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Making it Great
Interiors & Sources
It's an exciting time to be a hospitality designer, but that certainly doesn't it make it any easier. Like their colleagues in other fields, hospitality designers are being asked to prove that they are a smart investment — but they're also being tasked with capturing the hearts and minds of consumers. Here are several techniques and products to help your next hospitality project stand out from the crowd.
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Let ASID Help You Frame Your Experience at ASID@NeoCon!
ASID
ASID is excited to return to Chicago for NeoCon 2013, taking place June 10 – 12. We invite you to join us this year and take advantage of our numerous educational opportunities and networking events that will enhance your ASID@NeoCon experience. Whether you are a longtime member, a chapter leader or an emerging professional excited to visit hundreds of exhibitors for the first time, ASID@NeoCon has something for you. For more information and to register, visit www.neocon.com.
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ASID Invites You to Experience Our Impact Report
ASID
ASID is continually focused on not only emphasizing the benefits of our Society but the importance of design on the world around us, both as a potential profession and to potential clients. Our new Impact Report highlights ASID achievements throughout 2012 and our plan for the future, illustrating the immense community of interior designers and the breadth of impact we continue to have. View it here.
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Don't Miss REGEREEN at Dwell on Design
ASID
Taking place on June 20 in Los Angeles, The REGREEN Implementation Workshop addresses the industry-specific challenges interior designers routinely face. In addition to basic building science and core REGREEN principles, this full-day course will concentrate on inside-the-building-envelope issues such as spatial relationships and adjacencies, FF&E selection, client education on cleaning and maintenance operations, and source control for healthy indoor air quality. Click here for more information.
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AIA: Kitchen, Bath Design Demand on the Rise
The Editor at Large
According to the American Institute of Architects, the design and construction business recovery has spread from region to region and building sector to building sector, and it's one of the first tangible expressions that the long-awaited economic turnaround is arriving.
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Majority of US Homeowners Believe Now is a Good Time to Renovate
Building Online
Significantly more U.S. homeowners are moving forward with renovation projects compared to this time last year, according to the second annual Houzz & Home survey that garnered more than 100,000 responses. Together with the most recent Commerce Department report, the results of this study point to a strengthening economy, housing and renovation market.
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Double-Decker Bus Takes Design on the Road
DesignWire Daily
Bespoke menswear designer Duncan Quinn has transformed a 1966 Bristol Lodekka double-decker bus into a (slightly eccentric) mobile boutique and speakeasy. The redesign, which took only 19 days to complete, has produced a unique commercial space in only 500 (mobile) square feet.
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The Billionaire Whisperer
Forbes
When interior designer Joan Behnke brought Bob and Audrey Byers to Paris, one of their first stops was the Grand Palais. "You have to bring clients along on a journey," explains Behnke, a soft-spoken 59-year-old. "It's about teaching people to appreciate what they are paying for."
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Have You Answered the "Am I Good Enough Yet" Question?
Design Biz Blueprint
If you completed a job and couldn't find anything you would do better next time, you must be blind. It is the nature of a good designer to always be looking for ways to improve; it is the mark of a professional. But, despite this truth, do you find yourself still believing you are "just not good enough yet"?
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Hospitality Design Project: Making it Great
Interiors & Sources
Hospitality designers must capture the hearts and minds of consumers. Make your next hospitality project stand out from the crowd.

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Communicate Your Prices Without Apology
Prolific Living
How can you avoid feeling awkward and weird about stating your prices to your prospective clients? These four steps can help.

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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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How Being Helpful Can Make You Happier and More Productive
Fast Company's Co.Design
Adam Grants helps others — chronically and compulsively helps. But when you learn more about his research, you'll wonder if you should be doing the same.
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How to Deal with a Toxic Client
Harvard Business Review
When you're dealing with a difficult client, in any industry, what is the best way to deal with such clients to prevent them from abusing you — and to prevent you from taking that frustration out on someone else?
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Every Design Team Needs Balance
ForResidentialPros.com
Today's remodeling clients share a diverse preference for style, so a design team must possess the ability to match any style at any time. Having a balanced design team is key to your ability to meet the needs of this market.
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Fabulous Floors
Gently Green
Artistry: It's what turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. When you want to add pattern and punch to your room, the floor beneath your feet may be the very first place to look.
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Ideas for Smashing Splashes and Counter Designs
Kitchen & Bath Design News
With the emerging interest in sleek, simple contemporary kitchens, as well as more tailored traditional ones, successful designers realize they need to seek new ways to differentiate their proposed solutions from less sophisticated, price-sensitive competitors.
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Color Me Bad: Exuberant Interior Design
New York Observer
"If your house looks like a hotel, is it really your home? Is it really a piece of you?" asks interior designer Micky Hurley, pondering the recent trend of luxe but impersonal beige homes. When the Hurley family relocated to New York, they brought with them a special element for their interiors: joie de vivre.
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Sustainable Expectations: An Interior Perspective
DesignBuild Source
The interior design industry is observing a growing market committed to creating sustainable indoor environments.
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Making the Pitch for Greener Building
UrbanLand
Efforts to increase buildings' energy efficiency have moved beyond the "low-hanging fruit" stage, said industry leaders who convened at the 2013 Building Energy Summit held in March in Washington, D.C. While progress has been made on many fronts, advocates still face challenges in convincing building owners and developers to invest in sustainability.
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The World's Coolest House — And the Future of Green Living
Refinery 29
For most of us, living green means energy-efficient light bulbs, an extra sweater in winter instead of extra degrees on the thermostat, and maybe saving up for a hybrid car. But someday, as technology advances, the dream might get a lot bigger — and this amazing, zero-energy house is a glimpse at that future.
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Sales of Specialty Incandescent Bulbs Decline
Ecobuilding Pulse
Despite the fact that most specialty light bulbs are exempt from efficiency standards, recent Department of Energy analysis shows that sales of these lamps have declined. This decrease points to a broader lighting market transformation.
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Creating Sustainable Design Using Place-Making
Linking Sustainability
The making, building and designing of a place used to be the sole responsibility of town planners, developers and architects. Place-making changes all of that and creates true and socially based sustainability in the process.
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Stepping in a New Direction for Flooring
Healthcare Design
Conversations about flooring are moving from strictly performance-based to discussions about aesthetics and wayfinding.
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Is Your Office Design Going Extinct?
Business Record
Kevin Schlueter, co-founder of Proxymity, believes that a company's workspaces must be thought about as an integral part of business strategy, not as an afterthought.
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