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The Houses of "Gatsby": Q & A with Production Designer
Los Angeles Times
The 21st century soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's splashy remake of "The Great Gatsby" may be a head-scratcher, but design fans can't quibble with the period sets created by production designer Catherine Martin.
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Don't Miss: Upcoming Sustainable Design Webinar on May 22
ASID
On May 22, ASID will launch the webinar Introduction to Sustainable Design Resources. This is the first webinar of a three-part series in collaboration with the Healthy Building Network and BuildingGreen. Approved for 0.1 HSW CEU, the webinar is $39.99 for members ($64.99 non-members). Register now! Stay tuned for future webinars on Avoiding Toxic Chemicals (June 3) and Specifying Healthier Materials (June 25).
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Going to NeoCon? RSVP Now for the ASID Society Social
ASID
Join ASID and Poggenpohl on June 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. for our Society Social. After a busy first day at NeoCon, you'll enjoy this opportunity to rest and refresh with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Catch up with friends, chat with the ASID Board of Directors and staff, and browse all that Poggenpohl has to offer. Please RSVP to this ASID-exclusive event by clicking here.
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ASID Business Strategies Courses Now Available
ASID
ASID Business Strategies is a new business course program focused on providing our members with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed and excel in today's changing marketplace. IDCEC-approved course topics include Finance 101 for Interior Design Businesses, Sustainability Action Plan, Business Ethics and Principles and more. All courses are available on-demand through www.asidvirtualprofessor.com.
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National Design Awards: And the 2013 Winners Are . . .
The Smithsonian
The National Design Awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation and lasting achievement. Find out who was named 2013 winners.
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Bridging the Gap Between Fashion and Interiors
Interior Design
After decades of determined separation, interior and fashion designers are playing nicely together — or at least sharing the same playground. According to some, this trend is a throwback to the past.
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Pain Relief for Next April 15: Four Tax-Saving Ideas
MultiBriefs
It has only been about a month since April 15, so the "sting" of taxes may be fresh for interior designers. Between income, capital gains, Medicare, self-employment and other taxes — many design firm owners and contractors spend between 45 to 55 percent of their working hours laboring for the IRS and their state. Here are four ways to implement tax-saving concepts for your design firm now.
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Three Reasons Most Presentations Fail
Inc.
When sales presentations and pitches fail, it's almost always because the presenter made one of these three basic (but fortunately correctable) mistakes.
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How to Market Your Interior Design Business
WSI Designer Marketplace
Networking, a website, blogging, newsletters, paid advertising . . . what really works for building your business and attracting new clients? Find out how to avoid a scattershot approach to marketing by learning what style of business marketing fits your business best.
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Multiply Your Message and Make the Most of Your Marketing
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Customers now have the ability to interact with information about your business in the digital world. They oftentimes encounter your brand and message through social media and make prospective buying decisions and other engagements before getting to the actual sales process. In order to capitalize on this environment, you need to control and push your message through a variety of platforms to drive your site traffic and conversions to make the most of your marketing efforts.
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Baby Boomers Influence Home Construction, Design Trends
Woodworking Network
Today's 77 million baby boomers make up 45 percent of the national workforce and hold the largest amount of discretionary income in history. For these reasons, homebuilders, designers and residential architects are continuously modifying their floor plans and home designs to meet the ever-changing needs and demands of a generation that is not yet ready to head to the retirement home.
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Points of Light: Residential Segment Catches Up in Lighting Sophistication
Qualified Remodeler
For many homeowners, the lights are something of an afterthought. They go on and off — probably with a simple switch. But in an age where smart technology is intertwined with every part of daily life, why should something as vital as illumination be left to what is essentially 19th-century technology?
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ISH Spotlights Global Bath Trends
Kitchen & Bath Design News
The 2013 ISH exhibition, held earlier this year in Frankfurt, Germany, showcased a wealth of global bath trends, with a focus on products that enhance the consumer experience through sensory comforts, universal design and personalized, stylish storage.
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Color Trends 2013: Seeing Red
Living Impressive
Energy, passion, growth and fertility: No other color evokes so many emotions as red. Many people avoid red altogether when it comes to home decor; however, red is represented culturally as a color of happiness and good luck.
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A Healthy Design Practice in Every Sense of the Word
ICON Online
Interior designers have always been on the vanguard of the green building movement when it comes to creating healthier environments for building occupants. A range of educational materials, sourcing tools and now — the newest offering — a series of webinars all combine to help interior designers create healthier environments not only for their clients but also for their practices and the profession.
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Plastic Fantastic: The Green Side of Plastic
DesignBuild Source
When the term "sustainability" was introduced to interior design, it posed an ethical challenge to the industry as a climate-conscious market emphasized natural materials; recycling was vital and plastic became the sworn enemy. Today, that same "enemy" resource is being repurposed as designers revive plastic for its incredible flexibility, durability and appealing price point.
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World's First LEED for Healthcare Certification
ForConstructionPros.com
A Group Health clinic in Puyallup, Wash., has become the first building in the world to achieve LEED for Healthcare certification. The CollinsWoerman-designed outpatient medical center provides a relatively nontoxic indoor environment while also using equipment and exterior products that avoid polluting outdoor air and groundwater. The project attempts to reduce patient and staff stress through better design.
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Why Can't I Buy a Non-Toxic Sofa?
BuildingGreen
The polyurethane foam that makes almost all sofa cushions so comfortable is infused with several pounds of persistent and bioaccumulative toxins that are supposed to help suppress fire — but little evidence exists to prove that claim. So why do all cushions contain this toxic stuff? Why can't we buy a non-toxic sofa?
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The Houses of "Gatsby": A Designer's View
Los Angeles Times
Baz Luhrmann's splashy remake of "The Great Gatsby" is a treat for design fans, with luxe period sets created by production designer Catherine Martin.

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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.

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Top 10 Words for Unusual Colors
Merriam-Webster
Do you know the difference between vermilion and titian? Cattleya and smalt? These 10 terms will brighten your language.

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Vision Statement: How Culture Shapes the Office
Harvard Business Review
Organizational culture differs from country to country, but how does that affect the way offices are arranged? Researchers at Steelcase have identified six dimensions of workplace culture that shape an office's social dynamics. By evaluating the tradeoffs inherent in each, firms can design spaces that fit the local culture and help employees operate more effectively.
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District Turns to Cafeteria Makeover to Improve School Meal Participation
The Milford Daily News
As revenue and participation in school meals falls, officials in Bellingham, Mass., have pitched a plan for a cafeteria makeover that they hope will de-institutionalize the lunchroom and make it more inviting and enticing for students.
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How Will We Work in 2020?
Metropolis
Every prediction says that we'll be working in many different places, with our smart tools, and that our workplace will not resemble the offices of today and yesteryear. Smart tech, the cloud and mobile workers are pushing for unprecedented change.
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Seismic Standards and Ceilings
MultiBriefs
Throughout the past decade, seismic testing and standards have changed the face of architectural ceilings and the way we design for an earthquake. More and more, every facet of a building must work in tandem as part of one whole system.
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