Consumer Insights Influence Whirlpool Corporation Design and Technology at 2016 International Builders Show

Whirlpool Corporation emphasizes cutting-edge design and technology, giving builders an inside advantage with consumers
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LAS VEGAS,  Jan. 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading global manufacturer of home appliances, will share its outlook on the future of appliance design and display products that make an impact on the daily lives of consumers at the International Builders Show from Jan. 19-21.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Sets Benchmark for EV Design

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LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – As Chevrolet’s first ground-up, long-range electric vehicle, the 2017 Bolt EV offered designers unprecedented freedom, resulting in a vehicle that crosses boundaries and challenges expectations in the electric vehicle (EV) segment.

Eastman Teams with Bays Mountain and SHiFT Design for Unique Camping and Creating Experience

This week, Eastman in partnership with SHiFT Design is hosting more than 50 design students from across the country at a unique, maker-inspired camp experience.
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December 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Known as SHiFT Tennessee, the week-long event is nestled in Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium and focuses on the “Story of Making.” Attendees will explore the nature around them and interact with global material experts and local craftspeople that will immerse them in the local history and educate them on the art of making. The students will also be challenged to create new wayfinding systems for Bays Mountain inspired by their local learnings. At the end of the week, teams will present “walking stories” using a variety of materials and craftsmanship.

The New Natural Building

Designers and builders are refining natural building systems for performance and speed of construction.

Earthen construction is ancient. Rammed earth structures in China can be dated to as early as 5000 BC. Adobe buildings erected in the desert Southwest of the United States still stand after centuries. In Europe, 400-hundred-year-old timber-framed, wattle-and-daub structures are still inhabited. In fact, the connection with time-honored practices is what draws many people to natural building systems. 
These systems can claim many advantages over modern construction. The materials are often locally sourced. They’re non-toxic.

With Its New Tech Hub, Bloomberg Shows Start-ups How It’s Done


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Bloomberg may be the new kid in town when it comes to San Francisco’s hot tech scene, but the global business and financial information and news provider is no start-up. That’s abundantly clear when you see its sophisticated new R&D offices in the South of Market (SoMA) neighborhood: no foosball tables, beer taps or Velcro walls here, thank you very much.

Trim Tab Magazine | The Seductive Ideology of Craft

Peter Korn discusses the beauty, intricacies, and complexities of craftsmanship

Read the Latest Issue of Trim Tab | Craft

This issue uncovers some of the many layers of craft: the appreciation of quality; the maker’s movement; the artist.

Trim Tab Magazine is our quarterly, online publication that is awash with provocative articles, interviews and news on the issues, designs, and people that are truly transforming the built environment.


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