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What's your IDEA in 2015?
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At the IDRC sponsored Textile Design Expo four Winners were presented with I.D.E.A. 2014 Award during IIDEX'14 : Renelle Laliberte, Renelle Design; Helena Asikainen, mei Modern European Interiors; Lisa Reis, DecoREISta; Ana Cummings, Inspired Ana Interiors.

There's nothing like having your peers looking up to your achievements and I.D.E.A. does this for your profile, publicity and c.v.'s of the future. Stay active with IDRC to work on Your Submission for 2015. Contact idea@idrcanada.org or READ MORE.
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Interior Design Show shines spotlight on local and emerging artists
Toronto Star
Local designers, emerging artists and VIPs from the international scene will get equal time at this year's Interior Design Show. On all three days, there are design, decor and reno-related seminars by such experts as Samantha Sanella, Ramsin Khachi and Kimberley Seldon. In addition to some 300 exhibitors showing the latest in furniture, textiles, appliances, wall/window treatments, accessories and art, there are also exhibits focusing on evolving design concepts.
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Target's spectacular Canada flop: A gold standard case study for what retailers shouldn't do
Financial Post
In future years, Target Canada will serve as a gold standard case study in what retailers should not do when they enter a new market. From opening too many stores at once to a lack of a sales website, Target took multiple missteps — some of them operational, some strategic — in order to flop as spectacularly as it did in Canada, the sum total of which resulted in a group of highly disenchanted consumers.
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Here's how the loonie's plunge will hit consumer prices
Global News
A sideshow to oil's dramatic plunge has been the no-less-meaningful decline in the Canadian dollar, a process that could counter many of the benefits falling oil prices bring consumers. Experts suggest the loonie will remain around the low-80 cent level for months, if not decline further.
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Did you know Roots has a furniture store in Toronto?
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Canadians are no stranger to Roots — the homegrown company, one of Toronto's most famous fashion exports, is a household name for its cozy socks and sweats, tumbled-leather bags, and doses of Canadian iconography. What might come as a surprise: the company also dabbles in furniture and home goods design, stocking a north-end store with its owned pieces designed with that same leather-wrapped, Canadian-influenced aesthetic.
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4 goals every small-business owner should set in 2015
Entrepreneur
Whether it's saving more money, eating healthier or spending more time with family, now is a time for making changes to improve upon our happiness. This applies to businesses too. As we settle into 2015, it's the perfect time for small-business owners to reevalute old processes and implement new ideas for a happier and more productive year ahead.
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SEO in 2015: Trends and tips for small businesses
Small Business Computing
If it's a new year, it must be time for a new search engine optimization (SEO) strategy, right? Not so fast.

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20 interiors proving Australia absolutely ruled decor in 2014
Curbed
About halfway through 2014, it was already pretty much established that Melbourne owns the design blog game. But as it turns out, the entire nation-continent down under upped its decor prowess in 2014.

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Kiss last year's decor trends goodbye, sort of
Metro News
They were bright, shiny and exciting decor trends derived from design classics, but these five 2014 trends have lost their lustre for the year ahead. Overdone, they will be so "last year," but used sparingly in 2015, they can still work.

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Fewer pieces but a more complete design
Toronto Star
A big push in home design is coming from small space this new year. That was the pronouncement made recently to a crowd of design cognoscenti, media and high-powered advertising executives about what the well-dressed home will be wearing. Delivering the decree were style arbiters from what many consider the bible of Canadian interior décor — House & Home magazine.
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How to decorate an open-plan home
Metro News
Choosing an open concept kitchen/living space is a great option for young families (where parents are in the kitchen and children are in the living space); folks who entertain in a big way (since most parties end up in the kitchen, anyway); or people who want to make a small home feel more spacious. Here are a few rules to follow if you want each area's decor to flow easily.
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Modern traditional tops the list of 2015 kitchen trends
By Michael J. Berens
The buzz at this year's Consumer Electronics Show is once again all about the Internet of Things, including a new array of smartphone-operated appliances. But according to designers, aesthetics — not gadgets — is what is on the minds of consumers looking to upgrade or renovate their kitchens in 2015. Topping the list is the trend toward "modern traditional," a cross between urban sophistication and country comfort.
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