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The Biology of Luxury
Project Syndicate    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sales of luxury goods are surging worldwide, despite the global economic crisis. Why? Marketing has contributed to the rise but the luxury market's robust growth is actually rooted in biology. More

Antiques: Meet the Next Big Thing
Design Happens    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A visit to High Point Furniture Market means rubbing elbows with the design world's movers-and-shakers and taking the pulse of what's to come. After several days of (blissful!) interior design saturation, it became clear that antiques are hot! More

Flexible Workplace: Before, During, After Change
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Corporate real estate leaders are increasingly aware that flexible work space is a valuable tool for attracting and retaining employees. The practice is also an effective way to boost revenues through reduced footprints, increased worker productivity and collaboration — features that will make any C-suite happy. More

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Legendary Rainbow Room Interior Named a Landmark
Crain's New York Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to landmark the Rainbow Room, effectively immortalizing the storied supper club's interior design. The exterior building is already landmarked, but protective status for an interior is much rarer. More

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Builder Confidence Grows in October
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Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes edged slightly higher for a sixth consecutive month in October, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The latest, 1-point gain brings the index to 41, its strongest level since June 2006. More

Looming 'Fiscal Cliff' Could Cost $2 Billion in Lost Work
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The design and construction industry, still reeling from the real estate crash, could face another $2 billion in lost work if Congress and the White House fail to reach agreement on a federal budget in time to avoid massive mandatory federal spending cuts Jan. 2, an AIA analysis warns. More

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Art That Works
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Artwork and other ornamental interior design elements are seldom purely decorative in a healthcare facility. They serve as wayfinding landmarks; help to establish an organization's mission, values and brand; and provide avenues for community involvement and donor recognition in addition to their role in creating a healing environment. More

Getting That 'Retro' Look
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There's a growing design trend out there for mid-century design. But what new materials are available today that can give you that retro look with a fresh, new approach? More

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Creative Deficiency
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Roz Cama, FASID, and others respond to the question of why the bar set so low for hospital design, when we spend more than $20 billion a year on the design and construction of new healthcare facilities in the United States. More

How Does Library Design Impact Librarians, Teachers at Work?
Psychology Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There is a movement in educational literature toward altering school libraries to a "learning commons" model that functionally and spatially integrates information technology and media services to assist users with learning and creativity. Basically, the physical design of this new kind of library needs to encourage time spent planning, studying and socializing. It also must offer defined spaces and furniture arrangements for isolated and collective work. More

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Seize Every Inch of Space with Art for the Floor
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Just like master artworks, the finest rugs are equally at home in museums, on the pages of art history books or gracing a floor of a sleek condo. The best contemporary rugs command attention and almost dare you to step on them. More

What Sunday Parker Taught Me About Accessibility
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Restaurateur Hoss Zare always knew his restaurants should be designed so that employees — not just customers — found an accessible environment. But it wasn't until he met interior design student Sunday Parker that he gained a full appreciation of accessibility. More

Hospitality Leaders Assert Sustainability Commitment
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Eight leading hospitality design firms recently signed a commitment letter stressing their belief and adherence to sustainable practices and products. The document, which emphasizes the use of products made regionally, arose from the inaugural Futuregreen Hospitality Forum this past summer. More

Leveraging the Workplace for Competitive Advantage
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LexJet recognizes the value of place: The company leverages its workplace for competitive advantage, and it's seeing good results. CEO Arthur Lambert discussed how their new workplace has helped to amplify the performance of their organization. More

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Educational Specifications: Community Involvement, Start to Finish
School Construction News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What does it take to create school facilities now that can handle challenges in the 21st century? What will students and staff be doing in 2030 that is different from today, and how will the community be involved? How do you create facilities that will adapt to changing pedagogies yet not dictate programming? More

10 Most Popular Eco-Friendly Flooring Solutions
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There was a time when the term "eco-friendly" evoked images of bland, boring and blah materials. But as more and more designers seek out eco-friendly materials for their environmentally savvy clients, manufacturers have stepped up and given the design world many beautiful options. More

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11 Tips for Battling Creative Blocks
Fast Company's Co.Design    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's one of the most dreaded moments in the life of a creative person: The muse packs her bags, walks out the door and doesn't leave word as to when she'll come back. In this article, top creative minds offer their suggestions for sparking inspiration, ranging from checking into a fancy hotel to just checking out. More

What Does a Client Really Think?
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The truth lies not in what people say. It is what they say and what they do while they say it that speaks the truth. When you understand how facial cues work, you can match your clients' words to their actions and "hear" the truth every single time. Here's the beginner's guide to reading facial cues and what your client is really telling you. More

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A Simple Checklist for Attracting Higher-Paying Clients
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One of the biggest ways women entrepreneurs hold themselves back from rapidly growing their businesses is by telling themselves they're not ready. The only way to soothe this inner worry so you can take the steps necessary to grow your business with higher-paying clients is to get your hands on a practical checklist that makes it easy for you to feel confident and prepared for success. More

How to Beat Copycats
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There's only one way to beat the copycats, discounters and big companies trying to make money from your idea. And it's brutal. More

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Four Do-It-Yourself SEO Tips for Small Business
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As a small-business owner, finding time to worry about SEO can be difficult. While larger, complex websites might require an expert to be optimized properly, most small business sites don't require a lot of on-site attention to check off 90 percent of the important SEO factors. More

Tips and Tricks for Credit Card Processing Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Both your business and your customers need your credit card processing service to be reliable, versatile and secure. Small-business owners may have to go through third-party credit card processing providers, with different fee structures and rules, so follow these tips to protect your business and find yourself the best deals. More

Working Backward to Create a Great Customer Experience    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Want to turn your customers into committed partners? The best plan is to walk through every step of your marketing process — backward. More
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