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10 tips for technology planning: Implications for interiors
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Health care technology is revolutionizing the delivery of health care today. Federal government initiatives as well as deployment of new technologies are driving many of the architecture and design decisions in facilities today. Electronic medical records, wireless communications, medication bar coding, RFID technology, kiosks and many other technology initiatives must be taken into consideration when planning for the interior design of facilities. Here are some key considerations for optimal planning and coordination of architecture, design and technology. More



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The GreenBuild conference is approaching!

USGBC's annual GreenBuild conference is approaching. With several education sessions geared toward interior designers, in topics covering our REGREEN residential remodeling guidelines, LEED and energy efficiency, Oct. 3-7 in Toronto won't disappoint. View the workshops schedule here and here, and see the educational track listings here.

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Hotel bathrooms that put the fun back into bathing
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It's not often we get the time to treat ourselves, so bathing is the perfect opportunity to indulge in some "me" time! Design Hotels™ presents hotels with bathrooms that go far beyond catering to our basic needs and offer a well-designed place to relax, replenish and play. More

Incorporating water features as design elements
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The sight, sound and feel of water long have been known to soothe the human soul, so it's natural to feature water in office design. In a medical office, where both employees and patients may be under stress, it makes even more sense to incorporate water elements such as waterfalls and fountains in your design. More



Inhabitation and habit: The design of freshman dorms
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While they may have agonized over which Urban Outfitters notepad would best suit their desks, hardly any Harvard University freshmen think of how the design of their dorms will affect their behavior. And though design usually is understood in terms of aesthetics, it also can be discussed in terms of social effect. More

IFDA announces residential trend forecast for 2020
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Dining rooms are coming back. Houses are scaling down. The living room will soon be a thing of the past. This is the next domestic frontier — a glimpse of the design scene of tomorrow — according to "20/20: IFDA's Vision for the Future," a new report from the International Furnishings and Design Association. 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.
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LEED buildings now total 10,000 strong
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Green building reached a new milestone recently when the Green Building Certification Institute granted a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification to the Live Oak Family Resource Center in Santa Cruz, Calif. The announcement marks the 10,000th LEED commercial building designation since the USGBC launched the internationally recognized green building certification system in March 2000. More

Order up: Make kitchen organization a priority
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Your clients would rather make dinner than reservations or would rather dial friends for some meal-making fun than the local pizzeria for the same old takeout. And yes, they prefer to invest more time in their own culinary creations than in their neighborhood restaurants. We all know these clients and often have designed kitchens for them. They love to cook and bake and, to the untrained eye, make it all look so easy. But could it be made easier for them? More


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The solid-surface freestanding Lydia is distinguished by its compact, asymmetrical exterior which encloses an interior of contoured comfort. For complete information on MTI products, go to mtiwhirlpools.com.
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The Legacy copper collection blends artistry and functionality. Each handcrafted work of art has surpassed our stringent standards for unparallel design and durability.
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Understanding the new face of luxury bath design
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Statistics and personal experiences show us that, as a country, while we aspire to good health, we do not seem to be successful in achieving the balance that leads to total health of mind and body. All of this points to some interesting trends in what surfaces as the new face of luxury in bath design. More



Designing for sales
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Professors at Wharton are offering advice to retailers that is useful not only for store management but also for the designers with whom they work to develop the environments in which consumers find themselves. These suggestions include empowering consumers and allowing shoppers to customize their own products (and, by extension, their place experiences). More

NAHB launches index to track growing housing markets
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A new monthly economic index launched by NAHB will track improving housing markets across the country by evaluating three key economic indicators: employment growth numbers, house price growth data and single-family housing permit growth data. More


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Runners Designed for More than Hallways
Our 8 foot runners, 30 designs in all, make the perfect accent for behind a couch, in the kitchen, and yes, even down a hall!

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Walt Disney's Favorite Chair is Back
Walt Disney Signature & Avant Gallery are proud to launch the re-imagined Airline_009 Chair designed by Cory Grosser, bringing the classic design of the original Airline Chair from 1934 back to life. Solid machined walnut frame with a fine leather upholstery in 10 beautiful colors. Made in the USA.




Be a better boss
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Workplace anxiety causing problems? You might just be the problem! Small business owners often manage one or more employees, so it's key to work at your management skills. Start improving your boss skills today with these tips. More


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The biggest selling point in your creative business
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Whether you are an interior designer, artist, photographer or creative specialist, your No. 1 selling point is you. People buy from people they like. More

Using collaboration to enhance your referral base
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Are you getting used to the "new normal" yet? It's our current economic environment — where jobs are harder to find, selling them is even more difficult and getting them actually built is a big challenge, as well. But there's a raft of other professional consultants who can help with all of this — from the obvious ones such as an architect or engineer, to the less evident, such as the people who do in-floor heating or perform energy audits, for example. 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.
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A Unique Partnership with the Design Industry
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When, why and how to fire a client
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In this challenging economy firing a client seems like a ludicrous idea, but there are times when it needs to be done in order to let better clients and situations come into your life and work. The question is: How do you know you need to fire a client? More

Embrace your inner socialite
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Social media is an extension of face-to-face networking platforms and is another way to build brand awareness and a dedicated following. Long has it been an established fact that you should "fish where the fish are." And now that the fish are online, they won't be clustering there to chat; they are there to know what's relevant. And you can be certain they are not mincing words or opinions. More


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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