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Interior Design: Internet Resources

Consider the Source

The internet provides open access to a tremendous amount of information, including peer reviewed, scholarly material.  However, be mindful of your sources. Consider the following:

Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view?

Purpose - Why was the source created? 

Publication & Format - Where was it published? 

Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? 

Date of Publication - When was it written? 

Documentation - Did they cite their sources? 

Information from the University of California Berkeley Library's "Evaluating Resources" guide.

Trade Shows for Interior Designers

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.

Lan Club, Beijing by Philippe Starck, 2006

Interior Design Products and 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.

Interior Design News

College for Creative Studies website