Designers – submit your projects

18 Oct

EDRA CORE Announces 2016 Call for Applications
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)’s Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) is devoted to recognizing and celebrating exceptional environmental design research as applied to design projects. Under this program, CORE certificates are issued to rigorous and impactful practice-based design research that sparks innovation and promotes best practice in environmental design.


If you have completed a significant practice-based research project in the last two years and share EDRA’s commitment to advancing design research, you should apply to CORE as a way to show how your design research effort is making a real impact on design.

online application site opens September 15, 2016
application deadline November 1, 2016
notifications sent to applicants February 1, 2017
applicant appeals process February 1-15, 2017
Final decisions notifications sent to appeals applicants; recipients publicly acknowledged March 15, 2017
Recognition ceremony: EDRA48Madison

Download the 2016 CORE Application Brochure

For questions regarding the CORE program, application process, and/or sponsorship, please contact EDRA Headquarters at

A celebration of the life and work of Peter Blundell Jones

7 Oct

Our architecture author Peter Blundell Jones very sadly passed away in August after a short illness, days before his book Architecture and Ritual was published. He will be sorely missed by all.

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The Trendmakers: Behind the Scenes of the Global Fashion Industry

5 Oct

Author Jenny Lantz considers trends from an economic and cultural perspective to add to our knowledge of the complexities of the business of fashion.  [Read on…]

Tips for planning your fashion career (from the experts!)

8 Sep

Guide to Fashion Career Planning

In Guide to Fashion Career Planning, Planning: Job Search, Résumés, and Strategies for Success, authors V. Ann Paulins and Julie L. Hillery cover everything a student needs for a successful fashion career in design, merchandising, or retail—including résumé writing, interviewing, job search strategies, internships and portfolios. We sat down with the authors for a Q&A on navigating the current fashion career landscape.

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Shop our back to university sale!

7 Sep

Back to School


With a new academic year upon us, now is the time to peruse our excellent range of titles. And to celebrate the start of term, we’re offering a 30% discount on our print and ebooks across all subjects, including our bestselling titles*. Order your copies today and save!

US Sale | UK and Europe Sale


*Please note: Offer only valid on titles in stock from September 6th until midnight EDT September 30th. 30% offer excludes titles of $225 and above, and does not include pre-order titles, Fairchild Books or Reflective Teaching titles.

Out in Paperback: Fabric of Vision: Dress and Drapery in Painting

23 Aug

Stunning new edition of  ‘the late’ Anne Hollander’s classic.

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Submit a proposal to Fairchild Interior Design

17 Aug

Fairchild Books welcomes proposal submissions for its Interior Design and Interior Architecture List. We are seeking leading educators and designers capable of synthesizing complex areas of knowledge in their fields, and creating textbooks and teaching materials that are accessible and easily incorporated into course curriculum. Topics may include building and control systems, commercial design and residential design, design theory, global practices, lighting, professional practices, and sustainability.

For more information and to receive guidelines for proposal submission, please contact

Fairchild Books is looking for an Editorial Intern!

11 Aug


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Editorial Intern Opportunity Description

Title: Fairchild Books Fall Editorial Intern
Company/Publication: Fairchild Books, a division of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
Location: New York, NY
Paid/Unpaid: Paid $9/hr
Dates/Hours: Fall 2016 (August to December) / 9am – 5pm
Time Commitment: The intern should be able to commit to at least 30 hours per week.

Fairchild Books is a division of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. Established in 1910 and used by students and professionals worldwide, Fairchild Books is one of the world’s leading publishers of textbooks, reference titles and educational resources in the fields of fashion and interior design. Our titles cover a broad range of subject areas, including textiles, design foundations, retailing, visual merchandising, color theory, lighting, drawing & presentation, sustainability, and more. With over 240 titles in print, Fairchild Books leverages unique insider access to all aspects of the fashion and interior design worlds and the expertise of leading professionals in the field.

Summary of Internship Experience:
Fairchild Books is offering an editorial internship opportunity and seeking candidates with a desire to learn about the book publishing process. Candidates should have a keen interest in academic and professional publishing and be an undergraduate or graduate student who will be able to receive college credit for the internship. The intern experience will include assisting editors with market research, working hands-on with manuscripts and art programs to help meet deadlines, and helping coordinate the development of instructor and student resources, among other editorial and administrative tasks.

• Gain an understanding of the book publishing process, from the proposal stage through the final product.
• Experience working on different projects and with various departments.
• Involvement in a variety of editorial tasks and responsibilities, and opportunities to contribute to the development and production of new editions, new titles, and supplements.
• College credit.
• Required to be currently enrolled in college and eligible to receive college credit for internship.
• Excellent writing skills, strong attention to detail and impeccable grammar.
• Ability to work independently in an office environment, to multi-task, prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required.
• Proofreading/copyediting experience and familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style a plus.
• English, Journalism, or Communications major preferred.
If you are interested in applying please email a cover letter stating the days/hours you are available and resume to: Kiley Kudrna, Assistant Editor at Applications due by September 1, 2016.

Remembering John Heskett

9 Aug

Clive Dilnot blogs about his friend, the design historian John Heskett, and assesses Heskett’s contribution to the field of design history.

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Design Objects and the Museum: The V&A Circulation Department and Museum of the Year 2016

4 Aug

Joanna Weddell, co-editor of Design Objects and the Museum blogs about the revival of the V&A Circulation department.

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