Author: Hannah Carroll

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SOME OF THE LATEST INNOVATIONS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT. 1/QUICK EXIT The new EZ Exit Emergency Lighting Kit turns a T-grid into an illuminated pathway to the nearest exit for new construction or retrofit commercial and specialty applications. An expansion of the HotSpot line, the EZ Exit Lighting Kit is being offered as an add-on to conventional exit. The T-grid kits are available in 24-inch (FHEZ10A24) and 48-inch (FHEZ17A48) form factors and are designed to fit into any conventional T-grid ceiling. Both LED units are equipped with a HotSpot constant power driver that delivers 90 minutes of emergency...

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Temptation Renovation

SWIRLING GEOMETRY AND VIVID HUES CREATE A VISUAL VIBE AT THIS DYNAMIC MEXICAN SEASIDE RESORT DESIGNED BY KARIM RASHID. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF AXOLIGHT The recent comprehensive renovation of the 460-room Temptation Cancun Resort on the Yucatán Peninsula isn’t shy about attracting its guests of choice. Its all-lively, all-the time hyper pace caters to an adult-only clientele. A colorful swirling ambiance permeates the all-inclusive hotel’s Caribbean setting, inside and out. Operated by the Original Group – a Mexican company with more than 35 years of experience in the hotel sector, cruise industry, and vacation clubs – Temptation Cancun is the...

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Editor’s Note, July 2018

WISH YOU WERE HERE Are you familiar with “experiential travel” yet? It was a term I heard frequently at the recent HD Expo in Las Vegas. According to Wikipedia, “Experiential travel, also known as immersion travel, is a form of tourism in which people focus on experiencing a country, city, or particular place by connecting to its history, people, and culture.” The reason it’s an important term to know is because it sums up exactly what today’s consumers are looking for when they visit a brick-and-mortar store, dine in a restaurant, and go away on vacation. Whether designers are...

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NY NOW® Announced 2019 Details

NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, February 3-6, 2019. Included in the major additions, features, and changes planned for the winter Market is the co-location of the National Stationery Show (NSS) and SURTEX®. The co-location of the NSS creates a compelling new attraction to NY NOW buyers looking for unique and distinctive social stationery products, while adding thousands of new retail buyers to explore NY NOW’s winter exhibitors. In addition, SURTEX provides a global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art and design—where artists, art...

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Focus Welcomes Pamala Wishard

Focus Industries Inc., based in Lake Forest, Calif., has welcomed Pamala Wishard as its new Product Manager. Wishard will assume responsibility of all product line development with the support of CEO/Sales Director, Stan Shibata. With many years of experience in the lighting industry, Wishard brings extensive expertise to Focus. Her resume includes experience with engineering and design, “Pamala will be a great asset and will help us reach new heights in product innovation and development,” says...

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