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How hotels are going green
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The hospitality market is not so different from other specialties when it comes to embracing LEED® certification and sustainable initiatives. In fact, green likely is here to stay as hotel brands implement basic principles of sustainability, evaluating the upfront costs versus the long-term investment. More and more, the hospitality industry is finding that the cost of sustainability is a good investment. Hospitality designers need to be educated on the topic and do the necessary research to answer more questions about the products they specify. More

ASID Foundation releases spring semiannual report
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Learn about the ASID Foundation's latest research initiatives, scholarships and fundraising campaigns in the Foundation's "Spring 2012 Semi-Annual Report." The report is designed to keep you up to date on all ASID Foundation news and programming. More

Territories at the coffee shop
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Third-place servicescapes like coffee shops often are created to reflect home-like characteristics, expecting customers to relax, mingle and consume their purchases. While place attachment by loyal customers is positive for service providers, territorial behavior by others can have negative implications for some service establishments. More

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Aging in place is about innovation
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We tend to think of aging in place as being about place (e.g., care in the home) and the technologies to support that. But the model hasn't caught on with most older homeowners. If we look around, we can see other models that offer promise, with a bit of repurposing and integration. More

Designer's holistic philosophy fosters clients' creativity, comfort
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Now at the top of the corporate interior design field at one of the world's largest architecture and design firms, Nila Leiserowitz, FASID, worked her way up the ladder and came of age when corner offices behind mahogany doors ruled the landscape. That command-and-control image slowly has given way to more egalitarian spaces designed to reflect companies' individual missions and inspire creativity in workers, and Leiserowitz has been at the forefront of that trend. More

Announcing the Baldwin Reserve Portfolio
Baldwin Reserve combines quality craftsmanship with advanced technology to deliver a personalized blend of styles. Easily mix and match knobs, levers, and roses, in eight finishes to deliver a custom look for every architectural style. Reserve offers short lead times, quick installation and an industry leading limited 25-year finish warranty. MORE

Realtors add designer touch to luxury living
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Designers in Bangalore, India, are lending their names to residential projects by adding bespoke features. Like fashion brands, individual designers are endorsing projects that reflect the progressive lifestyle of a discerning few who are willing to shell out a premium for all things superior. More

Emergency rooms designed for the older set
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals 65 years and older typically make up nearly 25 percent of adult emergency room visits. The creation of the geriatric centered emergency department, or geri-ed, represents a shift towards catering to the health needs of the growing aging population. More

Wing-It Mobile Height-Adjustable Workstation

Wing-It™ is SurfaceWorks’ personal mobile height-adjustable workstation, training table, classroom table or lectern. At home in today’s office or any education environment, the Wing-It allows for unmatched flexible solutions with a unique power/data/iPod® docking station. The Wing-It’s flexible design includes a lever CPU version with monitor mounts, a push-button laptop version, or fixed-height version. See the Wing-It at NeoCon 2012!

His and hers bathrooms
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To create an ideal bathroom with separate male and female elements, a designer must consider several factors, including physical stature, behavior and habits. Whenever faced with designing a small space like a master bath that will be utilized by both sexes, it's a challenge. More

Get a New Lease on Your Business

Rent is one of the largest operational expenses for design firms. If you're looking to sign, renew or renegotiate your lease, make sure you know what your options are and the questions to ask. You'll find all the information you need in the ASID Business Library guide, "Renting and Leasing Properties." Visit the ASID Business Library and get your copy today. Only $12 for members — a savings of $27!

A review of photo imagery tile
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The European tile industry has been buzzing about how digital inkjet technology has transformed tile. This year at Coverings in Florida, the photo imagery tile was on display in full force. More

Profit potential in small spaces
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While kitchens and bathrooms typically garner the greatest returns in a remodel or new construction project, there's profit potential in smaller spaces, too. Wet bars provide a perfect example of this. More

New Copper Trends for You

The Renovation Collection delivers beautiful copper sinks at a remarkable value. Now you can have a luxurious bathroom or kitchen on a budget or splurge on our other collections.

The solid-surface freestanding Lydia is distinguished by its compact, asymmetrical exterior which encloses an interior of contoured comfort. For complete information on MTI products, go to

'The Designer's Guide to Doing Research' puts knowledge within reach
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A recently released book, "The Designer's Guide to Doing Research: Applying Knowledge to Inform Design," aims to help architecture and design professionals turn general concepts and theories of the built environment into practical tools that will help designers' workflow without slowing them down. More

Research in practice: Using a master database
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In today's market, it does not make sense or cents to let hard-earned data go dormant. First, the same data can be used in several different analyses over several years. Second, having results from data can spell the difference between winning and losing the next job. Trust in design solutions now comes from having real numbers from the field to back ideas proposed to clients. Clients want to know if a solution works in their unique organizational circumstances. More

Making a case for National Academy of Environmental Design
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At the national conference of the American Planning Association, several architecture and design experts made the case for the National Academy of Environmental Design, a new organization they hope will become the equivalent of the National Academy of Sciences or the National Institute of Health, but for planners, landscape architects, architects, interior designers and construction professionals. More

Introducing Walker Zanger's Wood Age Collection

Inspired by nature, Wood Age Porcelain Tile captures the look and beauty of end grain wood, exposing the character of the concentric rings and graining. Unique in appearance and eminently function, Wood Age is a new generation of Porcelain tile. Visit to see the complete Wood Age Collection.
21st Century
Murphy Bed

Effortless. Comfortable. Undetectable. The perfect place for a flatscreen TV. Press the wireless remote – a sumptuously comfortable bed floats into the room. With its 10-year limited warranty, Zoom-Room, the electronic retractable Murphy Bed, provides the most elegant, practical and intelligent guest bed solution for convertible spaces. MORE
Interior Contract Furniture Collection

Grosfillex, a US manufacturer, designs and builds a complete line of distinct, durable commercial furniture to meet or exceed industry standards – indoors and outdoors! Focused on new materials and technologies, Grosfillex is proud to introduce a new contemporary interior furniture line with slim HPL tables and stack chairs in youthful colors and trendy designs. Grosfillex product line offers professionals and designers performance, durability, functionality, style and comfort at an affordable price. MORE

Upholstery brightens High Point Market
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Color is the story in the upholstery category again at High Point Market, but what most manufacturers are talking about is the clean, neutral look of the products they're showing. More

Design's invisible century
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The invisible century of design already is beginning to spawn new career tracks with names like service design, experience design, public-interest design and geo-design. Design thinking, prototyping and visualization skills will link all of these new activities. Just as Einstein and Freud made the invisible world visible, so too could designers help others envision what policies or processes might look like visually and spatially and how they will perform functionally. More

21st Century Murphy Bed
Effortless. Comfortable. Undetectable. The perfect place for a flatscreen TV. Press the wireless remote - Zoom-Room provides the most elegant guest bed solution for convertible spaces. MORE
MechoSystems presents the McDonough Iceland Collection™

Recyclable shadecloths developed with William McDonough and inspired by his photographs are PVC-free, Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM, and can be recycled indefinitely.

Time is money — bill for all of yours    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A key reason why many design professionals fail to achieve their financial goals is because they give away their expertise. They donate too much time, too often. One of the most important concepts to embrace is billing for your time — all your time — every time. More

Making green by going green
Interiors & Sources    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The field of green design is full of business opportunities for interior designers willing to learn some new skills and think outside the box. More

Running out of room for samples? Recycle them
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Momentum Textiles has launched a take-back program called "2 Clicks" that will accept sample fabrics at its facilities to be recycled. More

8 qualities of remarkable employees
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Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers — they possess a wide range of easily defined but hard-to-find qualities. A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless have a major effect on performance. More

Chair Company Dazzles Clients

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4 designers share business insights
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Four of Australia's premier interior professionals share how they came to grips with the business side of life, from deciding what to charge to establishing a brand to hiring staff. These designers know small-business owners in all walks of life face the same cash flow, marketing and management issues. More

Video marketing: A designer's perspective
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Interior designer Marina Klima Goldberg shares tips on how she launched a video marketing campaign that increased her website traffic by 400 percent and led to new business. More

Increase Speech Privacy, Control Noise
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Textured & Colored Planks
Design & Fashion United
Junckers Hardwood introduces the highly anticipated Design collection featuring fifteen unique textured and colored boards. The collection offers modern, dramatic, and traditional styles for commercial and residential use. Click here to view the collection. Please contact Junckers at 800-878-9663 to request samples.
AURA COLLECTION from Access Lighting
Exquisite contemporary chrome adorned with brilliant cut crystal will bring sparkle and shine to a host of applications. Bright white halogen light enhances the crystal in the array of sconces, pendants, and ceiling mounts that are available in this sensational collection. AURA –simply divine.
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