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A roadmap for sustainable senior living
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The newly released Senior Living Sustainability Guide is intended to expand the concept of sustainability beyond the physical environment to include a process that supports resident-centered care models and culture change. Directed toward facility administrators, the overall goal of the guide is for the user to realize that sustaining resident outcomes over time is the most important accomplishment of a senior living setting. The guide is available for free download, and there is also a blog available to share case studies and best practices. More

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In an effort to provide streamlined Society news, updates and industry happenings, we will be transitioning ASID NewsFlash to a monthly format, with content geared toward your membership category. We will also be combining the Eye on Design and Eye on Design Business e-newsletters into a single, weekly Eye on Design news brief. Each issue will include a combination of design industry and business news articles. The new format will allow us to keep members current while reducing the number of emails from ASID. In addition, all the content will be accessible through the "ASID Mobile" App. Be on the lookout for these changes, beginning in July.

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Lighting and daylighting for yachts    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Proving that sustainability is not just for the land-locked, the Art Deco-inspired Manifiq comes with all the style, elegance and opulence one would expect in a luxury superyacht. It also comes with some less obvious energy-saving features. With lighting being a key aspect of Manifiq's interior design, great care was taken to allow vast amounts of daylight to flow inside by applying large windows throughout the vessel's design while the sophisticated onboard artificial lighting systems combine low energy LEDs with diffused and recessed lighting, running around the perimeters of the rooms. More

Security. Convenience. Style.

Baldwin is pleased to introduce its latest security advancement, a keyless entry door lock. It features convenient one-touch locking with decorative hardware's only motorized deadbolt and two customizable access codes-one for family, one for temporary access. The keyless lock is easy to install in a standard door prep and can be integrated with wireless home automation systems utilizing Home Connect™ technology.

Perils and pearls of field research in health care facilities
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When it comes to conducting environmental research of health care settings, designers must look to the actual "bricks and mortar" as a primary theater, or laboratory, for conducting sound, peer-substantiated investigative studies. While the actual settings are rich with potential pearls of wisdom, working analytically in the field also brings with it the perils of doing just that. Granted, the complexities of harvesting data in the field are real. With a little extra effort and due diligence, though, the insights that are revealed may be well worth the effort. More

Art highlights office communication problems
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Learning one's way around an organization has always been a challenge. Artist Anne-Laure Maison with Le Groupe Matelsom, a French home furnishings company, decided to make the paths more conspicuous—literally. She painted neon pink lines on the carpet to give visual form to what she perceived as a sore lack of communication between coworkers. The lines weave around the space like car lanes, showing the physical distances from one desk to the next, from one wing of the office to another. The company claims that this simple artistic intervention went a long way toward improving the company's corporate culture. More

Adapting buildings to address climate change may be endangering health
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A new report by the Institute of Medicine says efforts to address climate change by installing energy-efficiency retrofits should not create new indoor problems or exacerbate existing ones, such as mold-causing dampness, secondhand smoke and chemical emissions from building materials. Indoor dampness, poor ventilation, excessive temperatures and emissions from building materials can contribute to health problems, the report says. The authors recommend that the Environmental Protection Agency should ensure building weatherization and energy-efficiency do not create health problems. More

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MOTUS captures 'Best of Competiton' distinction at NeoCon
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Halcon's MOTUS conferencing collection was awarded the Best of Competition and a Gold in the category Tables: Training & Work in the Best of NeoCon product awards program. Six products were singled out for Innovation awards, and four received Contract magazine's Editor's Choice awards. If you couldn't make it to NeoCon this year, you can see of all this year's Best of NeoCon honorees on Contract's website. More

Student-centered dining design
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Times have changed for college dining facilities. Today's upbeat, energized, open college dining space is a far cry from the institutional cafeterias that once populated the campus scene. Facilities are now designed to make students feel more at ease, at home, comfortable, and supported. Just as higher ed's approach to student learning has changed to more diverse student-centered, interactive, collaborative knowledge-building strategies, so have the best dining facility designs developed in comparable ways that support and enhance student learning. More

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Time for Business - Time for Trends
Tendence is held on August 26-30, 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany. The event is the meeting place for the international giftware, decorative accessories, furniture, outdoor living and home furnishings industry for the second half of the year. Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet with over 2,000 international exhibitors and preview the trends for Spring/Summer 2012.
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Consumers, builders embrace different shades of green
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A recent survey from Whirlpool Corporation and Habitat for Humanity found that 34 percent of consumers label a home as green if it reduces energy and/or water consumption, and another 23 percent consider a home to be green if green features and materials are present throughout the entire property. A similar number of builders—35 percent—agreed with consumers that a green home was one that reduced the use of energy and/or water. But another 35 percent defined it as a home built to certification standards. More

Design centers to broaden access to consumers
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Last week, the Decorative Furnishings Association held a meeting to address a number of pressing issues affecting the design industry, including a revamp of its "Why a Designer?" consumer marketing campaign and whether to open design centers to consumers. Regarding the issue of designer exclusivity vs. consumer access, DFA has garnered an endorsement by the showroom owners for greater consumer marketing and showroom access. However, said DFA executive director Steve Nobel, "We are also going to renew our commitment to the trade as the preferred provider of value throughout the design experience. Professional interior designers are integral to the success of the entire design ecosystem." More

Sleek sculptures bring new outlook to interiors
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From modernism to minimalism, the world of interior design is forever reinventing itself and lavishing upon us fresh inspiration, outlooks and trends. The marriage of minimalism and luxury over the past decade has seen a reinvention of the latter, but the latest trend to present itself evolves this concept further by embracing the beauty of art into the mix. Sculpture is the new buzzword and it brings a new outlook to interiors—a poetic transformation. More

A Unique Partnership with the Design Industry
BR111 Exotic Hardwood Flooring has become one of the most well known and trusted names in the flooring industry and is now available direct to the Trade. MORE
MechoSystems presents the McDonough Iceland Collection™

Recyclable shadecloths developed with William McDonough and inspired by his photographs are PVC-free, Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM, and can be recycled indefinitely.

Healing art
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Think about the way we most commonly view art. We may go to a museum, gallery, or show. We might pay an admission fee, have a membership card, or gather in a crowded room, sipping wine out of plastic cups. Doesn't it seem more logical to bring art to where the people are or where they most need it? Doesn't it make sense to bring it to a place where there's a captive audience who would benefit from diversion, calming imagery, and creativity? More

Fast feeders move upscale with cafe concepts
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These days, it seems like fast feeders can no longer look like fast feeders. In an effort to compete with No. 3 U.S. chain Starbucks, hamburger chains like McDonald's and Burger King are gradually rolling out revamped stores, complete with flat-panel TVs, comfortable seating and sleeker interior design-and even Subway is testing out a cafe concept. More

Mudrooms help keep entries neat
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The term "mudroom" often conjures up an image of a filthy floor strewn with debris, soggy sneakers and sports equipment caked with dirt. Today's mudroom, designed to be a family-friendly entrance to a home, is a far cry from the dark and dirty rooms of the past. Interior designers have discovered that the mudroom can be the best-organized room in the house—and pretty, too. More

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Case Studies: Sound Masking
Moving your employees from enclosed offices to a primarily open-plan space? Pursuing LEED® credits for your facility and concerned about the impact that green choices will have on acoustics? See how two companies successfully solved their speech privacy and noise concerns by installing the LogiSon sound masking system. 
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