"'If readers’ private libraries are symbols of their private identities, the public libraries of the society in which they live symbolize the communal one. A public library is the memory, the voice, and the face of the society that houses it.'" [ Bit.ly Link ] via Co.Design

America’s Most Beautiful Libraries | Co.Design

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IIDA Student Members: Show us how you've made an impact on your school's interior design program in a big way. We'll recognize the winner with a $5,000 cash award sponsored by OFS Brands, complimentary 2018 IIDA membership, and more. Deadline to submit: Friday, April 14, 2017. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Apply to be the IIDA Student of the Year and You Could Receive $5,000

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"If you think mentoring is simply weekly Starbucks dates with a senior-level professional or a quick way to score professional success—including a job—think again." [ Bit.ly Link ] #IIDAsmp #IIDAstudents

How To Be a Better Mentee

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With hundreds of millions of travelers passing through airports every year, designers are tasked with delivering a seamless and comfortable experience to business commuters and first-time fliers alike. But what does a great traveler experience look like—and will it evolve in the future? Two designers take our questions in the latest issue of Perspective. Read more: [ Nxtbook.com Link ] ...
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"At the Four Seasons, you come in after dinner, after the show, after the meeting, and your room light is dimmed, your drapes are drawn closed, your music is on classical, your turndown mat is on the floor, your slippers are placed. That’s an experience. To guests, it all appears effortless. Most seldom consider the ceaseless work it takes to maintain such opulent spaces, and this is by...
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How the Design of Hotel Rooms Makes Housekeepers Invisible

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We love seeing what IIDA Students are up to during the IIDA Student Mentoring Program. Thanks Studio Fusion for sharing your experience. IIDA Students and Mentors, tag us or use #IIDAsmp to let us know how mentoring is impacting your career. We'll share it on social throughout the month of March!
The IIDA Member of the Year Award recognizes an IIDA Member who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service assisting IIDA as it advances the interior design profession and advocates for interior design excellence. Submit your nomination along with the submission requirements by Friday, April 14, 2017, 3 p.m. CST for a cash award, free IIDA membership for 2018, and more! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Are You the 2017 IIDA Member of the Year?

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Metropolis Magazine share their highlights from last week's Design Indaba Festival. [ Bit.ly Link ] v

Four Big Ideas from Design Indaba 2017 - Metropolis

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We are so proud to announce the six winners, selected from among 13 finalists, in the Interior Design Competition. Watch the video for the big reveal! Winning firms will be honored at COOL, the annual IIDA black-tie gala held on Sunday, June 11, where the Best of Competition winner will be announced. The winning projects will also be featured in the May issue of Interior Design Magazine. View...
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The period to renew your IIDA membership is almost closed! Continue getting access to top-notch benefits, including expanded exclusive savings for IIDA Members. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst will be headlining the debut of NeoCon Shows "Icons at NeoCon" seminar series. Join her and fellow design experts Meg Prendergast and Mari Balestrazzi for a session focused on the 50 percent of the population that's in charge of 80 percent of the travel decisions made today: women. Register to this Icon-led seminar at the NeoCon Shows website:...
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Join IIDA EVP/CEO Cheryl Durst for the Icons at NeoCon Seminar, "Designing for the 50 Percent; Hospitality for the Savvy Traveling Woman"

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We're proud to see that IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst is on the list. Thanks Newcity! [ Bit.ly Link ] #theIIDAeffect

Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2017

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“If we simply teach our students to design, we are simply bringing more designers into the industry. However, if we teach our students to design as a means of healing, we are developing well-rounded
designers that progress our industry by embracing diversity.” -Kijeong
Jeon, 2016 Diversity Award Recipient

Kijeon will be honored this weekend at the Interior Design Educators Council / IDEC...
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Congratulations Kijeong Jeon, First Recipient of the IIDA Foundation's Diversity Award

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Submit your product and you could be recognized at #HDExpo2017 in Las Vegas! All winning products and manufacturers will be published in Hospitality Design magazine, featured on the IIDA website, and mentioned in HDShow Daily. [ Bit.ly Link ] #IIDAawards #designexcellence

Enter the IIDA/HD Product Design Competition

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IIDA Student Members: Show us how much you've made an impact on your school's interior design program. Submit your application to be the 2017 IIDA Student Member of the Year for a chance to win a
$5,000 cash award sponsored by OFS Brands, complimentary 2018 IIDA membership, round-trip airfare and three nights hotel stay in Chicago to attend NeoCon, and more! Submit by Friday, April 14, 2017...
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Win $5,000 -- Apply to be the IIDA Student of the Year

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Today on #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate the phenomenal women who create the spaces that support our homes and our communities. In that spirit, we urge you to give to the Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Fund, which seeks to advance the education and empowerment of women in design. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Support the Education of Women in Design

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If you'll be exhibiting at GlobalShop 2017 and believe your product has advanced innovation, function, and aesthetics in product design for the retail industry, enter the 2017 GlobalShop Product Design Competition. Win and your product will be recognized at GlobalShop 2017 and mentioned in GlobalShop Show Daily! Submit: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Enter the 2017 GlobalShop Product Design Competition!

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The impact of design on people, culture and place was the subject of IIDA EVP/CEO Cheryl Durst's morning keynote at the Fuse Alliance Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. This year's conference is all about connecting the A+D community with flooring experts. Let's get ready to #ignitethefloor together!
We're proud to bring you this year's finalists of the Interior Design Competition. Six competition winners will be announced on Facebook, March 14 at 3 p.m. CST by our very own IIDA EVP/CEO Cheryl S. Durst. Make sure to tune in!
[ Bit.ly Link ] #IIDAawards #designexcellence Meyer Davis Huntsman Architectural Group Woods Bagot LSM Studio Dan Brunn Architecture Gensler Los Angeles Burdifilek...
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View the 2017 Interior Design Competition Finalists

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