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The Possibilities of 3-D Printing
Lewis PR
3-D printing is one of the hottest trends in design technology today, and many speculate it will lead to the next industrial revolution. The market is still young, and many are only beginning to explore the possibilities of 3-D printing today, in the near term and in the far future. Here are a few examples.
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One Month to Go Until ASID@NeoCon!
ASID
Let ASID help you frame your experience at NeoCon, 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.
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ASID Environmental Scanning Report Shares Crucial Trend Data
ASID
Full of essential information, including forecasts and economic trends, this report provides an in-depth look at today's "new" economy and helps you determine what is changing so you can better plan for the evolution of your business. To forecast your business strategies and plan for the future, download your free copy of the Environmental Scanning Report today.
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Celebrate Design with ASID in Roaring Twenties Style!
ASID
Don't miss the gala event honoring the best of design in "Roaring '20s"-style entertainment and glamour. Join us at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles for Celebration – The ASID Design Awards, the high point of ASID@Dwell on Design. Our black-tie, red carpet gala includes a three-course dinner, open bar and entertainment. For more information, visit www.asid.org/celebration.
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Technology Provides New "Tools of the Trade"
Kitchen & Bath Design News
Kitchen and bath designers have always had a wide variety of tools in their arsenal, and today's rapidly developing technology has expanded that toolbox exponentially.
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The Craft of Design
American Craft Council
The American Craft Council has turned its attention to all things design, and the result is a special edition of its American Craft magazine. Devoted entirely to design, the publication features 25 inspiring designer-makers, plus videos, slideshows and more.
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Inside the Revamped "Most Important Room in the World"
Curbed
The U.N. Security Council Chamber is known as the "world's emergency room" because there, in that windowless room in New York City, global leaders come together when the world is falling apart. Norway gifted the room's first complete restoration, a process that has lasted three years.
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Top 10 Words for Unusual Colors
Merriam-Webster
Color is such a fundamental element of our surroundings that it deserves a rich vocabulary. Do you know the difference between vermilion and titian? Cattleya and smalt? These 10 terms will brighten your language and deepen your knowledge.
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Coverings 2013: Top Products and Trends
DesignWire Daily
Billed as "The Ultimate Tile & Stone Experience," the recent industry event Coverings showcased inkjet printing and digital processes, contouring, glazing — and functionality.
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If You're Not Talking Money Up Front . . .
The Marketing Mix
Many creative professionals are wasting time with prospects who can't afford them. Are you having lengthy conversations or writing proposals without talking money first? To get a budget and find out if the prospect is a good fit, try these three steps.
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How Nice is Too Nice?
Design Sponge
Kim Kuhteubl, an award-winning producer, writer and visibility strategist who works with interior designers, tackles the sticky topic of being "too nice." How do you make sure it doesn't get in the way of running your business effectively and efficiently?
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What's in an Age?
K+BB
Tammy Erickson's KBIS speech, "The Influence of the Generations on the Kitchen and Bath Industry," shed light on how to cater to and attract the various generations.
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Network Your Way to a More Profitable Business
MultiBriefs
Networking: Love it or not, when done correctly, it's one of the easiest and fastest ways to attract ideal customers and increase your revenue.
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How Powerful is Your Personal Brand?
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In light of a wobbly economy and shifting global trends, there is only one realistic advantage that's certain to outshine the others: your personal brand.
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Creating the Ultimate Design Studio
Builder
There are truly dozens of actions that can increase the profitability of your design studio, says Jane Meagher, president of Success Strategies. Her three-pronged advice hinges on a key concept: Think like a consumer, but act like a retailer.
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Second-Floor Living
Dwell
Whether it's a first apartment or a penthouse in the sky, some notoriously small spaces found at the top of a stairwell can house big style.
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When Every Inch Counts
ForResidentialPros.com
It seems that no matter how large a kitchen is, it always fills up. Finding enough space to store kitchen items can be especially challenging when you're starting with a small footprint in the first place.
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The Possibilities of 3-D Printing
Lewis PR
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Don't be Boring on Your Website "About Us" Page
Inc.
Don't overlook the "About Us" page on your website. It's your chance to engage new clients — not bore them to tears.

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Infographic: The Rise of the Small House
Freshome
A new economy and increasing concern for the environment have created a new trend: the small house movement.

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Why Green Design Must be Beautiful
Fast Company's Co.Design
Of the traditional criteria for judging design — cost, performance and aesthetics — the agenda known as sustainable design is redefining the first two by expanding old standards of value. But what about aesthetics? Does sustainability change the face of design — or only its content?
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Eight Ways to Harness Technology to Green a Home
Inhabitat
Technology has come a long way — and when it comes to our built environment, green technology is leading the way toward a more efficient tomorrow. Take a look at some of the best ways to boost the energy efficiency of any home.
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Stylish and Sustainable
Organic Spa Magazine
For many interior designers, decorating with stylish, sustainable pieces is a no-brainer. Designer, author and Standard Magazine founder Kelly LaPlante shares her philosophy on eco-design and her Top 10 list of sustainable staples.
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Green Healthcare Design: More Than a Fad
Healthcare Design
As past processes and paradigms fall under the critical forces of reform, will sustainable design be thrust aside as a marketing gimmick of the new millennium, or will it play a critical role in healthcare's renaissance?
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Boutique Hotels: "Home" Away from Home
The Wall Street Journal
It was 1984 when the emergence of boutique hotels changed the lodging industry. Nearly a decade later, as patrons age, the segment that once housed sparse décor and sleek bars is far more likely to offer opulent interiors and plush dining.
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Designers Share How to Make it in Hospitality Design
The Editor at Large
The New York Design Center recently opened its doors to design professionals, architects, students, bloggers and editors eager to get the scoop on what it takes to be successful in hospitality design.
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Visual Productivity: Embracing Art in Office Interiors
DesignBuild Source
Art is making more of a mark on office interiors, which are being transformed from sparse, white-walled spaces to visually rich environments. Advances in communication technologies, flexible working arrangements and a more collaborative approach to space are driving this design shift in office interiors.
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Gensler Designers Capture Look of Bush-Era Oval Office
Contract
Gensler designers Judy Pesek and Rena Hardeman, tasked with researching and replicating the Oval Office for the new George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, got down to the smallest details to offer visitors a realistic look at the Bush-era workplace.
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Full Spectrum: Color Me Pretty
STIR
Commercial-space designers must consider practical business matters that aren't a factor in residential design, such as how to help ensure repeat business. When people walk away from a space, will they remember it? Will they want to return? Will they recommend it to others?
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The Modern Workplace: Introverts Need Not Apply
Inc.
Trends toward open-plan offices actually may be harming employee productivity. To understand why, we must understand the drivers of introversion.
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