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A Glimpse at the Mind-Reading Office of the Future
Fast Company's Co.Design
The debate over open floor plans is so last year. The office of the future is all about digital infrastructure and interactive design — at least, it is if organizations follow the precedent that has already been set this year.
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Brush Up on Business Strategies at ASID Accelerate Studio
ASID
Join the Society in Los Angeles on March 27 for an exclusive ASID Accelerate Studio event. Taught by Steve Nobel of Nobelinks, this targeted workshop will feature six sessions on business strategies. Created with residential designers and small business owners in mind, each session will focus on topics to help interior designers build successful, sustainable businesses. Register today!
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Ready, Set, Go: Five ASID Foundation Scholarships Available!
ASID Foundation
Now through April 22, the ASID Foundation invites students and professionals to apply for five available awards and scholarships. Offering a total of $23,000 in scholarships, the awards recognize outstanding contributions to the profession and academic excellence for students of all levels. The awards are open to students and professionals, ASID members and nonmembers. Help spread the word, and encourage someone to apply today. Criteria and applications can be accessed online at www.asidfoundation.org.
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This Spring Think Green: REGREEN Workshop Schedule for 2014
ASID
This spring, REGREEN is hitting the road. Be sure to check out the REGREEN Implementation Workshop, a one-day class full of ideas to help you bring sustainable design to your client, as it is presented in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Dallas and Washington, D.C. Based on the REGREEN Guidelines, this course is the perfect opportunity to address your industry-specific green challenges, engage with other area designers and add to your required continuing education units. The capstone course in the REGREEN Trained™ certificate program, this workshop offers 0.8 HSW CEU (IDCEC), which can also be used for LEED CMP. For a complete REGREEN Implementation Workshop Schedule, visit the REGREEN website and REGISTER today.
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Countdown to March 31: CEU Reporting Deadline
ASID
If you haven't finished your 2013 continuing education reporting tasks, mark your calendar: The deadline is 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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Conflict and Design
Design Observer
An exhibition in Belgium poses a timely challenge: When confronted by such complex issues as an aging population, resource depletion, migration or growing poverty, how are we to balance the desire to do something positive with the need to understand the back-story before we intervene?
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Remains to Be Seen: Stuffed Animals, Skeletons and Bugs as Design Elements
The Washington Post
In the world of interior decor, we Americans have always been a few years behind the French. One Parisian trend that has slowly been creeping into our own national aesthetic is an obsession with the natural world.
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Five Tech Trends Transforming the Built Environment
Multi-Housing News
According to Steven South, a futurist in the New York office of Perkins+Will, there are five trends in technology and social media that are transforming the built environment: augmented reality, life hacking, social media, crowdsourcing and cloud computing. While they're already transforming how we live, work and play, these technologies will continue to impact all of us.
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Market for LED Lighting Expected to Reach $25 Billion by 2023
Ecopreneurist
Embracing the saying of "out with the old and in with the new" could yield a host of opportunities for aspiring eco-entrepreneurs, at least when it comes to efficient and eco-friendly lighting choices. With the demise of highly inefficient incandescent light bulbs in the U.S., and the increasing desire of customers for not only lower-energy lighting, but also illumination that offers respite from the institutional feel of fluorescent light fixtures, the market for LED lighting is set to explode.
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The Weekly Habit That Will Push You to Peak Performance
Inc.
Most of us have the desire to be high-performing. The alternative is boredom and less personal pride. Entrepreneurs especially, with their names on the sign, aim high. In 15 minutes a week, you can get closer to your optimal work life.
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33 Clean, Minimalist, Simple Interior Design Websites
Inspiration Feed
Clean websites usually demonstrate a perfect use of colors, typography, illustrations and space. The content arrangement is accurate and well-structured; white space is an obligatory condition, too — the visitors should feel free while browsing a webpage and not be overburdened with too much information at one time.
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Little Money Magnets with Big Results
Design Biz Blueprint
How you think and feel about money is far more important than how you earn it. If you don't think and feel like a successful, wealthy designer you will never get there.
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This ONE Design Mistake Will Turn Your Hair Gray
Kitchens by Make Taylor
When completed, the very best designs often look incredibly simple, but concealed within them is a mass of complications. Pulling those separate threads together to create a pleasing whole is a skill that comes only with experience.
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Kitchen, Bath Design Trends Take a Minimalist, Hassle-Free Turn
Los Angeles Times
Tuscan, provincial and country-rustic looks are fading in popularity in kitchens and baths, and contemporary designs with clean lines, minimal ornamentation and easy maintenance are rapidly taking their place, according to a style report released by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
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Enough with the Motivational Home Decor
Sourceable
Are the cushions telling you something? Is the wall hanging reminding you to breathe? Did your coffee cup just advise you to stay calm? You don't need a collection of the latest interior design magazines to tell you that the wordy home decor trend is in full swing.
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Home Work: 10 Dream Offices
Elle Decor
Whether it's a desk set in the corner of a room or an elegant private library, a home office is the place where ideas come to life.
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The Mind-Reading Office of the Future
Fast Company's Co.Design
The debate over open floor plans is so last year. The office of the future is all about digital infrastructure and interactive design.

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The Culture of Design: Gaining Perspective
Interiors & Sources
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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Three Ways to Attract Ideal Clients on Pinterest
WSI Designer Marketplace
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.

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Biomimicry for an Innovative Built Environment
Wired
Like nature, we need resilient, zero-energy, zero-waste, regenerative environments that are aware, responsive and can learn to adapt to their occupants and surroundings. Designers can't do this alone. We need to learn directly from the research going on within universities and bring biologists to the design table.
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LEED Online Gets an Upgrade
LEED Daily
The construction industry has come a long way from the days of submitting for green certification using three-ring binders, and now one of the certification programs has announced an upgrade to its online submission technology platform.
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Newest Version of LEED-EBOM Designed to Drive Better Building Performance
Building Operating Management
LEED v4 is officially out, and the new suite includes an updated version of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system. The new system places a deeper focus on occupant health, materials transparency and integrated approaches.
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Are the Digital Natives Restless?
Canadian Interiors
Teknion has released results of new higher-learning research, which explores how shifts in the student, technology and teaching sectors are impacting higher education and space planning.
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Patients Determine the Value of Healthcare Design
Healthcare Design
When using Lean methods on healthcare design projects, the goal is to maximize value for your customer and minimize waste. Designers have to ask the question: "Who are my customers and what do they value?"
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Office Space Design for the Next Generation
REMInetwork
In this video from CFM&D, Caroline Robbie, principal of The Interiors Group at Quadrangle Architects Limited, discusses the future of office space design for the next generation.
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Experience Design Can Help Plan the Retail Store of the Future
Retail Customer Experience
Top retail A&D professionals have long been creating spaces that are functional for the brand and the customer. With the added element that experience design brings, you can expect to see more flexible spaces designed for today and tomorrow's technology.
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