This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit September 03, 2015

Home  | About  |   Events  |   Competitions   |   Careers  |   Publications  |   Contact        

 



Thinking outside the cube
The Atlantic
The office of the future probably won't look like something out of The Jetsons, with levitating desks and workers who communicate telepathically. But it could resemble a different fictional realm. "It's going to look a lot more like Harry Potter," says Ben Waber, the co-founder of Humanyze, a start-up that focuses on "people analytics." What he means is that offices will appear much as they do today — only with a few magical flourishes here and there
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




Why universal design is not just 'access'
Sourceable
The term is largely attributed to the late Ronald L. Mace, former program director of The Centre for Universal Design and is said to have been coined as early as the 1980s. Even so, at least locally in Australia, there seems to be an increasing focus on universal design with several organizations attributing increasing value in it, at least principally. This has also seen substantial variation in the way these organizations interpret universal design and of course ultimately the decisions they make with a view to its application.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


SPONSORED CONTENT


Hotels are showing they can be eco-friendly and successful
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Legendary hotelier Barry Sternlicht and his 1 Hotels chain have been making waves recently. Not because the chain is so chic, but because it has taken the concept of going "green" to another level — designed with the specific agenda of protecting the environment. The hotel chain debuted earlier this year in Miami, with a second hotel in Manhattan opening recently. In many ways, chains like 1 Hotels are setting the trend for the new age of green in the hospitality business.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


At bat: Nurses step up to design plate
Healthcare Design
The success of a healthcare construction project requires many participants and viewpoints. One voice that's getting more recognition is coming from nurses.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Acrovyn by Design: Protection Transformed

Acrovyn by Design® provides unlimited visual freedom to incorporate digitally printed photography, branding and more behind legendary, PVC-free Acrovyn. The 4’x8’ or 4’x10’ .040” thick rigid sheet is perfect for protecting imagery and walls in high traffic areas. Let your imagination run wild!
 


IIDA NEWS


2015 IIDA Asia Pacific Design Awards deadline extended to Sept. 11
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.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


MAISON&OBJET PARIS
IIDA
Sept. 4-8
IIDA has 50 free passes available for members to access MAISON&OBJET, the major trade show of lifestyle experience. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, M&O is at the intersection of business and creativity providing solutions and product offerings in design, furniture, accessories, textiles, and more. M&O is the key meeting place for professionals in the art of living, serving the diverse needs of global markets.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


IIDA Advocacy Symposium
IIDA
Want to make a difference in the ‪interior design‬ industry? Join us for the inaugural IIDA Advocacy Symposium in Austin, Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13. Learn, network, and exchange ideas with others in the profession. Deadline to register: Sept. 4
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  FEATURED COMPANIES
Abrijit™
The new search engine with social media just for the commercial furnishings industry. We help specifiers connect with manufacturers, reps, dealers, and services nationwide. www.Abrijit.com MORE
MechoSystems presents the McDonough Iceland Collection™
Recyclable shadecloths developed with William McDonough and inspired by his photographs are PVC-free, Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM, and can be recycled indefinitely. MORE


INDUSTRY NEWS


One of Apple's first 'next-generation' US retail store designs will debut near Memphis
Apple Insider
Early plans for the new Apple Store, located to the east of Memphis, were recently approved by the local design review commission, according to the Memphis Daily News. In his presentation, Apple representative Rick Millitello called the project "the next generation of retail store that we're rolling out," saying it would be one of the first of its kind in the United States.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Missed an issue of Spectrum? Click here to visit the archive site.


Plasma Nodo fits out La Condesa restaurant in Medellín, Colombia
Design Boom
In the Colombian city of Medellín, local practice Plasma Nodo has completed the interior design of a new restaurant that combines dining with socialization. Named "La Condesa," the design presents a strong Mediterranean aesthetic, a theme which reflects the cuisine on offer. The cutlery, furniture choices, and color palette have all been chosen to establish a welcoming and hospitable atmosphere.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Introducing the LumiSource Hover Collection

Make a dramatic statement with the LumiSource Hover Collection. This original LumiSource design gives the impression of suspension, highlighting the elegant blend of fabulous materials. Tempered glass, brushed stainless steel, and wood blend seamlessly together adding intrigue and sophistication to any contemporary room.
 


BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Handling the questions you hate to hear
InteriorDesignBusiness.net
A meeting with a client or prospect is rarely a time for impromptu brilliance. You're not likely to come up with a knock-their-socks-off response to a question out of nowhere. Approach meetings hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. Expect the unexpected, and craft, ahead of time, good answers to lousy questions. Don't let tough questions tie you up, bring you down, and stress you out. Create a list of your killer questions — and a cheat sheet of answers to them.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Legal tips for starting an interior design business
Interior Design Community
Owning an interior design business can be a rewarding career choice if you have a passion for creativity and designing exhilarating visual displays and sprucing up spaces. Whether you’re interested in residential or commercial interior design, it is important to first research the laws that govern the profession in your state.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Doozie Lounge Solution by RT London

Enhance any environment with flexible and contemporary modular Doozie lounge pieces. Configure Doozie pieces to be used in an individual or group setting whether it be for universities, corporate environments, hospitality, children centers or informal collaborative spaces. The Doozie lounge collection includes nine unique shapes and sizes.
 


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Designing to fit the vision: Contemporary options — keeping an open mind (Ukiah Daily Journal)
Good design can combat open-office issues (Building Design + Construction)
Designing obstetrics spaces for the 30-something mom (Healthcare Design Magazine)
Hotel design in a 'glocal' context (Lodging Magazine)
Why luxury stores favor monumental design (Financial Review)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.
 



Spectrum
Colby Horton, Executive Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Ashley Whipple, Senior Editor, 469.420.2642  
Contribute news


Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of Spectrum was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!

Recent issues

Aug. 27, 2015
Aug. 20, 2015
Aug. 13, 2015
Aug. 6, 2015






7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063