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Creatives and the Crisis
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Even though the job market has been slowly improving recently, employment levels remain considerably below where they were before 2008. And the effects of the crisis have fallen unevenly on different kinds of workers and different kinds of places. How has the creative class fared? More

Growth Speeds Up
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The AIA's Architecture Billings Index records its best score in two years, with multifamily residential work and the West region leading the way. More

The Crucial Role of Design Education in Europe's Recovery
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Christian Guellerin, president of Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Schools of Design, Art and Media and executive director of the acclaimed Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique, sees a key role for designers in Europe's emerging economic recovery. Design education and internships, he says, are going to be paramount. More

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An Auto Body Shop Transformed into a Live/Work Space
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What happens when you're the owner of an old building that has the potential to be your professional space and your home, all in one? Interior designer Shirry Dolgin, Allied ASID, and builder Boaz Siton transform an old auto body shop into a live/work space. The idea was to create a space where they could feel relaxed when they were working and have a place of their own where they could rest after a long workday. More

Are You Specifying the Healthiest Products for Your Clients?
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ASID and Dwell Media Announce National Partnership
ASID and Dwell Media announced their national partnership this week, rounding out each organization's mission to bring together the design community and consumers to celebrate and advance great design. For more information about the exciting collaborations planned for the coming year, read the ASID press release.

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Touring Juan Montoya's Country Estate
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With a book about his country house released this month and a wildly successful design firm, Juan Montoya is one of the most recognizable and acclaimed professionals in our industry. Here, Interior Design magazine talks with the Hall of Fame member about the dramatic evolution of his style. More

Harvard: Remodeling Spending Set to Increase    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Projections for spending on home improvement and remodeling indicate an increase through the remainder of 2012 and into 2013, based on improving housing market conditions and record low interest rates, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. More

Global Healthcare a Topic at Duravit Design Week
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During Duravit's Design Week in New York City, Metropolis editor-in-chief Susan S. Szenasy led a panel of designers and architects on "Global Wellness: A Discussion on Cultural Distinctions in Design." Read more about the panelists' discussion about the cultural forces that shape healthcare design around the globe. More

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Concerns Increase About Indoor CO2 Levels
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Recent research by scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the State University of New York Upstate Medical University indicates that designers should ensure the spaces they develop have adequate ventilation, as even moderately high indoor concentrations of carbon dioxide can significantly impair people's decision-making performance. More

The Luxury Report 2012: What Luxury Means to You
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Elle Décor editor-in-chief Michael Boodro presented the results of a survey his team conducted with more than 400 members of the magazine's Designer Registry, discussing luxury trends and attitudes. The survey sought to uncover what luxury means to designers today and where the luxury market is heading in 2013. More

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How Not to Be Boring
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Fabrice Knoll, co-founder of DFKnoll-Paris, offers a primer on balancing creativity and functionality. More

Improving Care Through Technology Integration
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A new level of coordination to improve healthcare delivery is only going to happen through collaboration of many different stakeholders — among them, those responsible for the design of the built environment, including those who design and specify the technology components. More

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Appliances Get Practical
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While the way appliances are used varies widely from kitchen to kitchen, there are some common expectations, including practicality, performance and technological innovations. But while technology continues to be a hot button, it's not just about having a lot of bells and whistles; rather, useful technology that’'s simple to understand is what today's consumers are seeking. More

Tampa Police Thank Donors for Office Makeover
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From dusty couches to outdated décor, the Tampa Police station had been living in the past when it came to their style — until now. The department received a $120,000 makeover from 34 businesses, including Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID. More

Corporate Real Estate Sustainability Trends for 2020
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How will sustainability affect global real estate during the next eight years? A research initiative formed by CoreNet tackled this topic and came up with six foundational statements. More

Improving the Green Retrofit Process
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Randy Thompson doesn't care why you want a green building; he just wants you to want one. Building owners aren't interested in retrofitting because the return on investments is too slow, he says. But Thompson thinks he holds the key to inspiring a change in converting brown buildings into green ones, through a collaborative and customized process. More

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Marble Marvel
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K+BB Magazine editor Alice Liao describes her excursion to a centuries-old marble quarry in Vermont, whose stone has found its way into everything from the Lincoln Memorial to U.S. federal and state buildings. More

Book Review: Rethinking Design and Interiors: Human Beings in the Built Environment
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In the arc of an architecture or interior design student's education, he or she may encounter the image of Abbé Laugier's "primitive hut" a dozen times. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but if you've ever sat in a darkened lecture hall and wondered, "Is that all there is?" then Rethinking Design Interiors: Human Beings in the Built Environment by Shashi Caan, Allied ASID, is for you. More

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Let's Get Social
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You're all pretty social media savvy, aren't you? Who isn't these days? As the global social media scene connects us more closely and more consistently than ever before, the lines between professional promotion and personal interaction are blurring — with both positive and negative results. More

Do Your Slides Pass the Glance Test?
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An audience can't listen to your presentation and read detailed, text-heavy slides at the same time. (Not without missing key parts of your message, anyway.) So make sure your presentations pass the glance test: People should be able to comprehend each one in about 3 seconds. More

Are Holidays the Best Time for Interior Design Sales?
High Dollar Designer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When you think of seasonal marketing, the first thing that more than likely comes to mind is Christmas. In the U.S., we're conditioned from a young age to associate the Christmas season with shopping, so what better way to take advantage of that as a business owner than to offer sales and specials to commemorate the season? More

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Three Ways to Head Off Complaints About High Prices
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If your prospects are too price-sensitive, stop blaming them. It's your responsibility to educate them about the difference and value of your stuff. Use these common-sense techniques to do just that. More

Do Your Competitors Offer the Same — But Earn More?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Let's talk about those local competitors of yours who make more money than you do: those interior design professionals who set and get higher fees for the same services you provide. They aren't necessarily better, more experienced or more knowledgeable. They simply attach more value to themselves. More

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Pay-Per-Click Basics: Getting Your Account Structure Right
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Do you hear you should be paying attention to pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, but worry it's too complicated or time-consuming to get started? No need to be concerned. There are three simple steps you can take to get started on a successful PPC campaign. More

Savvy Marketers Using "Non-Promotional" Content
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A new eMarketer report underscores the benefits of content marketing and the most effective strategies to create compelling material that promotes the brand without seeming "promotional." More
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