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ASID Celebrates World Interiors Day #SpaceMatters
ICON Online
ASID launched a full week of activities May 20 in honor of World Interiors Day. Scheduled for May 25, World Interiors Day is a global celebration of design's influence on society and the built environment. ASID's weeklong event, themed "Space Matters," features a daily series of programs to inspire, engage and educate the public on the value of design. #SpaceMatters
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The Public Interest Design 100: Designers Changing The World
Fast Company
The second installment of this annual list features global designers using their craft to improve lives — from building floating schools to learning about city design from slums.
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Will More Science Expertise Fix the Sustainability Crisis?
Environmental Expert
Knowledge and science for sustainable development are intimately interlinked. Not only did the very notion of sustainability emerge from the scientific community, a constant flow of scientific reports drives the conversation about topics ranging from climate change to biodiversity. But as the sustainability crisis grows, policymakers are becoming more detached from scientists.
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University Creates Center for Public Interest Design
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Portland State University's School of Architecture has recently launched the Center for Public Interest Design, a research center that aims to investigate and utilize the power of design to make social, economic and environmental change in disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Center is the first of its kind in the nation.
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Healing Machine
Metropolis
A comprehensive, ongoing research effort involving architects, designers, healthcare professionals and more than 30 manufacturers has resulted in Patient Room 2020.
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Investing in Design
World Interior Design Network
A lively and energetic debate was held between top U.K. designers and some of the most powerful manufacturers in the world. One of the serious points to emerge is just who takes the credit for a successful product? Should designers take more responsibility for sales and marketing decisions, or do manufacturers lead?
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Village Craft Skills Can Transform Interior Design
VietNamNet Bridge
A former Air France officer decided on a mid-life career change — and that change has led to a transformation for Vietnamese village artisans as well as interior design trends.
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New Form of Silicone Gains Strength Under Pressure
Residential Architect
As material science advances, the familiar often becomes foreign. As Paola Antonelli described in the MoMA show "Mutant Materials" back in 1995, materials continue to cross known boundaries of behavior, upsetting our expectations about the ways in which they are supposed to perform.
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Be a Part of World Interiors Day with Instagram!
ASID
Help ASID celebrate World Interiors Day (May 25) in pictures! Instagram a photo of your favorite interior with the tag #SpaceMatters and you'll be in the running to win an ASID swag bag. And check out all of the ASID WID coverage here.
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One Month to Go Until ASID @ Dwell on Design!
ASID
As you make your plans for the summer months, be sure to block out June 21 – 23 to join ASID in Los Angeles for Dwell on Design. ASID@DOD is the Society's largest event ever on the West Coast and you don't want to miss it! We have planned three full days of exclusive, educational and inspiring activities and events, including the Portrait Project, the Pinterest Pavilion, GO PRO/LA, REGREEN, education sessions and more. Register now to take advantage of current rates — prices will increase on June 14! For complete information, visit www.asid.org/dwell.
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Dwell on Design ASID Hotel Rate — Only Available a Few More Days!
ASID
ASID has locked in an amazing group rate at the L.A. Hotel Downtown (Hyatt Regency) for all ASID members attending Dwell on Design. Standard rooms are available for $179 (plus tax) per night and suites are available for $209 (plus tax) per night, but these rates are only available until May 27! The hotel is newly renovated and conveniently located less than a mile from the LA Convention Center with easy access to transportation. Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) 771-1133 and asking for the "ASID Group Rate."
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What Lies Ahead for 3-D Printing?
Smithsonian
Over the years, digital design software for 3-D printing has matured, scanners have become ubiquitous and affordable desktop printers have come within reach of self-starting entrepreneurs, schools and home tinkerers. But just because anybody's ideas can take shape doesn't necessarily mean they should.
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Furniture Combines Work Space with Workout
TreeHugger
Vancouver designer Darryl Agawin makes a splash in Mocoloco with No, Sweat!, a line of furniture designed to combine workout and work space furniture — just as the Scientific 7-Minute Workout breaks into the news looking like it was tailor-made for his designs.
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Social Studies
Interiors & Sources
Joining the social networking party is easy — but studies show that developing and executing an effective social media strategy is another story. Here's a look at how A&D firms can better leverage their presence online.
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Making Space for Change
MultiBriefs
Disconnects between a leader's vision and organizational culture are all too common in organizations. Making space for change requires modifying organizational structures and culture to create both the possibility and the opportunity for change. It is not enough just to communicate change.
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Pardon the Interruption
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Avoiding random interruptions at work — whether in the field, office or warehouse — will greatly improve work flow and job performance and reduce costly mistakes. Unfortunately, we live in a world where technology and others constantly interfere with our thought processes.
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Five Signs Your Social Media Campaign Violates Permission Marketing Basics
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Many marketers believe that social marketing is permission marketing by default. If following a company on Facebook or Twitter doesn't equal explicit permission, then what does? But there are certain things social marketers do nowadays that violate permission marketing principles, which leads to poor results (such as nobody wanting to engage with you).
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Last Planner is a Handy Tool for Lean Interior Design
Idaho Business Review
Interior designers often can't change how or when they are brought on to a commercial project team, shares Crystal Arreola, ASID, LEED AP ID+C. However, they can use Lean principles and ideals to provide project management and professional interior design services that are both cost-effective and efficient.
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Infographic: Pinterest Now Accounts for One-Fourth of Social Shopping
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Rich Revelance recently analyzed 15 billion shopping sessions between December 2012 and April 2013 to see how social media affects purchases. The new data shows that Pinterest took a big leap in the percentage of weekly social shopping sessions and leads to order values almost twice as high as Facebook.
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Factory Direct
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Ask anybody who has held so much as a bud vase from Heath Ceramics about the pottery's charms, and you're likely to encounter the kind of adoration reserved for treasured family heirlooms. So great is the ubiquitous enthusiasm for Heath that one is left wondering if something more than pigment is baked into its signature glazes.
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Simply Enlightenment 2014
Specs + Spaces
Ready to find out what's going to shape the color landscape for next year? Developed by Dunn-Edwards Paints, Simply Enlightenment 2014 is a movement brought on by a period of reflection, reform and reason — with a move toward scientific discoveries and intellectual revelations.
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ASID Celebrates World Interiors Day
ICON Online
The American Society of Interior Designers launched a week of activities May 20, leading up to World Interiors Day on May 25. Help explain why space matters!

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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 correctable) mistakes.

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Set Production: The Houses of "Gatsby"
Los Angeles Times
Design fans can't quibble with the period sets created by production designer Catherine Martin for the splashy remake of "The Great Gatsby."

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LEED Design: You Can't Afford Not to Do It
Hotel Business Review
LEED certification: For some in the hospitality industry, the mere mention causes a reflexive reach for wallets amid protestations about ROI and guests who don't care, don't understand and won't pay for it. Concord Hospitality Enterprises begs to differ.
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Boston Addresses Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings
Sustainable City Network
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance requires large commercial and residential buildings to report and disclose their energy and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions in order to encourage investment in energy efficiency and further the city's climate action goals.
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Design Going Forward: Environment vs. Experience
Interiors & Sources
Clients are demanding that office space be much more than merely a place to sit and work, but that's easier said than done. Here's how you can plan for the future, says Teknion's Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C.
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Empathy for the Aged: Meeting the Needs of the Elderly
Health Facilities Management
As the nation ages, design professionals are working to ensure that healthcare interiors meet the needs of older people. An approach called "empathetic design" goes beyond simply eliminating hazards, taking into consideration the unique perspective of aging.
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Designing for Infection Prevention
Health Facilities Management
Healthcare interiors play a role in supporting best practices to prevent the spread of infection, according to an epidemiology expert from the University of California–Irvine. Spaces that provide good working conditions for caregivers, well-designed hand hygiene solutions and surfaces that do not facilitate the transmission of pathogens are important to infection control and prevention.
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Red Light Increases Alertness During "Post-Lunch Dip"
Lighting Research Center
A new study from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that exposure to certain wavelengths and levels of light has the potential to increase alertness during the post-lunch dip.
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