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ASID Serves the Full Range of the Interior Design Profession
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The American Society of Interior Designers thrives on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties and leads interior designers in shared conversations around a broad range of topics that matter. Learn more about ASID's new position statement as well as our efforts to showcase both the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide in this month's President's Letter.
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Boost Your Business Savvy Through the Accelerate Studio Workshop
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The exclusive ASID Accelerate Studio workshop taking place March 27 in Los Angeles could help boost not only your business savvy but also your bottom line. 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 portion of the workshop will explore topics to help interior designers build successful, sustainable businesses. Register today!
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National Building Museum to Host "Healthy, Healing Spaces"
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Join ASID and the National Building Museum for Healthy, Healing Spaces, this 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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Scholarship Trip Introduces New Grad to NeoCon
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Molly A. Kunselman, a recent graduate of the Corcoran College of Art + Design, took her first trip to NeoCon last year, courtesy of a scholarship from her ASID Student Chapter Board. "For me it was a milestone that helped me make the transition from interior design student to design professional," she writes. Read on for a newcomer's perspective on design industry events like NeoCon.
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Cradle to Cradle Product Registry Launches
Environmental Leader
The newly launched Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Registry allows designers, builders and consumers to make decisions about products. The registry includes a certification scorecard, which summarizes levels achieved in five categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness.
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Homebuilder Sentiment Plunges
Reuters via CBS MoneyWatch
U.S. homebuilder confidence suffered its largest one-month drop ever in February, hit by this winter's relentlessly severe weather and concerns about the costs of labor and building lots, the National Association of Home Builders said.
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Edgar Allan Poe, Interior Design Critic
Smithsonian
What scared the author of The Pit and the Pendulum? Bad design. Throughout his body of work — including a design criticism article in the May 1840 issue of Burton's Gentlemen's Magazine — Poe reveals very strong opinions on interior design.
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Interior Design Men Can Get Behind
The Wall Street Journal
For décor-minded men frustrated by the feminine world of interiors, a new website called Trnk shows the way. According to co-founder Tariq Dixon, Trnk "explores broader notions of what the male living space can be."
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Pattern Play: Six Design Themes for 2014
Sourceable
Despite the design options they bring, prints and patterns don't receive nearly enough recognition as color when it comes to trend predictions. But there is nothing quite like a decorative print or repetitive pattern to enhance a space, add interest or delight a design market.
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Design Goes to the Oscars
Metropolis
David Rockwell has always had, if not one foot, then at least a fair amount of toes in the world of show business. In this column he shares his perspective on designing the green room for the 2014 Oscars.
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When to Call In Other Design Experts
WSI Designer Marketplace
Building a network of knowledgeable experts to support your projects is a guaranteed way to impress clients and expand your expertise. While we are comfortable with our own talents, niches and abilities, we can actually add value to our services by knowing the right experts to call.
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Always Wear the Same Suit: Obama's Productivity Secret
Fast Company
President Barack Obama always wears the same thing. It's part of his secret to getting so much done — he fights against decision fatigue by simply paring down the number of decisions he has to make, leaving only the most important to consider.
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Creating Visual Content for Social Marketing
Mayur Kisani
In an increasingly noisy and crowded digital landscape, marketers have to use visuals to stand out from the immense competition. The rise of visual social networks like Instagram and Pinterest allow marketers to show their creative prowess.
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Planning to Start a Business? Do This First
CBS MoneyWatch
If you're starting a new venture, especially as a bootstrapping first-time entrepreneur, visiting a trade show can be one of the cheapest, easiest and most efficient tools at your disposal. It's a great way to learn about an industry you are new to.
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Marketplace Report: Developments Affecting Client Expectations
MultiBriefs
The marketplace for professional services in today's climate not only pits firms (and freelancers) against each other, but also can set up skewed expectations among potential clients. Whether it's discussion among housing contractors or a personalized $49.95 interior design board from Rugs Direct or articles such as this one —"The Secret to Scoring Interior Design Services for Cheap" from PopSugar — keeping up with marketplace conversation puts today's business climate in perspective.
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Contemporary Kitchen Styles Gaining in Popularity
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The 2014 National Kitchen & Bath Association Design Trends Survey forecasts the rising popularity of kitchens with simple lines, good storage and special places for electronics and pets. Consumers will be cleaning up their kitchens in 2014, at least from a design standpoint, according to research released at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.
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18 Fresh Interior Design Trends to Watch in 2014
Freshome
A number of trends are emerging for interior design in 2014, and the editors at Freshome have assembled the top 18 developments to watch, with the help of a Google trends graph.
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Why Homeowners Invest in Smart Homes
Archita Datta Majumdar
With 101 jobs in hand to do every day, homeowners are rushing from pillar to post. In the midst of all this chaos, there pops up the worry about home security — not only from unwanted intrusions, but also from slight mistakes of their own doing. It makes sense, therefore, to take advantage of the emerging technologies and invest in a smart home.
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Smart Home Hubs: A Brain for Your House
The Wall Street Journal
Three home controllers allow users to program different devices via smartphone. One consumer expert evaluates each of these offerings — and explains how it can impact the home.
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2014 Bathroom Design Trends
Style at Home
As the place to enjoy some quiet time getting ready in the morning and the space we retreat to at the end of the day for a soak in the tub, the bathroom is a hub of activity in any home. In 2014, the bathroom is all about seamless interiors, functionality and bold accents.
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ASID Serves the Full Range of the Profession
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Learn more about ASID's new position statement and the initiatives stemming from it in this month's President's Letter.

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33 Clean, Minimalist, Interior Design Websites
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Clean websites usually demonstrate a perfect use of colors, typography, illustrations and space. Find 33 examples to help your own site design.

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In the Mind-Reading Office of the Future
Fast Company's Co.Design
The office of the future is all about digital infrastructure and interactive design — at least, it is if organizations follow the existing precedent.

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Green Homeowners Content, Remorse-Free
Mother Nature Network
In a first-of-its-kind customer satisfaction survey, respondents give certified green homeownership a ringing endorsement, with a majority believing that the benefits of owning an eco-friendly abode outweigh any additional costs.
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USGBC Announces Top 10 States for LEED Green Building in 2013
HPAC Engineering
Illinois had more commercial- and institutional-building space certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system per resident in 2013 than any other state, the USGBC announced Feb. 18. Some newcomers joined the list of the top 10 states for LEED building this year.
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Are Energy-Efficient Homes Making Us Ill?
Daily Mail
Energy-efficient buildings are an important part of tackling the world's energy crisis. But while these structures can keep drafts out, they also have a hidden threat lurking within. Deep within their crevices and corners, green buildings are susceptible to trapping humid air in which toxic mold can spread.
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Healthy Workplace Design Spurs Productivity
The Business Journals
Communal workspace is not only a great way for work teams to better collaborate and share ideas, but also can save organizations money when it comes time to evaluating their space requirements and overall square footage needs.
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Office Design for Everyone
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Office design is for everyone — from small startup companies to large multinational corporations; from at-home businesses to industry leaders. Good design seems expensive (and often is), but small changes and a meager budget can make a huge difference in the form and function of a space.
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Infinite Desk Keeps Employees in Constant Communication
PSFK
Creative agency The Barbarian Group hired architect Clive Wilkinson to redesign their office in New York City. At the center of the new design is a 1,100-foot-long continuous desk that runs through and around the company's 23,000-square-foot office.
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Nursing Homes Seeing 'Distinct Shift' Toward Hotel-Style Luxury
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Care homes have undergone a transformation during the past couple of decades, and a growing number are offering luxury interiors more similar to that of a hotel.
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