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Interiors & Sources
The science of design is constantly changing, and it's more important than ever for designers to remain open to new ideas, because they're going to be arriving in ways we could never have imagined just a few years ago.
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3 considerations in office design planning
Innovative Office Solutions
Statistics show a new, vibrant office design can do wonders for your employees' creativity, production and retention. The right office also is a great way to show clients and customers who you are without saying a word.
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Twitter's new headquarters incorporate 2 log cabins into interiors
Marin Independent Journal
What's old is new at Twitter's San Francisco headquarters. The high-tech firm has a new look for its old logo, a new office in an old building and, in a few weeks, new dining rooms in some very old log cabins.
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Q and A: Singapore's Green Mark certification for office interiors
Work Design
Since 2005, Singapore's Building and Construction Authority has certified over 1,800 buildings with their Green Mark rating system. In 2009, they launched Green Mark for Office Interiors, a scheme that promotes good indoor air quality, energy- and water-efficient solutions and the implementation of more environmentally friendly office policies.
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IIDA Educator of the Year, Member of the Year nominations being accepted
IIDA
IIDA wants to recognize you for your accomplishments. Applications are now being accepted for both the IIDA Educator of the Year and Member of the Year. Both of these achievements are a sign of outstanding contributions to the profession and to your fellow professionals. Apply now, or encourage a colleague to apply!

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    Product design competition accepting submissions
    IIDA
    The IIDA/HD 18th Annual Product Design Competition is open! Entries will be accepted until April 18. The competition focuses on innovation, function and aesthetic advancements in the hospitality industry.
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Nicholas Grimshaw to curate A&D at NOISE Festival
    Design/Curial
    The architect behind the Eden Project and Waterloo International Terminal will work with the organizers of the biennial NOISE Festival, which offers young designers from across Europe the chance to gain recognition and job opportunities by entering their work for free on an ePortfolio website.
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    World GBC launches global project to boost business case for green buildings
    Architecture & Design
    The World Green Building Council has launched a major global project that aims to define the health and productivity benefits of green office buildings around the world and encourage better-informed investment decisions.
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    Boutique hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott join forces
    Bloomberg Businessweek
    The inventor of the boutique hotel has joined forces with his former nemesis, the global lodging chain. Can Ian Schrager and Marriott make beautiful hotels together?
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    BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


    If Obama can get home for dinner, why can't you?
    Harvard Business Review
    In her 2012 book "The Obamas," New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor offers an unusually detailed account of how the Obamas try to maintain a sense of balance even amid the pressures of the presidency. What can you learn from how the first couple deals with arguably the most stressful job in the world?
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    Survey: Small businesses underestimating online reviews
    Fox Business
    According to marketing company Yodle, 90 percent of consumers are influenced by positive online reviews — but only half of small business owners believe these reviews are important. Nearly 25 percent say online reviews are unimportant.
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