A Healthy Dose of Design
from Interior Design
While 2008 may have been a less-than-banner year for many businesses, health-care design still provided a good source of revenue, what with technology advancing, boomers aging, and facilities getting overcrowded. Witness the numbers we gathered from the top Interior Design Giants for 2009. Of those 100 firms, 49 did work in the health-care sector last year. While only the third-largest category for these firms, behind office and hospitality, health care managed to account for their highest hourly billing rates. What's more, these Giants reported a $68 million increase in health-care fees from 2007. More
Hilton Unveils News Global Lifestyle Brand
Hilton Hotels Corporation has announced the addition of Denizen Hotels, a global lifestyle brand, to the Hilton Family of Brands. Appearing throughout the world in international social epicenters, Denizen Hotels will cater to globally-conscious modern travelers of the world. More
Healthcare Design and Healthcare Building Ideas Announce First Annual Corporate Profiles and Rankings Issue
from Healthcare Design Magazine
Rankings will be published for the Top Architecture/Engineering Firms, and the Top Construction Companies, in the following categories: Total 2008 Healthcare Billings, Total 2008 Healthcare Square Footage Designed, Number of 2008 Healthcare Design Projects Completed. The results will be published with the spring issue of Healthcare Building Ideas and the July issue of Healthcare Design. Deadline to complete the online survey is April 10, 2009. More
A Message from ASID|
Congratulations to Jennifer Dixon, ASID, winner of the CEU requirement drawing! Jennifer, a professional member since 2000 and Georgia resident, won our $100 raffle for reporting her CEU compliance by the Feb. 28 deadline.
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More Than 93 Percent in Construction Industry Say Green Building Worth the Effort
from Hospitality Design
More than 93 percent of those involved with green building say that it's worth their time and effort, according to the third annual Green Building Survey by Allen Matkins, Constructive Technologies Group (CTG), and the Green Building Insider. However, 66.2 percent—down from 76 percent in the 2007 survey—agreed that it was worth obtaining official LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. More
Designer Creates Cardboard Advertising Agency
A designer in Holland has revamped the interior of Amsterdam ad agency Nothing with interlocking cardboard. The office redesign by Joost van Bleiswijk used 500 square meters of reinforced cardboard and did not to use any glue or screw to interconnect the 1500 separate pieces. More
Hooray for Gray: This Warm, Chic and Sophisticated Color Complements Almost All Other Hues
from Kansas City Star
Gray is the word. Look at Aretha Franklin’s bejeweled bow hat on Inauguration Day, sleek finishes on new cars and this year’s most popular bridesmaids’ dress color. Gray, gray and gray. America hasn’t seen so much gray since the heyday of black-and-white movies on the silver screen. As it storms down the runway, gray is moving into the home in bedding, furniture upholstery and especially wall color. More
Giant Eco-Egg Skyscraper: A Conceptual Luxury Hotel
From the unseen, unsung files of design competitions past comes the Envision Green Hotel proposed by Miami-based Michael Rosenthal Associates for Hospitality Design’s Radical Innovation design competition. Part wind tower, part urban eco-resort, and all egg, this “lobular” structure is touted as one of the most recognizable landmarks for the city in which it would ultimately be…laid. Inhabitat leaves it up to you to decide whether this is an egg-cellent idea or something not quite fully hatched. More
Pittsburgh® Paints' New Hacienda Style Color Palette
Inspired by Newly Released Book
The warm tones of Mexican style and design are now easier for designers and homeowners to make their own with Pittsburgh Paints' recent introduction of the Hacienda Style Color Palette. Collaborating with Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr, award-winning authors of eight books on Mexican design, Pittsburgh Paints has developed a color palette that goes hand-in-hand with the authors' newly released book — Hacienda Style (Gibbs-Smith, $39.95 Hardcover, May).
Mirroring the timeless appeal and rustic elegance of Mexico's old-world country estates, the Hacienda Style Color Palette features 18 authentic colors. More info
Magnificent art deco style table manufacture 100% to customer needs.
Showed here with rich ribbon mahogany veneer and a very elegant high gloss finish. More