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Beyond Compare: Private Labels in the Marketplace
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When a client recently approached Connie LeFevre, ASID, looking for a sofa, the interior designer didn't simply choose one offered by a furniture manufacturer. Instead, LeFevre customized a sofa by putting on different legs and using her own fabric. Then she placed her private label — the Le Fevre Collection — on the sofa. This private label, she says, has helped combat the pervasive practice of comparison shopping.
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ASID Foundation Funds Evidence-Based Research to Improve Workplace Design
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The ASID Foundation has selected Cornell University and Michigan State University, working with Herman Miller company, as the two recipients for its third annual Transform grant for applied study in interior design and human behavior. The efforts of these grant recipients will enable the interior design industry to improve workplace design and demonstrate its return on investment. At the conclusion of these studies, expected to be in May 2015, both projects will recommend design principles and suggest approaches to capture return on investment for putting those principles into practice. Read about each group's workplace research plan online.
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Daltile Scholarship Gives Students a Chance at $25,000 in Awards
ASID Foundation
For a third year, the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship is making $25,000 available for students who rise to the challenge. This year, Operation Renovation features a new format, design challenge and criteria to ensure that the rising stars of interior design will truly shine.
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Reminder: CEU Reporting Deadline is March 31
ASID
The 2013 continuing education reporting deadline will now close March 31. ASID staff will audit members' CEU credits, based on the most recent Interior Design Continuing Education Council report. To maintain active ASID membership, members with fewer than 0.6 CEU will be asked to show proof of the necessary credits, or members may request a 30-day extension to secure those credits.
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METROCON14 Call for Presentations
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The 2014 METROCON Expo & Conference, organized in part by volunteers from the ASID Texas Chapter, will take place Aug. 14–15, 2014, at the Dallas Market Hall in Dallas. If you are interested in submitting a continuing education presentation or course for consideration, review the Submission Guidelines and submit online no later than Feb. 28, 2014.
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Laureate Study Abroad Competition Now Open!
ASID
ASID and Laureate International Universities are offering ASID student members an exclusive opportunity to participate in summer design programs at NABA in Milan, Italy, and the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, Calif. The competition will award four ASID students full-tuition scholarships to these 2014 summer design programs! For more information on the competition and guidelines, visit the ASID Student webpage or email emergingleaders@asid.org with the subject line "Study Abroad."
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In Housing, Big Is Back (Not Counting the Extras)
The New York Times
After the recession, the market for large, expensive homes slowed sharply. Yet despite the bursting of the housing bubble, the ensuing recession and the slow recovery, buyers have not abandoned luxury homes. It turns out they just took a break. When it comes to new homes, bigger is again better.
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Optimistic Outlook, Improving Home Values May Create Active Housing Market
Lending Tree via ForResidentialPros.com
Current and potential homeowners have a generally optimistic outlook on the U.S. economy and housing market, according to a Lending Tree survey conducted online by Research Data Technology Inc. in December. Because of the optimistic outlook and improving home values, 71 percent of current homeowners said they are considering selling their home in the next 12 months, making 2014 a potentially active year in the housing market.
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Verner Panton's Neon Pool and the Legacy of Pop Art Design
Fast Company's Co.Design
A new exhibition is the first to mine the relationship between design and the pop art movement of the 1950s. See 14 colorful and wild ideas rooted in that bygone era of pop art.
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Goodwill Goes Uptown: Pop-Up Boutique Boosts Sales, Lifts Community
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In addition to a reputation for unmatched pricing, Goodwill also promotes sustainable living by ensuring items don't end up in landfills while they are still in good condition and endorses efforts to improve local communities — two causes that resonate with young people today. To capitalize on this newfound popularity, many Goodwill locations are doing even more to elevate the retail experience and connect with discerning customers.
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Confidence in Quoting Your Fee
Design Biz Blueprint
Do you ever get in a panic over quoting your fees or presenting the cost of a project that is far more expensive than you have ever done before? A little case of the nerves is not a problem, but when you are so terrified that you avoid talking about your fees, you begin to damage your business.
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Tablet Automatically Transfers Drawings from Paper to Screen
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Debuting at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Qualcomm's new Ultra Sound NotePad has one of the most original concepts recently released. The Snapdragon 85 is able to transfer written notes in real ink on a notepad to a tablet screen simultaneously.
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How a Minimum Wage Hike Would Affect Small Businesses
CNNMoney
Thirteen states increased the minimum wage on Jan. 1, and President Barack Obama supports raising the federal rate to $10.10. Four small-business owners weigh in on how an increase would affect them.
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Wait, What's That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Wanders
Fast Company
Try this: Count your exhalations all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates. Unless you've trained your attention, it'll probably start to wander — which, new research into the brain suggests, begins at a physical level.
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Look for Bold, Bright Entry Doors in 2014
Custom Home
When your professional title is "chief color maven," you know a thing or two about color theory and trends. Kate Smith, president of Sensational Color, has spotted two trends influencing front door colors this year.
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How to Identify ADA/Universal Design Windows
Functional Homes Inc.
The Americans with Disabilities Act — which applies to commercial buildings rather than homes — offers insight to accessible design. But the guidelines were based on the measurements of an average male, and they don't address residential concerns. So how can you find appropriate windows that will be accessible in a home?
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Residential Kitchens Take a Page from Commercial's Playbook
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Over the years, technology has crossed over from commercial kitchens into the home. Consequently, designers and builders are faced with a bewildering array of products to offer their customers. Determining which products to recommend can be a daunting task.
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Are Kitchens Getting Smaller?
The Independent
Kitchens are shrinking dramatically in new homes and conversions in the U.K., suggests a new report from Marsh & Parsons. Will this trend find its way across the ocean?
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Private Labels in the Marketplace
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Find out how (and why) Connie LeFevre, ASID, uses her private label — the Le Fevre Collection — to help combat the pervasive practice of comparison shopping.

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Great Gifts for Clients When a Project is Done
WSI Designer Marketplace
Designers' business expense accounts aren't always on the same level as those of our clients. Don't let that deter you from wrapping up your projects with a thoughtful gift.

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Trend Watch: 2014 ASID Industry Outlook
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What's keeping you up at night? A poll of more than 200 interior design practitioners reveals the top trends that are expected to impact the profession in the year ahead.

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Interior Design Trend: A New Take on Natural Materials
Decoist
In a lot of ways, bold simplicity is the new normal. There's also an abundance of natural materials: Metal. Wood. Stone. This month, Decoist has profiled all three of these materials and the interior design trends they've inspired.
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The Green Carpet: Five Sustainable Textiles to Impress Your Clients
Ecobuilding Pulse
This is awards season in Hollywood. As celebrities walk the red carpet to claim honors for their performances, consider which path your clients will tread to enhancing the performance of their buildings. These five textiles and carpets — from a rug made out of reclaimed rope to upholstery composed of two yarns that absorb the same dye differently — can line their way to sustainable design.
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Light-Activated Smart Curtains Could Cut Energy Bills in Half
Inhabitat
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are working on a new set of smart curtains that could cut energy usage in half. Made from fabric embedded with carbon nanotubes, the curtains would respond to light, automatically closing when the sun's rays are their strongest.
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Green-Building Labels Trigger a Race to the Top
Chemical & Engineering News
Rib eye steaks, washing machines and even buildings can don labels signaling their environmental sustainability. As the number of organizations that hand out these environmental certifications, or ecolabels, grows, some researchers wonder if the tags are merely window dressing or if they actually push producers to improve the sustainability of their goods.
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Green Materials of the Future
The News Funnel
The Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge is an annual competition designed to "inspire innovators to recreate and retool the way products are designed, manufactured and consumed," according to the competition's namesake, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. How will the contest's 2014 finalists impact the materials used in green building?
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Renovating and Creating the 'Third Space' to Boost Business
Archita Datta Majumdar
From restaurants, coffee shops, bars and lounges to megahotel brands, everyone is focused on becoming a comfort zone for clients. It is now important to invest in changes that will increase business figures, in terms of occupancy and revenues, and also strategies that will enhance the reputation as well as strengthen the loyalty program. What better way to do this than by creating a comfortable "third space" that draws clients in time and again, enriches their lives and in the process increases their loyalty for the brand?
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Healthcare Market Trends to Watch
Healthcare Design
The unknowns surrounding healthcare reform are becoming clearer in 2014. And of several trends beginning to surface, four particularly impact the healthcare design space.
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The Science of How Temperature, Lighting Impact Productivity
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Brendan Baker, a Silicon Valley veteran, keeps up on the many things that influence productivity. Work space environmental factors — like temperature, lighting, even wall color — lead the list of influencers.
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The Scalable Flagship
VMSD
One of the most painful phrases to hear as a designer is "in our flagship store." Flagship stores are a lot of fun. They're fun to design and they're fun to shop. But let's face it: They're also few and far between — for a reason.
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Avoiding Bath Fall Liability
Hotel Management
Some issues in hotel law come and go. Falls in slippery bathtubs have a sticking quality. Liability in this type of lawsuit can be avoided, but it takes some attention to those porcelain bastions of cleanliness.
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