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Modeling healthcare design reform
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The current issue of Interiors & Sources magazines features a cover story about Cooper University Hospital's new Patient Care Pavilion, which embodies theories and concepts that are already reshaping the context in which 22nd century care will be delivered. Steeped in Planetree concepts—a model of care that is patient-centered and holistic in nature—the project also incorporates evidence-based design, sustainability, as well as an infusion of hospitality design that would be fitting for W Hotels. More

James Beard Foundation honors designers for their good taste
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The 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees were announced earlier this week, which spotlight the best and brightest talent in the food and beverage industry. Among the many nominations—from books and journalism, to restaurants and chefs—there were six nods for outstanding restaurant design and graphics. More

GlassFilm Enterprises

Supplier/installer of decorative films for glass featuring LUMISTY view control film and DECOLITE bronze and gray frost . Pictured at left are Lumisty, Decolite bronze and gray frost, and custom design. 

Top 10 hotels that were never built
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HospitalityNet has compiled a portfolio of visionary projects that range from the futuristic to the weird, including Gaudi's 1908 sketch for a mountainous Manhattan skyscraper to Dubai projects doomed by the recent economic slowdown. More
ASID Partners With Decorati to Link Members to Clients

ASID recognizes that, more than ever, our members need assistance in finding projects. In addition to the designer referall service, we are excited to announce a new partnership between ASID and that will bring more business to the ASID membership. ASID practitioner members will receive project leads in two new ways:

1. ASID will launch the ASID Designer Matching Service in late March. Powered by, the matching service will be live on and is available to prospective clients with either residential or commercial projects. All leads will be passed exclusively to ASID members. Clients will include information on the project scope, location and budget. This service will supplement the existing Designer Referral Service.

2. ASID members will also be included in the Design Advisor leads list when a potential client requests assistance on As a member of ASID, you will be given a complimentary Decorati account, and be eligible to receive consumer project leads for at least the next six months. The list has been profiled in the New York Times and other national media outlets.

When a lead comes in from a potential client, via either or, a sophisticated algorithm identifies the appropriate group of members who will receive an email with basic information on the project. Up to four members may then respond via email that they are interested in the proposed project and will pay a fee of $18 to $48 (depending on the size of the project) to receive the full client contact details. This nominal fee is charged so members may self-identify their interest and the prospective client is contacted in an orderly manner. An explanatory FAQ section is featured in both portals for the use of prospective clients and our members. We believe this partnership will further reinforce the importance of hiring a qualified interior designer and that ASID is the place to grow your business and increase your bottom line.

Commercial green standard efforts merge
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The International Code Council and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. have merged their efforts, rather than compete, to develop the nation's first "green" model code for commercial buildings. The model code, released on March 15, is open for public comment through May 14 but now is available to jurisdictions. Version 2.0, based on public input, will be released by Nov. 3. The goal is to develop an adoptable and enforceable model code. More

Which way forward for design?
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If it is to evolve into a mature intellectual system of thought, Design has to create a critical, self-reflexive literature, argues Bruce Nussbaum. Design's public discourse remains aspirational, narrow and secretive. Despite an emphasis on the importance of failure in prototyping and learning, little actual discussion of failure exists. Despite a focus on practice, very little is revealed of what really occurs in consultancy or design practice. More

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When your smart home is just an apartment
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There have been lots of articles about smart homes, but few that apply to someone who lives in a 970-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in New York City. You don't need a system that checks the weather report to determine whether to turn on the sprinkler system, but there are certainly technologies available that will make an apartment smarter. More

Murano Glass Chandeliers lighting collection
The most modern and contemporary lighting designers and traditional Murano glass chandelier masters demonstrate wonderful custom made collection of high-end quality lighting fixtures. See all chandeliers catalog MORE

Is socially responsible design really making an impact?
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Humanitarian design is more than just a passing, fashionable trend. How it will evolve and shape the future of design and design practice, though, is still very much up for debate. Some noted humanitarian design pioneers shared their thoughts and experiences recently during a panel discussion hosted by the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Center for Design Thinking. More

Baldwin is Gifting Tiffany Keys

Exclusive to designers and in celebration of our Couture line, Baldwin is gifting 10 Tiffany key necklaces..."Jewelry for You and Your Home."
If you're a designer, have an affinity for Tiffany & Co. jewelry and premium hardware, then this is for you. Just tell us a bit about yourself and you’ll be entered to win.
Since 1946, Baldwin has been America's premier maker of hand-crafted hardware.

Future designers get creative in DIFFA's Dining By Design
Kitchen and Bath Business Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The next generation of designers has stepped up to the plate, literally. New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) students recently participated in Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) Dining By Design, a fundraising event that brought together individuals in the fashion, interior design, art and architecture world to create dining environments. More

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Architecture Billings Index shows marginal increase
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Following a drop of nearly three points, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) nudged up almost two points in February. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the February ABI rating was 44.8, up from a reading of 42.5 in January. This score indicates a continued decline in demand for design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry score was 52.0. More

New Products from Fire Farm Lighting!

See sneak peeks of our upcoming Constellation Series: pendant light fixtures available in 3ft, 6ft, 9ft, and 12ft diameters with multiple finish and lamping options. More.

Recycled Glass and Porcelain Countertops, Flooring and Landscape Materials

EnviroGLAS converts recycled glass and porcelain into decorative hard surfaces and landscape materials.
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Langhorne Carpet Co., Inc.

Woven wool carpet manufacturer 90% biodegradable and renewable Made in USA.
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The Fallingwater Color Collection

Receive the colors that inspired Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater from PPG Pittsburgh Paints. (registered marks after Fallingwater, Color, and Pittsburgh).
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