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Remodeling poised for growth in 2011
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Next year may be the year the remodeling industry turns around, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity. LIRA is data released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard. The optimistic prediction is based on the logic that since the economy is recovering, homeowners will have increased confidence which will help the housing market in 2011. More

Reducing patient falls through residential and healthcare design
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More than one-third of adults over the age of 65 fall each year. Thousands die each year as a result of injuries sustained from falls. Around 10 percent of all falls occur in a healthcare facility, and most falls in healthcare facilities occur when patients are trying to get to the bathroom. By allowing for larger patient rooms that accommodate family members who are able to assist the patient, the number of falls reduces. More
Caution: E-mail Scams on the Rise

Please be very cautious of email communications inquiring about specific design services and requesting detailed payment options and/or instructions. Several ASID members have received such emails. Subsequent communications often contain a lot of convincing detail; ask that you charge their credit card, make a payment and retain a portion as a deposit for your work. Don't fall prey to this attempt to defraud you.

If you have experienced any suspicious email correspondence, please contact the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at or (877) 382-4357.

Designing for different kinds of shoppers
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A study of two kinds of shoppers, task-oriented and recreational, found that each responds differently to color and store layout. Whereas recreational shoppers are primarily affected by store color and report positive affect in a high-arousing environment, task-oriented shoppers are mainly affected by store layout and benefit from spacious layout conditions. More

Small details matter in designing patient rooms
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Patient room design details matter more than you might think. Small decisions on things like paper towels, soiled linen and hand sanitizer are often delegated to purchasing departments. They are treated as equipment for budgeting and planning and are not part of the interior designer’s scope of work. This leads to a break down in the overall design intent and can cause operational inefficiencies and increased maintenance costs. 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.

Architectural Record selects the best of kitchen and bath 2010
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The magazine's portfolio of favored projects shows a preference for the coasts and modern styling. Click "More" to get the details and view a slide show of each project. More

Healthcare product designers aim to connect functional features with emotional benefits
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Industrial designer Bob Schwartz, general manager of global design for GE Healthcare, is seeing some significant changes occurring across the health-care sector, in terms of product development. He and his team now think about "the total sensory experience" that occurs when one interacts with a product. The mission is to exploit such characteristics, in combination with the product's design, to provide patients with "a less-anxious journey through the medical system." More
Fire Farm's Brand New Website!
We've redesigned our website! Come explore our new tools for designers, shop the Bargain Barn to find stock products at deep discounts, and browse the newest additions to the Project Gallery. See something you’re inspired by? Set up a professional account for a quote on your lighting project today!
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Ruby Plaza is a brand new home to hundreds of online shops offering home decor items ranging from furniture and accessories to lighting, bedding and window coverings, outdoor accessories and more. Hundreds of items added daily.
Take Our Guided Tour - Sound Masking
The LogiSon Acoustic Network is a networked sound masking system that increases speech privacy and reduces disruptions due to noise. It’s been installed in hundreds of millions of square feet for clients ranging in size from small business to Fortune 500 companies. Take our Guided Tour to learn more.

Murano Chandelier Collection

Our Murano chandelier collection represents evolution of traditional, handcrafted Venetian craftsmanship. Our exquisite selection of Murano glass chandeliers consists of modern contemporary chandeliers, traditional Venetian chandeliers, wrought-iron chandelier as well as other lighting fixtures.
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Interior Design announces 2010 Hall of Fame inductees
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Ramping up to the 26th annual Hall of Fame Awards, on December 1, Interior Design magazine has announced the design professionals who will be honored this year. They are Shigeru Ban of Shigeru Ban Architects, Neil Denari of Neil M. Denari Architects, and designer Karim Rashid. Interior Design will also introduce a new award this year, the Design Icon. This inaugural award will honor former editor of Architectural Digest and 1985 Hall of Fame inductee Paige Rense. More

Industry leaders handicap future trends in hotel design
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Hotel guestrooms in 2025 will be flexible, customizable homes away from home for guests as consumers become more inclined to travel lightly and combine multiple purposes for trips, predicted panelists at the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific. Communication technology, personalization and branded experiences top the list of looming trends. More


Foundry Lighting has added new Fortuny Gallery installations to their West Hollywood and New York City Trade showrooms. Visit us at:

Green goes to court
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Now that sustainability is an integral part of design practice and the business and marketing strategies of A&D firms, it’s inevitable that legal claims and liability issues concerning green building performance will appear. But the rise in litigation is not only about design, it’s also about contracts, expectations, and (surprise, surprise) money. More

Slate wants your thoughts on creating classrooms for the 21st century
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Very little about the American classroom has changed since Laura Ingalls sat in one more than a century ago. The e-zine Slate wants to change that. They have launched a crowdsourcing project on the 21st-century classroom, seeking to collect readers’ best ideas for transforming the American school. Describe or even design the classroom for today, a fifth-grade classroom that takes advantage of all that we have learned since Laura Ingalls' day about teaching, learning, and technology—and what you think we have yet to learn. More

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Langhorne Carpet Co., Inc.

Introducing the Grand Tour Collection by international designer Alex Papachristidis.
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At MTI Customization Is Standard

Award-winning manufacturer of individually handcrafted tubs, shower bases, shower enclosures, sinks and bath furniture. More

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