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Retail wayfinding gets smart
Sourceable
Smart technology is providing a boost to the retail sector by helping shoppers navigate through stores. This wayfinding trend is part of the "Internet of Everything" approach, which will eventually see digital connectivity at the center of daily life.
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Do private work lounges provide open plans with the best of both worlds?
Officing Today
The steady backlash against open office plans has resulted in niche opportunities within the office furniture industry to provide a method of gaining privacy in the midst of large, bustling, open coworking spaces and business centers.
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Hybrid thinking and the future of hospitality
GenslerOn Lifestyle
Tomás Contreras, a regional practice area leader for Hospitality based in Gensler's Shanghai office, recently talked about hybrid design thinking and the role local cultures play in Asia's burgeoning hospitality market.
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Supercubicle: The dream is still alive
The Atlantic CityLab
The "Brody" is an effort to reclaim workplace privacy while preserving collaboration — and enhancing comfort and function for the modern office-dweller.
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Making way for making in education
360°
The maker movement — a confederation of people with a passion for creating things who create communities to share equipment, space, and ideas — has become a phenomenon throughout the world. Widespread and fast-growing, the maker movement invites speculation about why it's occurring and what its enduring impact may be.
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  BOLD One Collection

Offering surface, storage, and complete height adjustability, BOLD One takes customized workspaces to a whole new level. It couldn’t be simpler to adjust the height of the desk and any attached returns. From 22 to 48 inches, the surface and all its storage move at the touch of a button.
 


IIDA NEWS


Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America & the Caribbean Competition!
IIDA
It's official. The winners of the 3rd annual IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America & the Caribbean have been announced. See images of the winning projects, chosen for representing the highest level of creativity, originality, and design excellence in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Enter the IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition
IIDA
The IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition honors originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials, and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics in showrooms and booths at NeoCon. Submit your entry by Friday, May 25, to be included in the judging. Winners will be featured in an upcoming issue of Contract magazine and on the IIDA and Merchandise Mart websites.
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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


Winners announced for 2015 National Design Awards
Contract
Caroline Baumann, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, has announced the winners of the museum's 16th annual National Design Awards program.


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Bed bug-resistant metal and wood furniture patented
Woodworking Network
Nonprofit housing agency Central City Concern has patented a bed bug-resistant bed frame, and sells it with companion tables, chairs, desks, wardrobes, and dressers.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Koncept - Contemporary LED Lighting

Koncept designs and manufactures high-end LED task lighting for commercial and residential use. Our design team focuses on combining minimal, sleek aesthetics with cutting-edge and efficient technologies to create lighting solutions that complement and illuminate any space. Visit our upcoming booths at ICFF and NeoCon to see for yourself.
 


BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


How to make yourself unforgettable
Fast Company
Deep down, we all just want to be remembered. In today's distraction-filled world, it's easier said than done. If you're trying to stand out in the midst of that chaos, you've got your work cut out for you.
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The 10 words that can get you a higher salary
The Muse via USA Today
Negotiating is intimidating. Talking about money is awkward enough as it is, but add on the element of asking for more money, and it just gets extremely uncomfortable.
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