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Kitchen and bath still rule the roost
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There's a reason why, even in this economy, the show goes on for kitchens and baths. They remain tantalizing objects of desire for most Americans. And they still attract discretionary spending when homeowners feel the need to upgrade. Custom Home’s 2010 Kitchen and Bath Guide shows why. More



African-inspired high fashion crosses over to home fashion
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Many of the world's front-line designers are recognizing the emerging trend of high fashion African-inspired design. The Afropolitan style, with its creative use of traditional wax prints and patterns, is finding its way into furniture and home accessories. More

MESSAGE FROM ASID
Sustainable Design Winners Selected for the 2010 EMA Awards
Winners selected for the Earth-Minded Awards presented by Hospitality Design magazine and the American Society of Interior Designers


It was stiff competition and an impressive array of work displayed at the 2010 Earth-Minded Awards this month, but four talented competitors stood out from the crowd with their unique and dynamic sustainable design creations. Projects demonstrating a successful pairing of sustainable innovation and aesthetically pleasing design were selected as winners of the 2010 Earth-Minded Award for Hospitality.

The Earth-Minded Award for Hospitality Products: Glass Series Guest Interface Device Suite by INNCOM
The Earth-Minded Award for Hospitality Projects: shared by ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia.
The Earth-Minded Award for Tomorrow: AIS Senior Studio by Michelle Kiese, Student Member ASID

The winners will be honored at the Hospitality Design Green Luncheon to be held in conjunction with the HD expo, May 19 – 21 in Las Vegas. To read the full press release, click here.



Tendence
Tendence, taking place August 27-31 in Frankfurt, Germany, is the most important international consumer-goods event and the leading design platform during the second half of the year. With the "Next" promotional program young design companies have the opportunity to present themselves and their products to international key players from industry, trade and the media. more


New study urges caution in self-service kiosks
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More and more hotels have implemented self-service kiosks, allowing guests to skip the traditional check-in process altogether. A new hospitality study from Cornell's Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) reveals that when self-service functions correctly, it does enhance guest satisfaction and improves hotels' financial results. However, when a problem occurs with the self-service computer system, guests are far less willing to return, much less pay a premium rate. More

Baldwin is Gifting Tiffany Keys

Exclusive to designers and in celebration of our Couture line, Baldwin is gifting 10 Tiffany key necklaces..."Jewelry for You and Your Home."
If you're a designer, have an affinity for Tiffany & Co. jewelry and premium hardware, then this is for you. Just tell us a bit about yourself and you’ll be entered to win.
Since 1946, Baldwin has been America's premier maker of hand-crafted hardware.
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Is business killing design thinking?
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As design thinking has moved across the chasm to business, it has further evolved and started to inherit the problems that businesses so hoped that design thinking would solve and move beyond. Design is an iterative activity that only has broad guidelines but no fixed process. According to one industrial designer, all of this got killed when the business mindset required design thinking to have structure, repeatability, and reliability. More

Tree Hugger picks best of green design and architecture
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This year's Best of Green Awards for Design and Architecture celebrate those who are doing the tough jobs: revitalizing downtowns, building social housing, developing new business models, and being the game-changers, looking a new and different ways of doing things. These are not always the flashiest people, products, or ideas, but in these times they are perhaps the most appropriate and interesting models for the future. More

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Redesigning education: Rethinking the school corridor
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Even before students set foot in a classroom, most schools still are built like factories: long hallways, lined with metal lockers, transport students to identical, self-contained classrooms. Working with educators, parents and students, the design community can play an important role in transforming teaching and learning. We can start where students start--designing corridors that encourage ideas to circulate as freely as foot traffic. More

Idea House imagines the future of senior living
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The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) recently released images that depict its 2010 AAHSA Idea House, a 2,600-square-foot model home that represents the future of senior housing. Designed with interactivity, socialization and changing mental and physical needs in mind, the house features the latest in senior housing technology from more than 25 companies. More

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Gensler joins growing list of EDAC advocate firms
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Gensler has become the newest Advocate Firm for the Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) program from The Center for Health Design (CHD). As a global leader in architecture, interiors, planning, and strategic consulting, with professionals networked across 33 locations on five continents, Gensler is now committed to having 25 percent of its health care division attain EDAC accreditation. More

Living with dementia demands better design
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New research by Kingston University has revealed how design can improve the quality of life for people with dementia. After visiting nineteen care homes and studying their architecture, décor, layout, gardens and lighting, the Kingston research team has drawn up a blueprint for future care home design. More

The Latest from Fire Farm Lighting

See the latest project we're affectionately calling "the Jellyfish" (Project 3060) in this week's blog. Also, check out the starry pendants from our upcoming Constellation Series. More.
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