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Lessons from Design in China
ASID ICON
The focus and energy dedicated to design as a cultural influencer and driver in China's bustling economy signals great things to come for design on the international stage, and it is the goal of ASID to be an active part of this dialogue about the global evolution of design.
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Save the Date for the Most Notable Soiree of the Year
ASID
Join ASID on the red carpet to toast the 2013 ASID Design Award winners at Celebration – the ASID Design Awards. Taking place June 21 at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, festivities will include a red carpet reception and awards gala dinner followed by an evening of dancing, socializing and celebrating the best in design. Stay tuned to ASID.org for ticket information.
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ASID Makes it Easy for Potential Clients to Find You
ASID
We want to help you make the most of your online presence! When potential clients visit ASID.org, they can now search for a designer to contact — and potentially hire — through our "Find a Designer" and "Designers Near You" functions. All members can be included in these databases, but you must first log in and create your personal profile, including a headshot and contact information.
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A New Way of Designing
Metropolis
In this second installment of a series, experts delve into how three basic themes are driving design: human need, building and human performance, and construction/fabrication.
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Economic Clouds Seen Lifting for 2013
Kitchen & Bath Design News
After struggling through some of the worst economic years on record, things are finally looking up. The business forecast for the upcoming year shows encouraging signs of growth and optimism, according to kitchen and bath dealers, designers and manufacturers.
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The Beauty of Bacteria
The New York Times
As we become more environmentally concerned, it seems we're more ready than ever to welcome green into our homes, in all its forms. A growing movement called bio design focuses on integrating organic processes in the creation of buildings and household objects so that resources are conserved and waste is limited.
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Behr Unveils 2013 Color Trends Forecast
K+BB
BehrPro, the professional products and services division of Behr Process Corp., has introduced its 2013 color trends forecast. The company's color experts have pinpointed blue as the leading color family in 2013, featuring a diverse range of options that translate seamlessly to residential and commercial projects.
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LED: New Material, New Possibilities?
Buildings
LEDs are known for their energy efficiency and durability, but the bluish, cold light of current white LEDs has precluded their widespread use for indoor lighting. Now, University of Georgia scientists have fabricated what is thought to be the world's first LED that emits a warm white light using a single light emitting material, or phosphor, with a single emitting center for illumination.
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The New Normal: Doing More with Less
Interiors & Sources
It's no secret: We're all doing more with less these days. That's not always a bad thing; when a few elements are removed, we often are left with a more elegant and thoughtful solution. But what happens when you're being asked to do more with fewer people, less money and scarce materials? Holley Henderson, ASID, shares some tips for making it work.
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OlioHop Shows Designers' Tips for Home Staging
Design Magnifique
In the first OlioHop of 2013, 10 design bloggers were invited to create 2-D or 3-D moodboards that offer tips and tricks for staging a home that's on the market.
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The Benefits of a Master Plan
Qualified Remodeler
A master plan helps the client visualize the finished product, and it informs all parties regarding the phasing of the work. If you haven't done so already, now is the time to focus on the benefits of implementing a master plan.
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Costly Tax Filing Mistakes to Avoid
The Frugal Entrepreneur
There's no hiding the fact that small-business owners and the self-employed have been increasingly under the gun to fully comply with tax legislation and reporting requirements. If you want to increase your chances of avoiding an audit and of getting your return as quickly as possible, you need to make an extra effort to prevent some common reporting errors.
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Cracking the Code
Builder
The New American Home 2013 breaks the mold of innovation, integration and sustainability for the next generation of housing.
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Home Organization: Modern Designs for Every Room
Los Angeles Times
Is this year's resolution to banish clutter, again? At least this time around there are more options for help: desk organizers, closet helpers, even an ingenious medicine cabinet. The best new home organization tools make the most of space available — and don't look too bad, either.
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A Wheelchair-Accessible Adaptive Reuse Project in London
Dwell
Brod Hart's London home is hidden down a quiet street filled with typical Victorian houses. But behind the large steel doors that shield it from view stands what once began as stables, later served as a piano factory and finally was converted to a wheelchair-accessible private residence. Hart managed the renovation himself and lived on-site during the process, with an end result of an industrial-chic modern house, fully accessible to wheelchair users.
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Passive House Design Brings Simplicity to Energy Efficiency
Sustainable City Network
Do you think investing in the latest high-tech HVAC and on-site renewable energy systems is the only way to create an energy-efficient building? Well, architects in Europe are suggesting you think again. Passive House, a standard for green design and construction developed in Germany, is now being applied in the U.S. as a simplified and less mechanized approach to meeting rigorous standards of energy efficiency.
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Salvaged Chic: Low Impact and High Style
K+BB Collective
Patricia Gaylor writes, "As a 'green' designer, I love using anything I can to create the look I want while also being low-impact. Using salvaged materials isn’t just for us 'greenies;' it also creates a one-of-a-kind custom look that will always please your customers."
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From Waste to Walls
Eco-Structure
A building made from algae, seaweed and mushrooms may sound fit for a seafaring Hobbit, but mycelium insulation and bioplastics are positioned to hit the commercial market soon thanks to a few pioneering companies that are developing the next generation of materials from agricultural waste and invasive plants.
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25C Energy Tax Credit Revived
ForResidentialPros.com
The revival of the 25C energy tax credit went almost unnoticed in Congress's fiscal cliff legislation, H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The energy tax credit was extended through the end of 2013 and made retroactive to products installed in 2012, including improvements such as insulation, windows, doors and skylights as well as specified solar, wind, geothermal and HVAC installations.
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How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning
Fast Company's Co.Design
A new study shows how color, lighting and other classroom design choices can have a huge impact on student progress. The difference between the best- and worst-designed classrooms covered in the study? A full year's worth of academic progress.
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The HCD 10: Meet the 2013 Winners
Healthcare Design
No one ever says, "This whole project was a success because of me. Just me." There's always a team that worked together to shape that success, while the industry's collaborative wisdom on collected and documented best practices plays its part, as well. In considering Healthcare Design's Most Influential lists of years' past, the selection team felt it was time to shake things up a bit.
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Promoting Collaboration and Fitness at Work
DesignBuild Source
Rapt Studio has unveiled the interior design for Adobe's new Utah campus. Rapt created the 85 percent open-space building to encourage collaborative thinking and intermingling among employees while promoting the brand openly to the public.
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