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Creating Healthier Interiors with Healthier Products
ICON Online
What's the most difficult aspect of designing: Resolving client issues? Space planning? Inspiration? For many designers, the hardest part is sourcing materials that are healthy, budget-friendly, beautiful and high-performing. Juggling health, aesthetics, performance and cost for every product in a project can be time-consuming and complicated, but a new webinar series from the Materials Research Collaborative, funded through the ASID Foundation, is making that onerous task more manageable.
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Reduced ASID Hotel Rates for Dwell on Design – Only One Hotel Left!
ASID
Planning to travel to L.A. next month for Dwell on Design? Rooms are going fast, but ASID has a special group rates available for a limited time, so book your hotel soon! The L.A. Hotel Downtown (Hyatt Regency) is offering standard rooms for $179 (plus tax) per night and suites for $209 (plus tax) per night. This newly renovated hotel is conveniently located less than a mile from the L.A. Convention Center, with easy access to transportation. Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) 771-1133 and asking for the "ASID Group Rate." Don't miss out on these great rates, book ASAP!
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Join the Portrait Project and Give Voice to Design
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Join ASID for The Portrait Project at both NeoCon and Dwell on Design this year, a chance to share with us what design means to YOU, why YOU love design and where YOU find inspiration. You'll get to share your design inspiration on a custom sign, to display for the world to see! After your "portrait" is taken, you will be entered into a contest to win a $100 American Express gift card! The winner's inspiring idea will also be featured in future ASID promotions. Stop by our booth 10 a.m. – noon and 2 – 4 p.m. each day of NeoCon and Dwell to participate in this custom photo opportunity and give voice to interior design.
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Get Your Bidding Paddles Ready for the ASID Foundation Auction!
ASID Foundation
From Italian villas and Mexican casitas, to exclusive design tours and high-end bath fixtures, the ASID Foundation auction at Celebration on June 21 will offer exciting products and experiences that celebrate and showcase design. All proceeds from the live and silent auction will go to the Foundation's partnership with The 1% program of Public Architecture. Click here to see a full listing of available items.
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Students Coin "Unroom" for Interior Design Lexicon
Cornell Chronicle
Two Cornell University undergraduate students have added to a project that establishes a common language within the A&D communities. Their "unroom" — spaces that have no furniture yet still attract people — will become the 86th entry in the Intypes Research and Teaching Project.
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All Three Home Price Composites Post Double-Digit Increases
ForResidentialPros.com
All three composites of the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Indices, released by S&P Dow Jones, posted double-digit annual increases for the first quarter of 2013.
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Titanic II Set to Sail with Beautiful Interiors
The Examiner
Blue Star Line has appointed Sweden's Tillberg Design as the interior architects and designers for the Titanic II, moving the exciting project forward.
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Nanomaterials in the Built Environment: A 21st-Century Revolution
MultiBriefs
The potential of nanomaterials is considered the revolution of the 21st century. The development of the house of the future demands a continuous innovation in new materials, such as polymers, whose versatility and intelligent functionality confer new and attractive options.
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How to Delegate Effectively in Your Interior Design Business
Molloy Management Blog
Delegation sounds so simple, but it's a tough task, especially for predominantly creative personalities. However, interior designers must learn to master this skill — and understand the difference between delegating and abdicating.
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Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact
Harvard Business Review
For most of the 20th century, the compact between employers and employees in the developed world was all about stability. Then came globalization and the Information Age. These changes demolished the traditional employer-employee compact and its accompanying career escalator in the U.S. private sector.
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How to Use Pinterest with Clients on a Project
WSI Designer Marketplace
Creating Pinterest boards with clients is a great way to organize inspiration and ideas — and to market your designs.
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Why Small Businesses Have Trouble Getting Credit
Small Business Trends
Only one-third of small business owners were able to obtain all of the credit that their businesses need, a recent National Federation of Independent Business survey shows. These results are not surprising. When it comes to accessing capital, size definitely matters.
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Good Show: Design House Ideas
Chicago Tribune
It's show house season, when designers pull out the stops to create concept rooms for charity tours. A look at major show houses around the country shows what's trending where — and what might inspire you.
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Mirrored Interiors: A Modern Illusion
DesignBuild Source
Beyond their use in ballet studios or clothing stores, designers are rediscovering mirrors for their ornamental value across interior spaces. In a market that is committed to sustainability through the purpose of recycling and repurposing, mirrors have a decorative history that continues to inspire a resurgence in interior design.
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Marianne Cusato on the American Dream Home
Residential Architect
Marianne Cusato, best known for her work on the Katrina Cottages, has co-written a new book called The Just Right Home and presented a lecture at the National Building Museum. Titled The American Dream Home: Past, Present and Future, the speech followed the trajectory of popular American house types.
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Unconventional Wisdom: Richard Frinier on Outdoor Furniture
Elle Decor
Step outside and take a seat. If you find yourself sitting on anything more elegant than a webbed folding chair (circa 1972), chances are you have Richard Frinier to thank.
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Suite Interiors: Are Luxe Master Bedrooms Back in Style?
Realtor Mag
Buyers emerging from a recession mind-set are reclaiming the master suite. What's new in this home dreamscape?
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Three-Story Interior Green Wall Breathes Life into Home
Dornob Design Ideas Daily
Casa CorManca is a modern, sustainable home in Mexico City with vertical vegetation spanning three stories in an interior courtyard. The green wall helps control the temperature inside the home and brings a sense of energy and vitality into the space.
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Make It Right's New Initiative
Metropolis
In its continuing effort to reach beyond its original mandate in New Orleans, Make It Right is partnering with the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck, Mont., to build 20 LEED Platinum homes as part of a larger sustainable community effort.
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Acceptance of Green Buildings
Research Design Connections
Green building techniques are gaining acceptance. Research indicates "the growth in the sustainable-building movement overall has been swift and also appears to be near a tipping point."
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The Five Best Eco-Friendly Designs of 2013
The Huffington Post
Eco-friendly designs offer numerous benefits, both to the environment and humankind. The top five most outstanding eco-friendly designs of 2013 showcase energy efficiency trends from every corner of the globe.
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Finding Healthier Products for Healthier Interiors
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For many designers, the hardest part is sourcing materials that are healthy, budget-friendly, beautiful and high-performing. The Materials Research Collaborative can help.

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ASID Celebrates World Interiors Day
ICON Online
ASID launched a week of events May 20 honoring World Interiors Day. Themed "Space Matters," the week featured a daily series of programs to inspire and educate on the value of design.

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The Public Interest Design 100
Fast Company
The second installment of this annual list features global designers using their craft to improve lives — from building floating schools to learning about city design from slums.

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Children's Hospital Design Grows Up
Healthcare Design
Children's hospitals across the country are well beyond the primary colors and cartoon themes of years ago, thanks to family-centered designs that are accessible to all ages.
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Workplace Strategy's Impact on Design
Interior Design
Aligning work habits with work environment to facilitate efficiency sounds like something business owners should have been considering all along. But in recent years, Workplace Strategy has become as important as hiring strategies, and that means strategists — both independent and within large firms — are among the most sought-after designers around.
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Will This Pop-Up Hotel Be Opening in an Office Space Near You?
HotelChatter
The Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas this month wasn't all about brightly colored chairs, interesting light fixtures and high-tech toilets. Instead there was a glimpse of possible future hotels at the Radical Innovation in Hospitality Awards.
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Interiors: Workplaces for the New Workforce
FacilitiesNet
This five-part series examines the role of interior design in the workplace: from how it can help attract and retain young talent to how it can affect productivity (for better or worse).
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Nine Top Trends in Hospitality Design
Interface
Ever ready to indulge their guests in a high-quality experience, restaurant and hotel owners — and the designers who shape their properties — constantly adapt to market demands and changing tastes to create inspiring hospitality settings.
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