Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Mohawk Group, IIDA, and Interior Design Announce Additional Re:work Workshops Washington, D.C. on August 19.
If you're still looking to whip your resume writing, interview skills, and finances into shape, you're in luck as the Mohawk Group, the International Interior Design Association, andInterior Design have announced additional dates to their Re:work series of workshops.
The free day-long seminars, to help out-of-work architects and designers back on their feet, will now be making stops in Seattle on July 13, Portland on July 15, and Washington, D.C. on August 19. The additional dates were added after the first three events, in Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles, were met with capacity registration.
The triumvirate is also working to develop a webinar series to help reach smaller markets across the country. "The response to Re:work has exceeded our expectations," says Mohawk Group president, Al Kabus. "We're pleased and humbled by our ability to offer needed resources and support through Re:work. It's a small gesture that seems to be going a long way in helping people get back on their feet."
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Choices Driven by Concern for Economy and Optimism for the Future
What colors are in store for us in 2009? According to Color Marketing Group, the top choices have been influenced by both our concern for the economy and our optimism about the future. Color Marketing Group, the leading international non-profit association of color design professionals, has been accurately predicting color trends for more than 45 years. CMG predicts more evolution than revolution in color trends for the coming new season. "We're finding comfort in colors that are familiar, and yet, at the same time, we're embracing colors that make us happy -- especially as accents," said executive director, Jaime Stephens. "Everyone’s concerned about the economy, yet the spirit of the country coming together after the election is powerfully reflected in these choices. Also, the demand for colors and products that reflect an environmentally 'greener' world goes way beyond a trend. It's now 'a given.' "
According to CMG, look for these color trends in 2009: Purple, Purple, Purple! - Emerging as a hot fashion color last fall, purple is not just a fad -- it's an entrenched trend, strongly influenced by the election. (After all, red plus blue equals purple.) Look for a greyed-out violet that works equally well as an accent or a neutral, as well as redder, plummier purples and bluer-influenced fuchsias in a huge range of products. Purple is 2009’s “must have” color.
Blue is the New Green - Various greens have symbolized "green living” over the last few years, but in 2009 the "green" environmental message is delivered by the color blue. There are watery blues, sky blues and a whole range of blues that now represent our commitment to living on a greener planet.
Cooled-down, Greyed-out Browns and Greys - Complex neutrals satisfy our urge toward classic colors in an economically challenged time. They also bridge the area between black, which seems harsh, and brown, which doesn't seem strong enough.
Yellow for Energy – The neutrals may have greyed, but look for lots and lots of bright vivid yellow to give us energy as we re-build the economy. It's the stand-out accent color for 2009.
Bright Accents from India, China, and Turkey – The exotic has become the familiar. Oranges, turquoises and teals, reds, and yellows will abound in hues from far-away countries that now seem very near. They are the optimistic touches we crave.
White is now a Business Color – Technology has produced amazing new (and very practical) finishes, which helps explain why white is showing up everywhere, even in corporate board rooms. The contrasts are all in the finishes: matte versus gloss; shine and shimmer on reflective surfaces; textured whites versus smooth -- all washable and cleanable. White also represents purity of thought, motive and result – exactly what we want from businesses now.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tom Kundig Spotlight on Design July 23, 2009 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tom Kundig, FAIA, winner of the 2008 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and the 2007 Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, will discuss his work, including Chicken Point Cabin and Delta Shelter. Kundig is a principal of Seattle-based Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, the 2009 American Institute of Architects Firm of the Year.
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 LU (AIA)
Purchase TicketsSpecial Instructions: Prepaid registration required. Walk in registration based on availability.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, september 15
10 a.m. CEU presentation sponsored by Century Furniture
12:30 p.m. Hand Printed Fabrics from England Stark Carpet, Suite 726 Bernard Thorp, owner of Bernard Thorp & Company, LTD of London, England A leading designer and manufacturer of hand screen printed fabric, will present their extensive print collection and discuss this timeless process as well as unique capabilities, including small quantity minimums, quick delivery and easy ordering for the designer who desires a truly signature fabric.
1 p.m. Quality & Custom Lighting with John Harvey J. Lambeth, Suite 117 John Harvey, owner of Chameleon Lighting New York, will cover what you need to know about quality and codes for residential lighting. J box, UL, back plates, wattage vs. illumination, candle sleeves, types of glass etc. How manufacturers and designers work together to create the perfect light for a home.
1:30 p.m. Victoria Neale Fabricut, Suite 221 Victoria Neale, design co-chair for the Charity Works Green House Project Showhouse, will share what she has learned about green design that designers can apply to any project.
2 p.m. Building Your Team J. Lambeth, Suite 117 The importance of, and how designers assemble their team is crucial to being able to execute the vision for the project. Victoria Neale, owner of Victoria Neale Interiors, shares her team and her process, introducing team faux painter Valley Craftsmen. Sam Robinson of Valley Craftsmen will discuss what to look for in the painting world.
2:30 p.m. Modern and Custom Rugs Warp & Weft, Suite 621 David Rubin will discuss modern and custom rugs – light refreshments will be offered.
R.S.V.P. for all workshops to Alexander Guffin at email@example.com or 202.646.6101
Tuesday, august 18
11 a.m. Jim Caughmann, “The History of Luxury” CEU presentation sponsored by Baker Knapp & Tubbs (1hr) Design House Conference Room – Concourse-Level Objects of luxury have historically existed in every culture; however, the conscious marketing of luxury products to an affluent and aspirational clientele developed in the late 17th century in France. The range of products and the techniques used to develop and market them were conceived by Louis XIV and his chief ministers both to enrich and to glorify France. This phenomenon of design, innovation and execution moved beyond the nobility to a broader clientele enriched by banking and trade. This growing segment was stimulated by a nascent fashion press and developed into a target market galvanized by emulation and aspiration, the same phenomena that drive our luxury market today. The modern idea of creating an experience, such a vital and necessary component in defining today’s luxury brands that are truly alluring and emotional, was developed during this period. This slide lecture will investigate the convergence of the many factors that have defined modern luxury and will trace the influence of these early efforts to many of today's venerable luxury brands.
12:30 P.M. Rug Making Regions & History Stark Carpet, Suite 726 A New York representative from Stark Carpet and Darius Antique Rugs will make a presentation on antique carpets. Historical background, design types and significant geographic weaving regions from which these great masterpieces evolved will be covered.
1 P.M. Can Color Save the Day? Fabricut, Suite 221 Can Color Save the Day? Straight talk in a down economy. What you need to know about color trends and influences for interiors, furnishings and home décor. As a color expert and strategist, Kate Smith is an authority on using color to communicate. Join her to learn the latest and most relevant trends in color.
1:30 P.M. J. Lambeth, Building Your Team All good designers have a team assembled to help them execute their vision for each project. Jennifer Sell, owner JS Interiors, will share how she assembled her team and introduce Carol Talkov, owner Carol Studios. Talkov will cover what to look for in a workroom. Learn how to build your team.
R.S.V.P. for all workshops to Alexander Guffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.646.6101
Tuesday, July 14
2009 Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition & Conference (HD Boutique)
September 14-15, 2009
Miami Beach Convention Center
Exposition & Conference Dates & Hours:
September 14th & 15th: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition & Conference (HD Boutique) is the premier east coast networking and solutions marketplace for designers, architects, owners, operators and buyers involved with restaurants, cruise ships, condominium-hotels, vacation ownership venues, resorts, hotels, senior living facilities, nightclubs and golf country clubs.
Network and make new connections with peers and industry professionals at the premier see-and-be-seen events for our community...
Party by the Palms September 14, 2009 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm W Hotel The evening will sizzle at this see-and-be-seen South Beach event! This chic SOBE setting is an ideal venue to network and make industry connections. Be sure to get your tickets quickly as this event sells out every year.
*Must be 21 years old or older to attend.
Wave of the Future September 14, 2009 10:00 am – 11:00 am HDB91A Meet and mingle with Hospitality Design magazine’s Wave of the Future—a group of gifted young architects, designers, and owners who have captured the editors’ attention—at a networking reception immediately following the panel discussion.
Cabanas Cabana's are laid out throughout the exposition hall designed to allow networking opportunities while you take advantage of the hospitality of your sponsor.
To be notified of 2009 show information and activity, please click here: 2009 HD Boutique Information Request