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Multigenerational, accessible homes gain favor with buyers
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A slower housing market is shifting consumer preferences toward multigenerational homes, sustainable and cool (solar reflective) roofs, and single-floor living that is easier for an aging population, according to AIA's Home Design Trends survey for the third quarter of 2010. Overall, the residential architects who participated in the survey say business remains very weak, although remodeling projects—especially in kitchens and baths—has picked up from the same period a year ago. More

Healthcare Designers - Share Your Views on Evidence-Based Design

You are invited to participate in a short online survey about evidence-based design. Its purpose is to gather healthcare interior designers' perceptions of evidence-based design and how designers currently use it (or not) in their practice.

It's not necessary that you currently use evidence-based design to participate. The survey takes no more than 10 minutes to complete. As a thank you gift you will be invited to download a free quick reference sheet about evidence-based design. This survey will be available online for two weeks. You may also elect to have the study's results sent to you. This study is the master's thesis of Emily Phares, Department of Interior Design at Florida State University.

To complete the survey, click on this link: Please share this information with other healthcare designers you may know. Thank you!

Rug-focused design projects increase with collector demand
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Highlighted by a record-price for an Oriental carpet sold at auction and the remarkable interest in rug-based interior design projects, the year 2010 has pushed the level of interest and excitement in art-level Oriental rugs to unprecedented heights. Affluent clients are asking designers to design interior spaces or entire residences around rare, one-in-the-world rugs. One dealer/designer reports the number of clients who acquired rugs exclusively for their private rug vaults or cellars more than doubled during the year, and he expects demand will continue to increase in the coming year. More

Restaurant consumers rely on familiarity as measure of quality
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A study published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services finds that there are significant reasons to design a restaurant so that it looks like other restaurants of the same type. The researchers found that consumers often rely on typicality (what they are familiar with) as a measure of quality, rather than on the perceived quality of the actual environment. They suggest that "After carefully addressing typicality cues which are instrumental in stressing points of parity, brand managers can use quality cues to show the product's point of difference in a category." 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.

Gift idea: Home (remodel) for the holidays
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Former Europe-based, now Canada-based, interior designer Julie Guyard has launched an online interior design service with a difference. In addition to providing design advice over the Internet, the site offers a "Gift Box" of services. Clients, or generous friends and family members, can purchase a pre-priced package of services for single room design, kitchen or bath remodel, bedroom, or home restaging. More

Animated video displays the wonders of the Fibonacci series
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Named for a thirteenth century Italian merchant who publicized it, the Fibonacci series was long considered bread-and-butter mathematics for designers and architects. The ratio of the higher numbers in the series comes closer and closer to the Golden proportion—that divine formula that some say underlies the architecture of the Parthenon. Spanish animator Cristóbal Vila has created a video that reveals the "divine plan" of the Fibonacci series in nature. More

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Science and observation combine to create 'happy kitchens'
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Award-winning designer Johnny Grey specializes in what he calls "happy kitchens." Bringing emotional, physical and psychological well-being into kitchen planning, Grey and his team typically spend 80 hours or more observing clients in their kitchens at various times of the day and week to better understand what makes them tick. He believes combining design with psychology and neuroscience produces a more satisfactory result than an off-the-shelf fitted kitchen. More
It's Time to Rethink Wainscot

IntriG specializes in elegant, custom wainscot solutions. Over nine unique panel designs used for wall covering, curved staircases, barrel ceilings, fireplace surrounds and more. Simplified specifying and installation processes free up your time and maximize your profits. Add custom wainscot to your portfolio today.
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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Seniors want to live locally
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It is no surprise that seniors want to remain in place, but new data is providing further support that seniors want to remain active and involved in their local communities. A new survey from the AARP shows that almost three quarters of the respondents want to remain in their current residence for as long as possible, and over 60 percent would like to remain in the local community as long as possible. More

Children's perspectives aid in atrium design
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Children's perceptions and opinions are often times excluded in programming and social science research related to health care environments. A Canadian research team surveyed children and adolescents who were patients in a hospital for children to assess how their perceptions of the environment matched with the intentions of the architectural firm that designed it. While the patients' responses were in large part favorable, the researchers concluded that children often are able to effectively convey their perceptions of spaces and should be consulted when planning environments for their use. More


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Lonny and Traditional Home partner on new online shelter magazine
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Traditional Home magazine has enlisted Lonny magazine co-founders Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline to create a new online-only shelter magazine titled Trad Home as a spin-off to Traditional Home, according to WWD Media. New issues will be launched in May and September 2011. The partnership is a way to expand the brand and reach a younger generation of readers. More

Mom caves are latest interior design trend
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Just after the millennium, a new decorating phenomenon reared its masculine head above the normally feminine practice of designing the family home. Suddenly, the special, male-only spaces which were historically known as "garages" took on a more prominent role in the household. The basement, a spare bedroom or den began to take on a much more macho look with sports themes, giant televisions and video game entertainment centers. These rooms became commonly known as "the man cave." However, recently the women of the house have started to catch on to the idea of having a secluded and quiet space of their own, prompting the birth of the "mom cave." More

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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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