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Retail Forecast: The Downsizing of Retail
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As it turns out, retail is not immune to the "paradox of choice." Rather than traipse through a big box store filled with myriad potential selections, consumers want a curated selection. Of course, this shift in the consumer mindset has given designers more opportunities to rethink how smaller stores can present specific collections of merchandise in an engaging manner. That's the challenge retail designers face today.
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Five Named as Winners of 2014 Elevate Awards
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The winners of the 2014 ASID Elevate Awards have been announced! Join the Society in congratulating Jessica L. Dellenbach, ASID (Healthcare winner), Cameron L. Wilson, ASID (Hospitality winner), Kimberly S. Jansen, Allied ASID (Institutional winner), Andre Staffelbach, ASID (Office-Corporate winner), and Jodi Gillespie, ASID (Residential winner). These five outstanding professionals will be honored June 21 at Celebration: The ASID Awards Gala.
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The Future of Workplace Wellness
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Attendees at NeoCon will want to make time for "The Future of Workplace and Wellness," a panel discussion at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, in the Materials Pavilion (8-2130). ASID National President Rachelle Schoessler Lynn joins industry experts including Tracy Bower, Ph.D., director of performance environments and living office placemaking, Herman Miller; Grace Jeffers, design historian and materials specialist and Jason Ornberg, facilities manager, Aimia, Inc., to discuss the impact of design and wellness in the workplace and its effects on employee productivity, engagement and retention. This panel is CEU approved.
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Celebration 2014 Rolls Out the Red Carpet for ASID Award Winners
ASID
Join your colleagues and the Society at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 21, for Celebration: ASID Awards Gala, honoring the 2014 national award recipients: Tama Duffy Day, ASID; Judith Heerwagen; Haworth; and Amy Campos, ASID. The event brings together designers and design lovers from around the country to connect with colleagues, enjoy an unforgettable evening and be inspired by the contributions of our award winners. In addition, the gala supports the research, scholarships, community activities and educational programs of the ASID Foundation. Purchase your tickets today.
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Full House: Redesigning the American Home for Extended Families
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 5.1 million multigenerational households in the United States. That number is likely to grow significantly in the future, due to a shrinking middle class, more young people living at home longer, retiring Baby Boomers who want to age in place, and longer life expectancies. The multigenerational home is clearly a housing type in serious need of rethinking, so Metropolis approached four design firms and asked them to create their vision for the 21st-century multigenerational home.
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Remodeling for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Arizona Daily Star
Bill and Jane Todd's home in Saddle-Brooke includes the typical features you'd expect in a tasteful, newly remodeled home. One thing you don't notice in all this newness is a whiff of new paint, fabric or building materials. That's because the 1,576-square-foot house has been remodeled to accommodate Jane's medical condition, multiple chemical sensitivity.
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Simple Changes May Help Homes Better Survive Tornadoes
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Researchers, including faculty and students from the University of Alabama, who studied the aftermath of a devastating 2013 tornado in Oklahoma say simple design changes could improve the survivability of wood-frame structures such as residential homes during tornadoes.
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Construction Spending Reaches Its Highest Level Since 2009
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Construction spending posted modest gains in April, driven by an uptick in homebuilding and government construction that lifted total activity to the highest level since March 2009.
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Autodesk Releases Homestyler Mobile
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Autodesk has released the mobile version of its free online home design software Autodesk Homestyler. The mobile app takes a snapshot of a room and instantly turns it into a virtual fitting room for home design ideas.
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Interior Design Fees: Get Out of Your Own Way
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One person may be holding you back from doubling your income as a design professional. That person isn't a competitor or a customer. That person is you. Design professionals can be — and too often are — their own worst enemies.
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Are You Paying Clients for Their Business?
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You take pride in being an interior design professional. But are you running a professional interior design business? Surprisingly, many interior designers feel they have to sacrifice their businesses in order to serve their clients well. In fact, they and their clients would be better off if they were managing their businesses as well as they manage their projects.
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Using a Dashboard to Help Manage Business
Qualified Remodeler
A dashboard is a simple way to keep track of the most important things in your business and maintain consistent focus on them. Dashboards also focus on meaningful and relevant data that can help your business improve today.
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Become More Business Intelligent
Design Intelligence
With the challenging global economic environment, shorter business cycles and changes in the competitive landscape, design firms must be agile if they want to survive and be successful in today's market. Most firms already have the critical asset that's needed to help ensure their success: data. But simply having data isn't enough — it's how the data is used that separates the successful firms from those that are struggling.
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Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Business Advisers: Part II
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Jason M. O'Dell, MS, CWM
Savvy interior design business owners typically rely on a team of advisers for assistance in running and growing their business. At their best, advisers can add tremendous value on an array of areas — from business decisions, to corporate and deal structure, to tax and financial results. Because of this, it is critical that interior designers take seriously their process for hiring and evaluating advisers and look for second opinions where warranted.
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Retail Forecast: The Downsizing of Retail
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A shift in the consumer mindset forces designers to rethink how smaller stores can present specific collections of merchandise in an engaging manner. That's the challenge retail designers face today.

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Affluent Focusing on Quality of Life
Michael J. Berens
Although spending on luxury products has rebounded, consumer behavior among the affluent is changing. They are less interested in flaunting their wealth and more concerned about enhancing quality of life.

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Open Kitchen Brings New Considerations
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The radical openness of today's open kitchens demands soul searching. Designers must challenge chefs with a few tough questions, starting with whether they really want guests to see how food is made.

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High-Tech Bathrooms a Growing Trend
Sourceable
The trend toward "smart" homes has been growing in recent years. High-tech bathrooms have joined the game with state-of-the-art technology systems like showers controlled by apps and digital faucets.
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Outdoor Fabrics Suitable for Indoor Use
The Washington Post
Designers have turned to high-performance outdoor fabrics for indoor use. It makes sense, given that our homes have become more casual and our rooms more multifunctional. We need fabrics that can withstand the diverse demands of kids, pets and entertaining.
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Top Five Wall Colors for Living Room
Realty Today
Decorating a living room can be a daunting task for any homeowner. While designing the busiest room in the house, one has to keep in mind that the furniture should be in accordance with the size of the area and the wall color should in turn complement the furniture and other accessories. Experts have identified five most favorable colors for the living room.
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The Rising Demand for Futuristic Smart Homes
Archita Datta Majumdar
In the summer of 2004, moviegoers were wowed with the glimpse of a smart home in the Will Smith blockbuster "I, Robot." But it was still a sci-fi wonder at the time, so we applied our usual suspension of disbelief to go on enjoying the movie. Today — just 10 years later — homeowners are actively looking at smart homes as a "must have" for their families.
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Green Living Thinking and Strategy for Bathrooms
BuildDirect
The bathroom is an easy room to overlook when you are trying to go green. It performs the most basic of functions, so it already feels like it is as minimalist as a room could possibly be. However, the truth is that bathrooms can be incredibly wasteful with everyday materials and water usage.
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Seven Key Green Building Trends
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The Hanley Wood Sustainability Council offers seven business opportunities and needs in high-performance design and building.
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How 3-D Printing Can Revolutionize Sustainable Design
GreenBiz
Philosophically, 3-D printing is the first technology that has the potential to enable a more biomimetic production model by aligning with one of nature's fundamental tenets: the tendency to manufacture locally. (These and other deep design principles from nature are collectively known as the practice of biomimicry.)
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Office Design: The Best and Worst Trends
Design/Curial
Offices are not what they used to be — and that's largely a good thing. New technology as well as changing attitudes and working practices have led some (especially hip new media and tech companies) to go all out with the design of their offices, installing slides, play areas and even indoor farms.
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Market Focus: Hotels
Architectural Record
Hotel construction has surged, recovering rapidly from its recession-era slump. Over the next few years, the sector should remain on an upward trajectory, thanks to strong profits and improving occupancy rates.
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Design Thinking in Healthcare: One Step at a Time
Forbes
The use of innovative design thinking and strategies can be a big contributor to creating more efficient healthcare delivery, continuous improvement in quality and lower total cost. Here's a story that can illustrate how design principles applied to planning can lead to higher-quality and lower-cost healthcare.
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How Coworking is Transforming the Office
Urban Land
In Washington D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood, a stately 133-year-old building that once housed a furniture store has been transformed into what may be the workspace of the future.
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