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Bricks Over Clicks? Architecture Drives Customer Experience

With the holiday-shopping season upon us, how and where we shop depends on the day and the experience. Black Friday, with 7.4 billion in sales this year, has notoriously been known for pre-dawn lines at the store’s entrance. (No thank you.) Small Business Saturday encourages us to shop local. And, Cyber Monday is all about […]


What Qualifies as Sustainable?

Architects proclaim sustainable design. Manufacturers promote sustainable products. But, what does it mean to be sustainable? The words sustainable, green, and eco-friendly are used loosely and way too often. In fact, architects, builders, and manufacturers who take some “green” actions may not deliver a truly sustainable project. Green does not always translate into sustainable. By […]


mindful MATERIALS: Why Manufacturers Need to Be Listed

You know it all too well: Researching the environmental impact of products from manufacturers is a time consuming and fragmented process. It’s about time a platform addressed the absence of a real-time, aggregated source of reliable information architects and designers can count on. mindful MATERIALS is a design industry initiative, one that provides a centralized […]

By Stephane Forget | mindful Material . Sustainable Design

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