The Future of Green Building
With the U.S. economy in shambles, the question looms: How will the recession affect the green-building market? Architectural Record posed the question to Peter Morris, principal of the construction consultancy Davis Langdon. More
A Plane You Can Love
from Ion Magazine
Designer Marc Newson brings back glamour to air travel with his design for Qantas’ A380 airliner. He also has few thoughts about why most plane interiors are just plain ugly. More
Improving the Everyday: 8 Useful Objects that Need Fixing
from Fast Company
Putting aside larger issues, like healthcare and political chicanery, Fast Company considers what’s closer to home that, if revamped, would make our lives better. To get the answer, they asked some distinguished design figures to come up with their picks for everyday objects in need of improvement. More
DesignIntelligence Releases Results of 2009 Compensation and Benefits Survey
from Design Intelligence
Despite the decline in demand, the economy has not negatively impacted salaries for many design professionals, with most categories enjoying modest increases. However, the recession will have a dramatic impact on CEO, partner and principal compensation to a far greater degree than on employee positions. More
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Registration for NeoCon is now open. Be sure to register early while your favorite ASID forums and experiential learning opportunities are still available. Sessions fill up fast, so don’t delay. To be a part of the ASID National Conference at NeoCon, simply register for NeoCon and reserve your room at our host hotel, the Sheraton Hotel & Towers.
Earn 0.2 CEUs at the ASID Forums at NeoCon
The best person to design your educational agenda at NeoCon is you! That’s why the ASID National Conference features two-hour association forums available a-la-carte. Registration is now open for the ASID National Conference at NeoCon. Seats are limited! Reserve your space quickly for sessions in high demand and receive immediate confirmation including a receipt via e-mail.
Luxury Sector–Meeting the ‘Triple Bottom Line’
Mike Suomi, vice president of design, Stonehill & Taylor Architects
Monday, June 15, 2 – 4 p.m., 0.2 CEUs
‘Whiff’ of the Future–Scent Branding Increases the Bottom Line
Russell Brumfield, founder and CEO, Whiff Solutions
Tuesday, June 16, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., 0.2 CEUs
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AIA and ALA Name Library Award Winners
from Interior Design
The American Institute of Architects and American Library Association will honor eight firms for top library designs at the ALA Annual Conference in July. More
Denmark Renovates Water Tower into Student Housing
This once practical structure was left unused until Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS won a competition to renovate it into a multi-purpose building for student housing and a youth center. More
Hospitality Industry Outlook Continues to Be Gloomy
from Hospitality Design
In the most recent addition of its Hotel Horizons report, PKF Hospitality Research forecasts that revPar is now expected to drop 13.7 percent in 2009. PKF had earlier anticipated a 9.8 percent decline when the economic outlook wasn't as gloomy. 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