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4-D Printing: The Solution to a $350 Billion Problem?
The Daily Reckoning
You've heard about 3-D printing technology. We call it the "Click, Print Anything Revolution." But do you know about 4-D printing? It's what happens when 3-D printing gets "smart." Like a seed that follows the inner instructions of its DNA, 3-D printed materials can be programmed to self-assemble. These new materials can then shift shapes in response to outside forces, such as contact with water, air, gravity, magnets and/or temperature change.
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Design Research Grant Proposals Due Sept. 27
ASID Foundation
The ASID Foundation's third annual Interior Design Research Grant Program, TRANSFORM, will award $105,000 in grants to design-related initiatives that address critical gaps in industry knowledge. Download the complete 2013 RFP and submit your proposal before the Sept. 27 deadline to be considered.
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Emerging Designers Connect at GO PRO/NYC
ASID
The third annual GO PRO/NYC conference, Oct. 3-4, is a two-day event tailored specifically for emerging professionals in the interior design industry. Join us for an opportunity to advance your profession, learn about breakthrough technology and products and tour architectural and design sites in one of America's greatest cities. Register for GO PRO/NYC today!
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Correction: Greenbuild 2013
ASID
In this week's ASID Insider we inaccurately stated that ASID members get a complimentary registration to Greenbuild 2013. However, we encourage all members to attend this important event, which includes CEU accredited educational sessions, networking opportunities and more. Register online today!
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Design Viewpoints Series Sets Fall Market Agenda
Home Furnishings Business
The High Point Market Authority and ASID have set the schedule for the Design Viewpoint seminar series at October Market, scheduled Oct. 20-22. Sponsored by Horchow, all seminars in the Design Viewpoints Series are free to interior designers and retailers attending the Fall High Point Market and are worth .3 CEUs.
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4 Ways Slow Design Will Improve Our Super-Fast World
Fast Company's Co.Design
Life in 2013 moves really fast, and sometimes that's exhausting. All those products and services that have promised to make our lives easier and more efficient have also overstimulated us to the point of collapse. Now a new trend is emerging. Silent meditation retreats, once relegated to the quasi-religious fringe, are moving toward the mainstream.
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Special Report for Top Housing Markets' Health and Wealth
ForResidentialPros.com
RealtyTrac paired up with Local Market Monitor to present a special report on the top housing markets for good health and building real estate wealth. The report identifies 12 regions where healthy living is evident.
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Engaging in Public Interest Design
Metropolis
Public interest design is an essential part of today's dialog among design and planning professionals. More and more, researchers and urban planners are realizing the social impact of design.
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Foreign Products Making Waves in the U.S.
ICON Online
Creativity, ingenuity, relevance: three key factors manufacturers are keenly aware of as they develop a new product. The evidence of that attention can be seen in a few new products making their way through the design world.
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The History of Interior Design
SBID
Although modern interior design probably conjures up images of fancy homes in glossy magazines along with some high-class designer websites, when studying the history of interior design, it becomes apparent that perhaps there is more than meets the eye. Here is a quick guide to interior design through the ages, starting from the very beginning.
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10 SEO Tips for Interior Designers
Web Marketing Today
Search engine optimization for interior decorators is challenging, particularly in larger markets where hundreds of businesses are vying to appear on Google's first page and in the "7-pack" of business listings. Designers often have limited time for online marketing, working seemingly around the clock to design spaces, meet with clients and oversee contractors. Even so, local SEO is a must-have to ensure clients can find you in the first place.
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Designers Specializing in Shopping Big-Box Stores
Herald-Tribune
Some interior designers are responding to a niche-market group of clients who want to put a room or a house together with furniture and accessories purchased from a store such as Ikea — but don't have a clue about how to do it efficiently, economically and with a stylish outcome.
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The Power of Procedures in the Interior Design Business
Molloy Management Blog
Did you know that interior design is one of the most complex business models out there? Getting everything to work systematically while maintaining quality and authenticity is critical to making money. Want to know the trick behind this? Use an operations manual.
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3 Reasons You Want Your Mind to Wander
Fast Company
Are your mental meanderings a must-have feature of your cranial life or a bug in your skull system? New research shows that wandering can be adaptive to our hyper-busy, hyper-social lives because, as the study says, "not all minds that wander are lost."
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To Survive in 10 Years, Your Business Will Need…
MultiBriefs
Maintaining your popularity with customers is hard work — and you always need to be 10 steps ahead. A recent study surveyed professionals about the next 10 years of marketing. What will your business needs to remain thriving (and relevant) in 10 years?
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3 Ways to Attract Grateful Customers
American Express OPEN Forum
You've heard of satisfied customers… but grateful customers? Those are the customers you really want. Here's how to get them.
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10 Tips for Creating a Well-Designed Bathroom
Dwell
Great bath design succeeds when people think about how they want to live and function in their private sanctum. Everything is critical to the vision the owner/design professional wants to create in this very personal space.
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Dark, Dusty and Inspired by the Old World? Not These Modern Wine Cellars
The Globe and Mail
Every wine cellar tends to turn out the same: dark, dingy, filled with oak or some other rough wood — and that makes no sense to Robert Cameron, a certified sommelier and interior designer who specializes in statement wine cellars.
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Infographic: Lighting Your House in a Way That Makes Sense
Inhabitat
Lighting is one of the most important elements of creating a comfortable space. It calls for careful planning and a basic understanding of aesthetics. Here's a handy infographic that will serve as guide to light the way.
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8 Trends in Kitchen Design
Detroit Free Press
Even though kitchens can be a very personal expression, fashion exerts a strong influence — even in the kitchen, as these trends indicate.
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Picture This: Your Own Wallpaper
Deeside Piper
With wallpaper enjoying a revival, the choice of classic or new designs is certainly vast, but there's another option that could make your walls special: choosing your own images to create unique papers.
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Adaptive Reuse Sometimes More Expensive But Delivers Strong ROI
Raise the Hammer
Research into adaptive reuse supports the conclusion that developers and property owners can profit from restoring heritage properties.
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A Label to Encourage Biobased Innovation
Ecobuilding Pulse
Launched to push market development of biologically based products, the U.S Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred Program in Washington, D.C., has a voluntary certification program that's growing a new crop of products. The program uses a USDA Certified Biobased Product label to announce when products stem from biological sources such as plant, animal and aquatic materials.
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LED Lighting Prices Projected to Fall
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When LEDs were first introduced for general space lighting they were expensive, not very efficient and too dim. Today, LED-based lighting products can successfully compete with rival technologies on the basis of light quality, efficiency, dimmability and almost any other important metric — except for price. But that is falling rapidly.
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Plastic Gets a New Feel
Interiors & Sources
Wooly. Slippery. Rough. Some materials we describe by the quality of touch — how they feel is intrinsically linked to what they are. Plastic would not necessarily be the first thing to include in that group of materials — until now.
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Rebalancing the Workplace: A Preview of the 2013 U.S. Workplace Survey
Gensler on Work
Gensler's 2013 U.S. Workplace Survey examines the design factors that create an effective workplace; how design can better support knowledge worker engagement, satisfaction and performance; and the influence of the workplace on organizational culture.
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Luxe Lavs: One-of-a-Kind Hotel Bathrooms
The Travel Detective
The Travel Detective searched the world to find hotel bathrooms that are breaking the mold. Four new designs for showers, tubs and sinks stood out from the crowd, with unusual elements.
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Can 4-D Printing Solve Your Most Costly Puzzles?
The Daily Reckoning
You've heard about 3-D printing technology. We call it the "Click, Print Anything Revolution." But do you know about 4-D printing? It's what happens when 3-D printing gets "smart."

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What Inspires You? 17 Designers' Reading Tips
Designers & Books
Invited designers from a broad range of creative disciplines have chosen books that inspire them and that have shaped their worldview or their ideas about design.

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Color Orientations 2014: The Way In
Pantone View
Pantone is offering a glimpse of what could be the latest trend: A gold and copper light opens the door to optimism, clarity and consciousness that could suggest an easier future.

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Going Green in Hotel Interior Design
Hotel News Resource
Eco-friendly interior design has been a growing industry trend in the past few years for green hotels. As the general population grows more and more aware of pressing environmental issues, the demand for green businesses has risen.
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5 Hospitality Trends for Healthcare Designers
Healthcare Design
Once inspired by the lavish luxury of the hospitality space, healthcare designers today are moving toward more practical approaches to interiors. But there are still a few things to learn from hotel happenings.
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The Hush of Lush: Chicago Office Goes Spare
Interior Design
Times have changed. Financial firms once preferred environments of jaw-dropping opulence. Yet this major family-owned investment firm in Chicago occupies an office that appears straightforward verging on spare.
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