Blogs

NeoCon 2019 Review
June 2019
Keep up to date with what happened at NeoCon 2019, the world’s largest convention for the commercial design industry.
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Kitchen Trend Report 2019
June 2019
The new kitchen trend not only includes keeping a warm and classic feel to it, but also making it very convenient. Every space needs to be thought out to optimize functionality and space.
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Purse Hooks
May 2019
Purse hooks are a must have item in your restaurant and bar. It is the best storage a restaurant or bar can have.
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Update your Power Outlets
April 2019
If your electrical outlets are overheating, cracked, or painted over, that could potentially cause a fire. Update your electrical outlets for safety and add modern convenience options.
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3 Easy Tips on ADA Compliance
April 2019
We understand your needs to produce a design that accommodates everyone while meeting ADA compliance standards so we created this guide to assist you in the process.
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Quick Guide on Kitchen Power Outlets
April 2019
Learn about kitchen power regulations for kitchens and make the right choice when updating your electrical outlets.
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Barn Door Hardware
April 2019
Dual-purpose barn door hardware is both functional and decorative - a great space-saving tool that doubles as an attractive complementary design.
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Make Your Work Space Work For You
March 2019
Making your desk clean and clear of cutter is easy and has many benefits; it reduces stress and even improves your overall health.
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Meet Mockett’s Design Competition Winners
March 2019
Congratulations to Hannah Eckersley and Michael Nelson! For an unprecedented third year in a row, we have received winning entries from students in the Industrial Design Program at Appalachian State University.
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New Catalog Available
March 2019
Our New 2019 Catalog showcases our “Lifestyle Collection” and we think you’ll really enjoy it.
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Mockett Wins in Hong Kong
March 2019
Team Mockett wins second consecutive race in 1-2 Finish. 1st Place Bryan Sellers & 2nd Place Katherine Legge at Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Series Hong Kong.
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Team Mockett wins big in Mexico City
March 2019
Team Mockett Wins with a 1-2 Finish! Katherine Legge takes pole and holds the lead for the entire race for the win in Mexico City and teammate Bryan Sellers takes second place.
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IBS 2019 Recap
March 2019
We had a blast at the75th annual International Builder’s Show (IBS) in Las Vegas!
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Mockett Announces Design Competition Winners
February 2019
For an unprecedented third year in a row, we’ve had winning entries to our Annual Design Competition come from the Industrial Design School at Appalachian State University.
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Why You Should Attend IBS|KBIS 2019
February 2019
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) have partnered to bring together more than 90,000 builders, general contractors, remodelers, designers, and product specifiers from around the globe in a three day mega-event hosted in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Industrial Design and Power Locker
February 2019
If you enjoy the raw and rugged sensibility of industrial design interiors, you’ll love Mockett’s PCS102-Power Locker.
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Color of the Year 2019
January 2019
Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2019: the incredibly vibrant LIVING CORAL.
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CES 2019
January 2019
We were out in Las Vegas at CES, the consumer electronics show, to see what’s new, what’s coming. It never disappoints. Read more to find out more about all the cool new tech we found!
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Top 4 Gift Ideas for Architects, Engineers or Designers
December 2018
The holiday season has officially begun! If you’re like me though, all that joy and happiness can get overshadowed by the stress of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
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How to: Use Standoffs for Display
December 2018
Standsoffs are really quite simple – a barrel serves as a spacer off your wall or table top, a screw mounts into the barrel, goes through your display and threads into a cap on the other side.
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Top 5 Kitchen Hardware Trends
December 2018
There’s no doubt that kitchen design in recent years has seen the pendulum swing from bold and daring designs to a more simplistic and minimalist nature.
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New Kitchen Pop Up Power Outlet
November 2018
Kitchens tend to get the most attention when it comes to remodels and renovations.
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BD|NY 2018 Recap
November 2018
We were thrilled to attend Boutique Design Trade Fair in New York last week!
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Halloween Ideas for Ghoulish Designers
October 2018
As the first holiday of the season, Halloween is the starting point for a 3 month long spree of celebrating and decorating and it is the ideal time to get creative and show off your DIY skills with some creepy crafts.
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3 Easy Steps to Power Your Furniture
October 2018
Power Grommets make any surface more convenient by putting access to power and data right at your fingertips. This guide will help you select the perfect solution for your furniture.
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Resimercial Takeover
October 2018
Over the past few years there has been a major push towards a more casual, more flexible, and more relaxing atmosphere in the office, grabbing design elements from both the residential and commercial realms.
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Hospital Grade vs Tamper Resistant
September 2018
You might have heard about Hospital Grade and Tamper Resistant receptacles and wondered what are the requirements for use? Or do you even need them?
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Measuring Cabinet Pull Center to Center - Your Guide for On-Center Dimensions
September 2018
The Center-to-Center of any drawer pull is the distance between the center of one screw hole to the center of the other.
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5 Cable Management Solutions to Organize Your Office
September 2018
Cables are necessary to keep us connected, but they can make any workstation look messy and unorganized without proper cable management. It might seem difficult to get a handle on those cables, but it’s actually really easy!
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Product Care Guide - Easy Steps to Clean your Mockett Hardware
August 2018
When it comes to caring for your hardware, we want to set you up for success with some simple cleaning tips to extend the life of your stainless steel, aluminum, brass, leather, and wood products.
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Quick Guide to Mixing Metals
August 2018
Combining more than one metal into the design of a room has been a popular trend for years.
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Smart Home - How Technology is Improving Your Home
July 2018
Technology is all around us and always evolving. If they aren’t already, you can count on smart gadgets becoming a part of your everyday life in the near future.
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How To Freshen Up Your Interior For Summer
July 2018
Revitalize your work or living space with some fresh new hardware ideas that will update your look without breaking the bank.
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Wireless Charging - How does it work?
July 2018
Wireless technology is hardly a brand new concept. The first wireless technology was developed by Nikola Tesla in the 19th century.
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Cargotecture - Residential and Commercial Buildings Made with Containers
July 2018
You might have seen this new architecture trend on television, in magazines, or maybe even in your own neighborhood. It’s called “Cargotecture”
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NeoCon 2018 Wrap Up
June 2018
We were thrilled to be a part of the 50th edition of NeoCon this year in Chicago! If you were in attendance, or have attended in the past, you know the pure magic that exists within the walls of the Merchandise Mart during the 3 days of the show.
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10 Plants that Will Revitalize Your Work Space
June 2018
Taking care of indoor plants is easier than you might think, and they will improve your mood and productivity at home and at the office.
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Hurricane Harvey Remodel
June 2018
Hurricane Harvey left a wake of devastation in its path in the Fall of last year, unloading unprecedented amounts of water in what can be only be described as a “1,000 years flood”. Here is one remarkable recovery story.
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Meet Professor Michael Rall
May 2018
After students in the Industrial Design program at Appalachian State University generated five winning entries in Mockett’s Annual Design Competition over the course of two years, we took notice, and we wanted to take the opportunity to get to know the professor behind it all.
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Meet Peter Clare
May 2018
Meet Peter Clare, winner of Mockett’s Annual Design Competition. We caught up with the 24 year-old product and apparel designer from North Carolina to find out a little bit more about the inspiration for his design entry and his bold and refreshingly unconventional approach to design.
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Meet Colter Swan
May 2018
Meet Cotler Swan, winner of Mockett’s Annual Design Competition. We got the opportunity to catch up with the Award Winning Designer to discuss his recent design entry, his personal design influences, and his vision for the future of design.
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Meet Steve Goldberg
May 2018
Meet Steve Goldberg, three-time winner of Mockett’s Annual Design Competition. We caught up with Steve to learn more about his winning design and to get some industry insight as part of our Ask An Expert Series.
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3 Easy Tips for Spring Cleaning: Office
April 2018
Spring is here and it’s cleaning time! You can start by cleaning your work space - a clean and organized space will increase motivation, productivity, and mood.
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How To Give Your Kitchen A Modern Makeover
April 2018
Kitchens are the nucleus of activity in the home, and the details that make the space function are very important!
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How to Choose the Best Metal Finishes for Your Interior
March 2018
Every detail, no matter how big or how small, is crucial in interior design, especially when it comes to finishes and their harmonious relationship with one another.
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3 Ways to Make Your Office More Comfortable
March 2018
Are you dreading the idea of updating your office? Don’t be. It’s easier than you might think with these simple hardware solutions.
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5 Workplace Trends for 2018
March 2018
Our world is changing all around us to accommodate the changing landscape of office culture. Here are 5 workplace trends that are changing the way we work.
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3 Custom Home Trends That Are Here To Stay
February 2018
Trends come and go, but sometimes we are lucky enough to have some special styles that stick around a while.
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Dwell on Design
February 2018
Dwell on Design is the perfect trade show for professionals who want to see the latest in residential and hospitality design.
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3 Breathtaking Achievements in Ancient Architecture
February 2018
Architecture has a rich history, born alongside the dawn of human civilization. Our basic need for shelter has sculpted our evolutionary architectural journey and every period tells its own story.
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3 Construction Trends for 2018
February 2018
The construction industry is very enthusiastic about 2018. Builders and contractors are foreseeing a strong year following a great last quarter in 2017.
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AIA Continuing Education
January 2018
Staying up on the current trends is more important than ever for architects and designers, and we’re here to help you succeed! Equip yourself with the tools you need to tackle any design project.
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Ask an Expert: Best Online Cabinets
January 2018
We had the opportunity to talk with Best Online Cabinets about everything cabinets and about current trends and best practices.
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IBS 2018 Recap
January 2018
Hello, friends. It was an absolute delight to be at the International Builder Show (IBS) in Orlando where we got to see some old friends and meet many new ones.
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Color Of the Year 2018
January 2018
Pantone has announced its 2018 color of the year, ULTRA VIOLET. This variation of purple is a complex color and might be a fitting color for this New Year.
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IBS And KBIS 2018
January 2018
Construction Week is back! America’s largest light construction building tradeshow, International Builder’s Show (IBS), is coming back to Orlando January 9 – 11, 2018. As a special bonus, IBS and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) have agreed to continue their co-location contract through 2020 so your pass will grant access to both shows.
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2017 - That's a Wrap!
December 2017
Another year has come and gone at Mockett. Our 37th to be exact. Each as excellent as the last!
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3 Gift Ideas for your Favorite Architect or Engineer
December 2017
It’s that time of the year again… And time is running out! We’re here to help – we’ve put together a few gift ideas for engineers/architects/builders.
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Our Best Customer Service Tool? YOU
December 2017
As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve been going through a series of updates on our website lately. We launched an entirely new site in the beginning of 2017, and like any major project, there were a wave of updates to follow to work out any “bugs” we encountered.
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5 Ways to Update your Office
December 2017
When’s the last time you updated your office? Has it been 10 years or more? Maybe it’s time to start thinking of ways to renovate. Office designs and trends change periodically, and older setups can look tired and outdated making it a less attractive setting for employees and clients.
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How To Update Your Kitchen On A Budget
November 2017
There’s no doubt that a full kitchen remodel can really spice up the look of your home, but committing to it can be expensive, challenging, and time consuming. Luckily, if you want to see some big changes without committing to a remodel, there are some simple solutions that won’t break the bank.
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BDNY 2017 Recap & Review
November 2017
We had a blast at the famed Boutique Design New York trade fair, BDNY. For those of you that we had the opportunity to meet with, we thank you for visiting with us.
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5 Ways to Be More Productive At Work
November 2017
Sometimes Mondays just feel like… Monday. That Sunday feeling dreading going back to the grind. Expect your productivity to be at its lowest on Monday morning, often putting important tasks at risk while you struggle to get back into your groove.
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Fun things to do in NY while attending BDNY
November 2017
New York is one of the most visited cities in the world. And for good reason! From food to fashion to finance, this city is booming with culture. The Big Apple really is an incredible experience, and if you plan to visit New York for BDNY, you'll want to pack as much excitement as you can into your trip.
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Hotel Trends to Watch
October 2017
Early adopters of technology, especially Millennials and Centennials, are shaping the hotel industry like no other generations before. As they increase their travel related spending annually, hotels are increasingly looking for ways to accommodate this tech-savvy generation in the best way possible.
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5 Fun Halloween Decor Ideas: Pinterest Picks
October 2017
Fall means cool weather, lattes, pumpkins, and of course, Halloween. And for you creative types, this is the absolute best time of year to show off your dark side-fueled craftiness. Pinterest is full of great Halloween decoration ideas from fun to spooky to downright scary.
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How to Choose a Color Scheme
October 2017
One of the most difficult tasks in interior design is selecting a color palette. It can be very challenging, especially since all furniture and accessories will have to follow the color palette you’ve chosen in order to maintain that perfect harmony.
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Guide for Hardware Positioning
October 2017
Changing hardware can make an old cabinet look new again. So choosing the hardware not only that you like, but that fits the style you are trying to accomplish, is the first step in re-imagining your space. Once you have selected your hardware, give some serious thought to its placement on the cabinets. You may not have given it much thought before, but the positioning of the hardware on your cabinetry makes a huge difference in its overall look.
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Donation Drive - Hurricane Harvey
October 2017
After Hurricane Harvey landed in Houston unloading unprecedented amounts of water, the city and surrounding areas were devastated and more than 30,000 people were displaced from their homes. As soon as the news broke, organizations and people all over the country immediately pulled together to help Hurricane Harvey Victims in any way they could.
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How to Decorate Shelves
September 2017
Wall shelves can be elegant, fun, and bold. They not only optimize vertical space, but can easily add personality to offices, commercial spaces, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, you name it. They can be tricky though – done wrong, and they can make your wall look cluttered. Follow these tips to find the perfect shelf brackets for your application – with a bit of fun, vibrant personal expression!
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Universal Design Kitchen
September 2017
The newly designed Signature Space Universal Design Kitchen was carefully planned by residential environments and design students, and through layout and product selection, they created a kitchen that accommodates people with a wide range of physical and cognitive abilities.
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The Rise of the Billion Dollar Stadium
September 2017
Football season is upon us. Rejoice football fans. But as much as we love watching football, have you noticed lately that the stadiums where the games are played have become the center of attention?
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Why You Should Attend BDNY (for FREE! w/ Promo Code)
August 2017
Are you in the Hospitality Industry? Project Contractor? Or a design enthusiast? Here is why you should attend BDNY this year:
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Ask An Expert: Anna Orfanides
August 2017
We caught up with interior designer, Anna Orfanides, for a Q&A session about what's new in interior design and what the future holds for the industry. Anna is known for creating custom looks that balance style and function that are tailored specifically for each project. Interiors require a highly intuitive use of space and design, visualizing what is important to clients and combining clients' resources and design style.
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Know Your Wood!
August 2017
Looking to bring a natural feel to your work space? We all know wood is the prime material for construction and furniture manufacturing, but who knew there was so much to it? Each species has its own unique properties that are as unique as your own fingerprint. With so many to choose from, you're sure to find something that fits your exact tastes and budget. Here are some basics to help you decide.
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How To Mix Antique Furniture With Modern Furniture
August 2017
What's the best way to make antiques new again? Pair them with modern furniture. The mixed materials and finishes will create a fun and modern blend. Then to accent this pairing of old and new, don't be afraid to go bold! Bright colors will create a dramatic effect and help bring out the natural qualities of the antique furniture.
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Ask An Expert: Josh Briere
July 2017
We caught up with Josh Briere, CEO of Elite Design and Construction, a company that specializes in high end quality finish carpentry and remodeling. Josh has worked on everything from high end and celebrity estates to major casinos and restaurants projects.
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5 Modern Architecture Marvels
July 2017
Pinterest is an endless gallery of inspiration. Hidden treasures on every page. But it can also be dangerous! How many times have you been lost in your feed for hours? Well, we'll save you the endless journey and just give you some highlights.
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Wire Management
July 2017
Spaghetti party? No, sadly, it's just a bunch of clutter leaving a mess of wires behind on and around your furniture. Where to start? It can seem daunting, perhaps even impossible. Trust us, getting organized with wire management ...
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How To Choose the Right Hardware
July 2017
Think drawer pulls and knobs are easy and require very little thought when it comes to interior design? Think again. During the selection process for hardware, you not only have to decide which style best suits your application, but you also have to decide ...
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How To Install a Pop-Up Outlet In Your Kitchen
July 2017
The PCS77 is one of our favorite Pop-Up Kitchen Power options. It has everything a power grommet needs, and your electrician will love it too! The PCS77 has Tamper Resistant, GFCI outlets and a water tight seal...
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Dwell on Design 2017
June 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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NeoCon 2017 Wrap Up
June 2017
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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Ask An Expert: Peter Stathis
June 2017
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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Tactile Relationships - How Textures Influence Design
June 2017
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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6 Kitchen Trends Happening Right Now
May 2017
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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Future of Customer Service
May 2017
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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Kitchen Power Outlets
May 2017
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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A Brief History of Cabinet Hardware
May 2017
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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4 Types of Power Grommets That Will Transform Your Desk
April 2017
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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5 Tips For The Perfect Interior
April 2017
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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Leading The Charge - What is USB-C?
April 2017
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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Interior Design for Commercial Spaces
March 2017
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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How To Reduce Your Ecological Footprint
March 2017
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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How To Make Your Office Desk More Comfortable and Efficient
March 2017
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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Medical Facilities Design - Waiting Rooms
March 2017
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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PCS77 on HGTVs Property Brothers
February 2017
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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3 Reasons to Update Your Electrical Outlets
February 2017
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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Love Is In The Air! Three Ways to Use Rose Gold.
February 2017
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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Mixing Metals Guide - 3 Easy Steps to Mix Metal Finishes
February 2017
As we get settled into the new year, it may be time to consider freshening up your look with some new home décor. A few simple changes can revitalize your space and make the old feel new again.
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2017 Color of the Year and 3 Ways to Use It
January 2017
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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31st Annual Mockett Design Competition Winners
January 2017
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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5 Holiday Gift Ideas for your Favorite Architect
December 2016
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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3D Printing - The Future of Concept Modeling at Mockett
August 2016
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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The Millennial Workspace
July 2016
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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Convenient Power Options = Happy Customers
May 2016
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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Barn Door Hardware - It's All About YOU!
March 2016
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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Wireless Charging - Free Yourself from Cables!
March 2016
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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How Safe is Your Electrical Device? Ask UL.
March 2016
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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Design Inspires Productivity
February 2016
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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Benching Solutions. Is it right for your office?
January 2016
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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CES 2016 in Review
January 2016
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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