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Healing environments benefit patients and the bottom line
Medical Office Today    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The hottest trend in medical office design today is the promotion of healing within these environments, and what that often means is humanizing them while negating their institutional air with the five tenets of healing design. People within these facilities tend to be more at ease which, in turn, makes them calmer and generally more cooperative. In addition, these new healing facilities attract more clientele and enjoy greatly reduced staff turnover, which makes them profitable. More

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If your membership is on the calendar year renewal schedule, you should have received a mailed invoice, as well as several electronic invoices. As the year draws to a close, please remember that you can pay your dues online, where you can also update your contact details so we can easily reach you! Just log on to and click "Pay Your Open Invoices." To update your contact information, click on "Profile Update." ASID looks forward to serving you in the upcoming year!

Giving the Empire State Building a holiday makeover
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Forget the calendar. It's the windows and lobbies of Manhattan's store and offices that offer the first sign: 'Tis the season in New York City. The lobby of the Empire State Building—with its gold leaf reindeer, 20-foot-tall art deco crystal trees and decked-out miniaturized versions of the building set in window displays—transformed itself for the season last week with the help of two different professional decorating teams. The result is intended to appeal to tenants and tourists alike, while leaving the landmark building’s famous Art Deco details visible. More

5 ways evidence-based design adds value to hospitals
Becker's Hospital Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Evidence-based design has become the fastest growing trend in healthcare development. In EBD, decisions about the built environment are based on credible research that will, in turn, create the most efficient outcome. Here are five ways EBD saves costs and adds value to hospitals. 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.

Here comes the sun: Bathrooms return to nature
HotelWorld Network    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A hotel bathroom has become more than just a place to bathe, primp or preen—guests expect a sumptuous solace where they can truly relax and rejuvenate in style. High-end design aesthetics must consistently evolve to accommodate industry trends and travelers' desires alike. The current incarnation of bathrooms celebrate a return to nature, highlighting color, sunlight and of course, a "green" agenda. More

Colors of light influence emotional processing
Research Design Connections    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
European researchers, using MRI technology, have found that the color of light we are experiencing influences our emotional processing. They determined that "Blue light not only increased responses to emotional stimuli in the 'voice area' of the brain and in the hippocampus, which is important for memory processes, but also led to a tighter interaction between the voice area, the amygdala, which is a key area in emotion regulation, and the hypothalamus, which is essential for biological rhythms regulation by light." This research is consistent with previous work, which determined that blue light supports alertness and cognitive performance. More
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Get an additional 10% off the already-discounted Bargain Barn items! Use “THANKS10” promo code upon checkout. Discount expires December 1st, 2010. Many Bargain Barn items are in quantities of 1 or 2; call 563-245-3515 for quantities. All Bargain Barn sales are final. Visit our Facebook page to learn more.
New! Shop Ruby Plaza for Vintage & Contemporary Home Decor

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.
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. 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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Warmth, versatility and ethnic influences set the tone for 2011 color palette
Kitchen and Bath Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Is gray the new beige? Gray's proclivity to play nice with other colors makes it a favorite pick for next year's preferred colors line up, according to a panel of experts consulted by manufacturer Mythic Paint. Native American influences, such as coral and Mayan yellow, will add a bit of warmth to cooler shades of green and blue. More

Walking the floor at Greenbuild 2010
Custom Home Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This year's Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, held last week in Chicago, logged more than 25,000 attendees and played host to the country's largest show floor dedicated to green products. The majority of the 1,000-plus manufacturer exhibitors showcased commercial products, but there were still plenty of new residential offerings on display. EcoHome magazine reports back on the latest green building science, products, trends, and events. More


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Bank headquarters designed for total transparency
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mindful of the public's distrust of the finance industry, one of the world's largest bank headquarters has taken an architectural stand for radical openness. The ANZ Centre in Melbourne, Australia, is built around the idea of a "common" that opens the bank to its surroundings with wide balconies and natural light, as well as publicly accessible walkways to cafes, art galleries and the waterfront. Instead of locking its operations inside a forbidding fortress, ANZ wants its borders to feel permeable and inviting to the local community. More

Tranquility or vitality—green suits your mood
Diisynology    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Green is the most passive of colors. Because greens are in the middle wavelengths of visible light, they are easier for the eye sensors to distinguish and the brain to process, making them the most restful of colors. Yet as the color most often associated with nature, green symbolically conveys vitality, harmony and fecundity. From deep, primal verdures to soft, warm sage, choose the shade that suits the mood you seek to create. More

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British designer releases Home Style App
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Renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE, has released an App for the iPhone and iPod Touch that offers users tips on how to recreate her signature style. At the touch of a button, the App reveals top tips on design and how one can create a stylish room and a calming ambience in their home. More

Welcome to Ambiente!
Design, sustainability, creativity and emotions are aspects that play increasingly important roles in the consumer goods sector. The Ambiente trade show in Frankfurt, Germany spotlights these subjects with trend shows, design presentations, exhibitions and awards ceremonies. Furthermore, the 'Talents' promotional program is now an established career launching pad for the designer scene. For more information visit us online. more

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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