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Interior Design: Internet Resources

Products & Tools

Archello - Archello allows you to freely browse products for architecture and interiors, including furniture, lighting, and technology.

designboom - Established in 1999, this digital magazine/website for architecture and design culture includes daily news for a professional and creative audience.

Designtex - Designtex is a leading company in the design and manufacturing of applied materials for the built environment.

Houzz - Houzz is an American website and online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, landscape design, and home improvement. 

Lighting Research Center - Established at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1988 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the LRC conducts research in light and human health, transportation lighting and safety, solid-state lighting, energy efficiency, and plant health.

Michigan Design Center - Located in Troy, this collection of nearly 40 showrooms features over 1000 manufacturers and provides in-person access to designer displays and design tools as well as updated sample books in their material library.

World Textile Information Network - WTiN provides news and analysis with specialist insight and data-driven intelligence in six key areas: fibres and yarns; knitting and weaving; effects; nonwovens; technical textiles; and textile economics.

News & Podcasts

Design Better - From design educators Aarron Walter and Eli Woolery, this podcast covers all aspects of the design world.

99% Invisible - A narrative podcast, 99% Invisible focuses on unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

The Chaise Lounge - Rather than focusing on interior design itself, this podcast looks at the business of interior design to learn what has worked for the most successful designers in the world.

Sight Unseen - This online magazine focuses on independent makers working outside traditional disciplinary boundaries while highlighting what is new in design and the visual arts.

Clever - From Architectural Digest, this site focuses on accessible interior design, small-space decorating, and DIY home projects.

Trade Shows

NeoCon - Held annually in Chicago, this design show features leading companies and design professionals combined with nearly 100 educational seminars and daily keynote presentations.

International Contemporary Furniture Fair - Featuring established and emerging designers from 36 countries, the ICFF focuses on contemporary residential and commercial interiors.

College for Creative Studies website