Design and the Environment
Taking viewers to the crossroads of aesthetic, functional, and sustainability issues, this program looks at aspects of design that can have negative ecological consequences. Students learn about eco-friendly design and the use of life cycle assessments by architects and product designers to ensure that their work has minimal environmental impact. Sustainable design techniques are investigated through case studies of a zero energy" home which makes use of spatial and solar-heating innovations, and of a specially insulated tea kettle which demonstrates further innovative solutions to energy consumption problems.
Design: All About Textiles
Join interior designer Brandi Hagen as she showcases samples and explains different types of natural fibers including plant, animal, mineral and synthetic fibers
Interior Design Project: Furniture Styles
Join award-winning principal designer Brandi Hagen of Eminent Interior Design on a tour of furniture showrooms to discover the distinguishing characteristics of furniture and decorating styles.
Interior Design Project: Step by Step Bathroom Remodel
An interview and behind the scenes footage with Brandi Hagen, the award winning Principal Designer of Eminent Interior Design, gives the audience insight into the process, pitfalls, and professional touches involved in designing an amazing master bathroom.
Interior Design: The Basics
Interior designer Robin Strangis introduces the basics of interior design by giving a guided tour of decorating styles in the display rooms of a furniture store.