Interior Design

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Reference

Reference works typically consist of brief selections of facts, data, or definitions, such as dictionaries. However, in today’s networked society, there are many other types of reference works online. We have provided here links to key online and print reference works to support Interior Design.

Databases, Directories, & Web Portals

  • Art History Resources: This comprehensive Art History resource organizes links by civilization and then by subheadings, such as Prehistoric Art with Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Art subheadings. It proceeds through Ancient Near East, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Art in Early Europe, Art in the Middle Ages, into the Renaissance, and so on.
  • Artcyclopedia: Artcyclopedia is a directory of links to museum quality artwork. It can be searched by artist name, by subject (for example landscapes), by movement (for example, Impressionism), as well as by medium and nationality.
  • Cities & Buildings Database: The Cities and Buildings Database is a collection of digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and throughout the world, available to students, researchers and educators on the web.
  • City of Toronto Archives: Archives provides plans and history of Toronto buildings.
  • Design Directory: A comprehensive database of hand-picked design firms, studios, museums, organizations, and resources.
  • Designer’s Walk: Connecting Toronto trade professionals with the best products and innovations in luxury and innovative design.
  • Materia: A database of material resources for design.
  • OntarioDesign: Sources and services to the Ontario design trade (provides company information)
  • Transmaterial: Materials that redefine our physical environment.
  • Sweets: Comprehensive building product information, CAD details, building information modeling (BIM) objects, specs, catalogs, galleries, green product information, and multi-platform options like the magazine SNAP, Continuing Education and newsletters.
  • Worqx (ColorTheory): the site presents a bit of information about development, the widely used color theory tutorial, and links to a variety of external resources regarding both design and development.

Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Thesaurus

  • Art & Architecture Thesaurus: Learn about the purpose, scope and structure of the AAT. The AAT is an evolving vocabulary, growing and changing thanks to contributions from Getty projects and other institutions.
  • IIDEXthink: Material: Provides access to our up to the minute materials database and collections, curated in collaboration with international materials consultant, Jim Salazar.

Open Access Journals & eBooks

The following resources are open access free resources. The Open Access movement champions free, authoritative resources for academic achievement. Even though there are now high-quality resources available in Open-Access, you must always be critical in the assessment of any resource.

Ebooks

  • Oapen (Arts): Oapen provides access to many different open access ebooks, including Architecture, Art Forms, Commercial art & Design.

Association, Boards, and Councils

A major part of your professional career will include keeping updated on and participating in professional associations. Professional associations set benchmarks, link you to career resources, provide information on the latest developments. Other types of organizations may publish reports, newsletters, blogs, etc. that will assist you in career development and learning new skills.

  • The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID):  is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, we strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.
  • ARIDO: Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario.
  • ASHRAE: The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability within the industry.
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation: offers many free publications, reports and other CMHC resources. Some products are available in both print and electronic format.
  • Canadian Construction Association: A web portal with key information links and reports on all aspects of the construction industry.
  • The Canadian Decorators’ Association:  CDECA is a professional not-for-profit Association representing both Student and Accredited interior decorators and interior designers, and Affiliate businesses across Canada.
  • Canada Green Building Council: The CGBC is mission is to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada.
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES): The IES will build upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public.
  • Interior Designers of Alberta (IDA)
  • Interior Designers of Canada: Founded in 1972, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is the national advocacy association for the interior design profession. As the national advocacy body, IDC represents more than 4,000 members including fully qualified interior designers, Intern members (who have yet to pass their exams), students, educators and retired members.
  • 2011 Canadian Interior Design Benchmarking and Best Practices Study: Conducted by Canadian Interiors (CI) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC), this benchmarking and best practices study aims to provide in-depth facts on the Canadian interior design industry in terms of overall size, growth, compensation structure, billings and commissions with the aim of providing industry decision-makers and practitioners information as they establish plans for the future. Hard copy is available in the library.
  • International Interior Design Association: A professional networking and educational association of more than 13,000 Members in 10 specialty Forums in 31 Chapters around the world committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in Interior Design and advancing Interior Design through knowledge.
  • LEED.net: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is basically a third-party certification program. It is a nationally accepted organization for design, operation and construction of high performance green buildings. This ensures the buildings are environmentally compatible, provide a healthy work environment and are profitable.
  • National Kitchen & Bath Association: (NKBA) A not-for-profit association that through the creation of marketplaces, networks and certifications, NKBA will inspire, lead, and empower the kitchen and bath industry.Ontario/Canada Chapter The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry in Southern Ontario.

Online & Print Magazines

Magazines (or online websites with specific Interior Design themes) are provided here for review. Online resources may not be peer-reviewed, but are an excellent source of news in your field of study. Also note, some of the following journals and periodicals are also available in print at the Steeles Campus library

Scholarly Journal

  • Journal of Interior Design IMPORTANT: To access full articles from the Journal of Interior Design from the past 4 years, use this link to go Wiley’s Online Library. Please note we do not have access to the full Wiley Library just the Journal of Interior Design so when putting in your search terms do not change the box that says In this Journal.

Online Magazines

*Flipster: The RCC Library is now offering access to Flipster. Flipster is an EBSCO product that provides access to magazine content as it appears in the print version. You’ll be able to access magazines with all of the content, such as pictures, included in the online version. We currently subscribe to the following on Flipster: American Cinematographer, Architectural Digest, Cinema Scope, Discover, Dwell, Interior, Newsweek Global, Popular Science, Robot, Wallpaper, The Walrus, and Writers Digest.*

  • 360magazine: Check out the latest information on workplace research, insights and trends that will help you understand how people really work and how creating great space can make a difference.
  • Abitare: Founded in 1961 by Piera Peroni and run by her for thirty years from an exclusively female perspective, the new Abitare maintains and strengthens the formula and the characteristics of the magazine – which at the time was nothing if not revolutionary – with its rigorous, refined approach and attention to civil life and social problems, without betraying the spirit and independence of thinking that have always been key features of the magazine.
  • Architectural Digest: Online resource for decorating and renovation.
  • Award Magazine: For 28 years Award has been serving the needs of Canadian architects, interior designers, specification writers, builders, and developers, general contractors, consulting engineers, landscape architects and city/municipal planners.
  • Azure: … is an award-winning magazine with a focus on contemporary architecture and design. Since its launch in 1985, it has earned a global reputation for excellence. Its international perspective and multidisciplinary coverage – which puts architecture, interiors, products, landscapes and urbanism together in a real-world scenario – make it distinct from any other publication available on newsstands.
  • Canadian Architect: Canadian Architect is a magazine for architects and related professionals practicing in Canada. Canada’s only monthly design publication, Canadian Architect has been in continuous publication since 1955”
  • Canadian House & Home: We are a premiere design, decorating and lifestyle brand that takes you inside the most unique and beautiful homes in North America and abroad. House & Home magazine is published by Lynda Reeves and edited by Suzanne Dimma, two of Canada’s most popular style authorities.
  • Canadian Interiors: Canadian Interiors is Canada’s leading magazine targeted at interior design professionals. Since its launch in 1964, the magazine is a must read for Canadian interior designers.
  • Casabella: Casa Bella offers Elegant Furniture, Furnishing Fabrics for Curtains and Upholstery, Quality Accessories and Custom Interior Designing Services for Homes and Offices.
  • Dezeen: Brings a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world.
  • Domus: Founded in 1928 by Gio Ponti, Domus magazine remains one of the most authoritative voices in the fields of architecture and design – an internationally recognised platform of excellence for innovative thinking and influential criticism.
  • Dwell Magazine: Modern architecture and design for real people.
  • Florida Design: “FLORIDA DESIGN is dedicated to those who appreciate fine interior design, furnishings, architecture and a luxurious lifestyle. Because of our distribution, advertisers have been rewarded with sales from buyers living in or moving to Florida from all over the United States, North and South America, Europe, The Middle East, and even the tiny island of Guam.”
  • The Future of Retail  *Must register to download.* Arup’s Future of Retail report reveals important trends shaping retail’s future and looks at some of the likely impacts of these on retail environments. It looks at how consumer expectations and behaviours are changing and assesses the technologies that are impacting the retail experience, both in-store and on-line.
  • Gestalten: “Founded in Berlin in 1995, Gestalten is best known for our more than 500 books that document and anticipate vital movements in design, illustration, architecture, and typography as well as urban and contemporary art. We generate the topics for the vast majority of the books that we publish ourselves and compile, edit, and design each publication to be both inspirational and user-oriented.”
  • Healthcare Design: Healthcare Design serves an audience of architects, interior designers, hospital administrators, facility managers, engineers, and key members of the construction community as the premier source of insight, information, and inspiration for planning, designing, and constructing new or renovated healthcare facilities. Our goal is to help our audience navigate the current healthcare landscape and the evolving expectations surrounding design/architecture/construction in order to build environments that improve patient outcomes and satisfaction while also embodying high design standards. With every story we write, we aim to serve the very specific perspective of our healthcare design community.
  • Hospitality Design: “Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, published 10 times a year, is the premier trade magazine serving the field of hospitality design. It connects owners, operators, purchasing agents, designers, and architects involved in the design of hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, nightclubs/lounges, spas, and all other hospitality-oriented projects. HD continues its 30-plus-year mission to publish the accomplishments of various design teams that collaborate to bring the most innovative examples of new construction and renovation to the industry.”
  • InformeDesign: InformeDesign was created to bring design research and practice together. The designers of the built environment face a multitude of complex challenges that are resource, social, environmental, behavioral, and design in nature. InformeDesign brings research from a vast array of reputable research sources to the design community to addresses those challenges. They range from the most rigorous, peer reviewed journal research findings transformed into evidence-based design criteria to postings of the most recent doctoral dissertations and intra-company industry reports. All are provided as a means by which to enable design practitioners to engage in evidence-based design (EBD).
  • Interior Design: the definitive resource for interior designers, architects, and other design professionals, featuring groundbreaking projects, innovative new products, real-time design industry news, exclusive in-depth research, and more.
  • Japan Architect: (Available via the Steeles campus library)
  • Metropolis: Uniquely positioned at the convergence of architecture, design and culture, Metropolis powers your business with the collective strength of our award-winning print magazine; digital, social and mobile channels; global network of journalists and critics; and our highly engaged, loyal audience.
  • Morfae Find news and other information about modern art, architecture, fashion, design, and interior decorating. Includes pictures, descriptions, and background information about artistic creations.
  • SABmag: Sustainable Architecture & Building [SABMag],ecoHouse, and the SAB Canadian Green Building Awards together represent one of the most significant sources of sustainable design information, practices and related products from the Canadian perspective.
  • World of Interiors: THE WORLD OF INTERIORS brings together the broadest spectrum of homes, art features and product shoots, with editorial of the highest integrity, produced to the highest specifications.

Social Media & Web 2.0 Tools

In addition to journals and magazines on the web, there many Web 2.0 tools and applications that will help you become a more efficient researcher. From Facebook to Academia.edu, there are many social media tools online to help connect you to information you need.

Applications (phone, tablets, etc.)

  • Photo Measures (Apple): Photo Measures provides an easy way to save measures on your own photos on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
  • Phaidon Design Classics (Apple): An authoritative and meticulously researched collection of design classics charting the story of product design over the past 200 years, many of which are largely unchanged and still in production today.
  • Magpie by Cronan (Apple): The Magpie acts just like any good magpie should; it collects the things that inspire you, storing them as future reference for your design decisions. We often need to express the things we like, by storing these memories we have a great wealth of visual language with which to explain our design needs to others.

Blogs

  • Art Instruction Blog: Art education and instruction.
  • Art Lessons Online – Art Instruction for Beginners: Provides art tutorials from trained artists. Topics include drawing, painting, crafts, and mixed media. Also provides information on color theory and composition. Includes artist interviews.
  • OneDrawingaDay.com: “One Drawing A Day is a joint Studio 1482 effort to put more drawings out in the world. Another way to break the ice, start a conversation, show some of our thinking and mostly just to have a place to post a few drawings. We have a lot of drawings. We thought they should see the light of day more often.”
  • RCCIT blog: Interior Design Blog for RCC

Productivity Software Online

  • Trello: Trello is a free project management software tool. It allows you to create ‘To Do’ lists, collaborate with groups, set deadlines, and attach documents…and many more functions. It is an excellent way to organize your term of study.

Social Media

  • Academia.edu: This site not only allows you to create a Facebook-like profile, but the focus is on academics and sharing knowledge. You will be able to connect with other professionals in your area, review their posted research…and it is a completely FREE resource.
  • Materia: Materia is the global network in the area of innovative materials. Materia encourages joint innovation on the road to a more beautiful, sustainable and high-quality built environment.
  • Pinterest: Pinterest contains a wealth of images to follow on a variety of interior design themes. Sign up and start following different boards today!

Specifications

The following section includes links to design regulations, laws, and vital forms in relation to Interior Design project management.

Canadian

Course Specific Forms

  • DIDP 451:  See the following forms for supporting your class work.

Ontario

  • Construction Lien Act: The Ontario Construction Lien Act – Consolidation Period: From July 1, 2011 to the e-Laws currency date.
  • Master Format numbers and titles: Master Format is the specifications-writing standard for most commercial building design and construction projects in North America. It lists titles and section numbers for organizing data about construction requirements, products, and activities.
  • Ontario Building Code: The full text of the regulation portion of the 2012 Building Code (O. Reg. 322/12), can also be viewed free online at E-Laws. An accessible, on-line, E-code version of the 2012 Building Code Compendium is still under development by the Ministry. The release date and price have yet to be determined.

United States

  • ARCAT: An online resource of FREE building product information. No registration is required. Offers a wide variety of tools for the AEC community with an extensive and up to date specification library.

International 

International Building Code (2009)

Antiques, Art, Accessories

A set of links to industry information and supportive resources.

  • Digital Library for the Decorative Arts & Material Culture: collects and creates electronic resources for study and research of the decorative arts, with a particular focus on Early America. Included are electronic texts and journals, image databases, and information on organizations, museums and research facilities. Made possible by the Chipstone Foundation, the site was created and is maintained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.
  • JAGR Interiors (formally known as “John Alexander Ltd.”): “We focus on solutions where the past and the future come to define the present; design that not only shapes interiors, but ultimately shapes the lives of the people who inhabit them.”
  • JoanBogart.com: Find unique& decorative Victorian pieces including Parian, Epergnes, Old Paris, Terra Cotta Dogs, & Vintage Tole.
  • Kovels: providing antiques and collectibles since 1953
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Met has made many of their art images freely available for public use, you can search thousands of art images.
  • O’Sullivan Antiques: Also include textiles, lighting, mirrors, etc.
  • Raymond Waites: Creations include fashion bedding, bath accessories, textiles, wall coverings, area rugs, lamps, Chandeliers, dinnerware, and decorative accessories.
  • WebMuseum: The Web Museum is a non-profit collaborative effort on the part of many museums and galleries worldwide to provide access to visual images that are out of copyright. Images, exhibitions, an index of artists, and a glossary of art terms may be found here.

Carpet

A set of links to industry information and supportive resources.

  • The Carpet & Rug Institute: Whether you are a homeowner, architect, or facility manager, making the right flooring decisions starts with having the facts. That’s where The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) comes in. Our purpose is to provide science-based information about carpet and rugs – from health benefits to improved air quality to care and cleaning.
  • Classic Rug Collection Inc.: Commentary by the Owner: “In 1999, I started Classic Rug Collection, Inc. I used the word “collection” because I envisaged rugs made in many different styles and techniques. Drawing upon my interest in historical sources and using my research skills, I have designed rugs based on American Primitive designs, the Gee’s Bend Quilt patterns, Art Deco motifs, and classic Eastern geometrics.”
  • Endless Knot Rugs: Founded in 1978, Endless Knot is a San Francisco Bay Area importer, national distributor, and designer of handcrafted Tibetan carpets made in Nepal.
  • Helios: We’ve been weaving wool carpets for over 20 years. Wool has always been our fiber of choice because it boasts extraordinary natural advantages that cannot be found in any other fiber. All of our carpets are manufactured in the U.S.A. and are primarily woven—an environmentally friendly technique that enhances the strength of the wool fiber while providing endless variations of pattern and texture.
  • Hokanson: Hokanson is the worldwide recognized leader in the designing and manufacturing of custom made rugs and carpets. Hokanson was established in 1987 by Larry Hokanson of Houston Texas. Hokanson quickly rose to the premier position in the custom rug industry and has maintained that position ever since.

Ceiling and Wall Finishes

A set of links to industry information and supportive resources.

  • Benjamin Moore Paints: At Benjamin Moore, we remain committed to the vision of our founder Benjamin Moore when he started his paint company in 1883: producing the highest-quality paints and finishes in the industry, and delivering them directly to our customers through our nationwide network of knowledgeable, customer-friendly retail store operators.
  • Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers: Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers was founded in 1979 by Bruce Bradbury with the mission of rediscovering and recreating the best in historic wallpaper design.
  • Cherry Tree Design: Japanese inspired interior accents.
  • Chicago Metallic: Chicago Metallic Corporation was founded in 1893 as a small manufacturer of stained glass sash bar in the heartland of America. Today, CMC is a global provider of architectural building products and services – including metal panels and ceiling systems, suspended grid systems, and acoustical and sustainable ceiling panels. Our manufacturing facilities and distribution channels are located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
  • Design Shoji Screens: Design Shoji was founded in 1982 by the husband-and-wife team of Brian Consterdine and Wren Okasaki. “We enjoy collaborating on projects to bring the client’s concept to life; even now, after all these years, we are still constantly challenged by the commissions we receive. We are most grateful for our loyal customers that have enabled us to practice the craft which we love — the art of shoji. Every project is totally unique and we like the process of bringing your ideas to fruition.”

Colour

A set of links to industry information and supportive resources.

  • Color Association of the United States:  The Color Association of The United States creates and delivers global color intelligence across industries.  It serves as premier forecast agent, specialized educator, and trusted advisor to color professionals whose responsibility is to ensure marketplace success for their color decisions in the realm of brands, product and service, and spatial environments.
  • ColorMatters: Comment from the owner: “The primary focus of my work since 1988 is color psychology. As a branding expert, I’ve provided colour consultation for a vast array of projects – for clients such as Tylenol, Nokia Mobile Phones, Eastman Kodak and Dow Chemical.”
  • Colour Theory: Vision and color are at the heart of painting. Here is the most comprehensive discussion for artists of color perception, colour psychology, “colour theory” and colour mixing available online, and one of the most comprehensive available anywhere in any format.
  • Pigments through the Ages“Pigments through the Ages is one of several exhibits in the WebExhibits online museum, all of which promote discovery through multidisciplinary approaches that support all learning styles. WebExhibits is a public service of the Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement (IDEA).”
  • Worqx: the site presents a bit of information about development, the widely used color theory tutorial, and links to a variety of external resources regarding both design and development.

Furniture

A set of links to industry information and supportive resources.

  • Antoine Proulx: Antoine Proulx is an extensive collection of tables and case pieces where balance is often achieved through asymmetry and cantilevered volumes. It is inspired by a divergent array of subjects ranging from the paintings of Francis Bacon and René Magritte to the ceramics and architectural facades of the Czech Cubists. Antoine Proulx is luxury in its most honest and contemporary form. It is furniture meant to be handed down to future generations.
  • Cassina: Cassina USA was established in 1994 to bring this contemporary furniture to the American market. Our modern classics include theCassina I Maestri Collection by 20th century masters, as well as the contemporary designs of noted European designers. Many of these furniture designs are included in the collections of leading museums, and are found in the world’s best-furnished interiors.
  • Herman Miller Products: By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.
  • de Sede (Switzerland): As a company, we strive to create hand-crafted masterpieces to meet discriminating individual requirements for the world of today. It is our goal that people should enjoy the pleasure of our furniture for many years to come and be delighted to own such attractive items.
  • George Smith: George Smith carries a number of stock items which are available for immediate delivery. Stock items are upholstered in a range of different fabrics from our own collection, lines that we represent and other fabric houses. We try to carry as broad a range of stock as possible, but if you can’t see something that fits with your scheme then please contact your local showroom for information on placing an order. Please choose one of the showrooms below and browse through our available stock.
  • Steelcase:  We are globally accessible through a network of channels, including over 630 dealers in over 800 locations worldwide. We design for social, economic and environmental sustainability.  We have $107.7 millions invested in research, design, and development activities over the past 3 years. Steelcase is a global, publicly traded company leading our industry with fiscal 2014 revenue of approximately $3 billion and approximately 10,700 employees around the world. The leadership team is based at the global headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Green/Sustainable Design

A set of links to industry information and supportive resources.

  • ASHRAE: The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability within the industry.
  • Canada Green Building Council: The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada.
  • EcoFirst.com: “Our website provides an avenue for artists to deliver ecologically based art to people everywhere. We strive to support philanthropic work and encourage others to support humanitarian and ecologically oriented organizations that better the world and the lives of those within it.”
  • Greener Buildings: Building and facilities news and information on green design.
  • LEED: The most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe. LEED is certifying 1.5 million square feet of building space each day in 135 countries. LEED is a certification program for buildings, homes and communities that guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance. Today, more than 54,000 projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising more than 10.1 billion square feet of construction space.

Kitchen & Bathroom Design

A set of links to industry information and supportive resources.

Bathroom Resources

  • AgapeDesign: Established in 1973 by the Benedini family in Verona and subsequently relocated to Mantua, Agape owes much of its aesthetics, innovation and passion to its crucial geographical position between Milan, Veneto and Emilia. Founded with the vocation of creating new ways of interpreting the bathroom, the company today sets a benchmark for contemporary furniture. Under Agape’s expert guidance the bathroom shifts from functional space to emotional centre of the home, becoming a dynamic and rejuvenating environment devoted to personal wellbeing.
  • American Standard: includes both bathroom and kitchen resources.
  • Delta Faucet Company: Delta Faucet Company (Delta) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Masco Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home improvement and building products. Founded by Masco Corporation in 1954 with the introduction of the single-handle faucet, Delta Faucet Company, America’s Faucet Innovation Leader, offers an extensive line of residential and commercial products, incorporating style and innovation into faucets and flush valves. The company manufactures Delta®, Brizo® and Peerless® branded products.

Kitchen Resources

  • Alchemy Glass & Light: Alchemy was started as a glass studio by artists Michael Murphy and Steve Weinstock, but has grown into a workshop of artisans working not just in glass, but also in stone, metal and wood. They produce unique pieces that, though they provide everyday functions of lighting a room or catching water in the bathroom, are also pieces of art.
  • Bulthaup: is renowned worldwide for its architecture of living spaces. Architecture, innovation and precision are characteristic of the brand. It offers our customers a comprehensive promise of quality, the security of seamless design solutions and confidence on all of the world’s markets.
  • The Corsi Group: Since 1973, this company provides customized kitchen design products.

Lighting

A set of links to industry information and supportive resources.

  • Bellacor: Bellacor is the world’s leading source for lighting and home furnishings on the web. The Bellacor collection includes 500,000+ items from 700+ trusted manufacturers.
  • CL Sterling & Son: C L Sterling was established in 2001 to produce a range of light fixtures for sale to architects and interior designers both domestically and abroad. The company is based in Niantic, Connecticut, USA. Prior to its organization the founders were involved for a number of years in both architecture and interior design with a primary focus on high end residential design. A great deal of this work required custom fabrication of site specific light fittings, and as a direct result of this experience C L Sterling was established.
  • Galbraith & Paul: Founded in Philadelphia in 1986 by Liz Galbraith & Ephraim Paul, Galbraith & Paul is a studio workshop specializing in hand block printed textiles and studio printed wallpaper available to the trade. Additionally, we design and make a line of block printed pillows and lighting exclusively for Room & Board.
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES): The IES will build upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public.
  • Lighting Design & Specification: Lighting and Electrical industry in Canada.

Windows & Doors

A set of links to industry information and supportive resources.

  • Andersen Windows: Andersen Windows, Inc. is a part of Andersen Corporation; the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. The flagship Andersen® brand is the most recognized and most used brand in the window and patio door industry. In addition to the Andersen brand, Andersen Corporation includes Renewal by Andersen window replacement, Silver Line, and American Craftsman brand windows and doors sold exclusively at The Home Depot. Andersen was founded in 1903 and is privately owned. The company is known for its strong history of commitment to its business partners, employees, community and environmental stewardship.
  • Back Bay Shutter Co. Inc: Our interior wood shutters can be crafted in any shape, any
    color, and for any room. Interior Wood Shutters, shutter design, automatic shades.
  • Marvin Windows & Doors:
  • Masonite Doors: Today, Masonite embraces the spirit of our founder, William H. Mason.
  • Pella Windows & Doors: Pella Corporation is still owned by the Kuyper family and professionally managed; Pella has been awarded more than 100 product and design patents; We have 10 manufacturing facilities; There are more than 200 Window and Door Showrooms; Pella employs 6,000 team members.

Career Information

Architects & Architecture

Key Sites

  • Ontario Architecture: This is a non-profit educational website developed to help you appreciate architecture both in Ontario and the rest of the world.

Architects