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The New Affluent: Design Savvy, Empowered and Not Interested in Keeping Up With the Joneses
ICON Online
Where it was once the hallmark of ultimate social status "arrival" to own a luxury car, a beach house and a designer kitchen, today's well-to-do consumers are characterized by a completely different mindset — and a completely different set of expectations for the designers they work with.
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Participate in Industry Perceptions Research Study
ASID
Please take a moment to complete this survey that examines industry perceptions of the commercial and residential interior design fields. The survey is being conducted by Laura C. Kimball, ASID, CID, as part of her coursework toward an M.S. in Interior Architecture at Chatham University. The survey is open until July 24, and results will be shared with the design community at a later date. For more information, email laurackimball@gmail.com.
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Upcoming Evidence-Based Residential Design Webinar on July 25
ASID
ASID will host a live webinar, Researching Home: Evidence-Based Residential Design, based on the highly acclaimed ASID whitepaper by Sally Augustin, Ph.D., and Barbara B. Miller, ASID. Scheduled for July 25, from 2 – 3 p.m., the webinar is $39.99 for members ($64.99 non-members). Click here for a complete description and to register.
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Submit Your Project for the Social Impact Design Awards!
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The Social Impact Design Awards — sponsored by Public Architecture, AIA San Francisco and Interface — recognize exemplary projects that serve the public good. This is a unique opportunity for architects and designers to share the impact of their work and to promote the significant relationship between quality design and social outcomes. The deadline to submit is July 18; click here for more information.
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20 Odd Questions With Design Guru Ambra Medda
The Wall Street Journal
The fast-rising tastemaker has a new design collectibles website — and an unerring eye for what's going to matter next.
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A New, Ingeniously Designed Shelter for Refugees — Made by Ikea
Fast Company's Co.Exist
Today, the best shelter we can usually offer the world's tens of millions of refugees is a tent. So the folks who make your bookcase (and bed, and table) have designed a cheap, solar-powered hut that only takes four hours to assemble but offers refugees more protection and privacy.
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Color Trends for 2014: Let There be Bright!
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At the recent Dwell on Design show in Los Angeles, Sherwin-Williams introduced colormix™ 2014, a four-palette collection of colors influenced by fashion, science, nature, pop culture and global traditions. The 38-color collection is developed as a guide for design professionals to create and select colors for projects.
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GE Announces Appliances for Millennials
The Washington Post
Millennials, the generation that grew up on instant noodles and Vitaminwater, now have a major appliance line designed for them by a fellow millennial. GE has released photos and tweeted links to its new Artistry series of five affordable kitchen appliances created by Tomas DeLuna, a 27-year-old GE industrial designer.
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Do Designers Who Specialize Fare Better?
MultiBriefs
Now that the housing and commercial markets appear to be rebounding, designers will once again need to grapple with a perennial choice: To specialize or not to specialize — that is the question. From a sheer volume standpoint, the odds would seem to favor the generalist approach. But do generalists actually attract more business and earn higher profits?
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Get Your Budget Ready for the Upturn
Harvard Business Review
Most budgets for 2013 were made in 2012, when the prevailing economic outlook was grim. But here it is midyear and the signals are decidedly more positive. Don't let yesterday's mindset prevent you from seeing what is about to unfold. Those who fail to recognize that the economy is improving are likely to play defense for too long, leaving opportunities for top-line organic growth on the table.
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Amplify Your Innovation Quotient: The New IQ
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Innovate or die: In 1997 American business writer Tom Peters coined this famous phrase. It was true then and rings even truer now. Despite the plethora of information about the how, what and why of innovation, one topic that gets far less attention is where. There's an overlooked link between the physical environment and innovation, experts say.
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Is an Interior Designer Worth the Investment?
Pegasus News
In this world of HGTV and do-it-yourself reality shows, many homeowners may have the misperception that hiring an interior designer is not valuable. And while there is a range of interior designers doing business, the benefits of hiring a skilled, recognized and certified ASID interior designer will have big dividends for the homeowner in the long run.
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Furniture Design Tips from an Interior Design Pro
Dwell
Furniture design can be one of the most rewarding, albeit deceiving, parts of the interior design process. It's not as easy as one might think. You can go wrong as quickly as you can go right, but when it's right — the net result in amazingly satisfying.
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Bling Makes the Bath
Forbes
Bathrooms are becoming jeweled treasures. For some, the wow factor is a room-sized shower; for others it's a zebra-skin tub, a pearl-studded porcelain sink, a crystal faucet or even a diamond-encrusted john.
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Interior Fittings Increase Efficiency, Accessibility
Kitchen & Bath Design News
Accessories are the finishing touches that make a kitchen complete. These accents are carefully chosen to make the room look and function in a way that matches the individual wants and needs of the homeowner. But what do those needs and wants entail? Kitchen & Bath Design News surveyed manufacturers to find out.
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Weaving a Spell with Rattan and Wicker
Elle Decor
In this simple, summer slideshow, Elle Decor offers inspiration from stylish spaces that incorporate the seasonal favorites: rattan and wicker.
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LEED v4 Passes Ballot, Will Launch This Fall
Ecobuilding Pulse
After many months of debate over proposed revisions and an unprecedented number of public comment periods, the latest version of the USGBC's LEED green building rating system, dubbed LEED v4, will go into effect this fall after it was successfully passed by ballot vote of USGBC membership, the organization announced July 2.
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Building Blocks for Green Interiors
Building Operations Management
Any green interior renovation or design project is going to face a number of challenges ranging from cost to sustainability requirements. Here's how to help facility managers sell and implement those green interiors projects.
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Beating the Heat with Trees and Fans
TreeHugger
We do go on about living without air conditioning, assuming that in much of the southern United States it is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Air conditioning was responsible for much of the explosion in the population of Florida, making it habitable in summer. But can interior and exterior features fight Mother Nature as well as air conditioning can?
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Understanding the New Face of Affluency
ICON Online
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Psychology of Interior Design and Color
CBS News
Psychologists explore the way interior design can affect not only life at home but also therapy sessions in a mental health professional's office.

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How Technology Will Pervade Interiors
Metropolis
Now that technology can be embedded into virtually anything — walls, floors, ceilings — we're just starting to sort out the implications.

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Remedial Design: The School of Tomorrow
Interiors & Sources
With many schools racing to update their technology portfolios, upgrading the learning environment has taken a back seat. Here's how you can bring some excitement back to the classroom without an iPad or smartphone.
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The Battle for Talent Goes Indoors
Metropolis
Long after its glory days at the very top of the tech-world heap, a now-mature Microsoft turns to workplace design in the battle for young programming talent.
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Designing with Water: World's First Underwater Hotel
Interior Design
When your base team consists of engineers, scientists, plus an architect, you know your product will be interesting. But that's an understatement when it comes to Deep Ocean Technology and its customizable underwater hotel.
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