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Hotel Not Hotel: Where rooms aren't just rooms
Design Milk
If you're looking for a hotel that's completely outside the box, Amsterdam's Hotel Not Hotel is just that place. "Normal" hotels have hallway after hallway of rooms that tend to resemble each other, but this place, it gives you options like sleeping in a completely restored antique tram car or behind a secret bookcase. For this Destination Design, we head to the western part of Amsterdam to explore this incredibly unique hotel, that's well, not really a "hotel."
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Have we been misled about office ergonomics?
Sourceable
Read any ergonomics flyer or website and you'll see diagrams of figures sitting with their bum pushed against the back of an office chair, with arms at right angles and feet flat on the floor. Sure, some of that advice might be sound, but Bill Adamson, spokesperson for Osteopathy Australia, says the ergonomics industry is often full of gimmicks and what works for one person won't necessarily work for everybody.
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2016 in action: Commercial architecture and design
Dunn-Edwards Corporation
As part of its ongoing series, Dunne Edwards has released its 2016 trends report on commercial architecture and design. Themes such as contortion, pattern vegetation and light provide new inspiration and ideas on application.
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High-performance sustainable construction reduces life-cycle operating costs and boosts productivity
REJournals.com
When the push for sustainability in buildings kicked into high gear about a decade ago, the main focus was on energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Business leaders considering new facilities at the time looked at the cost premium of green construction and the number of years it would take to recoup that investment via reduced energy costs.
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IIDA announces winners of 4th annual Healthcare Interior Design Competition
IIDA
The International Interior Design Association has announced the winners of the 2015 Healthcare Interior Design Competition. The competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces. View the winning entries, including Best of Competition winner EwingCole for their project, Memorial Sloan Kettering Ambulatory Cancer Center.
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  Acrovyn by Design: Protection Transformed

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1 day left to enter the 2015 IIDA Asia Pacific Design Awards
IIDA
Entries for the third annual IIDA Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Central on Friday, Sept. 11 — enter today! 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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End of IIDA compliance period fast approaching
IIDA
IIDA Professional, Associate, and Educator members who joined before Jan. 1, 2014 are required to report 10 hours, or 1.0 CEU, to the CEU registry. Find opportunities to get CEUs on the IIDA website.
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Healthcare design industry reaches a middle ground
Healthcare Design
This year's Healthcare Design Showcase illustrates projects conceived during one of healthcare's most challenging times — between recession and reform. The program's jurors weigh in on the design solutions that emerged and where opportunities lie.
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Rafael Viñoly reveals plans for the 'largest green roof in the world' in Silicon Valley
Dezeen
Architect Rafael Viñoly has unveiled plans to convert an ageing shopping center in California's Silicon Valley into a vast development featuring the world's largest roof garden
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  Introducing the LumiSource Hover Collection

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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Learning from your losses will set you up for success
By Fred Berns
Too many interior design professionals have committed too many business blunders, and their incomes have suffered as a result. The median income for interior design professionals is less than $49,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As you plan for the future and hope to boost that income, it's wise to review your mistakes of the past. What matters is not what you lost, but what you learned. Hopefully, you have learned to steer clear of these 10 sorry strategies.
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'Take 10' and your business will take off this fall
InteriorDesignBusiness.net
What will it take for this to be a record-breaking fall for your interior design business? What will it take for you to generate more sales and income this fall than ever before? It will take 10. It will take making 10 business-building contacts every weekday, every week from this point on.
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  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.

    Thinking outside the cube (The Atlantic)
Why universal design is not just 'access' (Sourceable)
One of Apple's first 'next-generation' US retail store designs will debut near Memphis (Apple Insider)
Hotels are showing they can be eco-friendly and successful (By Archita Datta Majumdar)
At bat: Nurses step up to design plate (Healthcare Design)

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