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Contract Magazine announces 2011 Interiors Awards winners
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Taking home the prestigious Designers of the Year Award this year are Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander of studio o+a, who have demonstrated continuing success through the dot-com boom and bust in their designs for offices in the Silicon Valley, such as Facebook and AOL. The other high honor of the ceremony, the annual Legend Award, was bestowed on Eva Maddox, design principal, Perkins+Will | Eva Maddox Branded Environments. Maddox has set an example for the A&D community throughout her illustrious career, serving as an example as a designer, educator, community activist, and leader. More

Decorati to Discontinue Designer Matching Service

ASID places great importance on connecting individual designers to the client population. To this end, ASID launched the Designer Matching Service powered by Decorati in 2010. Decorati has recently informed ASID and other partners that it is no longer offering the service in its current form. Consequently, we will be removing the Designer Matching Service link from in early February.

We remain committed to examining alternative ways to connect interior designers and the public. ASID allied and professional members currently receive a complimentary listing in the ASID Designer Referral Service. If you have not yet done so, please log in to and click "Go to My ASID" to set up your profile. If you have any comments regarding how ASID can connect you to consumers, please email us at

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'Fast returns' will be key for 2011 healthcare projects
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Healthcare business advisory firm The Camden Group tried its hand at making some New Year's predictions for 2011 in its annual Top 10 Trends in Healthcare list. What may pique the most interest among the healthcare design and construction communities are a couple of points The Camden Group includes, the first being that the focus of construction in 2011 will be on fast returns. Also noted was the expected pervasiveness of information technology as providers shift to new care models, pushing the need for electronic medical records, computerized physician order entry, and health information exchanges. More

Positive news on interior design fees and salaries
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A survey of 765 U.S. and Canadian interior designers conducted by Design Success University found indications that business improved in 2010. More than one fourth of the designers said their business had increased from mid-2009 to mid-2010. And more than two thirds expected business to be better in 2011 than in 2010. More

New DOJ reviews to include 2010 ADA standard
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Codes and standards developed by the International Code Council are referenced in the newest federal accessibility regulations. Beginning March 15, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will review construction projects for compliance using either the 1994 ADAAG or 2010 ADA Standard for Accessible Design regulations. While architects, engineers, designers and builders can currently use either edition of the regulation for compliance, in about a year (March 15, 2012), the 2010 regulations will be mandatory. More

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Industrial chic makes a splash at IDS
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The Interior Design Show (IDS), Canada's largest contemporary design fair, took place last weekend in Toronto. One of the hottest trends on display was industrial chic, which involves using industrial parts in a new context, or completely out of context. Blending urban and sustainable sensibilities, it is both industrial-looking and aesthetically understated. More

Case Studies: Sound Masking

Moving your employees from enclosed offices to a primarily open-plan space? Pursuing LEED® credits for your facility and concerned about the impact that green choices will have on acoustics? See how two companies successfully solved their speech privacy and noise concerns by installing the LogiSon sound masking system.  more

After weathering recession, buyers want design that lasts
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Consumers are starting to spend more on their homes, but they are spending more wisely and for the long haul. They're looking for longevity and sustainability in their furniture and design choices. They may spend a bit more up front, with the intention of holding onto a piece longer, perhaps for life. At the same time, they're not afraid to put more personality into their homes since they'll likely be living in them longer (instead of flipping them). More

Hospitality industry anticipating a better year in 2011
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Panelists' remarks and the positive vibe from the attendees at this year’s American Lodging Investment Summit, held last week in San Diego, reflect a cautiously optimistic mood in the hospitality industry. All signs point to things getting better, but there is still a lot of uncertainty and how long the rebound will last is anyone’s guess. More


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Interior Innovation awards recognize the best in ultramodern
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The German Design Council presented the 2011 Interior Innovation awards at imm Cologne on Jan. 17. There were fifteen winners as well as three up-and-coming designers presented with awards and the award winning products were exhibited at imm Cologne. The goal of the Interior Innovation award is to recognize innovative products with outstanding design from all segments of the interior design industry. More

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Working without windows
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A new study to be published in the journal Environment and Behavior set out to learn if office workers without window views from their regular work positions compensate by adding potted plants and pictures of nature to their workspaces. It turns out they do. "Workers without windows had roughly five times greater odds of having brought plants into their workspaces than workers with windows . . . [and] . . . also had three times greater odds of having brought pictures of nature into their workspaces." More

Kicking Off 2011 with Kravet Guaranteed

Kravet Guaranteed offers our customers the best selection of fabrics and furnishings, as well as the best service in the industry. Our newest collection is a follow up to our Guaranteed in Stock fabric program, designed exclusively by Kravet.

Wallpaper comes to life in artist's optical illusions
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Australian artist Emma Hack uses the human body as wallpaper. She paints wallpaper prints onto naked models standing before said wallpaper, creating an optical illusion. A mixed media artist, Hack discovered Florence Broadhurst's wallpapers in 2002 and started using them in her body art camouflage work. She has recently published a limited edition book of her wallpaper photos from 2005-2010. More

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