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Top 10 design projects of 2013
Interior Design
All things considered, 2013 was undeniably a year to celebrate. If Interior Design's Giants numbers and record attendance at our Best of Year and Hall of Fame events is any indication, the design industry is officially out of the red zone. And it came out of the red zone in style, with incredibly inspiring projects ranging from NPR's new offices to the aptly named Hotel Paradox. What 10 projects had the most impact in the design community this year?
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Reinventing the sports bar
Hospitality Design
"This is not your average sports bar," says designer Dave Casey of restaurant and lounge Suite 36. Geared towards sports fans with refined taste, the New York spot opens in the Garment District with a new twist on the neighborhood bar.
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Maintaining privacy in open spaces
Work Design Magazine
When SRA set out to overhaul its work space in Arlington, Va., company officials worried about staff acceptance, cost and collaboration. How, they wondered, could they create a forward-thinking office that promoted collaboration yet still maintained the privacy employees wanted — all on a budget?
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Need a New Year's resolution? Join IIDA!
IIDA
The International Interior Design Association advances the profession of Interior Design through the progressive cultivation of innovative leadership and by constantly advocating for exceptional design. We work with you and for you to shape your future in design. Whether you are a student, a project manager, an entrepreneur, or a retired designer, IIDA has a membership level and privileges for you.
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IDC, WC competitions now open for entries
IIDA
Two competitions are now open for entries:
  • 41st Interior Design Competition: This competition celebrates outstanding, innovative work that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces.
  • 22nd Will Ching Design Competition: Established to celebrate originality and excellence in commercial design from firms with five or fewer employees, this award recognizes progress in the following areas of design: Corporate, Cultural/Education/Institutional, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality and Retail/Showroom.
The deadline to enter is Feb. 14, with judging taking place March 1. Enter today!

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Top brands flock to Saudi interior design show
Trade Arabia
More than 150 international brands from over 20 countries took part in Decofair, the premium furniture and interior design show in Saudi Arabia.
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Maison & Objet chief hopes for 'Basel effect' in Miami Beach
Miami Herald
The managing director of the high-end, international interior design trade show Maison & Objet said at a news conference he hopes the show's newest edition — taking place in Miami Beach in 2015 — will create its own "Basel effect." This show, however, will have a "French touch" and "Miami Beach panache," said Philippe Brocart, managing director.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Year-end tax strategies
Forbes
If you are one of those types who don't enjoy writing a prodigious check to "U.S. Treasury" come April 15, here are a few tips, tricks and licks you might try for kicks as the year comes to a close.
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The best way to sell a service is…
Duct Tape Marketing
John Jantsch writes, "I've been selling a service for many, many years and I can tell you that selling something people can't touch and feel has its challenges. No amount of explaining, documenting and outlining can replicate the conditions of actually experiencing the service in action. That's why I've always felt that the best way to effectively sell a service is to start by giving it away."
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