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From Global to Mobile
Interiors & Sources
The rise of international travel and the arrival of the smartphone are driving new trends in hospitality design; here's how you can keep up.
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Only a Few Days Left to Enter Exclusive ASID/Dwell Pinterest Design Competition!
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ASID members only have until April 3 to "Pin it to win It" with the Dwell on Design Pin-spiration Competition. This ASID-exclusive contest provides the opportunity for 10 creative members to showcase their design philosophy to thousands of attendees at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, June 21 – 23. Using a distinct color theme, create a Pinterest board showcasing your personal design philosophy to the @DwellonDesign Pinterest page. Winning designers will be featured in the ASID member Pinterest Pavilion. For more information and to enter, visit dwellondesign.com/designer-competition.
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ASID@Dwell on Design Earlybird Registration Discount Ends March 31!
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Don't miss the last few days to get special pricing on your registration for Dwell on Design! ASID will have a large presence at this year's Dwell on Design Conference and Exhibition, June 21 – 23 in Los Angeles and you won't want to miss it! We've planned a full roster of inspiring and informative programs, including Celebration – the ASID Design Awards gala event, GO PRO/LA for emerging professionals and the acclaimed REGREEN Workshop. Visit the Dwell on Design website for more information, or click here to go directly to the registration page.
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ASID: On Point at High Point Market, April 20 – 25
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ASID will have a prominent place at High Point Spring Market, April 20 – 25. We hope you plan to attend and save the evening of April 22 for our Society Social, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Surya Showroom, featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, designer giveaways and a keynote speech by ASID EVP/CEO, Randy Fiser. Please RSVP to this ASID-exclusive event by clicking here.
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Environments for Aging Conference, April 6 – 9
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Taking place April 6 – 9 at the Roosevelt Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New Orleans, the Environments for Aging Conference is a three-day learning experience offering strategies for creating attractive and functional living environments for an aging population. Attendees earn CEUs while networking and learning about the latest innovations in long-term care design. For more information, visit www.environmentsforaging.com.
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10 Inspiring Quotes from the Eames Family
Dwell
Another in Dwell's online series featuring ASID members, here Kerrie Kelly, ASID, shares a glimpse into the Eames family history and wisdom.
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DIFFA Raises Funds — and Design Interest — at Big Apple Event
Interior Design
More than 1,100 members of the design community were treated to a veritable feast at the 16th Annual Dining by Design, presented by Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Attendees raised more than $600,000 to fund direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. DIFFA chairman Cindy Allen, editor in chief of Interior Design magazine, shares her thoughts on the event.
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Say Hello to "Hotello," a Portable Office/Hotel Room
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Artist Robert de Luca and designer Antonio Scarponi have collaborated to create a portable office or hotel room concept for the Swiss design firm, Daskonzept. Their design is called "Hotello," and the tiny unit of just 4 square meters can be packed into a trunk.
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Designers: Mind Your Language
ASID ICON
As interior designers strive for professional recognition, they constantly come up against those who seek to diminish the role of designers.

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Can an Email Legally Bind Interior Design Contracts?
Molloy Management Group
Most designers could use some good advice when it comes to guidance on the myriad legalities associated with the business of design.

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Self-Promotion: Six Ways to Get Noticed
Inc.
Effective self-promotion lies somewhere between being a wallflower and a flaming narcissist. Find the sweet spot with these tips.

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Four Bold Steps to Communicate Your Prices Without Apology
Prolific Living
Whether you are a full-time business owner, entrepreneur, planning to become one or are a hobbyist, you have something to offer the world. How can you do just that without apology? How can you avoid feeling awkward and weird about stating your prices to prospective clients?
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Is Your Website Worth It?
InteriorDesignBusiness.net
Too often interior designers' websites don't generate the "buzz" or the business they could — and should — generate. The value of a site can be determined by answering these 12 questions.
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What Your Corporate Mug Shot Says About Your Personal Brand
Women's Agenda
In the age of the Internet, the picture is king. From the moment you enter the workforce to the time you leave it, you'll be followed by various photos taken of you. It's possible you had relatively little input into the process of your corporate mug shot, but that's no way to do things if you're serious about your personal brand.
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Communication's Key When Hiring, Working with a Decorator or Interior Designer
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
Home-decorating television shows and shelter magazines have many Americans dreaming about inviting an expert interior designer into their homes. It looks so effortless when a popular designer arrives in a whirlwind of creative ideas and quick-working craftsmen. But what's it really like to hire a designer?
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Mad About White Kitchens
Mad About the House
White kitchens have been popular for a while, but perhaps it's time to think about white accessories. A recent New York blogtour has revealed white as a major trend at the moment.
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Open Concepts: 12 Lofty Mezzanines
Design Milk
Sprawling square footage is always nice, but when you take it on up with a mezzanine, you've added a whole new dimension. These contemporary spaces come complete with interior balconies to befit any contemporary Juliet.
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Shining Moment
Dwell
When it comes to infusing an interior with modern sophistication, nothing beats the Midas touch. A spatter of gold, a swath of silver: Metallics can create a sense of luxury, edge, even playfulness.
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10 Green Designs from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show
Inhabitat
Design lovers from far and wide came to New York City to get their fill of the latest home goods at the Architectural Digest Home Show, where Inhabitat was excited to see quite a few eco-minded exhibitors and wares on display, ranging from pendant lights made of old microphones to flourishing herb gardens to Venus flytrap-shaped urinals.
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Is Resilience the New Green?
Metropolis
The word "resilience" is bandied about these days among environmental designers. In some quarters, it's threatening to displace another popular word: "sustainability."
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Design for Sustainability: Making Green Behavior Easy
The Guardian
Design can enable sustainable behavior by understanding everyday needs rather than treating people as the problem.
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Lively Debate Focuses on the Workplace
DesignWire Daily
Office furniture manufacturer Inscape recently gathered designers, architects and strategists to talk about the modern workplace in light of Yahoo's controversial edict to end its teleworking policy. Discussion quickly became debate about how the workplace environment can motivate employees — or not.
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Innovative Design Flies in Face of Convention Wisdom
Credit Union Times
The $1.8 billion Madison, Wis.-based Summit Credit Union has re-imagined the concept of a branch bank with its Fitchburg, Wis., location. The facility has been transformed into an Inspiration Branch, complete with full 3-D dreams and goals brought to life.
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Green Sky Thinking: Sustainable by Design
MarkLives
Sustainability once again played an important role in this year's Design Indaba, and respective themes reflect shifts in the sustainability landscape. Overall it's becoming a more inclusive, more social, more human-centered space — and almost counterintuitively, it's using technology to achieve this.
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What Does Your Office Window View Do for You?
IHURER Research and Policy Blog
If you're reading this in your office, stop for a moment and look out of the window. Really — take a few seconds and have a good look. What can you see? Trees, grass, bushes and flowers? Or just buildings, streets, parked cars? Many people value having a view of nature at work, but does it really matter in the grand scheme of things?
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