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Trends in Home Layout, Use of Interior and Exterior Space
ForResidentialPros.com
The American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2013 is finished, and the results are big: Spaces are getting bigger, from high-end and custom homes to remodeled additions. Accessibility, open plans and single-story designs are also having an impact on overall home layout and the use of interior and exterior space.
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Follow Us Live at Dwell on Design This Weekend!
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Whether you attend Dwell on Design in person and want to keep up with what's happening on and off the tradeshow floor or just want to see what you're missing, ASID will keep you informed! Follow us on Twitter, like our Facebook page and make sure to vote for your favorite Portrait Project pic, and bookmark ICON Online for the latest show floor, education session and event happenings! And if you are at Dwell on Design, stop by to visit ASID in booth #315!
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Upcoming Sustainable Design Webinar on June 25
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ASID will host How the Experts Specify Healthier Materials, the final webinar of a three-part series in collaboration with the Healthy Building Network and BuildingGreen. Scheduled for June 25, this webinar is approved for 0.1 HSW CEU; the webinar is $39.99 for members ($64.99 non-members). Register now!
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Vote for Your Favorite Pic in the ASID Portrait Project
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Attendees at NeoCon and Dwell on Design had the chance to give their voice to design, on camera, for ASID's Portrait Project. Now it's time to vote for your favorite! Simply go to the ASID Portrait Project Facebook page and "like" your favorite portrait(s).
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ASID Keeps You Current with EYE ON DESIGN
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EYE ON DESIGN is a weekly overview of professional news, trends and insights for interior designers, brought to you by the American Society of Interior Designers. This publication tackles today's most relevant issues, carefully curated from original sources and leading industry publications. ASID helps you find inspiration, professional insight and business savvy through EYE ON DESIGN. Now, ASID is pleased to welcome non-members who want to receive the publication.

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Housing Starts in US Rose in May to 914,000 Annual Rate
Bloomberg
Beginning construction of new U.S. homes increased in May as permits to build single-family houses rose to a five-year high, extending a rebound that is helping shore up the expansion. Housing starts climbed 6.8 percent, less than forecast, the Commerce Department reported.
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Home Fragrance: Rounding Out the Interior
The New York Times
Scented candles and other aromatics can round out an interior. A pair of designers — who have added fragrance customization to their toolbox — sniff out their favorites.
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Gensler's Secret Sauce
Metropolis
Just two years after the worst recession in decades, the 3,500-employee A&D firm is reporting record-breaking revenue. This year, the company projects its revenues will be closer to $800 million — astounding figures considering the industry is emerging from one of worst economies since the Great Depression.
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The Crucial Role of Color in Wayfinding
DesignBuild Source
The use of color in wayfinding is an important aspect of design in publicly accessed places such as train stations, airports and hospitals. Color works as an informational tool for people to successfully find their way from point A to point B.
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When Should You Work Without a Contract or Retainer?
Design Success University
Although newbies have been known to start work without contracts and retainers based on their good-faith belief that the unsigned "clients" will pay, there are also many seasoned designers who have been burned by not following processes for onboarding clients.
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Tips for Painless Networking Even if You're Not a "People Person"
Business 2 Community
If the idea of networking makes your skin crawl, you're hardly alone. While networking is essential to building your small business, suffering is optional. Here are five tips for painless networking.
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Four Ways to Protect Your Company From Identity Theft
Inc.
Could your company be putting customers and employees at risk of identity theft? Most small-business owners would answer no. They'd be wrong.
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Best Ways to Turn Online Relationships Into Valuable Business Contacts
Entrepreneur
It can be easy to become "friends" or "connected" with someone in a digital world, but it requires thought and strategy to convert social media connections into rewarding business relationships.
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Interior Inspiration: Five Bold Ways to Use Color
Dwell
In tandem with the "Brighten the Corners: Bringing Color into Your Home" panel at Dwell on Design, the editors at Dwell offer some full-spectrum inspiration.
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Older Home Restoration Treasures
MultiBriefs
In today's market, more people are buying and restoring older homes. One of the best parts of renovating an older home is piecing together its history from the decorating styles and colors of paints and wallcoverings found throughout.
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Project Goals Set a Sustainable Tone at Google
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Google understands that its employees are its most valuable asset. They have spent a great deal of time, money and effort to establish healthy work environments as they expand their physical presence around the globe. Google is leading the charge for transparency of building materials and it all started with the goal of creating a workplace in which employees can perform at their best.
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Making Progress on Healthy Homes
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Healthy housing initiatives continue to make progress on global and U.S. fronts. What does this mean for housing in 2020? One expert theorizes that within this decade, we will see indoor environments that are free of toxins and designed with health in mind.
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Top Green Building Trends for 2013
Construction Digital
LEED, living buildings and garden roofs: They're all part of an eco-friendly trend in housing. Find out what's on this year's green building agenda for contractors and consumers.
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Green Design Solutions for the Operating Room
Healthcare Design
From specifying high-efficiency HVAC units to designing more daylighting into spaces, there are a number of ways to achieve a hospital's sustainability goals — even in the operating room.
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Caterpillar Visitors Center: Sustainable Inside and Out
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The Caterpillar Visitors Center, located in downtown Peoria, Ill., showcases design and engineering features that center around environmental responsibility. Completed in October 2012. The almost 50,000-square-foot facility spotlights the Caterpillar corporate culture of sustainability, from the design and construction of the soon-to-be LEED Gold certified building, to the 14 exhibits housed inside.
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An Office System That Turns Every Desk Into A Conference Room
Fast Company's Co.Design
"The way people are working has changed, but the furniture has not evolved," says Yves Béhar, founder of fuseproject. Which is not to say that in recent years offices haven't modernized or, rather, adjusted to include more communal spaces that accommodate spontaneous bursts of brainstorming.
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The Hotel Lobby
Hotel Business Review
You arrive in it, you leave via it, you meet friends and colleagues there, you linger there (or hurry through it). You register, you find your way — you encounter a whole list of experiences throughout it. And of all the public areas in a hotel, you probably remember the lobby the most — or find it as forgettable as any space in the place.
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AIA Survey Spotlights Interior, Exterior Layouts
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The size of homes has grown, along with preferences for accessible space, according to the AIA Home Design Trends Survey for the first quarter.

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Four Big Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2013
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Sallie Davies from Global Color Research offers a sneak peek of trends for fall/winter 2013-2014. Words to watch: flint, storm, clash and alpine.

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The Forces Reshaping Interior Design
MultiBriefs
A recession followed by economic uncertainty has taken its toll on an industry which, even in the best of times, is considered a luxury by most.

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Rubber Floors: Favored Choice in Healthcare Design
Specifinder
Inaugurated in 1990, the Nightingale Award is one of the most prestigious design prizes awarded by the healthcare industry in the U.S. — and this year, the gold Nightingale has gone to a rubber flooring line that debuted in 2012 with a colorful, yet green, splash.
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Office Design Goes from "Me" Space to "We" Space
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Corporate office design must support a multigenerational workforce, but the trend is clearly moving away from traditional office layouts with a high percentage of private offices assigned by titles, toward open and collaborative spaces that harvest light and encourage communication.
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Ditching Desks — and Privacy: Cost-Efficient Office Designs
Knowledge @ Wharton
Things you will find upon arriving for work at GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia's Navy Yard: A tranquility room for prayer, a rooftop perch with city views for impromptu meetings and work stations that allow for typing at a keyboard while walking on a treadmill. What you won't find anywhere in the 208,000-square-foot space: a desk of your own.
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