cast Iron Decorative Grilles and Registers
Ball and Ball - Antique hardware reproductions and restoration. Exton Pennsylvania.
Charleston Hardware Company - "Antique and fine hardware reproductions."
Decorative Plumbing And Hardware Association (DPHA)
F M Martinelli - "Handles with care" Italian company founded by Angelo Martinelli in 1968.
H. Theophile
Horton Brasses - Cromwell, Connecticut.
Indesign - Drapery hardware.
Julius Blum - Stock components for architectural metal work.
Notting Hill Decorative Hardware
P. E. Guerin - "Oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States, and the only metal foundry in New York City."
Restoration Hardware
Rocky Mountain Hardware - Handcrafted bronze hardware (as well as sinks, faucets, and lighting).
SA Baxter - Architectural hardware firm created by Scott Baxter. See Hardware Genius by Thomas Jackson, Forbes Life, April, 2007. "Marrying 21st-century advances to age-old techniques borrowed from the jewelry and sculpture industries, the company is able to produce high-end custom designs with remarkable speed. What similar companies might do in 8 to 12 months, SA Baxter can accomplish in weeks or even days. It does so, Baxter says, "by applying technology to the front end." If a client wants, say, doorknobs, thumb turns and hinges featuring a gothic rosette pattern, one of the company's designers will employ the latest in 3-D imaging technologies to work up virtual prototypes that, once approved, can be e-mailed to the factory in Chester, New York. There, high technology gives way to old-world methods. Molds are made according to the prototypes, and through the lost wax process the fixtures are cast in bronze, white bronze or brass. Any of 200 finishes can then be applied--from chrome to gold to hammered copper. And then they're delivered, mere weeks after conception, ready to last a lifetime."
Samuel Heath
Sonoma Forge
Stokes of England Blacksmithing Co. See also Stokes of England/USA - Traditional blacksmiths and architectural ironwork consultants.
Sun Valley Bronze
Valli & Valli - Italian company was founded eighty years ago by Pasquale Valli to make umbrella handles (Italian site). Now they create very handsome hardware including these solid brass coat hooks:
E 1009
E 180 - Designed by Cini Boeri
E 351 - Designed by Alan Ritchie-Philip Johnson Architects

Historic Preservation, Historic Homes

AATA Online (Abstracts of International Conservation Literature) - Getty Conservation Institute. "Comprehensive database of over 100,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage." A search for textiles retrieves a number of interesting results including:
Preserving Graycliff: an examination of the colors, fabrics and furniture of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed summer residence of Isabelle Martin. By Pamela Kirschner. "Information was gathered in a study of the interior color scheme, fabrics, and furniture of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house Graycliff. The house is situated on a cliff overlooking Lake Erie in Derby, New York. It was designed by Wright in 1926 for Isabelle Martin, the wife of the industrialist Darwin Martin. Wright designed both freestanding and built-in furniture for the house interior and also suggested colors and fabrics. Extensive written documentation and original photographs found in the archives of the State University of New York at Buffalo have been utilized to determine the colors, materials, and furniture original to the house. Physical evidence found on the remaining original furniture, moldings, and upholstered pillows provides information about finishes, construction, and show cover fabrics. Information on historic methods and materials from the period is provided for comparison with the physical evidence along with scientific analysis of finishes. The conservation treatment methods are also discussed. This technical and historical information is helpful for conservators and curators to better understand the materials and construction used in Frank Lloyd Wright designs during this time period. It also promotes the proper care and conservation treatment of these objects while preserving original finishes and the historic intent of the house."
Base Palissy - French database contains 260,000 records with 15,000 digital images. You can drill down by object categories (meuble domestique - meuble de rangement - armoire - buffet). There's a color image of a fine armoire-bibliothèque with marqueterie (IM02000987) from the Hôtel d'Ecrivain dit Maison Jean de la Fontaine in Picardie. Try a search for charpente. There are over 100 images of la maison dite Villa Kérylos, located in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, "conçus entre 1902 et 1908 par l' architecte niçois, Grand prix de Rome, Emmanuel Pontremoli, pour l' helléniste parisien Théodore Reinach." Other images of interest (meuble domestique) include:
chaise longue from Beaulieu-sur-Mer
étagère à épices from Cluny
secrétaire à abattant from Montbéliard
Base Merimee: patrimoine architectural - Database of French architecture and monuments provided by the Ministère de la culture et de la communication. The simplest way to use the database is to browse by region (accès cartographique aux notices illustrées). Click on the Midi Pyrenees region on the map, for example, and you will 200 results. The list is alphabetical by type of building. Items 99-200 are French farmhouses (fermes). Item 145, the ferme Salle in Armenteule, is a charming example of an 19th century farmhouse with courtyard. You can also search by clicking on consultation in the side bar. A Texte libre search for Victor Hugo retrieves 46 results which includes two photographs of the Maison natale de Victor Hugo in Besançon. See also Moteur Collections providing access to "trois millions de documents et images."
Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) - Library of Congress collection of measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Search by keyword or browse by subject or geographic location.
California Heritage Digital Image Access Project - Online archive of over 28,000 images illustrating California's history and culture consisting of photographs, pictures, and manuscripts from the collections of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. You can Browse the Collection. (Select "container listing" to access the images.) For example, the Flamm (Roy) Photographs of Buildings Designed by Bernard Maybeck, ca. 1950-1955. There are over 200 digitized images which include the First Church of Christ, Scientist (Berkeley, 1911), San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Hearst Gymnasium on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley (co-designed with Julia Morgan), the Roos House, the Goslinski House, and the Packard Showroom, all of San Francisco; the Randolph School, the Oscar Maurer Studio, the Hunt House, the Rose Walk, and the architect's studio, all of Berkeley; the Hopps House of Ross; the Tufts House of San Anselmo; and the Outdoor Art Club of Mill Valley.
Design Registers - British National Archives online exhibition. "Design Registers features a selection of 300 designs registered by designers, individuals and companies from the mid-Victorian period, in order to obtain copyright protection." View by object, proprietor and Register/date order.
EverGreene Painting Studios - Jeffrey Greene, mural restoration and architectural finishes specialist.
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy - Their Wright on the Market lists Frank Lloyd Wright houses that are currently for sale.
Garden Park Antiques - Decorative architectural antiques including ironwork, cast and wrought iron panels, gates, urns, posts, terra cotta, flower boxes, railing, fence, wood, stone, statuary, lighting, mantels and custom furniture. (Nashville)
Goodwin Heart Pine Company - Utilizes submerged logs recovered from the southern rivers used by many timber operations in the 1800s to raft their logs to nearby sawmills. (See also Underwater Logging; Submerged Logs Yield Premium Harvests in a Virgin Market.)
Gottscho-Schleisner Collection - Subtitled "Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Centrury America: Photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner, 1935-1955," this Library of Congress site "is comprised of over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. Subjects are concentrated chiefly in the northeastern United States, especially the New York City area, and Florida."
Historic Charleston Foundation Online Store
Historic HomeWorks - John Leeke, home-restoration consultant in Portland, Maine
National Register of Historic Places - "Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation...properties listed on the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture."
National Trust for Historic Preservation - Has a Site Map, Links to Historic Sites and information on Historic Real Estate.
19th and 20th Century Architecture and Design - The Aesthetic Movement - Good collection of links to resources on architects, designers, artisans, and antiques provided by Felhandler Steeneken & Wilk, Architects.
Onteora Park - Tannersville, New York. Artists' colony in the Catskills founded by Candace Wheeler in 1887. Wheeler (1827–1924) was a textile artist and interior designer. See her Principles of Home Decoration With Practical Examples (1902) (Project Gutenberg) which has photographs of Dining-room in "Pennyroyal" (in Mrs. Boudinot Keith's Cottage, Onteora), Sitting Room iin "Wild Wood" Onterora (Belonging to Miss Lusita Leland), Large sitting-room in *"Star Rock" (country house of W.E. Connor, Esq., Onteora), Rustic sofa and tables in "Penny-royal" (Mrs. Boudinot Keith's cottage, Onteora) and Dining-room in "Star Rock" (country house of W.E. Connor, Esq., Onteora). See also the profile of Candace Wheeler in Women Working 1800 - 1930, part of Harvard's Open Collections Program which has the texts of How to Make Rugs (1902), The Annals of Onteora, 1887-1914, Yesterdays in a Busy Life and Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York had an exhibition on Wheeler in October, 2001 entitled Candace Wheeler: The Art and Enterprise of American Design, 1875–1900 which includes Images of her work. It was accompanied by a 288-page catalogue - Candace Wheeler: the Art and Enterprise of American Design, 1875-1900 by Amelia Peck. Additional information on Onteora Park is provided in Advertising the Catskills: the Natural Enchantment by Karin Edmondson, a publicaton of the Catskill Mountain Foundation, August 2003.
PreserveNet - Historic preservation resource established in 1994 by Cornell University's Michael Tomlan and Bob Pick.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries Digital Library - Among the digitized publications is Le Garde-meuble, ancien et moderne, 1839-1935 (Furniture repository, ancient and modern), "a bimonthly periodical published in Paris, exerted an enormous influence throughout the world by promoting French styles in furniture, fabrics, and interior decoration for a nearly a century, beginning in 1839 during the reign of Louis Philippe and ceasing in the waning years of the Third Republic around 1935. Examples of furniture include:
Directoire Sofa
Louis XVI Music Chairs
Rococo Revival Sofa and Chairs
Directoire Beds
Renaissance Revival Bookcase
Louis XIV Console Table
Traditional Building

Home Improvement

Bathroom Designs and Ideas - Moen
Bob Vila's Home Site
Do It Yourself Network (DIY) - Step-by step instructions for the projects you see on the televison series.
Home Depot
Home Improvement Encyclopedia - Better Homes and Gardens
HouseNet - Home improvement information; Gene and Katie Hamilton
Lowe's - They have a How-To Library.
Remodeling Online

Interior Design / Interior Designers / Design

American Society of Interior Designers - Some sections available to subscribers only.
Amy Lau Design
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario - Has links to Members
British Interior Design Association (BIDA)
Design Council - UK.
Domestic Interiors Database - Arts & Humanities Research Council.
Industrial Designers Society of America - In 100 Years of Design are photographs of objects from 1896 to 1967.
International Interior Design Association
Herman Miller - Provides Designer Biographies for such designers as Charles and Ray Eames, Gilbert Rohde, and Isamu Noguchi). Also has a Herman Miller for the Home section.

Kitchen and Bath

Aloys F. Dornbracht - Bathroom and kitchen fittings and accessories.
Ann Sacks - Tile, stone, mosaics, plumbing, lighting
Aquaware America - Importer of high-end Italian bath products.
Arteba - Italian. See Prodotti
Artistic Tile
Bosch Appliances
Caesar Stone - 93% natural quartz for "care-free kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, flooring, table tops, wall paneling."
Christopher Smallwood Architects - See Interiors.
Cold Spring Granite - Mountain Green is quarried in Jay, New York.
Cotswold Kitchen & Bath
Danze - Showerheads, faucets, kitchen and bath accessories.
Deer Isle Granite
Dornbracht - German manufacturer Aloys F. Dornbracht makes luxury fittings for kitchen and bath. Collections include:
Historical Series
Duravit - See also Duravit Germany
Elkay - Has undermount sinks
Faucet Outlet Online
Fisher & Paykel - Appliances
Franke - The Mythos sink (MTX661) is a top mounted sink with a tempered satin glass preparation board that you can slide right over your sink.
Fratelli Onofri
Gaggenau - Built-in kitchen appliances
Gerber Plumbing Fixtures - They offer the Ultra Flush 1.6 gpf
Grohe - "Luxury bathroom and kitchen fittings."
Heartland Appliances - "High-end stoves, refrigerators, wood stoves, gas ranges, range hoods..."
Interbath - Showers. Includes Ondine
Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath
Kallista - Bath and kitchen
Their Archeo Copper Bathtub (P50011-00) starts at: $68,968.00
Kitchen Sinks - UK
Kohler - Take a look at their:
Purist Hatbox toilet
Karbon Faucet
Lacanche - French ranges
Lemérand - Bains and Cuisines
24 inch Freestanding Refrigerator and Freezer (CS 1311) - "perfect for small space kitchens, condo living or for those who don’t require large capacity refrigeration. It features New SwingLine doors with beveled edges and integrated opening mechanism make opening effortless and extremely energy efficient."
Model CS 1301 door hinges left, without IceMaker
Model CS 1650 is a 30-inch freestanding model with capacity of 11.3 cu. ft. plus 4.2 cu. ft in freezer
Model CS 2062 is 36-inches, is also freestanding.
Marike - Their Pulse Collection is stylish and saves space; the C7 Collection is also interesting.
Moen Kitchen and Bathroom Faucets
Myson - Towel warmers, radiators, and kickspace heaters.
National Kitchen and Bath Association
Native Trails - San Luis Obispo, California. "Leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath products specializing in handcrafted copper basins, tubs, vanities, mirrors and accessories."
Price Pfister - Manufacturer of kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, shower faucets, bath tub faucets and accessories
Progetto Idea Stella - Italian company's products
Research Institute for Cooking and Kitchen Intelligence (RICKI)
Rev-A-Shelf - Built-in waste bins, lazy susans, closet and drawer accessories.
RIFRA - To view, select Collections from the lower horizontal menu bar, then select a collection from the upper horizontal menu bar (Modus, Less, Fonte, Zenit, Sintesi, Ego Gamma). Select from the numbers descending to the left of the text. Modus #10, for example, is a stylish white geometric bath tub (no curves).
Robern - Bathroom cabinets, medicine cabinets.
Samuel Heath & Sons - Bathroom accessories. Birmingham, England.
Sonoma Cast Stone - "Contemporary concrete countertops, concrete sinks, surrounds, tiles and pavers.
Smith River Kitchens
Supergrif - Spain.
Thermador - See their induction cooktops.
Toto - Bathroom fixtures and fittings. Their Aquia Dual Flush Toilet CST414M has an optional half flush which uses slightly less than a gallon. A standard low-flush toilet uses about 1.6 gallons per flush.
Urban Archaeology - "Reproduction lighting, bath accessories, washstands, tile, stone, rurnishings, salvage."
Vermont Soapstone - Sinks, counters, and fireplaces.
Vestfrost - Danish company sells energy efficient, CFC free, refrigerators. See the Summit Energy Star Rated Apartment Sized Refrigerators. They can be ordered through Oasis Montana
Viking Range Corporation
Vola - Denmark
Waterworks - Kitchen and bath.
Wetstyle - Bathtubs, lavatories, furniture.
Whirlpool Appliances
Wood Mode - Custom cabinetry
Wusthof - Kitchen cutlery


Architecture.com - Official home page of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The Library provides access to the online catalogue. This catalogue will locate books and drawings in the library's collection, but it also serves as an index to over 300 architectural periodicals owned by the RIBA Library. For example, a subject search for Fallingwater retrieves 22 results, 12 of which are journal citations. You can also limit the search so it will retrieve articles only. Clicking on the title of the journal will give you a Table of Contents for that particular issue.
Cooper Union Library
Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) - Subscription database is "the leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards." See the Complete Serials Source List and Current Serials Source List.
Furniture Meubles Mobili Muebles Möbel: Industry, Design, History - Pamela Lucas, a Special Collections Librarian at Grand Rapids Public Library, has gathered together a comprehensive collection of resources on various aspects of furniture, including industry, history and design.
New York School of Interior Design Library


Abat-jour Illimites / Lamp Shades - "Founded in 1993 by Nycole Smith, Abat-jour Illimités, the largest lamp shade store in Canada invites you to bring your base when you come to choose from among the 5,000 shades in the store at prices from $8 to $500."
Alivar - Italian manufacturer of contemporary furniture has a museum collection which includes Lamps by:
Pierre Chareau - (#628 and #648)
Donald Deskey (#508 designed in 1927)
Mariano Fortuny-Madrazo (#458 and #478 designed in 1903)
Eileen Gray (#408)
Josef Hoffmann (#618)
Gyula Pap (#178 designed in 1923)
Wilhelm Wagenfeld (#138)
Marcel Breur
Ann Sacks - Tile, stone, mosaics, plumbing, lighting.
Anta Leuchten - Hamburg-Schenefeld, Germany.
Artek - Finland. They have a number of designer lamps:
Alvar Aalto's Pendant Lamp A330
Alvar Aalto's Floor Lamp A811
Juha Leiviska's Pendant Lamp JL341
Juha Leiviska's Table Lamp JL2P
Ben af Schulten's Table Lamp BS712
Kao wall, ceiling or pendant lamp - Designed by Bruno Houssin . Won the Red Dot Best of the Best Award in 2009.
Baldinger Architectural Lighting - Louis Baldinger and Sons Inc., Astoria, New York. "Finest in custom lighting."
BD Ediciones de Diseño - Barcelona
Belux - Birsfelden, Switzerland. Founded in 1970 by Thomas Egloff, Belux "started the licensed production of the extravagant furniture and objects designed by Memphis, the legendary Italian group surrounding Ettore Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi."
Bernstein Design - Chicago. Robert Bernstein designed the:
Climbing Light
Ribbon Light
BLux - Berriz (Vizcaya), Spain
Boyd Lighting - San Francisco
ClassiCon - Munich. "Classic contemporary design." Source for:
Table Lamps
Floor Lamps
Wall Fixtures
Suspension Fixtures
Eileen Gray's Tube Light (1927)
Eileen Gray's Roattino (1933)
Croft & Little
Edison Price - "Edison Price Lighting has designed and manufactured innovative, energy-efficient architectural lighting fixtures since 1952."
Flos - Bovezzo, Italy
Fontana Arte - Italy
Foscarini - Marcon (Venezia) Italy
George Kovacs Lighting
Illuminating Experiences - "Premier source of high-end lighting design in the North American market. Located in Highland Park, NJ."
Ingo Maurer - Munich
Jeremy Cole
Kim Lighting - Outdoor lighting
Le Klint - Danish company creates lamps and shades.
LBC Lighting - Price-match guarantee, free shipping. Collections include:
Organic Modern
Vibia - See the Llisa Large Bath Light (8034)
Lightolier Inc. - Recessed, track and decorative lighting fixtures as well as lighting controls.
Lighting Universe
Louis Poulsen - Danish firm manufactures lighting designed by Alfred Homann, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Henningsen and others
Luce Plan
Luxit - Presezzo (Bergamo), Italy.
Martinelli-Luce - Lucca, Italy,
Modern Fan. Co. - Examples:

Murray Feiss Lighting - Decorative lighting, chandeliers and outdoor lighting.
Nessen Lighting - Mamaroneck, NY. Founded by Walter von Nessen in 1927, the company offers an outstanding collection of table lamps, wall lamps and pendant and ceiling lamps.
O-Luce - Milan
Pablo Designs - "Pablo was formed in 1993 by Venezuelan born industrial designer Pablo Pardo and has established its studio in San Francisco." See Ambient for lighting. (11/19/06: These pages are very slow to load)
Pandul - Denmark
Quattrifolio - Milano
Rambusch Lighting
Rejuvenation - "Classic light fixtures and restoration hardware." Some examples:
Kelton Chandelier - "Romance Revival small ceiling fixture."
Skyport - "Mid-Century streamline-style chandelier."
Trenton - "treamline single-pole pendant"
Rose City - "Classic schoolhouse pendant."
Glenhaven Table Lamp - "Etched-shade table lamp"
Hammered Table Lamp - "3-way Arts and Crafts style lamp". Simple and classic. Librarian's choice!
Resolute USA
Restoration Hardware: Lighting
Retromodern - Atlanta, Georgia. See their Lighting page.
Thomas Sandell - Sweden. Designer of the Zero Lighthouse.
Behind the Scenes: Zero Photo Shoot with Jonas Lindström - Youtube
Satellite Modern
Schoolhouse Electric
Simon Pearce - Glass and pottery designer located in Quechee, Vermont. See lamps.
Skanno - Helsinki, Finland. See Osastot for lighting.
Tecta - Among their designs are lamps (Leuchten) by Gerrit Rietveld.
Terzani - Scandicci (Firenze) Italia. Among the wall lights are: Solune, Eclat de Lune.
Tobias Grau - Rellingen, Germany.
Tom Dixon - See his Copper Shade Pendant.
Valenti Luce - Cusago, Italy.
Vibia Design - Barcelona. It has a subsidiary company in the US: 272 Fernwood Avenue, Edison, New Jersey (732-417-1700) (near Middlesex County College)
W.A.C. Lighting
Waldmann Lighting USA - See also Waldmann Lichttechnik
Woka - Vienna (Wien), Austria. "Classical Modern Design - reproduction and originals." Highlights: Many designs by Josef Hoffmann including his HH2 (1900) and Kolo Moser's KM3 (1904).
Yamagiwa USA - Source for lighting designed by Frank Lloyd Wright lamps and by Japanese designers. Their ToFU light, has been selected for inclusion in the Museum of Modern Art collection.
Zia-Priven Design

Linens, Blankets, Bedding

Anali - Fine linens and accessories.
Alexandre Turpault - Paris.
Anichini - Tunbridge, Vermont. Luxury textiles
Bardwil Home - Their Lenox Platinum towels are "made from a combination of ultra soft premium cotton and bamboo fibers. These fibers result in a yarn which creates an extremely soft and absorbent towel with the feel of cashmere."
Bates Mill Store - Bedspreads (Lewiston, Maine)
Company Store - Home products
Cotswold Woollen Weavers - Filkins, Gloucestershire, UK
Cuddledown of Maine - Down comforters, linens, bedding and furniture
Dewey Trading Company - Collection of Pendleton blankets.
Dewoolfson - Fine linens, towels, blankets, down
D. Porthault - Paris
F & B Specialty Linen - "Fine European linens for bed, bath, and table."
Frette - Italian linens.
Garnet Hill
Gayle Warwick - Hand embroidered bed and table linens.
Horchow Collection
Hudson's Bay Company - Hudson’s Bay Company was founded in 1670. From The Bay/ La Baie you can purchase Hudson Bay blankets made in England by John Atkinson & Sons, a division of A. W. Hainsworth & Sons Ltd. For more information see HBC Point Blanket FAQs and The Blanket, an Illustrated History of the Hudson's Bay Point Blanket by Harold Tichenor, Madison Press Books, 2002.
MacAusland's Woolen Mills - Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Northwest Pendleton - Blankets
Peacock Alley - Bed and bath linens, blankets
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Pine Cone Hill - Quilts, bedding, furniture.
Schweitzer Linen
Sferra Linens
Yves Delorme - Part of the family-owned French company Fremaux Delorme, they sell fine linens for the bath and table, as well as furniture.


Library of Congress Subjects headings:
Architecture, Domestic -- Periodicals
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Periodicals
Art in interior decoration -- Periodicals
Décoration intérieure -- Périodiques
Design -- Periodicals
Dwellings -- Periodicals
Furniture industry and trade -- Periodicals
House construction -- Periodicals
House furnishings -- Periodicals
Interior decoration -- Periodicals
Travail domestique -- Périodiques
Titles: A to Z:
Abitare (ISSN: 0001-3218) - Milano, Italia
Access by Design (0959-1591)
Actief Wonen - Belgium
AD Russia
Architectural Digest - Subscription is $24.00 at Amazon.
Architectural Review
Arquitectura y Diseno
Arredamento - Italian
Bagno 07
Bagno e Accessori
Il bagno oggi e domani
Beaux Arts - Paris. ISSN: 0757-2271
Better Homes and Gardens
Brava casa
Canadian Interiors (0008-3887) - With archive
Casa D
Casa facile
Casa Idea
CasaViva - Spanish
Casaviva Spagna
Casual Living
Contract (ISSN: 1530-6224) - United States.
Corriere della Sera
Cose di casa
Côté Maison
Cottage Life - You can search the article database but there's no full-text available. Try a search for Wayne Lennox.
Cottage Living
Country Living
Daily Luxury
DDN - Design Diffusion News
D&D, Diseño y Decoración en Argentina
Design age (Dezain eiji) - Japanese
Design Diffusion Bagno
Design Intelligence
Design Report - German
Diario de Coimbra
Domino Magazine - Subscription is $10.00 throughAmazon.
Domus (ISSN: 0012-5377) - Milano, Italia. Monthly.
Draperies and Window Coverings Magazine - Full-text magazine Archive goes back to 1996.
Dwell Magazine (ISSN: 1530-5309) - United States. Monthly. Subscription is $19.95 at Amazon.
Easy Living Magazine - UK
Eben Interiors
editoriale modo - International Review of Design Culture (in Italian).
Eigenhuis - Dutch
Das Einfamilienhaus - Swiss
Elle Decor - United States. Monthly. (ISSN: 1046-1957) Subscription is $14.97 at Amazon.
Elle Wohnen
Emigre Magazine
FDM Magazine - "For builders of cabinets, fixtures, furniture, and millwork." FDM 300 (link of sidebar) provides names, addresses, and urls (when available) of 300 companies in the industry, ranked based on annual sales volume for its most recent fiscal year. Supplier Links also provides useful URLs. Find Articles is a searchable archives of articles that have appeared in FDM and CabinetMaker since January 1997.
Fine Furnishings International (FFI)
Fine Homebuilding (ISSN: 0273-1398) - Bimonthly
Frame Magazine (ISSN: 1388-4239) - Netherlands. Bimonthly.
Furniture Magazine
Furniture Today
GAP Bagno
Gioia Casa
GDA International
Harper's Bazaar Australia
Harvard Design Magazine
Haus und Wohnen - Swiss
Home Textiles Today
Home Accents Today
Homes & Interiors Scotland (1361-6056)
House & Garden - Ceased publication with the December 2007 issue. See
Condé Nast to Shutter House & Garden by Stephanie Kang and Suzanne Vranica, Wall Street Journal, November 6, 2007.
Publication to Cease for House & Garden by Stuart Elliott and Richard Perez-Pena, New York Times, November 6, 2007.
House & Garden Bites The Dust Once More by Jura Koncius, Washington Post, November 6, 2007, Page C01. "House & Garden had previously been killed in 1993, another shaky time in the economy and the year Condé Nast acquired upscale Architectural Digest. Design mavens mourned for three years, until, out of the ashes, House & Garden returned to newsstands in 1996 to record the latest decorating boom under the editorship of Dominique Browning."
Memo Pad: Closing Up House & Garden, WWD, November 6, 2007.
House Beautiful (ISSN: 0018-6422) - United States. Monthly. Subscription is $12.00 at Amazon.
How to Spend It Magazine - Financial Times
Icon Magazine - UK
Idea Magazine - Japan
IDOnline - International Design Magazine
In View - France. Semiannual (Jan./June)
InFurniture - Fairchild Publications
Innovative Home
InteriorDesign.net (ISSN: 0020-5508) - Publishers of Interior Design Magazine. Subscribe through Amazon.com for $59.95.
Interni - Italian
Intramuros - France.
Living Design
Living Home - German
The magazine antiques (ISSN: 0161-9284) - United States. Monthly
Marie Claire Maison - French
Martha Stewart Living
Metropolis - Monthly journal of social commentary on architecture and design, the site provides articles from the current issue and from the archives.
Metropolitan Home (ISSN: 0273-2858) - United States. Monthly. Ceased publication?
La mia casa
Milano finanza
Modernism Magazine
Modna Lazienka - Polish
Objekt - Netherlands. Founded in 1991 by Hans Fonk Publications.
On Diseno
ON Diseño 260 - Spanish
Ottagono (0391-7487) - Italy
The Plan
Proyectodiseño: Diseño en Colombia - Spain
Proyecto Contract
Residential Architect - Residential architect design awards in the following categories: Project of the Year, Custom Home - 3,500 square feet or less, Custom Home - More than 3,500 square feet, Renovation, Multifamily, Affordable Housing, Single-Family Production Housing, Outbuilding, Kitchen, Bath, On the Boards, Architectural Interiors, and Architectural Design Detail.
Robb Report: Magazine for the Affluent Lifestyle - "Features articles about the latest exotic and collector cars, speed and luxury boats, art and collectibles, audio and video equipment, trends for the home, and the hottest vacation spots."
Raum und wohnen - German
Ready Made - "Bimonthly print magazine for people who like to make stuff."
Real Simple
Remodeling Magazine
Schoöner Wohnen (ISSN 0941-5718) - Hamburg: Constanze-Verlag, 1960-
Selvedge (1742-254X) - London. Subscription is $85.00 at Amazon.
Smart Homes
Sole 24 ore
Spada Magazine - Israel
Spazio Casa
Style at Home - ISSN: 1206-587. North York, Ontario: Telemedia Communication
Surface - "Coverage of the burgeoning design world, and profiles of the emerging designers and provocative projects that are reshaping the creative landscape." ISSN: 1091-806X. Subscribe through Amazon.com
Techniques & architectures
TuCasaNueva - Mexico
Vanity Fair
Vogue Germania
Vogue Living
Wallpaper Magazine - Design, architecture, and consumer culture magaine edited by Jeremy Langmead.
Wood Magazine
Wohn Design
World of Interiors (ISSN: 0264-083X) - UK. Monthly. Condé Nast site provides a browsable Directory of resources in the UK. Subscribe through Amazon.com for $95.31 a year.
Zuhause Wohnen


American Center for Design - Chicago
Les Arts DÊcoratifs - Paris
Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (Österreichischen Museums für angewandte Kunst) - Wein. (There is an English Version.) The Design Info Pool (DIP) contains information on 400 Austrian contemporary designers (with images). The database is browsable by material (metal, textile) or product category (furniture, fashion.)
Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design - Berlin. With Biographien / Biographies
Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz - Photo agency of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation in Berlin. The Bildportal der Kunstmuseen contains 12 million images (250,000 of them online) "from all areas of fine art, culture and history." Try a quicksearch for plakat, plakate, Plakatentwurf, kinderbücher, grafik, ex libris, Postkarte, Karikatur, Kalligraphie.
Chicago Athenaeum - The Athenaeum's Museum of Architectue and Design has annual awards for Good Design.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum - Smithsonian Institution site provides information on their past, current and future exhibitions. Currently online are Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era, documenting and interpreting the history of industrial furniture design and The Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard, the designer who helped define 1960s style.
Danish Design Centre - Copenhagen.
Danish Museum of Decorative Art
Design Museum - London. With podcasts and online exhibitions including A Century of Chairs
Royal Ontario Museum - Toronto. Has an Image Collection
Gewerbemuseum (Museum of Applied Arts and Design) - Winterthur, Switzerland. Search (suche) for plakat, plakate (poster, posters):
Plakat für eine Herbstmesse - Rosmarie Tissi, 1956
Materialarchiv. "The Gewerbemuseum's specimen materials collection, which was set up in 2001, is being expanded and updated. It now includes a database and a comprehensive exhibition featuring examples of how the materials can be used in applications, design and construction, together with work stations and hands-on learning facilities. It offers a rich spectrum of detailed information for colleges and specialists in all fields of design. An RFID scanner automatically links the specimen materials with the information contained in the database, so that the appearance and properties of the materials on display can be examined and compared. A specialist library and a selection of films are also available."
Exhibition Archive
Kellenberger Clock and Watch Collection
Moravian Gallery in Brno - "Second largest art museum in the Czech Republic"
Manitoga - The Russel Wright Design Center - Garrison, New York
Musée des Arts décoratifs - Paris. You can search the catalogue in La bibliothèque des Arts décoratifs.
Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian - Lisbon (Lisboa). Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (1869-1955) "assembled an eclectic and unique collection that was influenced by his travels and his personal taste, and sometimes involved lengthy and complex negotiations with the leading experts and specialist dealers. His collection now totals over 6,000 pieces from all over the world..." The museum has an exceptional collection of Art Nouveau jewellery by René Lalique. The Art Library (Biblioteca de Arte) has an online catalog. Try searching by subject (assunto) for such terms as artes decorativas, moda, arquitectura, desenho, fotografia, joalharia etc. You can also view covers and tables of contents (click on list of back issues (Lista de fascículos anteriores) for over 400 art periodicals (Arte Periódicos), among them Beaux Arts and Colóquio: revista de artes e letras, published by the Fundaçaò Calouste Gulbenkian from 1959 to 1970. Colóquio's February 1968 cover art (capa) features José de Almada Negreiros' (1893-1970) Retrato de Fernando Pessoa which is also described (in Portuguese) by Ana Filipa Candeias.
Museum für Gestaltung - Zürich Museum of Design Collections Archives contains over 35,000 images. A search for plakat or plakate retrieves 28327 objects. In their Collections Online:
Corso...(1911) - Otto Baumberger
Forster - Teil Ausverkauf - Neben Corso - Theaterstrasse 12 (1928) - Otto Baumberger
Büro - Internationale Bürofachausstellung Basel (1928) - Theo Ballmer
Neue Musik Hindemith Bartok Orff Strawinsky (1947) - Otl Aicher
Schweizerware (1952) - Carlo Vivarelli
dc7c Panair do Brasil (1954) - Mary Vieira for Brazil Airlines
Tempel und Teehaus in Japan (1955) - Armin Hofman
Audi (1965) - Gerstner, Gredinger + Kutter, Werbeagentur AG, GGK, Basel
Anthologie de musique suisse (ca. 1965-1975) - Josef Müller-Brockmann
Amnesty International (1977) - Max Bill
Kunsthalle Basel (2009) - Daniel Knorr and Led R. Nanirok
Museum of Arts and Design - New York. Formerly known as the American Craft Museum
Museum of Design
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - New York. Design books can be located by searching Dadabase, the online catalog of the Museum of Modern Art Library, Archives and Study Centers. You can search or browse the Collection; here are some examples:
Vienna Café Chair, no. 18 (1876) - Gebrüder Thonet
Side Chair (1897) - Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Firedogs (c. 1900) - Charles Francis Annesley Voysey
Side Table (c. 1901) - Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott
Settee (1905) - Gustav Stickley
Sitzmaschine Chair with Adjustable Back (c1905) - Josef Hoffmann
Desk for the Anglo-Österreichische Bank II (1914) - Adolph Loos
Hanging Lamp (1920) - Gerrit Rietveld
Door Handle (1922) - Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer
Table Lamp (1923-1924) - Carl J. Jucker and Wilhelm Wagenfeld
Folding Chair (1924) - Jean Prouvé
Adjustable Table (1927) - Eileen Gray
Wassily Chair (1927-28) - Marcel Breuer
Barcelona Chair (1929) - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Paimio Chair (1931-32) - Alvar Aalto
Desk (1936-39) - Frank Lloyd Wright
Coffee Table, model IN-50, (1944) - Isamu Noguchi
Low Side Chair (model LCM) (1946) - Charles and Ray Eames
Eames Storage Unit (1950) - Charles and Ray Eames
Superleggera Side Chair (1951) - Gio Ponti
Tulip Chair, Model 150 (1955-1956) - Eero Saarinen
Artichoke Lamp (1958 - Poul Henningsen
Acrilica Table Lamp (1962) - Joe Colombo
Eclisse Table Lamp (1966) - Vico Magistretti
Easy Edges Body Contour Rocker (1971) - Frank O. Gehry
Cab Side Chair (1976) - Mario Bellini
Tonietta Chair (1985) - Enzo Mari
Light Light Chair (1987) - Alberto Meda
Wood Chair (1988) - Marc Newson
Aeron Office Chair (1992) - Donald T. Chadwick and William Stumpf
Vermelha Chair (1993) - Fernando and Humberto Campana
Ron Arad's FPE (Fantastic, Plastic, Elastic) Chair (1997)
Past Exhibitions:
Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design (1995)
Thresholds: Contemporary Design from the Netherlands (1996)
Achille Castiglioni: Design! (1997)
Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism (1998)
Projects 66 Campana | Ingo Maurer (1998)
The Un-Private House (1999)
Mies in Berlin (2000)
Humble Masterpieces (2004)
SAFE Design Takes On Risk (2005)
National Gallery of Canada - Ottawa. Cybermuse provides access to over 10,000 images. See, for example:
"Os de mouton" Armchair c. 1700-1799
Armoire c. 1775-1799
Desk-bookcase (1820 - 1850)
Gate-legged Table c. 1700 (Quebec)
Louis XIV Style Desk c. 1750-1799 (Quebec)
Mr. and Mrs. William Croscup's Painted Room c. 1846-1848 (Karsdale, Nova Scotia), with audioguide, and Refectory Table c. 1700-1799 (Quebec)
Triennale de Milano - Italian design
Victoria and Albert Museum - London. There is a site map. The National Art Library provides access to the Catalogue. You can search the Collection Database "for 27,000 works and over 43,000 images." Among the furniture is a striking cabinet [W.21&:2, 3-1983] by Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti and a mahogany and ebony towel rail [CIRC.593A-1966] by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Vitra Design Museum - Industrial design museum located in Weil am Rhein (Southern Germany).


New York Times: Home & Garden


Look for eco-friendly low- and zero-VOC paints.
AFM Safecoat
Benjamin Moore:
Aura Line
Natura Line
C2 Paint
Christopher Peacock Paint
Cloverdale Paint
Devine Color - "Eco-friendly, user-friendly, green-sustainable."
Dunn-Edwards Paints - Los Angeles
Dutch Boy
Ellen Kennon
Farrow & Ball - "Traditional papers and paint."
Fine Paints of Europe
Green Planet Paints - Patagonia, Arizona
Kelly Moore Paints
Martin-Senour Paints - Cleveland, Ohio.
Miller Paint Company
Mythic Paint - 0 Voc - Non-toxic paint
Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co., Inc.
Olympic Paint and Stain
Pantone - "World-renowned authority on color."
Parker Paint - Tacoma, Washington
Pittsburgh Paints
Portola Paints and Glazes
Pratt and Lambert
Real Milk Paint Company - Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Rollinson Hues - Christopher Rollinson Design, New York.
Valspar Paint and Coatings - Lowes
Yolo Colorhouse - "Environmentally responsible paint company."


Beta-Plus Publishing - "High-quality books on architecture, interior design and gardens since 1995."
Taschen - Publishes design books.
Taunton Press

Real Estate

CyberHomes - "National online real estate search service with interactive, street-level mapping" provides MLS database.
Coldwell Banker
Harmon Homes Online - "Largest database of homes for sale in the U.S."
International Real Estate Directory - Lists over 15,000 Web sites from 89 countries.
National Association of Realtors - Also known as Realtor.com, the site offers over 800,000 properties with a customized search for each city.


Academy of Art University - San Francisco
Académie des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi
Art Center College of Design
Bard Graduate Center for Studies of the Decorative Arts - New York
Basel School of Design - Basel, Switzerland
Beckmans College of Design - Stockholm
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design - Jerusalem
La Cambre: Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Visuels - Brussels (Bruxelles, Belgique)
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design - London
Chelsea College of Art and Design
Council for Interior Design Accreditation
Design Academy Eindhoven
Domus Academy - Milan
école Boulle - Paris
Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs - Paris
Interior Designers of Canada: Accredited Interior Design Schools
Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (KABK) - Den Haag. Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Konstfack - University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Kuopio Academy of Design - Kupio, Finland. Division of the Savonia University of Applied Sciences.
New York School of Interior Design
Parsons the New School for Design - New York
Pratt Institute - Brooklyn
Rhode Island School of Design - Providence
Ringling School of Art and Design - Sarasota
Royal College of Art - London
University of Art and Design (Taideteollinen korkeakoulu) - Helsinki


Sarah Kaye Representation

Sustainable / Green

American Solar Energy Society - With a schedule for their National Tour of Solar Homes held every October.
Building Green
Cohousing Network
Clivus Multrum - Composting toilets and greywater purification for public facilities and private homes.
Earthship Biotecture - Sustainable design and construction.
Energy Star - Energy efficient homes and appliances
Environmental Building News - Newsletter on environmentally responsible design and construction and "Green building", a loosely defined collection of land-use, building design, and construction strategies that reduces adverse environmental impacts.
Maine Solar House - Bill and Debbi Lord
PBDE - Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) are flame-retardant chemicals added to polyurethane foam found in most upholstered furniture and may have an adverse impact on human health. They accumulate in the environment and in human tissue. See the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics publication Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs).
The Price of Going Green by June Fletcher, Wall Street Journal, February 29, 2008. "There are signs, though, that the industry's sales pitch is resonating. In the American Institute of Architects' fourth-quarter survey of 500 architects, 61% said their clients are interested in renewable flooring materials like cork and bamboo, up from 53% a year earlier; 47% said clients wanted high-end appliances, down from 65%."
Q Collection - Anthony Cochran and Jesse Johnson combine "high-end, stylish design with the purest and most environmentally-friendly materials available."
Real Goods
Shelter Institute - Bath, Maine
Solar Living Institute - Hopeland, California. A spin-off from Real Goods Trading Company, the Institute "provides hands-on workshops on renewable energy, green building, sustainable living, permaculture, organic gardening and alternative, environmental, construction methods."
South Cone Trading Company - "World leader in sustainable furniture."
Staples Cabinet Makers - Stephen Staples of Plainville, Massachusetts, creates "hand crafted furniture art made from reclaimed antique woods of historic New England."
Sustainable Sources - With searchable Directory
Toto - Bathroom fixtures and fittings. Their Aquia Dual Flush Toilet CST414M has an optional half flush which uses slightly less than a gallon. A standard low-flush toilet uses about 1.6 gallons per flush.


BBC: Homes
Christopher Lowell - Discovery Channel's do-it-yourself decorating guru.
Do It Yourself Network (DIY) - Step-by step instructions for the projects you see on the televison series.
Home & Garden Television (HGTV) - Their shows include:
Lofty Ideas
Extreme Homes
Old Homes Restored
Dream Builders
Before & After
Divine Design - Hosted by Candice Olson
This Old House


Designs in Tile - "Specialists in custom historic tiles and murals."
Inglenook Tile - Quarryville, Pennsylvania. Red stoneware reproduction tiles.
Iznik Tiles and Ceramics - Istanbul, Turkey
Quarry Tile - Non-porous tile does not absorb liquids and makes clean-up easier
Royal Tichelaar Makkum - "Netherlands' oldest company." See tiles.


Lie-Nielsen Toolworks - "Makers of heirloom quality tools" in Warren, Maine

Trade Shows

la Biennale internationale du design de Liège
Cologne Furniture Exhibition
Copenhagen International Furniture Fair
Designblok - Prague
Dutch Design Week - Eindhoven
High Point Market
Imperial Home Decor Group
International Builders' Show
Interior Design Show - Toronto
International Home Furnishings Center - The International Home Furnishings Market is held in October in High Point, North Carolina. It is "the largest and most important exhibition of furniture and decorative home accessories in the world. With more than 3,000 exhibitors from all over the world, this event shapes home fashion trends and dictates what consumers will find in furniture stores in the months to come."
ISH - International Sanitation and Heating trade show.
Istanbul Design Week
London Design Festival
Maison et Objet - Paris trade show
Maison Passion - French trade shows
Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano - Milan International Furniture Fair, known as the Saloni, is held in April.
Stockholm Furniture Fair
Feria de Valencia / Valencia Furniture Fair
Venice Biennale
Vienna Design Week
Western Design Conference - Cody, Wyoming. With links to exhibitors.

Vacuum Cleaners

Airider - Hovering vacuum
Bosch Formula (Robert Bosch GmbH)
Dyson Vacuum Cleaners
Miele Appliances - German manufacturers of high quality Vacuum Cleaners and other appliances. (International site also available.)
Oreck - Upright vacuum cleaners
SweepEze (Salton)

Wall Coverings

Blonder Wallcoverings
Lotus - by Westchester
Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers - "Our meticulously researched collection of historic wallpapers represents some of the finest designs created in Europe and America in the 19th and early 20th centuries".
Brunschwig & Fils - "Designer and manufacturer of contemporary and historically inspired decorative fabrics, wall coverings, trimmings, upholstered furniture, lamps and tables."
Clarence House - Fabrics, wallpapers
Cole & Son
Crowsons - Fabrics, furnishings, wall coverings
de Gournay - Hand-painted wallpaper.
Farrow & Ball - "Traditional papers and paint."
Flavor Paper
Iksel Decorative Arts - Wallcovering created by Dimonah and Mehmet Iksel. See Around the World in Four French Rooms, by Marianne Rohrlich, New York Times, March 16, 2006.
Innovations In Wall coverings, Inc.
J.R. Burrows & Company - Hand-printed art wallpaper and fabric, traditional loomed carpet and lace; Rockland, Massachusetts.
Nama Rococo Wallpaper Studio
Neisha Crosland
Osborne and Little - Fine English fabrics and wallpapers
Palace Papers - Casey Gunschel
Phillip Jeffries - "Manufacturer and importer of unique high quality natural textured wallcovering and exclusive fabrics."
Pierre Frey: Wallpapers - Paris. Seome samples:
La Paix
Stroheim & Romann
Tracy Kendall Wallpaper
Wallcoverings Online - Wallcoverings Association.
Wallpaper Guide


Design Onscreen
Library of Congress Webcasts - See also Library of Congress Podcasts
150th Anniversary of the J&R Lamb Studios - Elizabeth Terry, Donald Samick, 28 November 2007 [83 minutes]. "America's oldest continuously-run decorative arts firm, which preceded and influenced the studios of both John LaFarge and Louis C. Tiffany."
Leigh & Leslie Keno - 9 October 2004 [54 minutes].
Chris Madden - 24 September 2004 [30 minutes].
Frank Bielec & Paige Davis - 4 October 2003 [58 minutes].
/Studio 360 - Public Radio International. See Design for the Real World
Skateboards - 30 May 2008
Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne & Robin Day
Design Onscreen features reel [8:04]

Windows and Window Treatment

Andersen Windows
Blind Ambition - Miniblinds
Conrad Shades - "Natural handwoven window coverings and treatments."
Country Curtains - Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Indesign - Drapery hardware
Levoler - Blinds
Luxury Windows
Marvin Windows
Pella Windows and Doors
Tre-Piu - Italian company is a "leading brand in the classic and modern furnishing door sector since 1962."
Smith+Noble - Custom window treatments, custom blinds, custom shades, curtains, draperies, window coverings
Sunburst Shutters
Velux - Danish company makes skylights and roof windows.
Weather Shield Windows & Doors

Wood Stoves

Hint: try searching for kachelofen (tile stoves)
Focus Creation - Contemporary fireplaces, including a model suspended from the ceiling.
Godin - France
Industrial Price Lists 1810-1944 - National Library of Finland
Katalog öfver Kakelugnar - Turku, Finland. 111 page catalog from 1920 of wood keramik (tiled) stoves.
Kakkelovn - Denmark. White tile stoves. See pictures. Number 322 is very elegant and 208 and 111 are also quite nice.
Lindholm Kakelugnar - Antique Swedish tiled stoves.
Malm - Santa Rosa, California. "Since 1960 Malm has been manufacturing free-standing wood burning and gas appliances. Our custom fabrication department has designed and built over 350 one-of-a-kind designer fireplaces."
Masonry Heater Association of North America
Mondrup Kristiansen - Danish architecture firm. See the Galleri for pictures of stoves.
Mountain Flame - Arkville, New York.
Rais & Wittus - Denmark (Brændeovn)
Rumford Fireplaces
Tulikivi - Finnish company is "known for its Tulikivi soapstone fireplaces and natural stone products as well as its Kermansavi tiled stoves and utility ceramics." See Twilight Field: Fireplace and Heating, interview of Newell Turner by Christine Pittell, House Beautiful, September, 2008. Part 7 of Building a Farmhouse From Scratch. See also Twilight Fields - Farmhouses - Building from Scratch and Twilight Field Journal, Turner's blog.
Vermont Castings


Abitare - Italian site specializing in architecture, design and interior design.
archINFORM - International architectural database includes over 9000 built and unrealized projects from various architects and planners, primarily of the twentieth century. Searchable by architect, place or keyword.
Art et Decoration
Atelier Meriguet
BAULINKS.de - German site provides design, furniture and architecture links.
Be Home - Benchmark home furnishings
Deco-Echoes - Mid-20th century style and design
Design Addict - "Resource for modern, post-modern and contemporary design of the 20th-21st centuries where you'll find information on designers and producers, on furniture, lighting, dinnerware, accessories, glass, ceramic, plastic, wood and metalware."
Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) - Subscription database is "the leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards." See the Complete Serials Source List.
Designer's Days
Furniture Polish: To clean, moisturize and shine fine wood furniture. Mix a half cup each of linseed oil, turpentine and vinegar in a bottle, shake well and apply with a soft cloth.
DolceVita: Design
Dream Home 2000
Dutch Design Events
Eames Office
Eckhart Interior Design Group - Rotterdam
English Country House - Material to supplement Alan T Bradford's English 309 course at Connecticut College. There are images of English country houses, with brief descriptions, from the Medieval period to the Victorian Age.
Furniture Society - The online exhibition catalog for Circle Unbroken: Continuity and Innovation in Studio Furniture has numerous photographs.
General Trading Company - London
GoodHome.com - Home furnishings
Home Furnishing Netquarters
Index - "World arena for future design and innovation."
Industrial Home - Vintage furniture
Kravet - Fabrics, furniture, trimmings, carpet, Laura Ashley
Living.com - Home furnishings.
LivingHome Online
Lutyens Design Associates - London firm founded by Candia Lutyens with "the specific aim of promoting the work of my grandfather, Sir Edwin Lutyens."
Laboratory of Wood Technology - Helsinki University of Technology
Lawn Institute
Materialise.MGX v 1.0
Monkwell Design Archives
Nelly Rodi - Trend-forecasting agency
Nesle - Antiques, lighting fixtures, decorations
Nicholas Haslam - Furniture, lighting and fabrics (London).
Old House Web
ReSources: the Design Network
Seaside - Planned community in Seaside, Florida. Many interior and exterior views.
Scandinavian Design - Provides information about a number of Swedish companies and design firms including Källemo. Also has links to Personalities.
Spec Simple: Free Architectural and Design Products Resource Center - Provides a Manufacturer Locator, Product Guide, Product Match, Build a Product, Catalogues and Industry Links.
Unica - Check out the mixed message doormat - Come in / Go Away (27.50 +shipping and taxes)
Yurts, Tipis and Tents - Digital Librarian's collection of resources on yurts, nomadic shelter used for centuries in Central Asia.