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A New Humanism: Part 2
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Experiencing architecture, landscapes and urban places is inescapable and as integral to the pleasures and frustrations of life as our encounters with people — or with the natural world or ideas. As we respond at conscious, but more often unconscious levels, the environments we've built shape everyone's moods, thoughts, emotions and the ways we move and act. More

These Four Walls: Americans Talk About Home and Community
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More than 4 in 5 Americans age 45 and older say they strongly or somewhat agree they would like to remain in their current residence for as long as possible. AARP studied what this aging population needs in order to remain independent, comfortable and safe as they age, with a focus on their home, the community in which they live and the services available to them within their community. More

Easy Ways to Sound-Proof an Office
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Conversations, doors slamming, phones ringing, equipment humming — medical offices can be noisy places, and that's bad for both staff and patients. Every medical practice, regardless of size or specialty, should strive to make its office as quiet as possible with soundproofing techniques and materials. More

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Finding Consensus on Art in the Lobby
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The spaces are often teeny and the prices are generally enormous, but perhaps the most irritating feature of living in New York City condominiums and co-ops lies in the collective decision-making. Nothing is so likely to highlight the limits of consensus than the deeply subjective choice of what to hang in a common space — art. More

How Treadmill Desks Can Improve Health, Productivity
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Workers are consistently being encouraged to stop thinking of working hours as the time when they need to be sedentary and off-work hours as the time to be active. Instead, they need to start incorporating movement into daily office activities. More

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Does Green Automatically Mean Best Practice?
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The green building sector has gone through a number of key perception phases, from being associated with lesser quality to now standing as the benchmark for industry quality. It is this new perception — and oftentimes the delivery — of quality that can lead to a rise in greenwashing. More

Guiding Customers Through the Green Building Process
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In the ever-expanding world of green technology, organizations looking to build new facilities or upgrade existing structures can often be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of options. As the green building boom continues, it seems inevitable that a related industry will rise up to help guide owners through the process of choosing what green strategies to employ. More

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The Importance of Collecting
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Interior designer Carey Maloney, of New York City's M(Group), is giving readers a detailed look at his design process, inspirations and ideas with a new interactive book called Stuff, published this month by Pointed Leaf Press. More

Chinoiserie Chic
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Chinoiserie wallpaper, one of the earliest luxury products to span the globe, still offers a wealth of inspiration. In this slideshow, the silk wall coverings serve as the focal point of each room’s design. More

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Servicescape Design and Consumer Perceptions
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Researchers have investigated the influence of interior design on perceptions of personality, learning that "store personality relates systematically to five holistic types of interiors." The "personality" of a store, in turn, affects consumers' behavior. More

Midlife Hotel Makeovers
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A number of iconic 1960s and 1970s hotels are suddenly receiving some TLC — and some much-needed renovation dollars — as lodging operators look to capitalize on the combination of resurgent demand, prime real estate and the buildings' architectural pedigrees. More

As Incandescent Bulbs Disappear, Hoarders Come Out
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs disappear from stores, replaced by LEDs and CFLs as a result of legislation that went into effect a year ago, some people — including interior designers — have turned to hoarding the now-scarce product. More

Lighting Your Home with LEDs
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LEDs present the greatest change to lighting the home since Edison, says Sally Stephenson of OWL Lighting. And what's really exciting is that the technology is still developing. More

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Closing Your Books in Studio Webware
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Are you almost ready to start your year-end accounting procedure? Not sure what that is? Here's a little help offered by our colleague Marla Marshall, CPA, of Designer Accounting LLC. This is a great punch list as you close your books for the year. More

Interior Design Prosperity Profile Keeps Your Eye on the Ball    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Too many interior design professionals are taking their eye off the ball: They're more "busy" than profitable this past year because they're not sufficiently focused on those activities which generate the most income for them. More

10 Tax-Saving Tips
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One of the keys to successful tax planning is to think about and implement strategies throughout the entire year, not just at the end of the year or as you're preparing your tax return. Here are 10 tax-saving strategies to keep in mind all year long. More

Confessions of a Networking Pro
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Even the most seasoned professional sometimes dreads networking. But sometimes a slight shift in perspective can make all the difference. Find out what happens when you take the focus off yourself and put it on others in the room. More

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How to Become an Authority in Your Industry
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Becoming an authority in your industry can be a great way to promote your business and help you better serve your clients. It takes a consistent dose of education and a bit of risk, but the rewards can be well worth the effort. More

The Five Most Persuasive Words in the English Language
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When it comes to assembling persuasive copy, like any other construction job, you need to rely on your skills, experience and toolbox. In that "verbal toolbox" you'll find there are certain power words that hold more sway over our decision-making process than others. More

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