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Take a Peek Inside the 2014 New American Home
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During its 31 year history, the New American Home has dazzled International Builders' Show attendees with groundbreaking trends and high-end-look touches inside and out. While architect Jeffrey Berkus promises surprises around each corner of the 2014 show home, the takeaway for many will be how project planners generated so much design pizzazz with affordable, off-the-shelf products.
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The Wiley e-Book Design Shorts series has introduced three new titles on interior design and autism: From Birth to Early Childhood, From Childhood to Adolescence and From Adulthood to Geriatrics. ASID members are eligible to receive a 30 percent discount through the Wiley portal by entering the "ASID" promo code at checkout. Purchase your copy today!
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Hey Students, Could You Use $12,000?
ASID Foundation
The ASID Foundation is awarding $12,000 for the David Barrett Memorial Scholarship. This opportunity is open to all ASID members and nonmembers whose work uses classical designs and traditional materials. Apply by Dec. 18 to be considered!
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Online, On Your Schedule: ASID Helps You Meet CEU Goals
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ASID requires practitioner members (professional and allied members) to engage in ongoing continuing education. The current reporting period will end Dec. 31, 2013. If you're looking for CEU credit along with practical courses that will improve your business savvy while fitting into your busy schedule, check out ASID's online Business Strategies courses.
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Stalin-Era Soviet Interior Design to Make U.S. Debut in Miami
RIA Novosti
Classic examples of Soviet interior design are to go on display in the United States for the first time ever in December when a Russian gallery brings Stalin-era furniture and other rare items to the Design Miami international design show, an arts magazine has reported.
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Sherwin-Williams Announces 2014 Color of the Year
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Sherwin-Williams' 2014 Color of the Year — Exclusive Plum — is a versatile color that can be used in a variety of spaces. The company's color experts researched color influences from around the world to determine the annual color forecast.
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The Changing American Family
The New York Times
The typical American family, if it ever lived anywhere but on Norman Rockwell's Thanksgiving canvas, has become as multilayered and full of surprises as a holiday turducken. Yet for all the restless shape-shifting of the American family, researchers have identified a number of key emerging themes.
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Global Posture Study Leads to Workplace Design Insight
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Technology is the single greatest force driving the changes in the way we work, live and behave. The multiple devices we deploy throughout our work day allow us to flow between tasks, fluidly and frequently. And the user interface of these technologies are increasingly intuitive and responsive to the gestures of the human hands and face. But what about the interface between the rest of the body and the place in which the device is being used?
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Hillary Clinton Delivers Greenbuild 2013 Keynote Address
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In a speech that detailed the U.S. Green Building Council's impact over the past 20 years as well as her own work to promote sustainability, Clinton made one thing clear: The work that has already been done to advance the green movement is impressive, but there is more work to do. "The work has proven itself," she said. "We know what to do. We just have to be better organized and focused… to do more."
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FGI Guidelines Update Series: What's New for 2014
Facility Guidelines Institute
To help users of the FGI Guidelines learn more about the next edition of the standard, the Facility Guidelines Institute is producing a series of articles on major changes and new material in the 2014 edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities as well as the new Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities.
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Steve Nobel: Relationship Mapping, Clientelling and Tools for Designers
The Editor at Large
Clients have money to spend, but what they really want is time for themselves, to be with their families and to enjoy life. "Time is the ultimate luxury and what clients are spending on is experiences," Steve Nobel, founder of Nobelinks, advised an audience of designers during a presentation at the D&D Building in New York.
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An iPhone App That Is Like Instagram for Designers
Fast Company's Co.Design
Instagram's greatest accomplishment was popularizing digital photography in the same way that Polaroid popularized analog. Now, a new app is hoping to do the same thing for design. Meet Fleck, the Instagram for the design-minded.
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Five Ways Overachievers Can Reduce Stress
Harvard Business Review
Often we try to bring about change through sheer effort and we put all of our energy into a new initiative. But you can't beat stress using the same techniques that created the stress in the first place. Instead, the key is to do less than you feel you want to.
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Small Business Saturday: Not Just for Retailers Anymore
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Small Business Saturday is about supporting local businesses, retail or not. These ideas will help non-retailers make the most of the annual initiative.
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How Presence and Presentability Helped Me Find Employment (Twice)
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Monica Aur writes, "While completing an associate's degree in kitchen & bath design, I was assigned to explore local kitchen and bath shops and firms and interview designers, owners, etc. The thought of returning soon afterward to these same places (to seek?) employment made me nervous, to say the least. Even the most confident people would have undertaken this task with some level of trepidation."
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Beyond Insurance: How to Protect Both the Business and Personal Assets
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Jason M. O'Dell, MS, CWM
In our litigious society, business owners, as well as their companies, are high-visibility lawsuit targets. Lawsuits and claims from employees, customers, competitors and even the government are part of doing business today — in virtually every field, including interior design.
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How to Optimize Google Plus for Your Small Business
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As one of the fastest-growing social media sites on the planet, Google Plus is an important part of any small-business marketing strategy. But it's not just the site's impressive size that makes it a must-do — Google Plus features a number of powerful tools that are rich in search engine optimization and brand-building benefits.
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Stairs Climb to New Prominence as Multifunctional Spaces
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A new trend sees staircases being designed as multifunctional areas, creating new spaces that offer people the opportunity to do more than just travel from one floor to another.
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Should Americans Fear Their Furniture?
The New York Times
A new documentary, aired Nov. 25 on HBO, explores how the 1975 California law requiring retardants in home furnishings (Technical Bulletin 117) became widely adopted. And it follows the firefighters, scientists, health advocates, state legislators and investigative journalists who brought attention to the chemicals, leading to a recent reform of the California mandate.
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Motorized Shades Bringing Integrators, Interior Designers Together
CEPro
For years, integrators saw interior designers as obstacles to deploying technology in the home. But that adverse relationship appears to be softening. Designers now often welcome integrators on the job because they can now discreetly hide technology and sometimes even make technology look downright fashionable in a home.
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Residential Reality: The Re-emergence of Branded Residential Reality
Hotel Business Review
Branded residential projects offer all the comforts of "home" with the luxury, prestige and high level of services offered at a hotel. This is not as easy as it may appear at first blush, and savvy developers are jumping into the branded residential sector with an eye toward high-level design and quality, as well as a keen sense of what the potential purchaser is ultimately seeking.
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Greenbuild 2013: Three Signs Green Building Is on the Rise
GreenBiz.com
As the largest green building conference and expo in the world, Greenbuild focuses on topics that are generally a good indicator of where the green building industry is headed. Here are three particularly encouraging takeaways from this year's event.
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SFC and Hearst Team Up to Promote Sustainable Design
The Editor at Large
Beginning in March 2014 the Sustainable Furnishings Council and the Hearst Design Group's House Beautiful and ELLE DÉCOR magazines will be taking to the streets of New York to raise awareness about sustainable design.
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Laser Phosphorus Tiles Create the World's Greenest Video Wall
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IAC's Frank Gehry-designed headquarters in New York is now home to not one, but two of the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly video walls in the world.
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Designing for Brand and Beauty
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The participatory act of shopping is evolving thanks to the ease of online retail. Therefore, design is of paramount importance to the in-person experience.
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High-Tech Vs. Passive: How to Choose the Right Design Solution For Your Healthcare Facility
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Rehabilitation hospitals have traditionally recognized the therapeutic benefits of nature in the healing process, with facilities located on hilltops or scenic areas that provide views and access to the outdoors. When Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital built a replacement hospital along the Boston waterfront, the urban site was challenged for space but not for inspiration.
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The Future of Retail: Inflatables Temporarily Remodel Old-Fashioned Stores
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Bouncy castles are the perfect example of an inflatable object that can brighten up any space and bring a bit of fun to an otherwise uninviting environment. In an attempt to try to invigorate the design of London's prestigious Selfridges store, French studio Bonsoir Paris have created a pop-up store along with window displays to create a fun space for the Bright Young Things initiative that showcases young designers.
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Making a Statement with Office Space: Finding Workplaces That Last
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Well-designed office facilities will aid a company in recruiting and retaining talent in today's marketplace — and well into the future.
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Peek Inside the 2014 New American Home
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Guilt-Free Consumption: New Trend in Luxury
Michael J. Berens
Affluent shoppers these days feel conflicted between their desire to spend and their aspiration to do the right thing. They want quality products and services that do no harm.

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Top 10 Design, Remodel Trends for 2014
Woodworking Network
Neil Kelly Co.'s team of 25 experienced design veterans make predictions for 2014 trends, based on working with material suppliers and vendors from all industry sectors.

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How to Create an Open Office for Both Introverts and Extroverts
Fast Company
In an ongoing series debating the advantages and gaps in the open office layout, senior editor Anjali Mullany talks with workplace experts about how to turn collaborative space into super-productive real estate.
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Design Updates for the Dental Office
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Just as material and technology advancements have impacted dental procedures and the restoration possibilities for the patient, product options in the design toolbox have been advancing at equal pace.
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