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The Real Meaning of Inclusive Design
Metropolis
Inclusive design has moved on immeasurably. It's not just about access to the built environment for the physically disabled, it's about access to a whole range of things — for people who might be economically excluded, culturally excluded, or technologically excluded. And it's about looking less at the abilities or disabilities of a person, and more at the opportunities in relation to the environment.

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Register Today to Attend the 2015 ASID Awards Gala — Celebration
ASID
Join ASID at this exclusive event to honor the individuals and organizations that are transforming lives through design and celebrate the Society's 40th anniversary.

When: Saturday, July 18, 7-11:30 p.m.
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tickets include access to the red carpet cocktail reception, the dinner and awards show, and the exclusive after-party. Tickets are available through Friday, July 3. Purchase at asid.org/celebration.


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Get Your CEU Fix — ASID at ICFF, May 16–19
ASID
Don't miss the expanded ASID Education Series at ICFF in New York, May 16-19. The Society will bring together thought leaders and industry experts to present insightful content throughout ICFF, including sessions on business practices, the impact of design on health and wellness, housing trends, materials, and more. Register today.

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Career Advice and More at ASID Student Day at ICFF, May 19
ASID
Are you a student or recent grad? Travel to ICFF on May 19 for a full day of events designed especially for you.

ASID Student Roadmap at ICFF
Experience a curated tour of ICFF with professional designers who will help you navigate the trade show. Exclusively for ASID student members. Learn more and register.

Navigating the Many Roads of Interior Design
Hear from top interior designers in New York on their journey to success in the interior design profession. The panel will discuss what it ultimately took for them to rise to the top of the industry. Learn more.

ASID Career Exchange at ICFF
Connect with design professionals and industry representatives for one-on-one networking opportunities, or to receive a resume or portfolio critique. Learn more and register.


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Go Green at a REGREEN Workshop This Spring
ASID
The ASID REGREEN Implementation Workshop will make stops in Houston and Honolulu this spring. Attend and learn to provide environmentally-respectful interiors through design, and gain key information for residential renovations and small commercial projects. REGREEN is the nation's first and most comprehensive green residential remodeling program, and is part of the REGREEN Trained™ certificate program. The workshop offers 0.8 HSW CEU (IDCEC), which can also be used for LEED CMP. Learn more and register.

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ASID CEUs and $10 Off Tickets at Dwell on Design
ASID
Join ASID at Dwell, May 29-31, and earn CEUs from more than 18 ASID education sessions. Use promo code ASID to save $10 on tickets — register today. Dwell on Design, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to Los Angeles this year and brings together the best products, services, and thought leaders in modern design for a series of exhibitions, conversations, education, and more. Learn more about Dwell.

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Environments for Aging Seeking Presentation Proposals
ASID
The 2015 Environments for Aging (EFA) Conference took place April 9-12 in Baltimore, offering attendees a look at the latest strategies and ideas for creating functional and attractive living environments for our aging population. EFA is currently accepting presentation proposals for the 2016 conference. Learn more.

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Building Industry Betting on Pent-up Demand to Boost Activity
Michael J. Berens
The beginning of 2015 was "deja vu all over again" for the building industry, as severe weather conditions in much of the country once more dampened activity for most of the first quarter. New construction, remodeling, and design work all lost some momentum coming off a strong fourth quarter in 2014, although growth remained positive overall compared to a year ago. Nonetheless, building professionals express confidence that improving economic indicators will encourage homeowners to undertake projects they have been putting off for some time.

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18 Architects and Interior Designers on Their Favorite Rooms of All Time
New York Magazine
Seeing a really spectacular room — whether in a photograph or in person — can be a transformative, full-body experience. That is especially true when what you do for a living is design rooms. Some top architects and designers share their favorite spaces.

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Interior Motives: A Documentary Finds Link Between Fashion and Décor
Forbes
Fashion and interior design are closely linked; one informs the other, and vice versa. A documentary, titled Interior Motives, is currently being produced to explore this fashion-decorating relationship.

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Are Designers 'Worthy' of Being Compensated Well?
Design Success University
Do you fall into the trap of comparing your profession's worth to that of doctors, lawyers, or scientists, and think you have to charge less because you're not doing something as "worthy"? That's just a limiting belief — something that doesn't support your goal of having a successful business. And limiting beliefs can crush your goals, so it's important to recognize them and deal with them head-on.

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Strengthen Your Company's Core by Declaring Your Firm's Core Values
Remodeling
Creating direction-setters for yourself and your employees is essential in building a company that depends on you less and less. Without a clear sense of purpose, how can any person or enterprise succeed? After you craft a mission statement, the next direction-setter to be created is the company's core values.

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Is Your Interior Design Website Optimized for Mobile?
Interior Desig+n Community
You may have a love/hate relationship with your interior design website. Just when you seem to get things under control, something changes, and you need to change the whole thing! The latest change you need to know about is Google adjusting its algorithm to serve up mobile optimized sites first. Does this mean your site will disappear and you won't get traffic at all? No. But it does mean you need to work on this as soon as possible.

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Getting Back to Normal
Design Management Company
It appears the long-anticipated recovery in the housing market may have finally arrived. Builders, architects, and designers report feeling optimistic that business will take off in the coming months, based on increasing sales and a rise in client inquiries. Will you be ready to meet to the demand?

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10 Essential Interior Design Tips for Small Spaces
The Huffington Post
The basic principles of great design, those especially prerequisite for small spaces, are consistency, definition of space, proportion and balance, and the creation of destination/focal points. Put all together, like the pieces of a puzzle, you will achieve a comfortable home that exhibits functional and aesthetic appeal.

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Interior Design: Outer Space Is In
The Australian
The final frontier is proving inspirational of late. In fashion, it's taken the form of constellation-embroidered, star-studded dresses from Valentino and Yoda-bedecked outfits from Rodarte. But the space obsession has expanded into interiors, bringing intergalactic imagery into the comforts of home.

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Fourplans: Master Suites with Outdoor Living
Builder
Overly ornate master suites have fallen out of favor (unless you're talking showers, in which case the bigger the better), and outdoor living is in. Here's a great way to combine the two trends. These smart homes provide both public and private spaces to enjoy the outdoors.

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Congress Passes the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015
Architect
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015. The most significant piece of the legislation is the creation of Tenant Star, a voluntary certification and recognition program run by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency to promote energy efficiency during the design and occupancy of a leased space. The bill also exempts certain water heaters from new DOE energy efficiency regulations and requires federally leased buildings without Energy Star labels to benchmark their energy usage data. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill.

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Seven Water-Saving Products to Help Cut Water Use by 25 Percent
Ecobuilding Pulse
With Earth Day in mind, and California's recent water restriction mandate looming large, builders, remodelers, and homeowners will be looking for products to cut water use inside and outside the home. Here are seven products to help achieve goals of 25 percent water usage reduction for California residents, and general water savings for homeowners nationwide.

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This Modern Stained Glass Window Doubles as a Solar Panel
Fast Company's Co.Design
What if the vast, beautiful stained glass windows of cathedrals could be used to generate energy? Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel explored this idea with her project Current Window, a modern, sustainable update on stained glass. The window is a fantastic example of a solution to a universal problem that manages to be both useful and aesthetically appealing.

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Trends in Higher Education Interiors
College Planning & Management
Today's college student is more attuned to design than ever before. Reared on a visual diet that includes commercial influences from Apple, Target, and other design-savvy product manufacturers and retailers, they are looking for similar visual and functional experiences in the university environment.

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Getting Tactile with Design
Sourceable
While we may be able to pinpoint what makes an office look good, identifying why it feels good is another story. Natural materials like wood, and textiles like the soft wool in a shag rug, are often associated with a warm, cozy feeling. Materials like metal and plastic convey sterility and coldness and are generally not inviting. There is more to tactile touch design than meets the eye.

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Healthcare Giants: Stats from the Top Five
Interior Design
To get a pulse on the industry, Interior Design magazine turned to the top five Healthcare Giants of 2015 — Perkins + Will, Cannon Design, Perkins Eastman, HKS, and HOK — and the designers leading their healthcare studios.

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Lifestyle Hotels: The Emergence of a New Creative Class
HospitalityNet
The lifestyle niche has gained momentum in recent years and has evolved into an established category of hotels. Industry analyst Zeina Fawaz explores the dynamics and behavioral patterns of this unique market and reveals the emerging trends of this industry.

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