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The Culture of Design
Interiors & Sources
Culture can be a tricky thing to pin down. High culture, low culture, counter culture, tribal culture, work culture… it is a living, breathing, ethereal evolver, and none of us can claim that we belong to one simple variety. But one thing is clear: We are all bound together by the culture of design.
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Congratulations to Parker Lamborn, Student ASID
ICON Online
The ASID Foundation is proud to announce Parker Lamborn, Student ASID, as the 2014 recipient of the David Barrett Memorial Scholarship. Lamborn is a junior at Utah State University interior design program. His winning portfolio focused on a Victorian home that he has designed over the past year. His designs stayed true to authentic Victorian style but added modern amenities and flow, which are more conducive to today's lifestyles.
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Mark Your Calendar for 'Healthy, Healing Spaces' Event
ASID
Join ASID and the National Building Museum for Healthy, Healing Spaces, taking place Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Panelists Tama Duffy Day, FASID, Gensler, BJ Miller, FASID, Vision Groups Studios and Nancy Pallesen, Arlington Free Clinic, will discuss how to design spaces to improve health services, increase client/physician engagement and focus on the physical and social space of wellness.
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ASID Returning to Dwell on Design
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ASID is once again partnering with Dwell on Design for its 2014 show, taking place June 20–22 in Los Angeles. Not only will ASID host a REGREEN program and the Chapter Leadership Conference, we are collaborating on valuable CEU opportunities for all interior designers, including students, emerging professionals and seasoned designers. Tickets are now available for purchase online, make your plans to join us today!
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Expand Your Horizons Through the Laureate Study Abroad Competition
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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Mind the Gap: Using Sound Masking in Closed Spaces

Closed offices and meeting rooms are built with the intention of providing occupants with both visual and acoustic privacy. While the first goal can easily be achieved, the second often proves elusive because of the many ways in which sound can transfer from one space to another.
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The Millennial Homeowner Weighs In: Mood and Mindset Survey Results
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Find out how technology, the Internet and eco-consciousness are shaping today's homeowner. The Home Industry Leadership Board shares current trends from its annual Homeowner Mood and Mindset Survey.
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Michael Graves' Paralysis Informs Design for Rehabilitation Hospital
The Architect's Newspaper
The architect of a new rehabilitation hospital in Omaha, Neb., says his own paralysis has given him "greater empathy," which has informed his designs for the healthcare industry.
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Can a $70 Light Bulb Change Your Life?
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Light is the last analog technology from the industrial age; everything else has gone digital: the phonograph, movies, telephones. So why not light? Fred Maxik, the founder of Lighting Science, is hoping to lead a digital light revolution with his LED light bulbs. Lights that help you fall asleep and lights that digitally fill in shadows are just some of his latest inventions.
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The Mark One Takes 3-D Printing to the Next Level
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Launched at SolidWorks World 2014 in San Diego, the Mark One is a 3-D printer that reaches a new level of production, focusing on durability by using carbon fibers. Is this the next generation of desktop manufacturing?
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Three Ways to Attract Your Ideal Clients on Pinterest
WSI Designer Marketplace
It should come as no surprise that home decor is one of the biggest influencers on Pinterest. If you already have a Pinterest account, you know it's an interior designer's dream. It's full of potential clients who are actively creating their dream homes. Here's how to help them find you.
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PR Experts 'Demystify' Their Business, Share Tips
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Public relations veterans Christina Juarez, Elizabeth Blitzer and Michael McGraw shared their trade secrets during a panel discussion in January, where attendees learned everything from when to hire a publicist to how much they should be paid.
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Two Key Business Themes for 2014 and Beyond Will Boost Business
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Marketing and customer service have always been hallmarks of success, but in today's digital world, both of these fundamental business elements take on new meaning.
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How Should Businesses Adapt to Facebook Paper?
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By now you've at least read about Facebook's newest app called Paper. Maybe you've even downloaded it. Paper is a decidedly visual way to view a news stream as well as aggregate content from other categorized topics. How can you turn this into a marketing opportunity?
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Brighten Your Interior with the Latest Lighting Trends
Christina Mogk
When we think of trends, the lists tend to focus on colors, kitchens and baths before they expand to look elsewhere in the home. But illumination is crucial for functional spaces — especially at this time of year, when we have more darkness than light.
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Kohler, Benjamin Moore Unveil Collaboration in Full Color
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Designers from Kohler Co. and Benjamin Moore have worked together to create Collaboration in Full Color, an array of tools and content that help customers visualize and choose styles. The collaboration then provides a list of materials to transform that vision into reality.
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How One Interior Design Firm Mastered 50 Shades of Gray
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Managing to eschew any and all color without tumbling into spooky, goth territory, an ultra-stylish home in Lyon, France, was designed by the French firm Maison Hand and featured in a recent Domaine spread.
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Viking Range Debuts Unprecedented Number of New Products at KBIS
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Viking Range made plans to unveil more new products at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show than ever before in company history. What can kitchen professionals look forward to sourcing?
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The Culture of Design: Gaining Perspective
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Culture can be a tricky thing to pin down. It is a living, breathing, ethereal evolver. But one thing is clear: We are all bound together by the culture of design.

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In Housing, Big Is Back (Not Counting Extras)
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After the recession, the market for large, expensive homes slowed sharply. But despite the economic setbacks, buyers have not abandoned luxury homes.

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Private Labels in the Marketplace
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What Does Recycled Content in Carpet Mean?
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If you want to walk on carpet and flooring systems made with recycled content, you must first walk on the eggshells of green certification.
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Environmental Reporting in Furniture Makes Slow Progress
FacilitiesNet
Healthcare interiors choices have great potential to directly impact patient outcomes, both for the good and bad, and this is particularly true when it comes to sustainability steps. But prioritizing sustainability in the selection process in interiors for desired outcomes has to get in line behind all the other, more pressing issues healthcare has to address.
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Working With Carrots, Sticks and Budgets
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Steven Winter talks about what makes a green building, how financing affects efficiency, and the challenges of measurement and verification.
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Smarter Patient Room: Design Team Creates a View of the Future
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At first glance, it's obvious Patient Room 2020 is not your usual home-away-from-home-style design to make patients think they are not in the hospital. And that's exactly what the designers of this cutting-edge space wanted to achieve.
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Think Outside the Walls
Boutique Design
Interior designers are finding a whole new canvas in the great outdoors. Even urban hotels are so much a part of the neighborhood that the flora and fauna are co-starring with the interiors, not just taking on a supporting role.
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The Impact of Flowers and Plants on People in the Workplace
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Florist Elizabeth Marsh looks at how flowers and foliage can have a positive effect on the people inhabiting a space, from reducing stress to increasing a sense of well-being.
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Five Contemporary Tables for Small Boardrooms
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Meeting furniture is made big to accommodate lots of people, so trying to fit a slab-sized table into a micro-sized room is a lot like trying to cram the Parthenon into a shoebox. However, if your business is tight on space, there are some excellent tables available.
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