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Gizmodo Built the 'Home of the Future' — and It Looks Cool
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There's been plenty of talk about how technology will change the way our homes look and function in the future. But tech and design blog Gizmodo has taken it one step further, assembling some of the tech world's most recent innovations into a "Home of the Future" exhibit. The pop-up installation includes a living room, bedroom, kitchen and office, all packed with the latest devices, appliances and furnishings that Gizmodo editors say will play a role in homes in the future.
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The Evolution of Work: ASID at NeoCon 2014
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Don't miss ASID at NeoCon, the largest design exposition for commercial interiors, taking place June 9 – 11 in Chicago. Join us for the ASID keynote by Scott Barry Kaufman, who will address important questions about inspiration in the workplace, the classroom and individual lives, as well as a panel discussion on workplace, an evening event in the Allermuir showroom and more! You'll also be among the first to have an opportunity to purchase the ASID Industry Outlook, launching at NeoCon. Visit www.asid.org/neocon for more details about ASID at NeoCon, and register for NeoCon today!
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Design Is Paramount at Celebration 2014
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Honor the best of design in 2014 at this year's Celebration: ASID Awards Gala, taking place Saturday, June 21, at the Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. Attendees can take a private tour of Paramount or simply relax with friends over dinner and drinks during the opening red carpet reception. Then move into the Paramount Theater to honor your colleagues whose award-winning work improves people's lives and elevates design. Round off the night with dessert and cocktails, entertainment and dancing. Purchase your tickets today.
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Why Do You Think #SpaceMatters?
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ASID is observing World Interiors Day, May 31, with a quest to find out what makes a space impactful to you, as an interior designer. All month long, be sure to Instagram an interior space, tag @asid_hq and tell us why this #spacematters to you. Each photo will enter you into a grand prize drawing for a chance to win (2) two tickets to Celebration: The ASID Awards Gala. And one Fan Favorite will win an ASID Swag Bag worth $100! The ASID #SpaceMatters Competition will be open for entries until midnight PDT on May 31. Visit www.asid.org/World-Interiors-Day to learn more.
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Dwell on Design LA Features Outstanding Lineup of ASID Seminars
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The dynamic partnership between ASID and Dwell has resulted in an outstanding lineup of continuing education seminars at Dwell on Design LA, taking place June 20 – 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Be part of America's largest design event, featuring three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 200 speakers and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products. Register today and use code 20ASID14 to save $10 on tickets.
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Scholarship Established in Memory of Clifford R. Tuttle, ASID, LEED AP, NEWH
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Award-winning design veteran Clifford Tuttle, ASID, LEED AP, NEWH, passed away May 20, 2014, leaving a legacy of sustainable design in the hospitality sector. At the time of his death, he was the senior vice president managing ForrestPerkins' San Francisco interior design practice. Mr. Tuttle will be remembered as a pioneer in sustainable design in the hospitality industry. He recently served as Director of NEWH Sustainable Hospitality and was a member of the Sustainable Design Council for ASID as well as the Technical Advisory Group for LEED for Hospitality for the U.S. Green Building Council. A scholarship has been established to honor his contributions to the profession. To contribute to The Clifford R. Tuttle Scholarship please click here.
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Provide Impact through Pro Bono: Join The 1%
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Now seeking design services: The Actors Theatre Workshop helps homeless children make educational choices today to ensure a future of success through its theatre and education program. An interior designer is needed to plan improvements and refurbishment of ATW's 24-year-old studio and theatre. The space needs to reflect the sense of order and comfort provided by ATW's programs and be appropriate for rental to theatre and business clients. If you are interested in this pro bono project and want to make a difference, join The 1%. As a partner of The 1% program, ASID and its Foundation encourage its members to make pro bono service an integral part of their practice.
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The Near-Impossible Challenge of Designing the 9/11 Museum
Wired
Historical museums typically serve as a way to tell the official story of something that happened and what it means. The 9/11 Museum is different. "It is a story that has no end," says Paula Grant Berry, a ­museum ­planning ­committee member whose husband died in the South Tower. For the museum's designers and curators, that tension led to a ­tangle of quandaries: How can you present a lasting memorial to an event whose impact is still unspooling?
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Missing in the Housing Recovery: New Houses
NPR
More than five years after the crash, homebuilding is stuck at half its normal level. That's a big drag on the economy. And things aren't looking much better: A report out May 15 shows homebuilder confidence is at its lowest level in a year.
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Can These $20,000 Houses Save the American Dream?
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The authors of "Rural Studio at Twenty: Designing and Building in Hale County, Alabama" share an excerpt from their new book centered on the 20K House project, an academic design-and-build program that delivers affordable housing for locals and is currently being developed as a commercial product.
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Outdoors in a Digital World Part 3: Vectors of Change in the Design Process
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Designers often look to the past for inspiration. If we use this same lens to look back on the evolution of the design profession as a whole, what would we find? One immediate observation: We've gone digital. Take a look at some of the ways in which designers use technology as a tool for design in the office setting.
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Chinese 3-D Printers Build 10 Houses in a Day
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Ever heard of the Chinese company WinSun? The private firm is using 3-D printing technology to build fully functioning houses — up to 10 in a single day in Shanghai.
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Aesthetics and Emotions: A Question of Brand Sense and Sensibility?
CSRwire
Critics of "affluenza" — the desire to amass ever more wealth and goods to "keep up with the Joneses" — have sometimes swept aside the material world altogether. But there's a difference between appreciating the material world and appropriating it.
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Gizmodo Opens 'Home of the Future' Exhibit
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Tech and design blog Gizmodo examines technology's role in daily life by assembling some of the world's most recent innovations into a "Home of the Future" exhibit.

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Aging in Place: The 'Granny Pods' Trend
Third Age
AARP says over 80 percent of adults now intend to age in place. One major trend that is helping to make this wish come true is the proliferation of "Granny Pods."

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The 'Selfie' Is Out; Now the 'Shelfie' Is In
Elle Decor
A shot of a well-styled shelf or bookcase — known as the #shelfie — is gaining popularity as the chic new way to boast good taste and show off an eye for design.

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Applying an Abundance Mentality to Your Interior Design Business
Molloy Management Blog
In business we make choices every day. The path we choose on a daily basis is a direct reflection of our belief system. Do we believe there is not enough to do what it takes to expand? Or do we have a belief in abundance and choose to make strategic choices to invest in perpetuating a state of abundance?
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Five Unique Pinterest Ideas for Small Business
Business 2 Community
So you own a small business, and it's time to delve into the ever-changing Pinterest landscape. At this point, everyone knows the Pinterest basics. You want to do something different, something to set yourself apart from the competition. It's time to get unique.
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Sales Secrets for Interior Designers
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As design professionals, we all wince at the suggestion that we are salespeople. After all, salespeople sell cars and vacuums. We are interior designers. Sorry, folks, we are salespeople — except instead of selling widgets, we are selling beautiful rooms. Learn three proven techniques to please clients and increase revenues.
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The New Demand for Affordable Dream Homes
Archita Datta Majumdar
Humans have been focused on building the perfect shelter for thousands of years. What the HGTV Dream Home sweepstakes presents is an embodiment of the new-age American dream — not just a home, but a dream home. Now, with the housing market on the rise, homebuying is going to be a hot topic all over the country.
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Bespoke Libraries Join Love of Books and Interior Design
CBS News
If you judge your books' covers to be just a bit blah, then Thatcher Wine can change everything. He is to a library what a tailor is to a suit. From his workshop in Boulder, Colorado, he custom-tailors libraries all over the country.
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Floor to Fixtures: Top Spring Home Decor Trends Add Style, Personality
Ellwood City Ledger
The top home decor trends of spring 2014 take a fresh approach to traditional design elements to create an aesthetic that is fresh and full of life.
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Crafting Your Design Story: Selecting Natural vs. Man-Made Materials
ICON Online
Truth to materials is a principle of modern design that holds that the innate qualities of natural materials should influence the projects created from them, and the doctrine assumes natural materials are superior to man-made materials. But are natural materials always the best choice?
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There's More to Sustainable Homes Than Solar Panels and Short Showers
Gizmodo
With an average of 4.5 additions to our world population every second, the argument for sustainable housing solutions has never been stronger. All kinds of innovators — from businesses like Verizon Wireless to independent local activists — are exploring sustainable housing options and becoming more connected to the world around them in the process.
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Solar Passive House Design: The Key to an Energy-Efficient Home
AZoCleanTech.com
From using more energy efficient light bulbs to better seals around doors and windows, there are numerous ways and various strategies that can be employed to reduce energy usage and save money. However, starting with a properly designed system provides distinct advantages.
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How Open Office Design Solves Three Key Workspace Challenges
Officing Today
The future of workspace design (and the question of where, exactly, people will work) is a rapidly changing and evolving arena. One key concept that many office developers have embraced is the idea of the open office, which solves three challenges at once.
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D.C. Architects Create a Pop-up 'Law Firm of the Future'
The Washington Post
What is 5,000 square feet, and will be built and torn down within seven days? A pop-up law firm constructed by designers and architects from Gensler's Washington, D.C., office. The temporary office, which Gensler is branding "the law firm of the future," served as an exhibit at the Association of Legal Administrators annual conference and expo in Toronto.
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Airbus' Brilliant New Corporate Craft Touts Customizable Interior Modules
Haute Living
French aircraft maker Airbus provides a smart way to give its passengers the feel of traveling while enveloped in lavish bespoke interiors by installing off-the-shelf modules into its corporate jet.
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