Valspar Loves Architecture

Valspar Fluropon-1-Design Crush

 

Living in a home that was built in 1900 has helped me come to appreciate the beating a structure can take from the elements. Whether it’s wind, rain, snow, or ice, the exterior of a space needs to be able to take a lot to help protect whatever lies within its walls.

Valspar is no stranger to helping protect architectural integrity, or to developing the technologies that keep buildings of all types looking their best inside and out. As one of the leading manufacturers of architectural coil and extrusion coatings in the world they carry a proud history of innovation, while their commitment to durability and an ever-expanding palette of color offer unlimited design freedom to countless industries and projects.

 

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Valspar‘s latest additions, ones that were developed in direct response to customer feedback, are Fluropon Extreme and Fluropon Pure.

While Fluropon Extreme is a good choice for a variety of uses, it’s especially well suited to tough installation processes such as roofing. No other coating offers both resistance to abrasion and a smooth finish.

Fluropon Pure is ideal for buildings with extreme environmental requirements or anywhere you may desire a greener product. With reduced hazardous materials, these coatings are formulated with both the environment and our grandchildren in mind. It’s even LEEDv.4 and Living Building Challenge certified and Red List compliant!

 

 

The latest color palette, Rustia, is being introduced at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention and Expo May 19th to 21st. Rustia features a soothing, nature-inspired palette that’s never before been available in the Fluropon line, one that provides a calming invitation to linger and savor.

If you’ll be in attendance at AIA, you’re invited to swing by Valspar exhibit no. 3621 to speak with them about the new products and palette in person. You can also attend the Valspar Learning Lounge at the AIA Expo for CEU (Continuing Education Units) courses.

 

 

If you’re interested in learning more, download a brochure on Valspar‘s Fluropon Extreme or Fluropon Pure. Or opt to order a product sample online to try either one for yourself.

 

 

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Vessel Lamps

 

I rely on an arc lamp and one table lamp to light my living room, but have been on the hunt for a second. SHare Studios, aka Stephanie Hare, has designed a stellar lineup of glass-bottomed vessel lamps that can be left empty or filled with whatever you’re feeling – a terrarium, fresh flowers, etc. I love the versatility and functionality.

 

(via My Modern Met)

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Darkroom

Darkroom-1-Design Crush

 

London’s Darkroom is an independent design label and store changing up the generic and the bland. Their beliefs that good design should be accessible to all and that there is a basic human desire for beauty and comfort guide everything Darkroom creates and does. Everything is dynamic and if you’re not already familiar, I think you’ll enjoy their offerings immensely.

 

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Mae Engelgeer

Mae Engelgeer-1-Design Crush

 

Dutch textile designer Mae Engelgeer opened her own studio waaay back in 2014 in Amsterdam. By combining new technology and materials she creates the most stylish of textile collections, two of which are launching this summer. POP is a bright and playful towel series, while JET is its minimal and neutral counterpart.

 

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Peg Woodworking

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There’s a sweet woven bench in my entryway, but not near as sweet as these pieces by Peg Woodworking. Each piece is handmade in Brooklyn by Kate Casey using local and non-toxic lumber, natural oil sealants, and all natural cotton cord. A wooden or metal frame is anchors handwoven designs of geometric patterns that form the seat.

 

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Mirror Masks

Mirror Mask-1-Design Crush

 

These yes, no, and maybe Mirror Masks are so much fun for your walls! It may be a Monday, but I’m feeling the yes after a weekend filled with so much fun and so many friends. (You can purchase each one separately or as a set of three.)

 

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Issey Miyake x Iittala

Ittala x Issey Miyake-1-Design Crush

 

Designers love Japanese fashion house Issey Miyake, and now they’ve partnered with Finnish brand Iittala to create a range of homeware which includes pleated place mats, tote bags, and more. The collaboration – Issey Miyake x Iittala – has been in development for four years and includes thirty textile, ceramic, and glass pieces for the home. The technology developed for use in the pleating is fascinating, employing a technique that uses steam to pleat the fabric into origami-like patterns as well as a process that involves baking material in an oven. And that pastel palette? Perfect for spring.

 

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