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Human Spaces: Explore the World of Biophilic Design
Interface
Human Spaces is a portal and resource that collects reports, thoughts and ideas about our relationship with our working environment. Its newest report tackles the details of biophilic design in the workplace.
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Top Products from High Point Fall Market
ICON Online
Jeanne Chung reports on the standout trends evident this year at High Point Market, with an eye on products that are classic, yet fresh and unique, so that they have a lasting quality and the flexibility to be mixed in with a variety of styles.
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Grow with ASID! Renew Your Membership Today
ASID
The future looks promising for interior designers who are willing to invest in their profession. Unemployment is down, housing stats are up and more money is being spent on renovations and commercial development. The bottom line is this is a great time to continue your investment in your career and professional development.
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Gensler Launches Groundbreaking Design Program
Gensler
This month, Gensler announced the launch of its Design Strategist Development Program. This 24-month program will feature extensive on-the-job training for participants at select Gensler offices in the United States and United Kingdom. DSD Program participants will be immersed into Gensler's innovative culture as full-time employees with a competitive salary and benefits package. They will work in Gensler's consulting practice with a focus on how space, technology, policies and services support the changing nature of work, learning and living. At the conclusion of the two-year program, participants will have the skills and experience they need for professional success at one of Gensler's 46+ offices around the world. All applications are due by Jan. 30, 2015. Learn more.
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The Voice of Color Program Names Blue Paisley the Color of 2015
Pittsburgh Paints/PPG Industries Inc.
The PPG Pittsburgh Paints® brand has named Blue Paisley, a lavish, almost-but-not-quite royal shade of blue, as its 2015 Color of the Year. Experts from PPG Industries, makers of PPG Pittsburgh Paints products, anticipate Blue Paisley to play a prominent role in the home décor trends for the coming year as homeowners look to positively influence their lives and decisions with vibrant hues.

Related: PPG Releases 2015 Global Color and Design Trends Flipbook

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Step Into the Multicolored Universe of the Pantone Hotel
Arch Daily
The Pantone Hotel, a seven-story hotel in Brussels with decor inspired by the famous Pantone color system, opened for business in 2010, but these candy-colored images of its multi-hued rooms remain fresh — and inspiring.
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First-Ever Exhibit Explores West Hollywood History as a Design and Style Mecca
West Hollywood Design District
The "Decades of Design" exhibition celebrates not only the remarkable businesses and designers of the past, but also those who carry that legacy forward to a new and global audience. An integral part of the exhibition is an online component that complements the visual displays with more information on the people and companies found within the West Hollywood Design District, both past and present.
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IDC Launches a New Program for Emerging Interior Design Professionals
Canadian Interiors
Interior Designers of Canada and its eight program partners are pleased to announce the launch of PROpel: What's Your Amazing? exclusively for emerging interior design professionals. The program will feature a series of interactive webinars, an idea-sharing platform and an all-expenses-paid trip to Montreal for a select few to meet with industry thought leaders as part of a two-day conference.
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How Looking at 'Contemplative' Architecture Could Be a Form of Meditation
The Huffington Post
A new study out of the Catholic University of America suggests architecture has a measurable effect on the mental states of onlookers.
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Add Some Wallop to Your Interior Design Website
Interior Design Business
You don't have to be a geek and it doesn't take rocket science to create a killer website for your interior design business. It takes 19 steps.
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Overcoming Pricing Panic
Design Biz Blueprint
Pricing panic happens to all of us at one time or another. A little case of the nerves is not a problem, but it becomes a problem when you're so terrified you avoid talking about your fees and consequently damage your business. The good news is there are ways to solve this challenge.
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How to Sell Interior Design Services That Clients Buy
Mupplebee
You Google for hours trying to figure out how to sell interior design services. You're thinking that no one is checking out your site, but they are.
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A New Way To Get One-of-a-Kind Wallpaper
The Wall Street Journal
Once, custom wallpaper had to be painted entirely by hand. But a new cadre of designers is offering digitally printed, mural-like scenes that can be endlessly manipulated.
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Five Fresh Interior Design Trends Using Wood
BrandPoint via The Times
Wood may be known for its timeless visual appeal, but there's nothing static about the way people showcase it in American homes. Designers, homeowners and DIYers are re-discovering the warmth and beauty of wood. From inventive new uses to re-interpretations of existing styles, they're finding creative ways to use wood throughout the home.
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Moving Shelves Enable 'Infinite Homes' Within a Tiny Studio
Fast Company's Co.Design
With the right design, even the smallest studio apartment can feel spacious. A new studio developed by Madrid-based PKMN Architectures can be configured different ways to create rooms within the room, making a tiny apartment feel like a house. It uses a system of moving stacks, not unlike those used in archives and libraries, to make a single room into a bedroom, a kitchen or an office at any given moment, by shifting the walls.
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Smart Home Investments Deliver Boost to Renovation Industry
Archita Datta Majumdar
Industry reports show that things are looking up for the home renovations market. The National Association of Home Builders Remodeling Market Index has been above 50 for the past six consecutive quarters. It reached a high of 57 in the third quarter of 2014, showing definite signs for increasing market activity and an upward curve for the future. What's fueling this growth? Many homeowners are starting to invest in energy-saving renovations, particularly in the attic and kitchen.
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2014 Green Building Standard Released
Environmental Leader
More stringent water-use and energy-efficiency requirements are among the new requirements to further reduce buildings' environmental impacts in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society.
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Five Carpets and Textiles That Are Designed to Perform
Architect
Carpets and textiles serve a range of purposes, from wrapping acoustical panels to covering the floors on which we tread. Architect magazine showcases the latest in that product category from a colorful, wool-like wallcovering to a carpet-tile backing made from up-cycled chalk. These products add color, block noise and up your project's green cred.
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Green Building Regulatory Trends Drive Plastics Use
Don Rosato
The construction and operation of buildings has a significant impact on the environment. In the U.S., buildings account for 39 percent of total energy consumption and 38 percent of carbon dioxide emissions. Buildings also use a tremendous amount of natural resources to construct and operate. Constructing green buildings that consume resources more efficiently has become one of the primary goals in the industry.
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10 Key Design Interventions for a Healthier, Happier, More Productive Workplace
GenslerOn via Building Design + Construction
In case you haven't noticed, health and wellness has quietly become a consequential issue within the business community. Businesses and organizations are preoccupied with making sure their employees are as healthy and happy as can be, and they are willing to invest significant amounts of money to achieve these ends.
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Six Trends Steering Today's College Residence Halls
Building Design + Construction
University students want more in a residence hall than just a place to sleep. They want a space that reflects their style of living and learning.
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Impact of Interior Design on Autistic Adults and Children
Healthcare Design
For the 1 in 68 people born with autism, each sense is heightened so that walking into a room that isn't designed thoughtfully can feel like a sensory minefield. A new white paper from Laminart discusses the recent design trend of autism design and reveals design goals and guidelines to successfully achieve a soothing and stimulating environment that enables autistic individuals.
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Interior Design: Inspiration and Advice from Hotel Experts
Passport
Once upon a time, it would be a tremendous compliment to describe a frequently visited hotel as your "home away from home." Today, well-heeled, style-conscious travelers are often inspired by great design they discover on the road. Passport magazine recently reached out to five notable design professionals to get their perspectives on ways hotels and homes are influencing each other.
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