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An Office Designed for Human Nature
Inc.
In the past, offices ignored human nature. Big mistake. Simple tweaks can make your team happier by making their workspace more in-line with our evolved preferences.
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Registration Is Open for ASID at Dwell on Design!
ASID
Registration is now open for the Dwell on Design Conference and Exhibition in Los Angeles. ASID will have a large presence at the show this year and will be hosting a variety of events, including our REGREEN Workshop, our GO PRO/LA conference for students and emerging professionals, and Celebration: The ASID Design Awards, our red-carpet, black-tie gala, which will be the highlight of the weekend! Visit the Dwell on Design website for more information or click here to go straight to the registration page and take advantage of discounted earlybird rates. We hope you can join us!
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ASID Quarterly Interior Design Billings Index Slips Slightly
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The ASID Interior Design Billings Index reported its first decline in the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2012, following 14 consecutive months of growth. The December 2012 Billings index of 47.2 indicates a contraction in sales from the November level of 58.9. However, an Inquiry index of 54.4 in December 2012 implies that a greater percentage of respondents expect to experience growth in the coming months.
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Pantone View Home + Interiors
Dexigner
Pantone has released the 2014 Pantone View Home + Interiors trend forecast featuring the nine directional color palettes with distinct and evocative style for home furnishings and interior design. It contains visual inspiration, color harmonies, tear-out palette cards, color swatches and images from the forecast for use in presentations and storyboards.
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REPurpose for Today: The ASID Student Design Competition
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Traditional design competitions usually come with a blank slate for students to work within, providing parameters and guides. For the first time in the ASID Student Design Competition's 10-year history, the concept asked students to take an existing structure and REdesign to REpurpose for Today! Here, ASID highlights the winning entries.
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Interior Design Trends Focus on Lightweight, Detailed and Bright Furniture Pieces
Digital Journal
Although many may believe that furniture has followed the same basic formula throughout history, furniture design leader INFURN has proven that interior design is subject to a lot of bold changes in 2013. Here, INFURN comments on the trends that are causing the most excitement in the industry.
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CIDQ Names Carol Williams-Nickelson New Executive Director
National Council for Interior Design Qualification
The Council for Interior Design Qualification Inc. has announced the appointment of Carol Williams-Nickelson, Psy.D., as its new executive director. As a longtime nonprofit leader, Williams-Nickelson brings an array of uniquely combined skills in the areas of human and systems science, organization development, executive management, higher education and mentoring.
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Innovative Textiles for Interior Design
DesignBuild Source
Two-dimensional textiles used in interior design are increasingly being replaced with more unique, tactile options. Materials and fabrics are becoming more innovative, delving into new processes and heading in new directions with applications and textures.
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How to Convert Your Talks into Transactions
InteriorDesignBusiness.net
Most designers know that speaking engagements are a great way for interior design professionals to do million-dollar marketing on a shoestring budget. But some engagements result in numerous appointments booked while others don't. What makes the difference? Following a format that virtually guarantees that design professionals will attract appointments every time they speak.
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ASID Quarterly Interior Design Billings Index Slips
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While quarterly billings slipped slightly, an Inquiry index of 54.4 in December 2012 implies that a greater percentage of respondents expect to experience growth in the coming months.

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Designers Share Favorite Movie Interiors
House Beautiful
Designers share the movie interiors and sets they love. While some of these are real locations, others are pure imagination. Either way, sometimes we wish we could stay.

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Better Outdoor Kitchens: Tips to Keep in Mind
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Designers weigh in on the evolution of outdoor kitchens, what indoor kitchen designers bring to the outdoor table and how to capture the business opportunities represented by outdoor kitchens.

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Clients Don't Pay? What to Do About It
Inc.
Every business has customers who can't or won't pay. So what should you do if you find that clients or customers regularly pay late — or that some don't pay at all?
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Five Fantastic Apps for Interior Designers
DesignBuild Source
Interior designers are taking their business into the virtual world as innovative apps offer them new ways to do business. There is a plethora of outstanding mobile apps for smartphones and tablets, and these five provide particular benefits for interior designers.
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A Brief History of Wallpaper
Michelle Garner
Much like the fashion industry, the decorating industry goes through cycles. Design professionals love the colors and variety of painting walls and accenting with a border one minute, then rave over the patterns and variety of textures offered by wallpaper. Now, it seems that wallpaper is making a slow but steady return to the decorating radar. This article takes a look at where and how wallpaper began.
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Mastering the Wood Grain
Dwell
"Process is everything in my work," says Michael Rupich, designer and founder of EndGrain Furniture, a woodworking studio based in Fairfield, N.J. His work is complex but carries a handmade feel, which gives his pieces a unique quality that is quite striking.
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Gorgeous Green: Sustainable Housing in a Place You Wouldn't Expect
Fast Company's Co.Design
It's not easy being green in Houston. And not just because of the city's penchant for super-sized homes and sprawling developments. With summer days typically reaching 90 percent humidity, Houston is a city that grew up alongside the air conditioner. Now, a pair of Houston architects are bucking both market and Mother Nature.
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US Demand for Green Building Materials to Reach $86.6 Billion by 2017
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While green building already has experienced tremendous growth, even more of an increase will occur in the next five years according to a new report. Through 2017, a rebound in construction activity will propel growth in green building materials demand 11 percent annually to $86.6 billion, according to Green Building Materials, a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc.
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HPD: The Manufacturer's Point of View
Metropolis
The U.S. EPA, the European Union Commission on the Environment and the State of California are among the government organizations that have come out on the side of healthy materials for our built environment. In addition, there are a growing number of associations and firms engaged in collecting data on toxic materials that should be avoided. But what does the Health Product Declaration look like from the manufacturer's viewpoint?
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Three Considerations for Effective, Patient-Centered Design
Healthcare Design
Recent research projects shed light on the ongoing benefits of putting the patient (and family) first in facility design, with results including higher patient satisfaction and a boost to the bottom line. So how do you shape design to have these desired outcomes? What elements must be incorporated to create a successful patient-centered space?
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Dream Office: How to Design Trust into Your Workplace
Leading Company
The way an office is designed can enhance or undermine trust between everyone in the workplace, including leaders and those who report to them. At Australian interior design company Geyer, workplace design partner Laurie Aznavoorian is engaged in research to establish just what kind of impacts our modern design trends are having on trust in organizations.
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Modern Apartment Design in the Oil Patch
Fuel Fix
Creating housing from old shipping containers is generally the stuff of high-end design magazines and the territory of the urban and hip. But one San Antonio developer is taking shipping containers to the Eagle Ford Shale region, with a project that brings modern design to the oil patch.
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