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The Future of Interior Design
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Elsie de Wolfe may have established the field of interior design in the early 20th century, but she likely wouldn't recognize the profession as it is practiced today or where it is headed in the near future, as legislation continues to open the doors of opportunity.
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Attend a REGREEN Implementation Workshop This Spring
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This spring, REGREEN is hitting the road! The REGREEN Implementation Workshops begin in Minneapolis before continuing on to New York City, Dallas, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Based on the REGREEN Guidelines, this one-day course is the perfect opportunity to address your industry-specific green challenges, engage with other area designers and add to your required continuing education units. The capstone course in the REGREEN Trained™ certificate program, this workshop offers 0.8 HSW CEU (IDCEC), which can also be used for LEED CMP. For a complete REGREEN Implementation Workshop Schedule, visit the REGREEN website and REGISTER now.
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ASID Accelerate Studio: Business Strategies Debuts in Los Angeles
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Join the Society March 27 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles for ASID Accelerate Studio: Business Strategies, an exclusive presentation by Steve Nobel of NOBELINKS, who created the agenda with residential designers and small business owners in mind. The daylong event features six Interior Design Continuing Education Council-approved sessions that focus on helping interior designers build successful, sustainable businesses. Attendees can participate in the full day of accelerated learning or attend sessions a la carte. The workshop is the first of three Accelerate Studio: Business Strategies workshops in a series sponsored by Kravet and Hearst Design Group. Reserve your spot today!
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Design to Lead Summit Paves Way for Tomorrow's Top Professionals
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Invest in yourself and engage with design leaders! Participate in the inaugural Design to Lead Summit, May 2-3 in Atlanta. This two-day interactive event, guided by Victor Ermoli, dean of SCAD's School of Design, will explore leadership skills and education to inspire the next generation of leaders. The event will culminate with a keynote presentation by Marty Neumeier, author of Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age. Early bird registration ends March 31. Don't delay; register for this exciting event today!
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2014 Legislative Symposia Offer Opportunities for Advocacy
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Join leaders across the country at the Society's 2014 Legislative Symposia to learn about legislative initiatives affecting designers — in your state and nationwide. Attendees will participate in lobbying training exercises, learn about the legislative process and network with fellow politically active members of the interior design industry. Don't miss your opportunity to strengthen the voice of interior design and expand opportunities for the profession! CEU credits will be offered. The 2014 Legislative Symposia take place:
    • Los Angeles: April 12
    • Orlando: May 9-10
    • New York: June 6-7 (registration coming soon)

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Lighting's Next Design Classics
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The rapid changes in lighting technology and the agendas of sustainability and social responsibility mean that some classics may become obsolete as the lamps on which they depend on are being outlawed on grounds of efficiency. Some are being re-engineered to use new sources and some need to be, while others are not able to adapt. Lighting designer Iain Ruxton's list of luminaires set to become modern classics begins with established designs that have been well-developed to use new technology.
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Dissatisfaction with Remodelers Creates Opportunity for Designers
Michael J. Berens
Home remodeling and improvement services have a bad reputation with consumers. According to a recent survey, home remodeling and improvement services ranked only slightly above government services for meeting customers' expectations. That's bad news for remodelers, but it could be good news for designers.
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Product Reflections from KBIS 2014 in Las Vegas
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Design & Construction Week marked the return of several vendors who have been absent from KBIS since the downturn in the economy. Many exhibitors injected fun and history into their booths, and their excitement was contagious.
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10 Material Breakthroughs You Should Know
Interiors & Sources
Material innovation is happening at a stunning pace, and new technologies are pushing architects and interior designers to rethink what's possible. Unfortunately, keeping track of all the new can start to seem as unimaginable as the products themselves — especially when complex scientific terms and concepts get involved.
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Boston Design Week Brings Design Industries into Focus
The Boston Globe
Unless you are standing out in the middle of nature, everything around you is consciously designed: from the clothes you wear, to the phone you carry, to your home, workplace and beyond. Good design has the power to touch us, to lift us up, to make our lives better and impart a profound sense of well-being — bad design can have the opposite effect.
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Colors and Shapes Can Be Heard By the Blind
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A new study from Hebrew University shows that using sensory substitution devices, colors and shapes can now be conveyed to the brain noninvasively through other senses. This is offering tools to the blind and visually impaired via training with SSDs to receive environmental visual information and interact with it in ways otherwise unimaginable.
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Interior Design Selling Superstars Know 'No'
InteriorDesignBusiness.net
There's a reason you may not be closing as many deals as you'd like: You're not doing enough asking. It takes a total of nine impressions to move a prospect from total apathy to "buyer readiness."
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Five Ways to Build Brand Awareness Through Content
Nicole Karlis
Content marketing is a vital part of building brand awareness. By providing good, useful content to a targeted audience, companies are able to promote their brand and earn sales. According to TMG Custom Media, 90 percent of consumers find this kind of specialized, custom content useful.
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The Subtle Art of Influence
Inc.
In an increasingly collaborative and connected world, success depends more than ever on building your influence.
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How to Have a Eureka Moment
Harvard Business Review
For those who have to be creative on demand, stories of the ancient Greeks' muses or Newton's apple don't offer much practical advice on how to have a eureka moment of their own. Long walks or hot showers may be where we think out best ideas come from, but those are hardly available options in the middle of a crowded workday. Luckily, research has given us some insight into how eureka moments happen — and how to make them happen more often.
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The Future of Interior Design
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Elsie de Wolfe may have established the field of interior design in the early 20th century, but she likely wouldn't recognize it as it is practiced today or where it is headed in the future.

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Relating: Design and the Changing Demographic
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Five interior designers tell you about their work and how it is being affected by — and is affecting — the changing culture in America.

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Five Game-Changing Design Innovations
Interiors & Sources
If there's one rule of the digital age, it's that innovation never stops. Five recent breakthroughs promise to change everything from how we design buildings to how we power them.

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Kitchen Cabinets Favor Sleek Designs, Personalized Storage Options
Kitchen & Bath Design News
Today's kitchen cabinets are expected to offer sleek styling, plentiful, accessible storage and design elements that can easily transition from the kitchen to other areas of the home. While simple, Shaker-style design has been all the rage for the past few years, a bit more ornamentation is showing up as the economy recovers and consumers begin to loosen their purse strings.
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Florals, Updated, Return to Decor
The Associated Press via Kenosha News
After years of simple solids and geometric prints, the lowly flower is making a comeback in decor. Floral patterns have been blooming all over fashion runways in recent months, and they are slowly finding their way back into the world of home decor as well.
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A Modern House in the Forest for Aging in Place
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The decision to create a "lifelong" dwelling usually springs from a simple desire: to safely and comfortably remain at home for as long as possible. For Andrea and Ted Heid, that meant trading their multi-story, midcentury-modern residence in Eugene, Ore., for a newly built house on one level. The result is a "family campus" that celebrates nature.
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Painting Innovation and IAQ: Q-and-A with Steve Revnew
Metropolis
Steve Revnew, Sherwin-Williams' vice president of Product Development, discusses the company's innovations in fighting airborne pollutants.
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Ohio Senate Votes to Ban LEED
Sourceable
The battle over green building standards heated up recently as the Ohio state Senate voted to ban LEED v4 for government building projects. The legislation, which needs approval from the state's House of Representatives and governor before taking effect, gives priority to alternative rating systems that are typically favored by industry groups.
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Was Organic Valley Foods Fire a 'Cautionary Tale' for Green Building Tech?
TreeHugger
When it was time for a new headquarters, Organic Valley Natural Foods in La Farge, Wis., crafted a pretty green building with engineered wood construction, denim insulation, a roof covered in photovoltaic panels and wet sprinklers throughout the occupied spaces, dry sprinklers in the attic. A subsequent fire not only took out a good portion of the building, but also highlighted some of the unexpected dangers of building green.
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Planning Healthcare Spaces for the Tech Takeover
Healthcare Design
The accommodation of technology in all its forms — whether it's installing an 80,000-pound magnet for a super-sophisticated MRI scanner, mapping out the infrastructure to support wireless communication initiatives or building new data centers — is a constant challenge for healthcare facility owners. And it's likely to continue for some time.
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Educational Implications of Classroom Design
Research Design Connections
How do open plan classrooms in middle schools stack up against other sorts of learning spaces? A team of researchers examined five classroom types to find the answers.
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Five Considerations for Your Next Office Fit-Out
Resource Nation
An office fit-out will inevitably cause a certain amount of disruption, but the benefits can far outweigh the short-lived stress. Consider these points and you may find that your next office fit-out can actually make some positive changes to morale, well-being and output.
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Hotel Guests Challenged to Design Ice Suites
The Editor at Large
Located just miles north of the Arctic Circle, the ICEHOTEL in Sweden has invited guests to co-design their own haute couture suites during their stay, with one caveat: The rooms are made of ice.
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Creating Work Spaces for Collaborating
OfficeAnything.com
Google, Pixar, Skype, Facebook, Microsoft, Horizon Media and tons of other big corporations all say the key to their business prowess depends on their employees' ability to get along and share ideas. These great tips help improve collaboration in your workplace by designing the work space with that goal in mind.
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