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As 2011 comes to a close, ASID would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of ASID Eye on Design a look at the most accessed articles from the year. We are counting down the top 20 viewed stories of the year. This week we present stories 20-11, followed next week with 10-1. The news brief will resume publication Jan. 6.


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11. Green design predictions for 2011
Inhabitat    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The folks at Inhabitat asked some of their favorite movers and shakers in the green design space to share their forecasts for what 2011 might mean for sustainable design, architecture and the natural and social environment. From the proliferation of share programs and bike culture, to eco-innovations in technology to make building and energy management easier, read what some of the most eminent minds in the green design world have to say about 2011. More



12. Top kitchen and bath trends of 2010
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NKBA recently released the results of its annual kitchen and bath design trends survey. Gathered from members who designed kitchen or bath projects in the last three months of 2010, the survey identifies popular choices in styling, color, appliances, fixtures and more. Although the survey findings may not reflect activity in all parts of the country, several commonalities did emerge, indicating that changes in kitchen and bath styles are afoot in this new year. More

13. IFI Declaration seeks to reposition interior design worldwide
Metropolis    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers met in February, in New York City, to assess the results of the Design Frontiers: The Interiors Entity Global Survey. Respondents from 75 countries gave the assembled much to talk about. In the end, the group came to a consensus and put together the IFI Declaration, which explores the value, relevance, responsibility, culture, business, knowledge and identity of interior architecture/design. More


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14. Residential outdoor living trends for 2011
Custom Home Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects pinpointed the residential outdoor living and landscaping design elements that are developing in 2011. Homeowners' landscape design and outdoor living plans are still scaled down somewhat because of economic concerns, but they're not eliminating the elements that make outdoor spaces comfortable, attractive and usable. They still want seating, lighting and cooking features, but they're willing to do without fully outfitted kitchens or audio/video entertainment systems. More

Announcing the Baldwin Reserve Portfolio
Baldwin Reserve combines quality craftsmanship with advanced technology to deliver a personalized blend of styles. Easily mix and match knobs, levers, and roses, in eight finishes to deliver a custom look for every architectural style. Reserve offers short lead times, quick installation and an industry leading limited 25-year finish warranty. MORE


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Make the ASID Foundation Part of Your Annual Giving

Our 4 x 40 campaign is in its second year. If you haven't heard, we are trying to enroll 250 people passionate about design to commit $500 a year for 5 years by 2015. It is working, and we are a third of the way there. We have three more years to reach our goal, and we can get there much sooner with your help.

December is the month when many of you decide where your philanthropic dollars will go. We know there are many personal causes that compete for your dollars. We're asking you to add the ASID Foundation to your list. Go to www.asidfoundation.org and click "Contribute" to make your online donation today.


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15. The future of libraries in a digital age
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In its March issue, Architectural Record magazine profiles best new libraries from around the globe. It also reflects on the role of libraries and library design in a world where books, old and new, are available anytime, anywhere in electronic form. The modern library always has been something of a community center — a place where people gather to learn, whether in a story hour or a craft workshop, in the presence of others. Many observers contend this role, often referred to as an "information commons," now must take center stage. More

16. Top 10 trends for boutique hotel sector
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Delegates at the inaugural Boutique Hotel Summit, Europe's first business-to-business conference for the boutique and lifestyle hotel sectors, enjoyed a lively discussion about the future direction of the sector, with a panel of leading industry figures sharing their 10 top trends and buzzwords for the boutique market. Event organizer Piers Brown said, "The boutique hotel sector is a fascinating market [that] is evolving at a rapid rate." More

Introducing Walker Zanger's Lucca Collection
Lucca, Walker Zanger’sexclusive new limestone collection is inspired by traditional stone working techniques, but decidedly modern in design sensibility. Crafted in Italy, Lucca combines honed, patinato and rift finishes, creating exciting blends of texture that will lend dimension and visual drama to any room. Visit us at www.walkerzanger.com to learn more. more


17. US home remodeling industry could see resurgence in 2011
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As the home mortgage market for new homes continues to be strained, a new report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University is predicting home improvement in 2011 to start on a new bull run. The report notes that remodeling expenditures will shift from high-end, discretionary projects to replacements and systems upgrades. As baby boomers age, remodeling and upgrading existing housing inventory may make more economic sense than trying to downsize, depending on circumstances. More

18. Design ranks No. 1 with remodeling customers
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An informal poll of recent remodeling customers, conducted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, indicates that long after the work is completed, it is the positive impact of the design that pays off. When asked what aspects of a remodel determine their satisfaction with the project, 49 percent responded that design and outcome are the greatest determinants. More


Versailles

The Versailles is a freestanding tub that combines nostalgia for the luxury of yesteryear with contemporary grace, crafted in today’s materials, with today’s technology. For complete information on MTI products, go to mtiwhirlpools.com.
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Not Your Neighbors Copper Sink

The Legacy copper collection blends artistry and functionality. Each handcrafted work of art has surpassed our stringent standards for unparallel design and durability.
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19. 3 lighting designers offer fresh ideas on illuminating the home
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Although buyers want less of what isn't necessary, they're still looking for the best of what is — which makes this an ideal time to revisit your designs with an eye toward perfecting your homes' basic elements. And if you need a good place to start, try lighting. With lots of new money- and time-saving technologies and inexpensive maneuvers that pack a dramatic punch, lighting is an ideal makeover candidate for tight budgets. More



20. Pantone announces 2012 colors for home furnishings, interiors
The Editor at Large    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The home + interiors 2012 report by Pantone defines nine directional color palettes for home furnishings and interior design in 2012: Nonchalance, Subtleties, Resilience, Indigo Effects, Transcending Time, Back to the Fuchsia, Reflections, Nouveau Neon and The Comics. "The continuing challenge and goal will be in keeping the consumer visually engaged by blending the playful with the practical," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. More


PrintedArt.com: Artwork Done Right

- Sign up for a designer account to take advantage of our art locator service and get instant trade discounts.

- Use our collection to find limited edition photography, ready to hang.

- Produce custom images on our gallery-grade material (acrylic, aluminum dibond and canvas) for float-on-the-wall displays.

- Ask us about custom materials: sales@printedart.com
Holiday Accents
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Our holiday & winter collections (with more than 150 classic and contemporary designs by Laura Megroz) invite the spirit and warmth of winter festivities into any décor. Quickly, easily, and very merrily!

C4C products spark up any décor. Designers appreciate the timeless designs, customers love the handcrafted sensibility. chandler4corners.com
Roppe Corporation is Proven. Flooring. Experiences.

Roppe Corporation, a leading commercial flooring manufacturer headquartered in Fostoria, Ohio produces a wide selection of rubber and vinyl wall base, tile, tread and accessory products. Roppe Corporation has been preserving jobs and improving the quality of life for the residents of their community since the company’s inception in 1955. MORE




B6. Top 11 changes for small business in 2011
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The start of the new year ushers in a series of new regulatory, compliance and legislative changes that affect every small business. According to Paychex Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, 11 issues top the list of business regulations in 2011. More

B7. Selling clients on the value of design
Design Biz Blueprint    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For many years designers have relied on product mark-ups to be fairly paid for their creative ability and organizational services. An unintended consequence is that the client has come to believe that the "magic" of interior design is in the product that they buy, rather than in the experience of co-creating their uniquely individual space with a talented designer. Now that product has become available to anyone who is willing to diligently search the Internet, designers are having trouble getting paid what they are worth. Here are six talking points that you can use when selling your design services to your clients. More


NightOrbs™

A distinctive new concept in landscape illumination. Beautiful, durable hand-blown glass that adds enchanting, color-filled light to any outdoor environment
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MechoSystems presents the McDonough Iceland Collection™

Recyclable shadecloths developed with William McDonough and inspired by his photographs are PVC-free, Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM, and can be recycled indefinitely.
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B8. Interior designers making a comeback
Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Life as an interior designer or decorator in Long Beach, Calif., and surrounding areas is beginning to improve, and the future is looking prosperous. With the economy improving, added areas of profession and the growing number of new homeowners and building projects, it would be difficult not to feel optimistic. However, the calamity has yet to end, and while there are those who will continue to prosper, many interior designers still must push through the last few waves before arriving on the shore. More

B9. 9 things successful people do differently
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren't sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — really is just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do. More

B10. 10 things entrepreneurs should never say — to themselves
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Are you your business's worst enemy? Let's make sure that's not the case. Never say these 10 things when you're trying to succeed in business. More


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. 
Textured & Colored Planks
Design & Fashion United
Junckers Hardwood introduces the highly anticipated Design collection featuring fifteen unique textured and colored boards. The collection offers modern, dramatic, and traditional styles for commercial and residential use. Click here to view the collection. Please contact Junckers at 800-878-9663 to request samples.
Clements Fall Estate Auction
Don't miss Clements Fall Estate Auction September 25th at 2:00pm, featuring the estate of Dr. Hossein Massoud. Fine persian rugs, period furnishings, collectibles, works of art, and much more. Bid live online, in real time, at www.ClementsAntiquesTN.com. Since 1938, we have been bringing you and your clients nothing but the very best. Clements Antiques, the Largest in the South.
 
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