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Surface Invasion: How Technology Will Pervade Interiors
Metropolis
Now that technology can be embedded into virtually anything — walls, floors, ceilings, even carpets — we're just starting to sort out the implications. A slew of new research projects is exploring exactly this potential, proposing interior surfaces embedded with a variety of clever and useful functions.
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Get the Scoop on Last Week's Dwell on Design
ASID
ASID had quite a presence at last week's Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, and we're ready to share the experience with you! Take a look at our blog for everything related to Dwell on Design and Celebration – The ASID Design Awards. We'll continue to update with new photos and write-ups over the next week, so check back often.
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Now is the Time to Vote for Your Favorite in the ASID Portrait Project
ASID
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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Earn CEU Credits and Gain Business Insights
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The new ASID Business Strategies business course program focuses on providing designers with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed and excel in today's changing marketplace. IDCEC-approved course topics topics include Finance 101 for Interior Design Businesses, Sustainability Action Plan, Business Ethics and Principles and more. All courses are available on-demand; visit www.asidvirtualprofessor.com to learn more.
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Home Prices Jump 12.1 Percent in Past Year
The Street
Home prices set a record monthly rise in April as more buyers chased fewer homes. The widely-followed Case Shiller 20-City Home Price Index has reported positive year-over-year gains for the past four months, breaking a seven-year record in April.
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Should Home 3-D Printing Be Regulated?
DesignWire Daily
The people have spoken, and their message is clear: They are not in favor of the regulation of home 3-D printing, a hot topic that has received much attention in the media as of late. Their response is part of "Swing Vote," a program put forth by the Design Museum in London that merges technology with democracy.
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Art Meets Product — Some Communication Required
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Naomi Neilson Howard's business Native Trails has become one of the leading makers of handcrafted bath and kitchen products in the world, because it respects the importance of communication — not just between artisans and distributors, but also between dealers, designers and consumers.
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2013 Citation of Merit Winners Named for A&D Showcase
Healthcare Design
The publishers of Healthcare Design magazine, along with The Center for Health Design and the International Interior Design Association, congratulate the 2013 Citation of Merit winners for Healthcare Design's Architectural and Interior Design Showcase.
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Color Me Happy: The Psychology of Interior Design and Color
CBS News
In this report, psychologists explore the way interior design — especially the use and placement of color — can affect not only life at home but also results during therapy sessions in a mental health professional's office.
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'S' or 'C' Corporation? Maximize Tax Deductions by Using Both
MultiBriefs
Choosing the form and structure of one's interior design business is an important decision. Many advisers believe the avoidance of potential double taxation makes the S Corporation the logical choice. Yet this "conventional wisdom" overlooks the potential benefits a C Corporation can offer.
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How 15 Minutes Can Fix Your Time Management
Inc.
Leadership coach Jason Womack describes why you should break up your day into 96 different 15-minute blocks.
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How to Better Run Your Business? Nature Knows
Entrepreneur
Biomimicry is an established concept in the design profession. But have you tried applying its principles to your life as a business person? Entrepreneurs can learn valuable business management lessons from biology itself.
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Exclusive Whitepaper: Amazon's Local Strategy
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Showrooming and loss-leading group deals are threats to local businesses today. Where did it begin? Look back to Amazon's bold strategy to amp up profits during the 2011 holiday season. Can local business look forward to losing out more?
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The Most Effective Ways to Make It Right When You Screw Up
Harvard Business Review
We've all been there: In one way or another, we've missed the mark and let someone down — or even downright messed up. It's time for a mea culpa. But apologies are tricky and should be handled with care.
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NARI Encourages Design Solutions to Cover Long-Term Needs
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Universal Design, a trend that is here to stay, has evolved into an improved design movement focused on increasing accessibility for everyone in the home, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
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Right at Home: Mother Nature Meets Modern Decor
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One of the biggest trends in home styling puts Mother Nature front and center: Artists and artisans are infusing their work with the vibe of nature, from wallpaper to tile.
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10 Unusual Interior Materials for High-End, Custom Appeal
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The more unusual the material, the more personal a space can be. Unique materials aren't just fun — they can help a home become a personal expression of its owner.
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A&D Industry's Top Three Green Influencers
Interior Design
Members of the A&D industry routinely put a green stamp on their work. But there are several industry leaders who stand out for having forged a path in the sustainable design field — let's call them influencers.
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Measure the Greenness of a Home Through Performance Testing
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The majority of contractors calling themselves green have no way of knowing whether their installations are actually performing. But one subset of contractors make it their business to work beyond minimum standards and deliver efficiency. They call themselves home performance contractors.
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A New Approach to Sustainable Design
PolicyMic
A new book by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, The Upcycle, embraces an alternative to recycling. The authors call it "cradle to cradle" and promote it as the next generation of recycling.
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Five Leading-Edge Efficiency Programs in the US
Greentech Media
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has just completed its third national review of exemplary efficiency programs. With more than 60 programs being recognized, one thing is clear: Energy efficiency programs have taken off with remarkable speed during the past few years.
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Five "Out-of-the-Box" Adaptive-Reuse Projects
HotelNewsNow.com
A new breed of successful hotels takes something old and makes it new again by adding design elements and people who are passionate about the locale and the spirit of hospitality. The industry term is "adaptive reuse," and these projects are appealing because they offer something outside of a traditional hotel box; they offer an experience — a story.
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Immersive Branding for Commercial Interior Design
LPA Blog
A far cry from a simple sign on the entry, today's progressive branding schemes have evolved into immersive environments which truly tell a story about their organization. Along with digital signage, graphical elements, creative lighting, furnishings and infographics, designers are carefully detailing, proportioning and styling interiors to make a lasting impression.
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How Technology Will Pervade Interiors
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Now that technology can be embedded into virtually anything — walls, floors, ceilings, even carpets — we're just starting to sort out the implications.

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When Should You Work Without a Contract?
Design Success University
Never — that's how often you should start a job without securing a contract or retainer, believing that your unsigned "clients" will pay.

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AIA Survey Spotlights Interior, Exterior Layouts
ForResidentialPros.com
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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A Crossroads in Obesity Care
Healthcare Design
The American Medical Association's new policy recognizing obesity as a disease calls for advancing treatment and prevention. But will it also affect the way we design healthcare spaces?
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Google Japan Offices: An Interior Designer's Dream
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An intensely customized, dynamic and contemporary vibe infuses the new Google offices in Japan, designed by Klein Dytham Architecture.
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