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Donna Karan's New York Loft
ELLE Decor
When Donna Karan's late husband, artist Stephan Weiss, bought a Greenwich Village building to serve as his studio, he created an upstairs living space with a soaring ceiling and a wall of windows overlooking a garden.
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT


The High Point Design Center presents Designer Appreciation Day which will take place Sept. 11 in High Point, N.C. Click here for more details and to register to attend.

Join us for IDS National Conference, "The Power of #INNOVATION: Igniting the Path to Success." Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION, Jan. 23 – 25, 2014 in Las Vegas. Leslie Carothers, Founder and CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, will be the keynote speaker. More information will be released as details are confirmed. View the IDS Conferences Page to stay informed.

Are you the next Designer of the Year? The 2013 Designer of the Year Application Packet is now available. Click here for more details!



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Industrial Chic
styleture
Whir, zing, clang, crash! With a riveting retro vibe and a modern metallic look, "Industrial Chic" design is a hot new trend that’s here to stay. Exposed gears, unrefined piping and weathered finishes are just a few of the elements that comprise this edgy aesthetic. Infusing a factory-like look into your home doesn't have to leave you working overtime. Here are some favorite products sure to help you start a mini industrial revolution.
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7 Tricks To Help You Remember Anything
American Express OPEN Forum
Being able to remember names, dates and details could give you a huge advantage in business. Try these strategies for increasing your total recall.
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Decadent Avenue Fine Furnishings - PID Platinum - Memphis, Tenn.
Bernadette Schaeffler Collection LLC - PID Titanium - Dallas, Texas
O'Guin Decorative Arts - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
Architectural Blue - PID Sterling - Palm Springs, Calif.
MicroSeal of the Midsouth - PID Sterling - Cordova, Tenn.
Suncoast Audio Video - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
Walker Zanger - PID Sterling - Estero, Fla.
CW Designs LLC - PID Sterling - Fort Myers, Fla.
Glass Recycled Surfaces - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Good's Home Furnishings - PID Sterling - Pineville, N.C.
Ferguson Enterprises - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
The Shade Store - PID Sterling - Estero, Fla.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Join us for IDS National Conference, "The Power of #INNOVATION: Igniting the Path to Success.” Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION, Jan. 23 – 25, 2014 in Las Vegas. Leslie Carothers, Founder and CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, will be the keynote speaker.

Sponsored by International Design Guild, celebrity designer Mark Brunetz will kick off IDS National Conference as the opening speaker. In addition, he will be the guest of honor at an exclusive VIP Reception and emcee at the Awards Dinner.

A vendor showcase will also take place. More information will be posted as plans are confirmed. View the IDS Conferences Page to stay informed.

Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION


CHAPTER NEWS
The 2013 IDS Chapter Awards application is now available. Download your application today!

Would you like to get involved with an IDS Chapter? Visit our "Locate Your IDS Chapter" page on the IDS website to find out if there is a chapter in your area.

To join a local IDS Chapter, you must first join IDS National. Click here to learn more about IDS membership.



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3 Ways LinkedIn Plans to Be Your Go-To Tool
Inc.
Right now, LinkedIn has about a quarter of a billion users and about 4,200 employees. The company generated nearly $1 billion in revenue in 2012. But for Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn's CEO, this is just the beginning. If Weiner has his way, you won't simply use LinkedIn to network or find job candidates.

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27 Free Invoicing Tools for Businesses on a Budget
Mashable
Keeping track of your finances is one of the most important aspects of managing a business, and invoicing tops that list. Producing professional, timely invoices for your clients and customers will ensure that you make a positive impression, and enable you to maintain a firm grip on the financial state of your business.

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Organic Chemistry
Architectural Digest
"We treasure things that are made by time," says Axel Vervoordt, offering as good a summary as you'll get of the antiques dealer and interior designer’s celebrated style — which favors muted tones, weathered surfaces, richly patinated antiques, and a mix of ancient and modern artworks that share abstract, universal qualities. Among the world’s most influential tastemakers, Vervoordt is fond of sagelike aphorisms.

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UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS
High Point Design Center will host Designer Appreciation Day on Sept. 11. For more information on this event, and for registration details, click here.

Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman will host Factory Tours at High Point Furniture Market. Click here for more information.

Tobi Fairley Adds Five Events to Her 2013 Line-Up: Amazing intensive programs and one-day classes on tap.

Renowned interior designer and business consultant Tobi Fairley has added five incredible interior designer events to close out the second half of 2013. The events range from three (3)-day intensive programs to one-day classes.

Click here for the fall/winter line-up.


UPCOMING WEBINARS
Don't forget to view the available webinars on the IDS website through the LMS link!

There are several available webinars by Tobi Fairley, each are worth 0.1 CEU. A new Tobi Fairley webinar was just posted, "How to Determine Your Staffing Needs." This session addresses designers who may be confused about when and how to hire people to handle a portion of the work for their design firm. If you need to know how best to keep your operation "lean and mean" yet still highly productive, this webinar will provide you with helpful information. Join Tobi Fairley for this training on determining your staffing needs and then taking action to get the job done!

Visit the IDS website to learn more!


UPCOMING MARKETS
High Point Market will take place Oct. 19 – 24. IDS will host seminars in High Point, N.C., in conjunction with October 2013 Furniture Market.

The following presentations are confirmed:
1. Colormix 2014
Drawing influences from fashion, science, nature, pop culture and global traditions, Sherwin-Williams introduces Colormix 2014, which captures colors that inspire creativity and design in today's world. The four-palette collection provides design professionals with a guide to help them define the moods they want to create and select colors for projects. (0.1 CEU credit)
Speaker: Carolyn Noble
Building: Showplace
Location: Surya Rugs Showroom – 4100
Date: Oct. 22
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Click here for more information.


DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The 2013 Designer of the Year Application packet is now available!
Visit the IDS website for more information on how you can enter.


Congratulations to the 2012 Designer of the Year Award Winners!

Be sure to take a look at the IDS National blog for before and after photos of our Designer of the Year Award winners in each category! Click here to view photos on the IDS National Blog.


IDS BUYERS' GUIDE
The IDS Buyers Guide is live! To find preferred IDS vendors, look for the IDS logo in their listing. Click here to view the IDS Buyers Guide.

MEMBER BENEFITS
Dream Draper by Evan Marsh Designs has extended a 5 percent discount on all purchases to IDS members. This discount is exclusively available to IDS members. Members must log in on the IDS website in order to take advantage of this discount.

TRENDING ARTICLES
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady's Los Angeles Home
Architectural Digest
First, a caveat: Anyone expecting the home of supermodel Gisele Bündchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to be a lavish pleasure dome replete with sultry sirens and gridiron gods cavorting around the pool is in for a serious letdown. Likewise, those who imagine a sprawling palace staffed with a battalion of liveried footmen proffering protein shakes on silver trays have also missed the mark. The reality of Bündchen and Brady's life in Los Angeles's Brentwood neighborhood is far more — dare we say it? — normal.
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Tips for Being Interviewed by the Media
Intuit Small Business Blog
Congratulations! Your PR efforts have paid off and you've landed an interview with a reporter. It's important to realize that, unlike at your small business, where you call the shots, someone else will control the interview. In order to succeed, you'll want to prepare accordingly. Here are a few tips for talking with the media.
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5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks
Dwell
As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles — as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.
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Household Trends Signal Changes in Design Clients?
By Michael J. Berens
A new U.S. Census Bureau report released Aug. 27 presents a number of demographic changes in U.S. households that could have a significant impact on the interior design industry. The report analyzes data collected between 2005 and 2011, and it reveals that the traditional American household — i.e., a married couple with children — is becoming as much a relic of the past as Main Street.
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11 Scams That Can Destroy Your Business
American Express OPEN Forum
For small-business owners, it's a jungle out there every day. Through a variety of methods, nefarious individuals are trying to steal their company's data, passwords and money. This is much more difficult to defend since small businesses typically don't know every person or company they do business with.
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Mario Buatta: The Beauty of a Bad Pun
The New York Times
One muggy afternoon, Mario Buatta was sitting in the living room of a Midtown penthouse of his design, slightly overheated by his pinstripe suit and the late August sun. When a photographer loomed, he brandished a cane topped with a silver hound. "I hope you're not getting a crush on me," Buatta said, still impish at 77. "My suit has enough wrinkles."
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Why You Must Absolutely Paint Your Walls Gray
Freshome
Gray is the hot new "in" color. Recently stepping front and center, it's upstaging its neutral cousins, taupe, beige and ivory. Gray is the little black dress for the home. Why, then, have we not seen more of this fabulous color until very recently?
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An Introduction to Wood Species: Rosewood
Core77
Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is in small home goods, furniture and large installations, examines one of the rarest — and most heavily restricted — source materials in the world: rosewood.
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