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Inside the latest office design craze: hot desking
Inc.
As cloud computing and wireless Internet become ubiquitous, workers are cordless. Who needs a cube, much less an office? A concept called "hot desking" is rewriting the rules on how companies should landscape their work environments. By ditching desks and dividers, the hot-desking faithful make the entire office — and more — their workspace.
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The futuristic office with no chairs or desks
Fast Company's Co.Exist
Standing and sitting is boring. A new office concept on display in Amsterdam offers places to lean — a much less static way of working.
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Study sheds light on new office must-have's
Designboom
A recent Human Spaces report investigating the impact of the work environment on employee well-being asked more than 3,600 office employees from eight countries (Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, U.K. and UAE) which natural elements were most desired within the design of their workplace setting. The answer shone bright and clear: more natural light.
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Now Open: The 42nd Annual Interior Design Competition and 23rd Annual Will Ching Design Competition
IIDA
IIDA's two premier design competitions, the Interior Design Competition and the Will Ching Design Competition, are now accepting entries. These international competitions honor outstanding, innovative, original designs in multiple categories, with the Interior Design Competition open to firms of any size and the Will Ching Design Competition open to firms of five employees or fewer. Deadline to submit your materials for either competition is Friday, Feb. 6.
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IIDA Student Mentoring Week — Register today!
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Take the next step and become a mentor or IIDA Student Member participant in the 2015 IIDA Student Mentoring Week program taking place Feb 23 – Feb 27. Don't miss your opportunity to take part in the most dynamic student/mentor programs in the Interior Design industry. Enroll today!
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Cooper Hewitt reopens following 3-year renovation
Interior Design
Founded in 1897, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the U.S. exclusively devoted to design, both historic and contemporary. It's been part of the Smithsonian since 1967 — and has been closed for renovations since 2011. On Friday, Dec. 12, the museum officially reopened to the public at 11 a.m, revealing a massive overhaul by a team of at least 13 firms.
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Hotel made of shipping containers opens in northern Ontario
QMI Agency via Toronto Sun
The largest shipping-container-based hotel in North America has opened in the town of Sioux Lookout, northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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10 steps toward a better, more productive you in 2015
Fast Company
If you don't have your dreams and goals mapped out, you'll never achieve them. And while the act of writing them down doesn't guarantee they'll happen, it helps you to stay laser focused on the things that matter and prevents you from drifting from year-to-year hoping that things might change.
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Network more powerfully with these 4 skills
Small Business Trends
Not all of us are born networkers, so we have to work at improving the skill — and it is a vital one. Fortunately, networking is a fundamental skill that you can develop with a little effort.
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