The 2020 International Design Awards (IDA) receives entries exhibiting the highest design standards in its 14-year history

The International Design Awards (IDA) exist to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design.

Los Angeles, United States – Each year architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers, and fashion designers are invited to submit their work for the IDA design competition in order to gain worldwide exposure and enter one of the most respected and prestigious global design awards.

The IDA jury saw entries exhibiting the highest current design standards across the five Award disciplines Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design and evaluated submissions from more than 80 countries. Each design entry was evaluated by the professional IDA Jury panel on its own merit.

Among thousands of entries, the jury was able to score and select some of the best and most innovative designs as the main winners of IDA. The Architecture discipline award was handed to One Sino Park by lead designer Qun Wen. The project highlights relationships between architecture, nature, society, and the people of Chongqing, thus enhancing the spatial experience of the building’s visitors through a design-oriented rethinking of modern lifestyles.

By: Russel Carr

Lotus Evija by Russel Carr received the Product

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Christie’s International Real Estate enters India, ties up with Delhi firm



a view of a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace: Christie’s International Real Estate enters India, ties up with Delhi firm


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Christie’s International Real Estate enters India, ties up with Delhi firm

Christie’s International Real Estate, a global player in ultra-luxury residential space, has announced its India foray with a tie-up with New Delhi-based Himmat & Rohini Singh LLP.

At a time when the luxury real estate market is experiencing a resurgence the world over, the collaboration would serve connoisseurs of high-end homes, estates and villas, the company said in a statement.

“The business ethos of Himmat Singh and Rohini Chaudhri Singh are perfectly aligned with Christie’s values, making them the obvious choice to be invited to our network,” said Helena De Forton, director of regional operations for Europe, Middle East, Russia, India and Africa of Christie’s International Real Estate.

Established in New Delhi in 2005, Himmat & Rohini Singh LLP was founded by the husband and wife team of Himmat Singh and Rohini Chaudhri Singh, with experience in the luxury residential sector.

As high-net worth Indians continue to seek second-home opportunities not only within the country but throughout the world, the company can assist them by leveraging the global network of Christie’s International Real Estate specialists, the real estate firm said.

“We are excited to welcome Christie’s

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OKC homebuilders will bring ideas back ‘from’ the International Builders Show, as usual, even though it’s online this year, which is not

“To see firsthand the latest in building science and design has allowed us to bring those concepts back to Oklahoma and share with our customers. We are looking forward to the event but also looking forward to the day we can all begin meeting and attending these great conferences in person.”

The virtual format for product exhibition will have ups and downs, said Mike Means, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Home Builders Association.

“The pro will be able to go at your own pace and be very selective of what you want to see,” he said. “A big con is that anything online allows one to try and multitask and miss some things. A couple of other cons is missing the interaction with the vendors and maybe stumbling across that one product that catches your eye.”

Means said an “unexpected positive” will be “touching base with folks you might miss if you are wandering around a gigantic showroom. Of course the negative is not being able to socialize in a normal human fashion.”

There probably isn’t any complaining about the online conventions. The National Association of Home Builders, which presents the International Builders Show, and National Kitchen & Bath

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Mitch Gould of Consumer Products International Sees Home Improvement Retail Sales Staying Strong in 2021

Boca Raton, FL, Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — When COVID-19 forced millions of people to stay at home, many of them got busy fixing up their homes, which is why retailers, such as Lowes and Home Depot, thrived during the pandemic.

Third-quarter sales for Lowes increased 30.1 percent to $22.3 billion, while Home Depot reported a 24 percent spike from 2019 as people spruced up their homes while stuck at home.

“The reason the U.S. economy has shown resiliency is that COVID-19 didn’t hurt all the consumer goods sections. For many consumers, they just switched from in-store purchases to online buying,” said Mitch Gould, founder and CEO of Boca-Raton based Consumer Products International. “Many consumer industries, such as home improvement, thrived during the health crisis.”

Gould said the U.S. economy in 2021 should continue to rebound as Americans receive stimulus and expanded unemployment checks, and businesses receive aid from the government.

“We have a $900 billion stimulus package that will fuel the immediate economy while the country expands its vaccination rollout to reach millions of people,” Gould said. “As more people receive the vaccine, I think you will see a return to normalcy.”

Annual expenditures for renovation and

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