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The Principles of Design
Interiors & Sources
Is your design good? How can you be sure? By getting down to principles, we try to uncover the essentials — the truths behind "good" design, the unbending laws of process, the fundamental marks of an individual's voice. This is not an easy thing to do.
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Register Now for GO PRO/NYC
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Registration is now open for GO PRO/NYC, Sept. 18-19. GO PRO/NYC, tailored specifically for emerging professionals. Over the course of two days, experience progressive topics and exclusive events as you connect with thought leaders who are changing the face of design. Register today.
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Countdown to TouchDown: 12th Annual ASID Student Design Competition
ASID
The 2014-2015 ASID Student Design Competition: TouchDown, kicks off Aug. 25. This year's competition concept is designed to meet the mobile office needs of traveling professionals at the airport. The winner of the 12th annual ASID Student Design Competition will receive a cash prize, national recognition and the opportunity to display his/her project at a large industry event. ASID also will provide travel and a one-night stay for the winner to attend Celebration: The ASID Awards Gala, July 18, 2015, in Boston.
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Strong Remodeling Spending to Slow Pace Heading into 2015
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
Growth in home improvement activity is expected to peak during the second half of 2014 and then begin to ease heading into next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. "With the economy improving slower than expected and home sales struggling to keep up with last year's pace, the recent strong gains in remodeling spending will likely moderate later this year," says Chris Herbert, Research Director at the Joint Center. "Although this presents a challenge for the remodeling industry, the LIRA continues to project significant growth going into 2015."
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Amazon's 3-D Printing Store Is Open for Business
NBC News
Amazon is getting into the 3-D printing game. Now users can create 3-D bobblehead dolls of themselves, buy custom jewelry or — if they are really into "Game of Thrones" — design their own wax seal. The 200+ products currently for sale range from toys to home decor.
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2 Textiles Enter Cooper Hewitt's Permanent Collection
Editor at Large
Silver Check and Pinstripe mesh fabrics, designed by fabric futurist Elizabeth Whelan for Humanscale, have been selected by the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum as exemplars of contemporary textiles — and have become part of its permanent collection.
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Adobe Launches Ink, the Cloud Pen, to Reimagine Drawing in the Digital Workflow
Forbes
Drawing with a pen on paper has gone the way of letter writing in the 21st century . As computers and mobile devices have colonized our minds and fingers, drawing has become either a specialized activity for artists or a throwaway doodle on the back of a napkin. It is mostly outside of the mainstream of what most of us do everyday — even creative professionals. But Adobe wants to change all that.
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The Fight Over Chemical Flame Retardants
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The U.S. chemical industry will tell you flame retardants are there — in our furniture, our mattresses, our home products — to save lives. And the truth is, in many cases they have. But critics ask, at what cost?
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Decorating Fabrics Inspired by Matisse
The Wall Street Journal
With a major show of Henri Matisse's cut-outs opening stateside this fall, designers are busily creating patterns inspired by the textile-obsessed painter's art.
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Building Your Social Media Brand
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Having a presence on social media has become a necessity, the way having a listing in the Yellow Pages used to be. It is one the first places people are going to go when they are looking for a designer. But having a presence is not enough, because the person who is looking doesn't just want to hear from you, they want to hear from others who have done business with you to get their opinions and advice.
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Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List
Entrepreneur
Let's face it — sometimes there are good reasons to fire a customer. When a relationship becomes badly damaged, it can be the best for all concerned. However, deciding not to serve a customer is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. We suggest four steps to take before you make this move.
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The Sales Combo: Understanding Retail Design in Terms of Commercial Space
Explore B2B
The practice of retail design is defined ordinarily as an architectural and design combination — that is, of interior design and standard architectural practices. But it might be truer to say that the process also involves elements of advertising, ergonomics and even interior decoration.
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The Future of a Smart, Healthy Home
Pocketlint
Every year since 2003 Electrolux has run its Design Lab competition, challenging students worldwide to create a concept that is time-relevant and presents what the future of design could look like. Some of the designs from the top 35 semi-finalists in 2014 are the kind of thing you'd expect to see in Star Trek rather than in your home, but these 10 crazy ideas show what the future of a healthy home could entail.
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5 Comfy Decorating Styles That Say 'Welcome!'
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"Shabby Chic," "farmhouse," "cottage," "Western" and "bohemian" — these styles all have a critical element in common: They embrace the intentional use of worn and aged furniture to create welcoming and hospitable interiors. Let's investigate what distinguishes each of these styles.
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30 Simply Amazing Global Residences
Interior Design
Interior Design has rounded up a list of simply amazing global residences that showcase the current trends and evergreen successes in residential design from around the world.
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The Principles of Design: Essential Elements
Interiors & Sources
Is your design good? How can you be sure? By getting down to principles, we try to uncover the essentials. This is not an easy thing to do.

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Modern Baths: Wasteful, Unhealthy Design
The Guardian
It is hard to find something we actually got right in the modern bathroom. It's designed on the basis of the plumbing system, not human needs.

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How to Keep Buildings from Making Us Fat
Fast Company's Co.Design
As recent evidence shows, the design of a building can act as an invisible hand guiding us away from physical activity and toward a bigger pants size.

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Organic Architecture: Green Design Before Its Time
Britton MDG
In today's increasingly environmentally conscious world, Frank Lloyd Wright's influence on organic architecture stands tall (well, actually, mostly horizontally).
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Sustainable Design: Green Isn't a Buzzword
HMAI
Green isn't a buzzword. In A&D business practice, sustainable design is a basic criteria. A three-part series examines three key steps of sustainable design.
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Students Focus on Sustainability to Improve Local Communities
University of Houston
When you hear the phrase "quality of life," what comes to mind? For some, it means access to affordable and fresh food. For others, it's neighborhoods that provide an opportunity to utilize alternative modes of transportation. For UH architecture students working on the Collaborative Community Design Initiative, it means all of these — and more.
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Architects, Doctors and the Importance of Design in Public Health
Sustainable Cities Collective
Architects and the public are waking up to the way building design, urban neighborhood design and placemaking impact upon health and well-being, but doctors are lagging behind in making the connection, according to research from McGraw Hill Construction sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, United Technologies Corp. and other partners.
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The Modern Office: How Place and Space Affect Productivity
Microsoft for Work
Over the years, office spaces have evolved to suit modern working styles, but there are still inefficiencies that need to be ironed out. Here's a look at where we've been, where we're going and how these changes will impact workplace productivity.
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Older People and Distractions
Research Design Connections
People designing spaces where older adults can be expected to do cognitive work — for example, fill out medical forms — must make certain those areas are free of sensory distractions. A team from Rice and Johns Hopkins reports that "Older people are nearly twice as likely as their younger counterparts to have their memory and cognitive processes impaired by environmental distractions."
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The Open-Space Office Isn't Going Anywhere Anytime Soon
CNN via WHNT-TV
Bad news, introverts: The open-plan office is not going away anytime soon. The workplaces of the future — and, in many cases, the present — will have fewer high-walled cubicles and private offices. The good news? Innovative companies with commensurate budgets are creating offices that bring employees together in colorful communal workstations and collaboration areas.
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