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Retail interiors: The silent salesmen
Rick Segel & Associates
Retail is a highly competitive arena, especially for children's products. When you are designing a juvenile or baby shop, it is important to keep in mind that the environment plays a key role in your marketing and sales efforts. Consider the interior design of the store as your silent salesman putting people in the mood to buy.
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How office design can help people be happy in work and their personal lives
Fresh Workspace
The U.K. Cabinet Office issues regular pronouncements on the procurement, design and environmental performance of property. And when the government came into office, one of its first tasks was to promote a Happiness Index, the announcement for which the prime minister peppered with references to flexible working, balance and control.
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Green building wall moves to filter indoor air
Sourceable
Researchers have created a public-scale prototype of a mobile green wall designed to harness the power of plants to clean the air inside a building.
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IIDA NEWS


IIDA Student Design Charette
IIDA
Tuesday, June 10, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
8th Floor (SE Corner), Merchandise Mart

Head to the IIDA Student Charette space adjacent to the 8th-floor Potbelly café as IIDA Student Members from across the country gather to participate in this onsite team competition that offers a design problem and six hours to create and present the best possible solution to a panel of esteemed judges. It's a unique learning opportunity for the students and an inspirational experience for everyone present.

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Black-tie evening sets tone for honors at COOL 2014
IIDA
Please join IIDA Sunday, June 8, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago to honor the winners of two of the most prestigious competitions in the Interior Design profession: the 41st Annual Interior Design Competition and the 22nd Annual Will Ching Design Competition. Click here to purchase your tickets online, or complete the COOL Reservation Form. For more information about COOL, please contact Aisha Williams.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


24 favorites at ICFF, wanted and beyond
Interior Design
In addition to a fresh deck of talent, exhibitors at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair are reporting increased foot traffic and a larger appetite for design than they've seen in recent years. Proof of the industry's robustness can also be seen in just a few of the standout new products in lighting, furniture and accessories that we spotted around the city.
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'Nostalgic comfort' brings brass back into contemporary design
Dezeen
The warmth of brass has made it the "metal of choice" for today's designers, who showed products in the material on both sides of the Atlantic this month, finds Dezeen style editor Dan Howarth.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Interior designers: Find strength to make money
Design Life Network
Lisa Ferguson is a woman on a mission. She wants all interior designers to make money by focusing on their personal strengths. But, before you worry that this sounds like some sort of couch therapy, understand this: Lisa employs methods developed by Gallup to determine your strengths and is trained by Gallup to coach entrepreneurs to specific business solutions.
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How to get more repeat business
Business 2 Community
According to Leading on the Edge of Chaos by Emmet Murphy and Mark Murphy, a 2 percent increase in customer retention has the same effect as decreasing costs by 10 percent. And Bain & Company tell us that it costs 6–7 times more to acquire a new customer than retain an existing one. So the question is how to get more repeat business?
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