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Hotels think small
The Wall Street Journal
Microhotels are hot in Manhattan, and operators hope they will play in the rest of America, too. Emerging hotel brands like Yotel, the Pod Hotel and CitizenM Hotels have been a big hit with travelers to global capitals like New York in recent years, stacking up hundreds of scale-downed rooms, focusing on design and turning lobbies into social hubs.
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Unit design is the secret to successful patient rooms
Healthcare Design
A huge piece of ensuring that a patient room operates as intended is defined by what happens just outside its walls. "How efficient is the unit itself and how available is the equipment [caregivers] need? What's the travel distance, what are the sightlines from caregiver to caregiver, and caregiver to patient?" says Tim Fishking, a principal with NBBJ.
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Top 5 tips for a successful restaurant interior design overhaul
Designlike
Many restaurant owners have a specific interior design preference they will tend to lean toward when carrying out a complete makeover of their beloved restaurant, yet there are a wide range of interior design opportunities out there that kill two birds with one stone.
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From benching to bocce, not your father's office
MarketWatch
Office design has changed a lot in a few years. Scott Spector of Spector Group tells Adrienne Mitchell millennials are driving the change.
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Hachette pipes pink noise into its open-plan office
New York Observer
The future of the book publishing industry is starting to look more like the future of every other industry, at least when it comes to office design. Hachette has embraced the open-office plan and moved even its top executives into cubicles. It seems a poor fit - so why is the genteel world of publishing embracing cubicle layouts?
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Q-and-A with International President of IIDA, Julio Braga, IIDA, LEED AP
Design Matters
IA Interior Architects recently interviewed International President of IIDA Julio Braga, IIDA, LEED AP, for an informal chat about IIDA being the professional association for Commercial Interior Design.
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10th Annual IIDA Student Design Competition now open for entries
IIDA
The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact, while allowing emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and fresh design ideas to professionals working in the field. The 2014 focus is on evolving the concept of the open office to offer employees a workplace that encourages health, well-being, collaboration and productivity. Submit your entry today!
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Entries due soon for 5th Annual IIDA Global Excellence Awards competition
IIDA
The 5th Annual IIDA Global Excellence Awards will honor and celebrate outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international Interior Design/Interior Architecture projects in 13 categories. The competition opened Oct. 6, and entries will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 21.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


15 awesome startup offices you need to see
Hong Kiat
The famed design of Googleplex and all the other Google offices worldwide have probably inspired a lot of startup companies to follow suit with creative and vibrant offices for their own workers. With large open spaces and lots of natural lighting, these 15 trendsetter spots show just how much these spaces can vary and how they really reflect their companies culture.
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Green building study shows 250 percent growth in alternative rating systems
Today's Facility Manager
The Green Building Initiative notes the key findings of the just-released biennial Green Building Market Barometer by Turner Construction: It shows that interest in Green Globes and other alternative building rating systems is up 250 percent in just two years.
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The 4 office furniture companies you should know
Office Space Software
Office furniture is key to a business on two major levels. The first is ergonomic: Is the furniture comfortable for workers? The second is aesthetic: Do your furnishings make your workplace look professional and stylish, or stale and boring?
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Tactics for asking good follow-up questions
Harvard Business Review
Whether you are looking to hire someone, decide whether to trust someone or enter a business partnership, the better you are at judging people, the better off you will be. Unfortunately, most people are just plain bad at reading others.
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6 traits of a likable leader
Christina Nava
As a leader, you set the mood of the company. Whether a workplace environment is a positive or negative one depends on how you handle employees, clients and issues that arise. Being likable isn't about being a people-pleaser or a pushover; it's about being a good leader and creating a positive workplace for the employees, so the company will succeed.
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Top Web design trends your business should implement for 2015
American Express OPEN Forum
Ever since businesses started using the Internet for commerce solutions, one thing's been constant: the need to evolve with consumer behaviors. Much like local brick-and-mortar stores need to adapt to compete with off-site retailers, so, too, do businesses need to adapt to the way customers interact with their sites.
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