These stunningly simple multi-use stools are one of those rare products that demonstrates fun and functional design - and is actually affordable!  Even more rare, is that they are made in the USA  by GO.LO.GOR.SKY STUDIO.  The cost of the product is $149, and it is well worth checking out their website to see alternate use of the stool as an occasional table, book cubbie, and perfect addition to any child care environment.  


  OK... it is not an actual product, but I wanted a loud place to let folks know about a presentation being provided by National Office.  It's something we are all going to be dealing with soon, so getting informed, and getting those hard to obtain LEED CEU credits seemed to make this little shout out to be worth it.  Details are as follow:

This course will provide an update of the development process, and a general overview of the technical changes.  It will also include an early look at supporting tools and resources for the LEED v4 program.

Course Information Approved by GBCI for 1.0 CEs for General, LEED BD&C, ID&C, and EBOM specific hours, and 1.0 AIA LUs

Course Information GBCI Course ID: 0090008796

Location National Office Furniture Showroom | 901 K Street NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC

Date/Time March 5, 2014 | Registration 5:30pm - 6:00pm | Course 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Appetizers and Drinks Served

RSVP Leslie Jones | 571.414.9212 | | By February 24, 2014



Crossville has released their new decorative wall tile, Sideview Glass. This is one that you are going to need to see in person.

For many years there have been paper-based solid surface products available from companies such as Richlite, Paperstone, and Shetkastone, and now Panolam has introduced Ecostone; which is made from nearly 100% recycled papers and uses a phenolic resin as the binder, and has a broader range of colors than its competitors.


BETONA represents and entirely new class of tile product, that fills a need as both a truly sustainable tile product and a unique product easily customizable with graphics or a special color choice. 

The product is made using 50% POST CONSUMER glass sourced from such items as windshields. windows and light bulbs; and is manufacturered without being kiln-fired (cured at room temperature).  One additinal bonus... it is made in the USA (Michigan).

The product is being represented in the Washington DC area by Mosaic Tile Co.


Object Carpet has a huge range of carpet products, but we could not resist showing a couple of their coolest offerings.  The cost of these carpets is quite high; but sometimes you see something cool enough to justify such costs.  The Object Vulcano is one of those products.

ON THE GRID - DC's Competition EntryMannington Carpet has an ongoing design competition for which there is a Washington DC entry composed of designers from a range of firms.  Please visit this link to vote for the DC Design Team, and their ON THE GRID design.


The detBocci Outletails count... and the 22 Collection from Bocci, makes a difference for those design spaces where every detail is accounted for.  The company offers a range of products from standard outlets to network and coaxial connection ports, all without the ubiquitous cover plate.


Library Resources had not had direct experience with Arktura, the manufacturer of this increbible bench; but we saw this piece and took a look at others in the collection - and could not resist. To smooth...

Vintage Industrial is a company that manufactures a wide range of furnishings with an industrial aesthetic. The use of heavy table bases and tube & bar chairs brings to mind the pieces that one might see from companies specializes in "rescuing" pieces from soon to be demolished relics of our productive past (one such company being Urban Remains).