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5 Ways Technology Has Impacted Interior and Home Design
PSFK
Technology has profoundly impacted the $7.3 billion dollar per year (and growing) home industry — specifically within the areas of architecture and interior design. From crowdsourcing products to virtual interior design and experiential e-commerce to mobile apps, technology is overhauling the shelter industry.
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ASID Members: Get a Discount on Inaugural Dwell on Design NY
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ASID has partnered with Dwell magazine for the inaugural Dwell on Design NY, Oct. 9-11 at 82MERCER. Join 5,000 design elite at this new forum on the future of design with incredible speakers, installations, CEUs and more! Use code ASID14 to receive $30 off 2-day passes and $10 off 1-day passes now! Register at DwellonDesign.com.
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Make a Difference for the F.U.T.U.R.E. Foundation
The 1%
F.U.T.U.R.E. Foundation Inc. provides after-school activities for low-income youth in Ford Heights, a socio-economically challenged neighborhood in Chicago. Their facility is in need of major upgrades and repairs, and their goal is to achieve a LEED-certified renovation. Having established a Strategic Facilities Planning Committee and with completed facility needs assessments in hand, F.U.T.U.R.E. Foundation comes well prepared for the design process. Want to get involved and make a difference? Give 1%. As a partner of The 1% program, ASID and its Foundation encourage members to make pro bono service part of their practice.
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2015 Color of the Year: A Challenge for Interior Design
Brabbu
Remember that scene in "The Devil Wears Prada" when Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestley schools Anne Hathaway's naive character about how she ended up buying her blue sweater? That is not far away from what interior design is about to face in 2015.
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Why Biophilic Architecture Works: 5 Reasons and Case Studies
Architecture & Design
Incorporating plants in a building's envelope can increase its overall thermal performance, while designing green interior spaces will make inhabitants happier and healthier. These are some of the claims coming from recent studies on biophilic architecture.
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Sci-fi Surfaces: 5 Products Look to an Efficient Future
Interior Design
Ever more efficient and effortless, technology is opening up exciting new horizons in finishings. Smart textiles go beyond decoration to provide additional functionality and experiential qualities. Enhanced ceramics, plastics and solid surfaces are embedded with invisible, environment-enhancing properties. Self-cleaning and pollution-reducing coatings are seamlessly integrated into everyday surfaces while wirelessly charged surfaces power smartphones and tablets.
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Cooper Hewitt Announces Lineup of 2014 National Design Week Events
PR Newswire via Yahoo News
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will host National Design Week Oct. 4-12. Throughout the week, the museum will offer a series of public programs in New York for students, teachers, design professionals and the general public to celebrate the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life.
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Experiencing Memory: Designers Reflect on the 9/11 Memorial Museum
Interior Design
All New Yorkers, perhaps all Americans, already walk around with a personal museum of Sept. 11, 2001, in their heads. So how do you design a physical space that can embody, for everyone who visits, the emotional, political and factual aspects of the terrorist attacks? Four firms answer that question.
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Hot Off the Press: 13 New Design Books Debuting This Month
Editor at Large
Craving a new page-turner? Another month has come and gone, which means it's time for a new list of book releases.
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5 Greenhouses That Are Actually Homes
CBS News
Homeowners across the world are realizing that one of the simplest ways to save money on heating, lighting and food is to move in with the plants. Greenhouses don't have to be purely recreational hobby spaces exiled to the backyard.
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LEED Will Help You Land a Job, Council Says
Ecobuilding Pulse
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the demand for LEED credentials in the job market has increased 46 percent in the past year. Even with a network of more than 197,000 LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates, there is still room for growth. A study conducted by USGBC partner Pearson found that 9,033 jobs posted from March 2013 to February 2014 required a LEED credential.
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How to Right a Wrong
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Stuff happens, even to the best designers. Goods get damaged, a subcontractor's crew fails to show, the shop doesn't make its delivery deadline, the client doesn't like the new wallpaper. The list goes on and on. You can't avoid them, but how you deal with them shows your true professionalism.
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Is Your Interior Design Contract in Ship Shape?
Mupplebee
Do you have an interior design contract that you use for every.single.project? Are you thinking that an interior design contract sounds so constricting and kills good vibes with clients? You're wrong.
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How a Simple Upgrade Led to $200,000 in Only 8 Months
High Dollar Designer
After landing on your website, people decide within three seconds whether or not they want to do business with you. Like it or not, your visitors are making snap judgments about you based on nothing more than your landing page.
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7 Tips for Driving Social Engagement
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Every day people share millions of significant moments on social media, and the challenge often facing brands is how to be included in these shared moments. After all, the voices of your customers and fans are the most powerful in telling your story to ultimately convert new customers. Here are seven tips for driving social engagement.
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Attic Remodel: Creating Fabulous Spaces with Online Design
Crowdsourcing
Arcbazar has announced an online design crowdsourcing platform for home remodeling. The crowdsourcing company runs international architectural and interior design competitions. Clients can then choose the solution they like most based on their initial evaluation criteria.
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The Ultimate Kitchen Design, According to Cookbook Author Ted Lee
Bon Appetit
Those designer numbers you see on home reno shows? Great to look at, but not always about the cooking. So Bon Appetit got an insider's tour of three food-centric home spaces to see what tips they could borrow for their new test kitchen at 1 World Trade Center.
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21 Conversation Pits Worth Talking About
Architecture and Design
A conversation pit is an architectural feature that incorporates built-in seating into a depressed section of flooring within a larger room. Popular from the 1950s to 1970s, the architectural feature seems to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance, most notably in luxury homes and villas around the world.
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40 Exceptional Rustic Bathroom Designs Filled with Coziness and Warmth
Homesthetics
Bathroom interior design is often overlooked in the home decor planning stages, often being materialized in dull monotone designs, the attention of the homeowner being focused more on the entertainment and living areas. The bathroom is a sanctuary, and it can become an extraordinary space.
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USGBC's 2014 Best of Building Award Recipients
Ecobuilding Pulse
The U.S. Green Building Council's inaugural "people's choice" awards recognize the year's best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.
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Antolini Unveils Natural Stone That Fights Bacteria and Mold
Decoist
A perfect home is not just about the right colors, style and decor, but is more essentially a space that gives your family happiness and health even while adapting to your busy lifestyle. Antolini has taken a step toward making this a priority in home design by launching a natural stone treatment that automatically prevents the growth of any bacteria or molds on its surface.
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Sustainable Adhesives: The Forgotten Building Material?
Sourceable
Adhesives, glues, sealants and fillers are typically used in large quantities for a construction or interior design project. The room is decked out with environmentally-preferable furniture, resting atop certified sustainable flooring. Even the paper in the photocopier is 100 percent recycled. But what about the substance that (literally) holds everything together — adhesives?
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5 Best Practices for Smarter Buildings
Governing
Buildings are essential components of our cities and our economic vitality. We eat, sleep, work and learn in buildings, and a building environment can influence how comfortable and productive we are at our jobs and while in school. But for all buildings contribute, they also demand and waste tremendous amounts of energy.
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Scholar Speaks on the Environment and Place
The Sidelines
Dr. Janis Brickey, an associate professor in Interior Design at MTSU, recently led a discussion on personal space, environment and the personal memories that we connect to places.
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5 Ways Technology Has Impacted Interior Design
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From crowdsourcing products to virtual interior design and experiential e-commerce to mobile apps, technology has been overhauling the shelter industry.

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IKEA's Next Style Revolution: Itself
Reuters
The store that brought Scandinavian design to homes from Beijing to Boston needs to come up with something new to keep its leading position in a changing industry.

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Evidence Links Design to Productivity, Wellness
Workplace Insight
The World Green Building Council claims it has "overwhelming evidence" that office design significantly impacts the health, well-being and productivity of staff.

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Designing to Keep Doctors in the House
Healthcare Design
Many physicians have bemoaned the loss of a private office, especially one close to the work setting. Physicians today are more likely to be sharing hoteling space with clinical and ancillary support staff in team rooms. While this is proven to be space- and operationally efficient, since private offices sit idle much of the day, the move also sends a message to physicians that they don't hold an exceptional status.
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How Wineries Evolved from Chateau-Only to High Design
Curbed
Wineries are a modern phenomenon. While viticulture has existed since the 4th century BC, until very recently, the architecture of wineries has been purely functional. But now the interiors and layout of the facilities are being put to work in the process.
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This Origami-Inspired Office Design Expands, Contracts, Changes Its Shape
Fast Co. Exist
Using drones and inflatable balloon-type devices, a new kind of transformable architecture could create buildings that morph to meet our needs.
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Morocco's Amazing Riad Hotels
CNN
A number of Morocco's riads (traditional courtyard houses) have been transformed into incredible boutique hotels over the past several years, giving travelers a cultural and luxurious experience that was once off limits.
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Making Hard Flooring Safer
Health Facilities Management
Innovative visual designs, subtle textures and rich color combinations grace the latest hard-flooring offerings that are available to hospitals. These offerings also incorporate increased durability, greater slip-resistance and easier maintenance. In addition, new seamless flooring improves cleanliness.
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Showroom of the Future: High Tech? Low Tech? What's the Answer?
Modenus
If you're actively involved in the interior design industry you probably can't imagine a world without physical showrooms. For major investments like kitchens and baths or furniture, showrooms, despite increased Web alternatives, will always have a purpose.
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10 Common Deficiencies in Aging Healthcare Facilities
Building Design + Construction
Many aging healthcare facilities are between a rock and hard place these days. With increasing demand for and regulation of healthcare on the horizon, more and more facilities don't conform to all of the standards.
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