Blogs

February 2017
3 Reasons to Update Your Electrical Outlets
Electrical outlets are an essential part of our everyday lives. They power the devices that are vital to our existence, like powering our social networks for instance! But power outlets rarely get the attention they deserve.
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February 2017
Love Is In The Air! Three Ways to Use Rose Gold.
Love is in the air, and the color for this season is Rose Gold. A beautiful, chic, and romantic color. This color can be found in many shades from dusty pink to a darker more reddish tone, the only difference being the amount of copper mixed in.
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February 2017
Mixing Metals
As we get settled into the new year, it may be time to consider freshening up your look with a new home d├ęcor for 2017. A few simple changes can revitalize your space and make the old feel new again.
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January 2017
2017 Color of the Year and 3 Ways to Use It
Pantone has announced its 2017 color of the year, GREENERY. This soft, soothing tone creates a warm and gentle mood. Recent design trends have been heavily influenced by a desire to reconnect with nature, as well as...
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January 2017
31st Annual Mockett Design Competition Winners
The Design Competition was created in 1985, and the rules are and always have been very simple: anyone can enter! No professional credentials required - anybody can submit their product ideas no matter how unusual, even those that...
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December 2016
5 Holiday Gift Ideas for your Favorite Architect
The holidays are fast approaching, and you've probably finished most of your Christmas shopping by now, crossing everyone off your list. Except one. If any of your loved ones are architects, then you know how difficult it can be to...
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August 2016
3D Printing - The Future of Concept Modeling at Mockett
We got into the 3D printing game early on. Years ago in fact. Long before it was in the news or making a big splash on social media, and certainly long before it grew into what it is today. In fact, the first model we had in the office was one...
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July 2016
The Millennial Workspace
The office construction industry continues to grow at a consistent rate, but much of that construction is geared towards a new kind of office space. A new take on design inspired largely by an evolving office culture and the...
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May 2016
Convenient Power Options = Happy Customers
Ask any bartender and you'll find that there are a multitude of things that we as bar patrons do that just, well, annoy them. From ordering "a beer" without specifying what KIND of beer to say, helping yourself to a cherry from the fruit tray, there...
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March 2016
Barn Door Hardware - It's All About YOU!
So, how did this rustic barn door style make its way into urban lofts and luxury interiors? Well, much of its recent trending success can be attributed to its basic functionality. The graceful freedom of movement is nearly frictionless as...
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March 2016
Wireless Charging - Free Yourself from Cables!
No Wires, No Mess. The question is: Are we there yet? The answer is: Yes! Wireless Charging technology has existed for quite some time, but not until recently has it become so accessible to consumers.
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March 2016
How Safe is Your Electrical Device? Ask UL.
What is UL and why is it so important? In short, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is responsible for testing hundreds of thousands of parts each year and tagging billions of products with their safety certifications. When a new product is ready...
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February 2016
Design Inspires Productivity
Makes sense, right? It's not such an enigmatic concept if you think about it. Whether you work in an office or work from home, a comfortable workspace will keep you focused - staying focused will enhance productivity and inspire...
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January 2016
Benching Solutions. Is it right for your office?
Benching is the biggest new trend in office design, and those old high cubicle walls are crashing down in favor of an open space floor plan. But will it work for you and your office culture?
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January 2016
CES 2016 in Review
CES is nothing short of an all-encompassing sensory exploration that will leave you exhausted from tech fatigue. I've never seen so much "stuff" that I never knew I wanted. Until now.
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February 2017
Medical Facilities Design - Waiting Rooms
Going to the clinic is a dreaded experience. Whether you're getting a diagnosis or treatment for yourself, or simply there to be by someone else's side, it's never a comfortable experience.
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