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Schuster featured in Kitchen & Bath Business Collective
Julie Schuster, president of the New York City chapter, recently discussed inclusive design in Kitchen & Bath Business Collective. "Every design decision has to the potential to include or exclude clients. Inclusive design emphasizes the contribution that understanding user diversity makes to informing these decisions and thus to including as many people as possible," she said. See the full write-up here.
Julie Schuster featured on ForbesBooks and in Culture Trip
New York designer Julie Schuster was recently featured in a podcast interview for ForbesBooks Radio, in which she talks about how she integrates three important design practices as an interior designer, a certified feng shui practitioner and a certified living in place space professional. You can hear the interview here.
She was also showcased in an article on Culture Trip entitled, "The One Change to Make in Your Home for the Biggest Impact," in which she offers insight and tips on decluttering.
Barbara Roth featured in Kitchen & Bath Business
Designer Barbara Roth is a sucker for renovating an old Victorian house, so it was lucky that a couple in Beacon, N.Y. - the wife a dear friend of hers - owned such a home and were in need of a new kitchen. The results can been seen in this article, from the January 2018 edition of Kitchen & Bath Business.
Penhaglion designs, manufactures and presents some of the most creative cast iron bathtub ‘works of art’ in the World. Our attention to detail is unmatched in the industry. Each Penhaglion bathtub offers a lifetime of enjoyment and is the epitome of charm and outstanding beauty.
IDS Associate Beth Krupa designs innovative Imagine Lab
The Imagine Lab is a unique facility in Stamford, Connecticut that combines elite real estate training with state-of-the-art technology and client-based hospitality education. Designed by Beth Krupa, a three-time nationally awarded interior designer, the Lab is crafted with dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. It's more than just the best place to work; it is a movement towards humanizing work. Designed with a real estate office of the future in mind, the space looks to empower agents to better connect to their clients by showcasing home design concepts with education. See more about the Imagine Lab here.
Molloy Student, Alum cash in at Swatched2017
On Oct. 10, IDS Long Island held its 2nd annual Swatched2017 event at the beautiful Zicana stone showroom in Westbury, New York. This was a fun filled evening where professional and student interior designers competed before a panel of celebrity judges to create a design board in just one hour.
Nichole Garofalo from the Design Program at Molloy College was chosen as the student winner. This was the second consecutive year that a student from the IDS Molloy Student Chapter won in this category. A former member of the chapter, Ellen Miller, took the first prize in the designer category.
"This was an exciting evening, not only because of the winners, but because their was such a good turnout of present and former Molloy students who competed,” said Marie Byrne, Faculty Adviser, IDS Molloy Student Chapter.
Learn how you can make an IMPACT in your community through our new charitable design initiative #idsIMPACT. We are pleased to have Make-A-Wish and Dwell with Dignity as collaborating organizations of this program. Click here to see IDS members who are already making an IMPACT!
Molloy Students go pro bono for Interfaith Nutrition Network
The IDS Molloy Student Chapter recently completed the dining room at a homeless shelter for The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network). Each family shares one room, making the common areas important. The dining room was dark, dreary and not user friendly.
At the ribbon cutting ceremony, the team was informed that “everyone, including the staff, love how the space has turned out and that it now feels more like a home.” The team hopes that the functional, happy, clean and light atmosphere will brighten their days and help give hope for the future. It was truly a labor of love.
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Flame Retardants in Home Furnishings: What They Are, How They Got There
Tuesday, May 22, 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Curate Showroom, Carrollton, TX
A compelling look at how and why flame retardant chemicals found their way into home furnishings products. Learn from Barry Cik, a forensic toxicologist and founder of Naturepedic Mattress why it matters, what current regulations dictate, and what your choices are for sustaining a healthy future with your furnishings choices.
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The Interior Design Society has joined The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), effective Jan. 1. Click here to learn more.
Information on CEU change for IDS Associate members
As of January 1, 2017, IDS Associate members must earn a minimum of 0.4 (4 hours) approved continuing education units (CEU) each year. Please make note of the following helpful information regarding CEUs and CEU filing to maintain your Associatel level membership in IDS.
IDS bylaws and policies require Professional and Associate members to meet the continuing education requirement. The IDS continuing education requirement is separate from any mandated continuing education requirement in your local jurisdiction. Check with your state regulatory board for requirements.
IDS members must utilize the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to file CEUs. Each IDS member must create a free account through IDCEC. Once you have created your IDCEC account, you will receive a unique IDCEC number to login into the IDCEC website (your IDCEC number is different than your IDS member number). The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record for you under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up-to-date. At the end of each CEU cycle, you will be required to submit your IDCEC report to the IDS National office to verify that you have fulfilled your CEU requirement.
IDS may grant an adjustment to the requirement for individuals experiencing poor health, certified by a physician; a specific physical or mental disability, certified by an appropriate health care professional; extended duty with the armed forces; or for extreme hardship, which, in the board’s judgment, makes it impossible for the member to comply. Requests for an adjustment to the continuing education requirement must be made at least two months (by October 30) prior to the end of the current reporting period.
At the end of a reporting period, members who have failed to meet the CEU requirements will be subject to a non-compliance fee ($10 per CEU). Any member who fails to comply with the continuing education requirement, including payment of the noncompliance fee, may be subject to devaluation of Professional membership.
The Interior Design Society has announced that the exclusive IDS Buyers’ Guide
— the premier resource of relevant products and services for interior design professionals — is now
available at the IDS website at www.interiordesignsociety.org .
If your company or business has not yet taken advantage of this exceptional opportunity to highlight
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Concrete Decor magazine, the concrete industry's premier magazine for all things decorative concrete is offering IDS members the chance to subscribe free to their magazine. Click here to read their current issue that features an article about how decorative concrete is carving its way into the design community.
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To view benefits exclusively available to IDS members, visit the Member Benefits page on the IDS National website. Members must log in on the IDS website in order to take advantage of available discounts.
“If you are building a really good design tool, the tool is not important. The designer’s idea is more important,” said Wang Lei. “We want them to forget about the tool and focus on designing something.” Wang sits on a chair in a busy exhibition hall. He nurses an iPad with both hands. A 3D model of the interior of a house fills its screen.
By Susan Mulholland
The office. No, I’m not talking about the sitcom, I’m talking about the phenomenon defined as a place where we work. Since our work life has moved from outside to in, the definition of what an office is has been pretty consistent. Or has it? Where did this definition come from, and why are we seeing more and more companies rethinking their workspaces?
In many ways, the Bay Area is the epicenter for pioneering design, creating ground-breaking services, products, and experiences that influence how we interact on a global scale. This year’s San Francisco Design Week, which ran from June 7 through 16, allowed unique access to the individuals and companies that are continually changing the landscape of everything from product and workspace design to digital experience and architecture.
Childlike forms are popping up everywhere, mimicking animals, doodles, and whimsical objects—but designed for adults. Maybe this proliferation resonates with a collective penchant for escapism. Or young creatives’ embrace of playtime’s productive dimension. Or a contemporary interest in sensorial maximalism. Whatever the impetus, the surge in playful design is cause for optimism, suggesting an inventive, irreverent streak charting new courses in products and interiors.
By Michael J. Berens
Sound masking systems, sound-absorbing ceiling tiles and panels, and enclosed pods are just some of the ways designers have attempted to combat the high levels of noise that plague open-plan workspaces. For their part, employees have resorted to wearing headphones or using white noise machines to block out unwanted ambient sound. None of these strategies have proven to be wholly effective. New technologies, however, may offer a more satisfactory solution.
We don’t question the feeling of well-being that comes with taking a walk in the woods or sitting in the garden under a tree. It’s instinctive. Being surrounded by the natural world helps us to relax, breathe and become more connected with our senses and feelings. Plants fulfill an ancient, profound need.
While the public doesn’t have access to trade-only wholesalers, you might be surprised to learn that many interior designers are finding some of their best items at places where the rest of us shop every day.
Marble is out and terrazzo is making a major comeback in 2018 as one of the hottest interior design trends you'll be seeing everywhere. From terrazzo floor tiles, tables and lampshades to printed wallpaper – you name it, it’s out there.
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