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Economic Forces Reshape Interior Design Industry
MultiBriefs
Within the past several years, multiple economic forces have battered the interior design industry, reshaping entire sectors and regions of the country. All of this upheaval, along with ongoing uncertainty about when or whether the economy at home and abroad may achieve sustained recovery, has taken its toll on an industry which, even in the best of times, is considered a luxury by most clients. Depending on the type of practice and location of the firm, things may be looking up or getting gloomier.
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One Week Left! Book Your Hotel Now at the Special ASID Rate
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If you haven't yet booked your hotel room for Dwell on Design, hurry! ASID has a few rooms left at a special group rate at the L.A. Hotel Downtown (Hyatt Regency). Their standard rooms are $179 (plus tax) per night and suites are $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 now!
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Grab One of the Last Seats in the House for Celebration — The ASID Design Awards
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Don't miss your opportunity to honor the best of design. Join your ASID colleagues and the design community for a gala evening of roaring twenties entertainment and glamour at Celebration – The ASID Design Awards, taking place at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Sure to be the high point of ASID@Dwell on Design, tickets are going quickly for this black-tie, red carpet gala, so reserve your spot now at www.asid.org/celebration.
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Vote for Your Favorite Pic in the ASID Portrait Project
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Attendees at this week's NeoCon had the chance to give their voice to design, on camera, for ASID's Portrait Project. Now it's time to vote for your favorite! Simply go to the ASID Portrait Project Facebook page, and "like" your favorite portrait(s). And stay tuned, the Portrait Project continues at Dwell next week, so visit ASID's booth (#315).
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Upcoming Sustainable Design Webinar on June 25
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ASID will host How the Experts Specify Healthier Materials, the final webinar of a three-part series in collaboration with the Healthy Building Network and BuildingGreen. Scheduled June 25, this webinar is approved for 0.1 HSW CEU; the webinar is $39.99 for members ($64.99 non-members). Register now!
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NeoCon in Review: Highlights and Coverage
ICON Online
NeoCon 2013 offered something for the networking, design-loving, inspiration-seeking, wisdom-gathering professional in all of us. Browse ASID's NeoCon 2013 coverage to review the highlights of this memorable event.
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Announcing the Winner of the #SpaceMatters Instagram Competition!
ICON Online
ASID is thrilled to announce the winner of our first-ever Instagram #SpaceMatters contest, in honor of World Interiors Day last month! The winning photo, of a devotee's afternoon prayer at mosque in Tblisi, Georgia, was taken by Mahtab Mirtaheri. She is the lucky recipient of an ASID Swag Bag!
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Color Saturates the Marketplace
Qualified Remodeler
Judy Garland captivated America's heart when she crooned "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in "The Wizard of Oz." Color is no less mesmerizing today. It is appearing everywhere, often in bold renditions and on unexpected items.
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Not So Big Movement Meets New Urbanism
Ecobuilding Pulse
Since the late 1990s, architect Sarah Susanka, FAIA, has been championing a "build better, not bigger" approach to residential design under the "Not So Big" mantra. But can this philosophy grow beyond the single-family home? Will a focus on quality over quantity drive the size and shape of our homes, offices, and neighborhoods in the future?
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Four Big Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2013
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Sallie Davies from Global Color Research offers a sneak peek into an upcoming trend book published by Mix Publications, exploring color and pattern trends for fall/winter 2013-2014. Four words to watch: flint, storm, clash and alpine.
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The Best and Worst Times to Post to Social Media: Infographic
Entrepreneur
While the optimal time to update your Facebook page or Pinterest boards may vary depending on your audience, Social Caffeine created an infographic that lists, in general, the best and worst times to post to the major social networks.
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Nine Ways to Build Your Pinterest Audience
Young Entrepreneur
If you're looking to be highly proactive in increasing your Pinterest following, use this road map to drive website traffic, boost your brand and build business.
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How Do You Decide What to Bill for Your Time?
Ready 2 Spark
How do you set your fees for your time? This is a question that plagues many consultants who have no idea what to charge for their services. The first place to start is to understand what you want your business to look like: a premium service provider or a low-cost (and busy) shop?
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Networking Like a Pro: How to Host a Successful Business Mixer
Entrepreneur
Establishing your own business sometimes requires getting people to come to "your cave" to learn more about your products and services. Hosting a business mixer is a great way to do this kind of networking.
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How Well Do You Know Your Baby Boomer Clients?
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Baby boomers are such an important group to kitchen and bath designers, typically representing a large percentage of many firms' business. While it's easy to group them according to age — officially identified as people born between 1946 and 1964 — it's important not to make too many assumptions when designing spaces for this age group.
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The Formal Living Room is Dead
WSI Designer Marketplace
Is it time to kill the concept of the living room? We "sort of, kind of" have the French to both thank and blame for our modern predicament; we've created a room that no one really lives in very much.
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12 Ideas for a Head Start on Steampunk
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Steampunk used to be a microculture, one misunderstood by the masses and fanatically embraced by those on the fringe of society, but in the recent years it has broken into mainstream culture in a big way. The style can probably be replicated the easiest in home décor choices, especially with the current obsession with all things refurbished and industrial.
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Furniture Faux Pas for Precious Wooden Floors
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From an eye-popping two-seater couch to a vintage side table or an eclectic coffee table, specific furniture pieces can consolidate a strong bond with the exquisite nature of timber flooring.
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Blu Homes on the Facts, Myths, Joys and Challenges of Building Prefab
Dwell on Design
What is it about the prefab genre that continues to beguile? What took us so long to embrace this way to build homes? Blu Homes co-founder Maura McCarthy and vice president of design and creative director Karl Daubmann offer a preview of their upcoming "Dwell on Design" prefab presentation and fill us in on how their company is turning the traditional approach to prefab on its ear.
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First Look: LEED-4 Reference Guides
U.S. Green Building Council
The LEED v4 Reference Guide is just one tool that will help the industry understand and implement the concepts in the final LEED-4 standards. Think of the guide as your owner's manual to help you figure out how to use all the parts of LEED-4.
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Fighting the Fog
Interiors & Sources
Interior designers and architects are facing escalating pressures from clients and the public to make informed decisions about the interior furnishings and building materials they specify. At issue is the impact of these products on the quality of indoor air. Formaldehyde-emitting adhesives can have a big impact on indoor air quality, but new options promise to help clear the air.
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National Building Audit to Reset Crucial Energy Use Benchmarks
Reuters
The recent explosion of efficiency efforts across the country has slashed energy use in U.S. buildings, but by how much, exactly? After fits and starts, a federal statistics agency is finally poised to begin finding out.
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The Forces Reshaping Interior Design
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A recession followed by economic uncertainty has taken its toll on an industry which, even in the best of times, is considered a luxury by most.

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People Hate Reading — But Please Read This
MultiBriefs
Analytics show people don't go to a website to read. So how can you engage them while you're educating them — and boost traffic on your site?

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The Bank of Design
Design Biz Blueprint
When your clients ask you to make purchases for them, do you routinely take 50 percent down and get the balance upon delivery? This is, financially, a precarious position.

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come: The Living Office
Metropolis
Almost 50 years after the Action Office, Herman Miller embarks on the next big rethinking of the workplace: the Living Office. It is the ultimate 21st-century work-in-progress.
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The Wayfinding Design Process
27gen
There are predictable steps that define the process of wayfinding design. Understanding this procedure helps the designer — and the client — succeed.
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To Renovate or Build New: Factors to Consider
Medical Office Today
At some point in the life of a medical practice, the question of whether to renovate a space or build a brand-new office may arise. The bad news: There is rarely a cut-and-dried answer to this question. The good news: There are many factors to consider that will help you decide what to do.
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Windows and Well-Being at Work
Research Design Connections
Need more evidence that workplace windows enhance mental and physical well-being? A study led by Ivy Cheung, a neuroscience doctoral student at Northwestern University. found that people "who had windows in the workplace slept an average of 47 more minutes per night compared to workers in offices without daylight exposure."
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Ergonomics Design Guidance: Six Elements
Today's Facility Manager
Six Ways to Apply Ergonomics in Design is a free e-book recently made available by Humantech, a firm of experts in workplace improvement. Integrating ergonomics principles during the design phase of tooling, equipment and workstations offers facility professionals the opportunity for improvement in both system performance and their employees' health and safety.
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The Acoustics Behind School Design
DesignBuild Source
Switzerland's leading specialist in acoustics, Sergio Baumann, has conducted research showing that background noise greatly affects students' ability to learn efficiently. What does this mean for interior design? "We need to be creating for all five senses and beyond, in this day and age," says Ab Rogers, head of the interior design program at Australia's Royal College of Art.
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