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How economic bust has redefined the value of high design
Metropolis
The disastrous results of the global economic meltdown cannot be exaggerated, but it is too easy to view the state of affairs in which design now finds itself in a wholly negative light. In fact, the past several years have been a period of productive innovation for manufacturers, developers, and designers willing to extend their reach into unfamiliar territories.
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Hospitals test new design concepts
Health Facilities Management
Innovation is thriving in health care settings across the country, as providers work to support better ways to deliver projects and design health care environments. By researching and implementing new ideas, as well as continually improving on previous advancements, hospital and health system-based innovation centers are shaping the future of health care delivery.
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Is the modern office space the next recruitment tool?
U.S. News & World Report
The idea of what makes a productive office has changed dramatically over the past decade. The good news is that a modern work environment can both attract your next generation of employees and increase the efforts of your current employees.
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Chilling out: 5 design ideas to help combat stress
Fast Company's Co.Design
Stress is a public health issue. According to the American Psychological Association, most Americans are living with higher stress levels than is healthy. Chronic stress has been linked to heart disease, depression, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and more. So how do we design a little more calm into our lives?
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Why mindfulness matters in the workplace
WorkDesign Magazine
We're more stressed at work than ever before. Leigh Stringer, author of the forthcoming book, "The Healthy Workplace," explains how you can create more time and space for mindfulness meditation in your workplace.
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Wrapping up Student Mentoring Week 2015
DesignMatters
The ability to create inspiring, functional spaces with respect to well-being, safety, building codes, and more is a skill set necessary for interior design students. Just as important is the ability to connect, communicate, and gain valuable experience with established professionals in the industry. As one of the most dynamic mentoring programs in the Interior Design industry, IIDA Student Mentoring Week provides students with the opportunity to make this connection.
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Enter today: 19th Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition
IIDA
Exhibitors at HD Expo 2015 are invited to submit product entries, which will be judged on design innovation, technical advancements, cost and value, environmental responsibility, aesthetics, need, and usage within hospitality applications. Entries are due Friday, April 24.
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  Introducing the ECONYL® Global Collection

The new ECONYL® Global Collection offers an expanded color line of 138 unique options. Take your design to the next level with Aquafil USA's 100 percent regenerated Nylon 6 carpet fiber. These bold and vibrant colors allow for endless design possibility.
 


INDUSTRY NEWS


How a Bond Girl became one of the world's most in-demand designers
Vanity Fair
Growing up on her parents' sheep ranch in New Zealand, Anouska Hempel was never very concerned with chores like lambing or shearing. She preferred to focus on interior design, whether others liked it or not.
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Beyoncé, a banquette, and the Boutique 18
Boutique Design
Coming up with attention-grabbing, inventive solutions to design challenges is what this year's up-and-coming creators of hospitality spaces are all about.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Social media for interiors
Browser Media
There are some specialised social network platforms out there that will add an important dimension to any digital marketing strategy for interior design firms. Here's a lowdown of the top sites and how you can use them effectively.
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Time to switch your business game plan
Design Management Company
Contrary to early predictions, design activity has been off to a slow start this year. Prospects are good for a stronger second quarter, though, and now is the time to get in front of the wave of potential new business. Start by rethinking your game plan. Today's clients and projects require a new approach to how you are managing and marketing your business.
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