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2012 Readers' Choice Awards: Best Products
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After a tight election, the votes have been tallied — and Interiors & Sources has unveiled the winners of its fourth annual Readers' Choice Awards naming the most popular products of 2012. More



Home, Squeezed Home: Living in a 200-square-foot Space
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Tiny homes first drew national attention in 2000, gradually gaining visibility over the past decade. If these affordable homes — which maximize every inch of interior space and look like well-constructed playhouses — are the dream, they represent a radically fresh version of what it takes to make Americans happy. More

Interior Color Set to Reflect a Tech-Savvy Nation
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The incorporation of color in interior design affects more than just aesthetics. Sico, Dulux and Benjamin Moore have unveiled what they expect to be next year's hot color palettes. All three authorities predict color schemes, influenced by today's technology-heavy habits, that counteract the day-to-day grind and aim to uplift our moods despite increasingly hectic lifestyles. More

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Nominate a Colleague for the ASID Design Awards
ASID recognizes exceptional designers annually with the ASID Design Awards, representing the highest honor bestowed by the Society. This year's nomination process is now open and we encourage you to nominate a colleague who has made significant contributions toward the advancement of the interior design profession, while exemplifying a commitment to enhancing the quality of life. Click here for more information.

ASID and Public Architecture Announce Partnership
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As a partner of The 1% program, ASID and the ASID Foundation encourage you to make pro bono service a part of your practice. The 1%, a nationwide program of Public Architecture, challenges designers to commit a minimum of one percent of their time to pro bono service and facilitates a matching service to connect firms with nonprofits seeking pro bono design services. To get involved, click here.

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More Than Meets the Eye
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What makes a piece of design a good gift? In a word, soul. But what is it, exactly, that gives an object soul? Here, designers share their thoughts on household goods that evoke fleeting moments, fragile materials and old memories. More

State of the Retail Design Industry
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At this juncture in the history of retail, with digital/online shopping coming into play, the physical space is becoming more important and more fluid than ever. DDI's fourth annual State of the Retail Design Industry survey highlights the hot-button issues of 2012 and sheds light on the challenges ahead in 2013. More


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New Members Named to Interior Design Hall of Fame
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Interior Design magazine added five members to its Hall of Fame: hotel interiors whiz Alexandra Champalimaud, product designer Patrick Jouin, Seattle-based architects Jim Olson and Tom Kundig and the multitalented Michael Vanderbyl, who currently serves as the Dean of Design at California College of the Arts. More

Promoting Healthcare Innovation Through Facility Prototyping
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By integrating three-dimensional facility prototyping into the design process, designers can test new ideas and healthcare delivery methods that cost-effectively improve patient outcomes. More

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BD Reveals 12 Innovative Hotel Room Designs of the Future
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A design competition in the U.K. called for a focus on luxury in hotel rooms within a smaller footprint. The entries spotlight the trends of the future, from industrial chic to crowdsourced, transportable hotel room "pods." More

Housing Recovery Shaky Despite Uptick in Prices
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Average home prices nationwide are back to autumn 2003 levels, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller home price index. The study, which covers all nine U.S. census divisions, recorded a 3.6 percent annual increase in the third quarter of 2012. But while the housing market may be gaining ground, it's at a pace that leaves something to be desired. More


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Survey: Green Building Could Escalate Worldwide
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Green building markets are accelerating around the world and are increasingly viewed as standard, best practice, according to two recently released surveys. This is happening because design and construction professionals and building owners no longer view green building as a "right thing to do" niche, but rather they finally see it as a business opportunity, concludes a survey by McGraw-Hill Construction. More



Homeowners Go Big on Glass Walls
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Forget about a room with a view. Today, homeowners want views from every room. As large expanses of glass have become architecturally acceptable for modern and traditional homes, new technology is making living in a fishbowl more practical — albeit sometimes challenging. More

A New Trend: Gym Interior Design That Saves Money
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Interior Designer Cuoco Black, a former faculty member of the New York School of Interior Design, has argued that designers must have a paradigm shift if they wish to honestly embrace the needs of the client over the need to facilitate their personal creative agenda. More


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The 10 Hottest Consumer Trends for 2013
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The consumer experience continues to change rapidly. It's getting more digital, more mobile and more companies from around the world are competing for shorter attention spans and tighter budgets. Trendwatching has compiled the 10 trends they believe will be most influential among consumers in 2013. More



Entrepreneurship in Design
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What can designers learn from successful entrepreneurs? What can entrepreneurs learn from successful designers? How does design spark creativity at Google? These are all key questions, especially given today's challenging economic conditions, and the answers provide promising opportunities for a brighter future. More

Affordable Ways to Make Your Employees Feel Appreciated
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Fifty-five percent of American workers say they would ditch their jobs for a company that clearly recognizes employees for their efforts. Is your company at risk? Here are five simple, low-cost ways to show employee appreciation. More


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Six Ways to Get Customers to Say Yes
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There are six ways to influence a customer to buy without explicitly selling to them, according to Dr. Robert B. Cialdini, author of the bestseller Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. More

The Freelance Fight for Survival
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The major difference between a freelancer and an employee is that a freelancer has to fight to get paid. Here, the author shares insight on why it is that the one percent of clients who don't pay, take up most of a freelancer's time and energy. More


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