Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forcast 2018


Like blue meeting yellow to make green, every color is a collision of influences – every palette a fresh chance at community. Attend the Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2018 Color Forecast to learn about the inspiration and influences behind the 2018 Colormix palettes.

ColorMix 2018 Color Forecast 

Date: 10/26/2017 

Start Time: 4:30pm 

Presentation Time: 5:15pm

FCA Design Center 

2852 Ogden Avenue, 

Naperville, IL, 60540 


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Specifying Textiles For Success CEU

CEU by SP - Overview
Expand your knowledge to better select textiles that meet demanding and often conflicting performance criteria, while also creating beautiful interiors. This CEU will include examples of common field failures, explain why they occurred and offer guidance for avoiding them. Small bites and beverages will be served.

CEU 1.0 IDCEC Credit
Sina Pearson graduated from the Univ. of Washington with a double major in fine arts/textiles, and Swedish language and literature, then earned her MFA in textiles from Cranbrook. After working for SOM /Chicago as a color/materials specialist, she won a grant from the Swedish government to study at the Royal Academy of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.

Returning to New York, she directed the textile divisions of a series of A-list firms, Jens Risom, Ward Bennet/Brickel Ass. and Unika Vaev. In 1985 she co-founded ACT, The Association for Contract Textiles; it remains the guide post for industry standards and promoting awareness of textiles. In 1990 she founded her own company, Sina Pearson Textiles, which designs, manufactures and distributes exclusive upholstery textiles for contract, healthcare, institutional, hospitality and residential use.
Momentum Group
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 11-106
Chicago, IL 60654

Date & Time
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

FREE Members

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Speed Networking Event!


Join the Illinois Chapter of ASID for speed networking! Networking is an essential part of a designer’s job and often the hardest to do. It can often open doors to new leads and jobs that you often wouldn’t get on your own. So take advantage of this free event and use it to get in contact with industry professionals and hunt down leads on job and internship positions!

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SCARCE Green Fair


Next Saturday, the 30th of September, SCARCE is holding their annual Green Fair at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. The event will have areas where you can explore various green practices including alternative energy and water conservation. Also the event will have green vendors and upcycled goods. Both of these are trending right now in all areas of design and across all design styles, so go and make connections!

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Want to work on a TV design Show? Frank Fontana is looking for volunteers…

frank-fontana-netFrank Fontana, known best for his HGTV series Design on a Dime, is working on a new show here in Chicago, “Downtown Shabby”. And he is looking for volunteers to help stage the houses for filming and the reveal. This is a great opportunity to be part of a fun project and see a design show come together from behind the scenes. Click on the image above to go to Frank’s website and see a trailer for the show.downtown-shabby

I know these dates are just around the corner and I am still getting the details. If you are available on one (or more) of the dates and would like to be part of the team, SEND ME AN EMAIL at and let me know the dates you want to volunteer for.

I’ll get back to you to confirm that you will be working that day, details like the address and contact info, and the other students/faculty working with you that day.

House #1 – LaGrange
  Tuesday 10/4
  Wednesday 10/5
  (Thursday 10/6) ⇐ team already full                                                      

House #2 Chicago / Wrigleyville

  Friday 10/7

  Saturday 10/8

  Sunday 10/9

House 3# Evanston

  Tuesday 10/11

  Wednesday 10/12

  Thursday 10/13

House #4 Chicago /Ukrainian Village

  Friday 10/14

  Saturday 10/15

  Sunday 10/16

House #5 LaGrange

  Tuesday 10/18

  Wednesday 10/19

  Thursday 10/20