Blogs

June 2017
Dwell on Design 2017
Dwell on Design, a modern design-themed trade show, returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center to showcase the latest in furniture and accessories and residential design applications.
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June 2017
NeoCon 2017 Wrap Up
If you attended NeoCon 2017 in Chicago, surely we don't need to tell you there was no shortage of work-inspired details. If you didn't get the opportunity to attend, read on and we'll tell you more about what we found in our recap roundup!
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June 2017
Ask An Expert: Peter Stathis
We caught up with industrial designer, Peter Stathis, for a Q&A session about the future of office design. This just in time for NeoCon 2017, where we expect to find the latest trends on display, but Peter offers some professional insight ...
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June 2017
Tactile Relationships
What we touch and feel has a tendency to create a deeper emotional connection than sight alone. Texture is one of the most often overlooked design elements, but it is actually one of the most important.
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May 2017
Kitchen Trend Report
Are you planning to remodel your kitchen this season? This helpful Q&A will give you some helpful tips and guidelines for your project. Don't forget the details that can help make your kitchen even more inviting and functional.
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May 2017
Future of Customer Service
The future of artificial intelligence is becoming a reality. We've all talked to a call-routing bot and also chatted with it. This sandbox version of artificial intelligence that we are currently living in is not quite up to par just yet, but it's getting close.
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May 2017
Kitchen Power Outlets
If you are building or renovating your kitchen, you may have encountered some problems with your hidden kitchen power requirements. You have a brilliant design in mind, but not so fast...
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May 2017
A Brief History of Cabinet Hardware
Architectural Hardware plays a much bigger role in our daily lives than you may have imagined. Hardware as we know it today started to take off during the industrial revolution, but it has been giving our furniture...
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April 2017
Perfection is in the Details
What separates your business from the competition? If the customer experience is not at the top of your list, it should be. Now, what creates the best customer experience? The details! The thoughtful little things that leave a lasting impression.
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April 2017
5 Tips For The Perfect Interior
Spring is in the air, and so is the warm breezy weather that sets the stage for your home remodel. Roll up those sleeves and prepare for demo - sun's out, guns out! Or maybe you just need to shake things up without any construction.
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April 2017
Leading The Charge
USB-C is the developing industry standard for transmitting high speed power and data. What is USB-C? USB-C will soon do away with all proprietary power adapters and USB cables in a call to unify all devices once and for all.
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March 2017
Interior Design for Commercial Spaces
Is your brick and mortar store missing something? Is it getting increasingly difficult to get new customers in the door, or are you even losing your existing customers? Maybe it's time to reevaluate...
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March 2017
Reducing Our Ecological Footprint
Our environment is our most precious possession: it's the only one we've got and we can't afford to mess this up. Ecological diversity is what makes our sacred planet Earth the only livable habitat in our galaxy.
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March 2017
Super Tables
Did you know that your work desk can be much more than a simple tabletop? Consider the possibilities that can turn your regular old desk into a super table. Customize your user experience with a few simple upgrades.
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March 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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February 2017
PCS77 on HGTVs Property Brothers
We had a very exciting opportunity to include our Pop-Up Kitchen Power grommet, PCS77, on HGTV's Property Brothers Season 10, Episode 9. We were able to provide a practical and convenient kitchen power solution to a ...
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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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