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Designing to fit the vision: Contemporary options — keeping an open mind
Ukiah Daily Journal
As you begin to consider an interior design project — commercial or residential — you would be wise to first explore the changed contemporary field as it now relates to your venue. Though we all feel pretty sure we know what we like and want, those certainties might be based on limited, outdated information concerning what is actually available and possible — today. Keeping an open mind at the front end is added insurance that you will arrive at a more than satisfactory result — at the back end.
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Hotel design in a 'glocal' context
Lodging Magazine
Working globally presents opportunities to find the common factors that have the ability to elevate hotel design and result in special local places. By celebrating what makes each location unique, memorable hotel experiences are created where the guest can actually feel and participate in the local place.
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Sustainable building: Why wood is our most valuable resource
USGBC
In spite of all of its uses, wood is still a taboo material where building is concerned. Instead, we use concrete and steel in the hopes that our buildings (which are often our biggest investments) will remain strong and stable. While we prompt each other to “save the trees” and find ways to eliminate wood from our construction processes, others are using this resource to develop and maintain sustainable building practices that will help us all in the long run.
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Why luxury stores favor monumental design
Financial Review
Since the advent of online shopping, bricks-and-mortar outlets have been called into question. Heavy outlays, rising rents, crippling staff costs, upkeep, and in many cases, declining sales have tipped accepted wisdoms out the window. New Yorker Peter Marino, the interior architect of choice for global brands such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton, told Style.com late last year that department stores were bearing the brunt of the change, stuck between the top-end luxury brands and the low-end high street chains.
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IIDA NEWS


2015 IIDA Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards competition
IIDA
The deadline to enter the third annual IIDA Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards has been extended to Friday, Sept. 11! The Asia Pacific Design Awards honors the highest level of creativity and design excellence in Interior Design/ Interior Architecture projects throughout the Asia Pacific region. All winning projects will be published on the IIDA website and recognized at a special awards reception in December 2015 at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong.
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IIDA 2015 EDspaces Innovation Awards
IIDA
Enter the 2015 IIDA EDspaces Innovation Awards, which recognizes manufacturers and designers for excellence in product design for the learning environment. Submit your product entries by Friday, Oct. 9, for the chance to be featured on the IIDA website and in Learning by Design magazine. Only exhibitors at EDspaces 2015 are eligible to enter.
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Designing obstetrics spaces for the 30-something mom
Healthcare Design Magazine
Women giving birth in their 30s, and on into their 40s, is quickly becoming the new norm in the United States. With many factors at play, such as women simply waiting longer to settle down, as well as a medical environment that allows them to do so without sacrificing the possibility of having a family, experts say the patients walking into obstetrics units and birth centers today are quite different than those of decades ago —calling for designs that answer to an older, more sophisticated patient population.
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Good design can combat open-office issues
Building Design + Construction
For many, open offices are considered to be a hallmark of progressive companies, replacing the infamous, isolating "cubicle farms" with open desking-based systems. Twitter, Virgin and Facebook are among the most high-profile companies to embrace the concept, but businesses of every size are relatively quick to jump on board.
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Think brick when it comes to interior design
The Daily Telegraph
Used with precision and refinement, raw brick was popular in mid-century modern interiors (Scandinavians and Americans particularly loved it) and painted white, it found favor in the 70s as a foil to all that wicker and kitsch. Brick adds depth and patina to a clean, modern space and a touch of urban grit to a classic room. But it needs to be used sparingly and with respect.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Top 10 ways to create happy interior design client relationships and avoid disasters
LinkedIn
Creating happy client relationships and preventing disasters is an important goal for interior designers because one unhappy client will tell up to 10 other people. The business of interior design is full of potential land mines, and many are related to how you communicate with your clients about money, schedules and responsibilities.
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Profit more, stress less, by knowing your team members' personalities
Remodeling
Personality assessments are very helpful in deciding who would be a right fit for a position in your company. These are not tests, as they cannot be passed or failed. A personality assessment is a snapshot of how an individual looks at the world and prefers to be communicated with.
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