Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Green Drinks DC- July 14, 2009

July Happy Hour w. Green Drinks DC
PUBLIC BAR
July 14th from 6:30-?
Welcome to another green summer in the city!
Public Bar
1214 18th St. NW
(formerly FIVE)
Dupont Circle
Three full levelsBars, booths, community tables, lounges and rooftop
Hope you can join!

Art, Wine and Design Reception at Lorton Workhouse- July 11, 2009

Art, Wine and Design Reception 9601 Ox RoadLorton, VA 22079 In conjunction with each of the 2nd Saturday Art Walks at the Workhouse in Lorton VA, the Association of Interior Design Professionals (AIDP) will present a Art, Wine and Design reception from 6PM to 7PM in Gallery W-16. AIDP and LAF are partnering to bring together artists, interior design professionals and the public to highlight the creative incorporation of original art into interior design settings. All are invited to talk art and design with these creative design professionals. Perhaps you have just purchased an original piece of art but you are just not sure where or how to showcase it in your home. Perhaps you have a design space in your home that needs a beautiful piece of art. Bring your fabric swatches, room photos, creativity and questions and join a creative group of artists and interior designers for a lively and informative discussion of art and design. As the reception ends at 7PM, join the designers as they visit more than 100 artists in their studio buildings. Their studio doors will be open wide until 9PM as part of the 2nd Saturday art walks. 2nd Saturday Art Walks at the Workhouse and Art, Wine and Design reception dates for 2009: July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12.

Hospitality Design presents CITYScene- July 16th, 2009

hospitalitydesign magazine presents: CITYScene WASHINGTON DC
the Next Generation in Networking
L2 Lounge
3315 Cady's Alley
5:30-8:30
Thursday July 16th, 2009
This is a fabulous event. I attended it last year with some of my hospitality colleagues and we had a blast. It is only open to the hospitality community and its geared towards the 40-ish and under crowd. Its a great way to meet other young members of the industry.
RSVP if you are a young member of the HOSPITALTITY INDUSTRY, ie: architects, designers, purchasers, investors or owners, to: sshoemaker@hdmag.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

BIFMA Premieres Green Standard Level Program for Products

NSF International and Scientific Certification Systems are the first third-party certification bodies to be recognized under Level. Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 6/8/2009
In an attempt to alleviate what can be an arduous evaluation process, the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association is introducing Level, a LEED-like third-party certification program for the contract furniture market.
BIFMA is billing their furniture sustainability standard as the first fully transparent, multi-attribute furniture sustainability standard addressing material utilization, energy and atmosphere impacts, human ecosystem health, and social responsibility. Under the program, manufacturers' products will be evaluated by third-party certifiers, NSF International and Scientific Certification Systems are the first bodies to be recognized for Level by BIFMA, in order to meet the commercial furniture industry trade association's e3 sustainability standard.
The standard is modeled after LEED with three conformance levels—Level One, Two, and Three, with Three being the highest—specific prerequisites, and optional credits.
A variety of BIFMA member firms have already certified products through NSF and SCS for the Level program, including contract furniture heavyweights Allsteel, Gunlocke, HON Company, Herman Miller, Kimball Office, National Office Furniture, and Steelcase.
"For the past three years we have been following the ANSI process, working with stakeholders and experts from inside and outside the industry to create a standard that can be used by all furniture producers, says BIFMA executive director, Tom Reardon."We also understand the importance of an independent evaluation and conformance verification process and invite additional certification bodies to participate in the program.
Reardon added, "We have to give our customers a simple and comprehensive way to understand how products contribute to green buildings and sustainability as a whole."

NEWH Tiger Woods AT&T Classic- Ticket prices reduced!!!

We've been upgraded and so we've sweetened the pot, so to speak, to help us reach our fundraising goal! Here are those who have committed so far…an illustrious list of industry leaders! $5,000 Verelli High Performance Fabrics $3,000 Host Hotels and Resorts, QuadraMed $2,500 CF Kent, Templeton Carpet $1,500 Ashley Lighting, Woodard, Mark David Casegoods $1,000 Baldinger Architectural Lighting, Trinity Lighting, Justin David, P Kaufmann, Joe Rogers, Joey Rogers and Lynda Welte - Kimball Hospitality $500+ Brintons Carpet, Del Tropico, JLF Furnishings, Hallmark Lighting, MDC Wallcovering, Royal Custom Designs, US Vinyl
We’re proud to announce that our party’s been upgraded to the MAIN BALLROOM, with its attached terrace and potential celebrity viewings! Spend the afternoon close to the action AND close to the air-conditioning while we raise monies to support our NEWH Scholarship Fund! NEWH Washington, DC Metropolitan Chapter Sponsorship Opportunity Thursday July 2nd through Sunday July 5th, 2009
NEWH, the Hospitality Network, would like to offer your organization the opportunity to participate in the Washington, DC Metropolitan chapter’s annual Scholarship Fundraiser, to be held during the tournament play of the AT&T National Golf Tournament hosted by Tiger Woods in the beautiful, newly remodeled clubhouse at Congressional Country Club. This unique sponsorship opportunity includes VIP parking passes, full course access to watch the tournament, full clubhouse access to public areas plus our private party in the Main Ballroom and terrace overlooking the 10th tee and 18th green, which will be serving you and your guests a delicious buffet lunch and appetizers and snacks in the afternoon including an ice cream case and an open bar. In addition, a poster and program listing our generous sponsors will be prominently displayed for all guests to view.
Tournament Sponsorship Levels
Trophy Sponsor $3000 9 tickets Clubhouse Sponsor $2500 7 tickets Hole-In-One Sponsor $2000 5 tickets 19th Hole Sponsor $1000 3 tickets Underwriter $500 1 ticket Single ticket $275 (no sponsorship publicity benefits or VIP parking) Questions? Please contact Fundraising Co-Chairs Barbara Azzinaro (703) 478-9699 (barbara@cohenazzinaroassociates.com)
Laura Ann Francis (301) 704-0830 (lafrancis@lpcassoc.com)

Monday, June 22, 2009

June 22 News....Washington Business Journal

CORE Architecture & Design in D.C. named Brian Judis senior project manager for its hospitality practice. Judis brings 15 years of experience managing large hospitality projects to the CORE team. Most recently associated with Host Hotels & Resorts Inc., where he was the director of capital expenditures, Judis implemented capital investment projects upwards of $70 million annually and was the lead manager for the design and construction of numerous hotel projects throughout the U.S. Judis has worked with a wide range of hotel brands including, but not limited to, Marriott, Swisshotel, Embassy Suites, Hyatt, Four Seasons, and Ritz-Carlton. Recently, he completed the renovation to the lobby, rotunda bar and restaurant of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Other recent projects include the management of the design and construction at the Hyatt Capitol Hill, JW Marriott, Key Bridge Marriott, Four Seasons Philadelphia, and Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. Congrats!

Got out of Town Guests in July? Take advantage of Kimpton hotel's Special $17.76 offier

Party Like It's 1776. With dramatic fireworks, star-studded concerts and lively parades, Washington DC is home to the nation’s biggest birthday bash over Fourth of July weekend. In celebration, Kimpton Hotels invites travelers to party like it’s 1776 with a special three-day weekend rate, launching July 4th weekend and available throughout the month of July. Kimpton’s “1776” Rate allows guests who book a two-night weekend stay in July to pay only $17.76 for Sunday night. The “1776” rate is valid Fridays through Sundays and represents a savings of 25% to 35% off the best available rate. Rates vary, are based on availability and subject to black out dates Package Code: 1776

Saturday, June 20, 2009

NEWH National's Networking June 10, 2009 Photos

On June 10th NEWH hosted a networking happy hour at the National's stadium. The fear of rain couldn't keep away more than 30 members of the DC architecture and design community. Guests came from Mulvanny G2 Architecture in McLean, First Finish, BBGM, Choice, Marriott International, Architectural Ceramics, Wolf Gordon Wallcovering, Kohler Corporate, EcoSmart Fire, and more. The rain held off until the 9th inning and although the National's lost (boo-hoo) it was a great event. Check out some photo's below. Left: The New National's Stadium! Right: Jennifer Willkomm from Choice Hotels and Jared Left: Gina Wilkins Donahue from Kohler Hospotality and Dawnia Brooks from EcoSmart Fire. Right: The Architectural Ceramics Crew. Scott Coulter and Monica Meade from Architectural Ceramics and Ted and Brian from Dominion Tile.
Left: The Field Right: A group at the Game, Scott Coulter from Architectural Ceramics, Sharlene Ghorban from Marriott International, Erin Larkin from BBGM, Monica Meade from Architectural Ceramics, Rachael Acevedo from Human Scale and Kristin Larkin from VCU Dental School and in the back Ted and Brian from Dominion Tile.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Linked-IN Design and Construction Network- June 30th

Design and Construction Network Rotating Header Image Design and Construction Network Turning online networks into business relationships Washington DC Happy Hour Details: When: June 30th, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM Where: Sobe3100 Clarendon Blvd (In the courtyard)Arlington, VA How do I RSVP? - The event is free, but a RSVP is required by June 26th. Click “register now” and fill in your information on the following screen. Unless you have a hyperactive spam filter you will receive an e-mail confirmation in about 30 minutes. That’s it! METRO Access: Less than a block from the Clarendon Metro (Orange Line) Parking: FREE Parking after 5:30 at the DHS Building at 3033 Wilson Blvd (entrance to Garage on N. Highland) Who can attend? - Anyone that is a member of the Design and Construction Network on LinkedIn. If you know someone else that might want to join us at the Happy Hour please just send them this link (http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Elinkedin%2Ecom%2Fe%2Fgis%2F926787&urlhash=sWcX&_t=disc_detail_link) and have them click “Join Group.”

re:WORK- August 19, 2009

http://www.themohawkgroup.com/rework/index.html

Mohawk Group, IIDA, and Interior Design Announce Additional Re:work Workshops Re:work Mohawk Group IIDA Interior Design 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."

NEW USGBC BUILDING by ENVISION DESIGN

Great Article on all the design features at Metropolis Mag.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

COLOR MARKETING GROUP PREDICTSHOT COLOR TRENDS FOR 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.

http://www.colormarketing.org/

Monday, June 15, 2009

Live Green Anniversary Party- June 17, 2009

USGBC design Competition- ends October 2009

USGBC, The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) are sponsoring the Sustainable Suite Design Competition to help drive green design practices within the hotel industry. This competition provides a platform for student and professional teams from around the world to present their approach to green hotel room interior design.The winning design will be built as a model guest room to be presented as an educational display for the design industry, hotel owners and brands, and corporate travel executives. Additionally the winning team and design will be profiled in Hospitality Design, ASID ICON, and the NEWH Magazine. Entries are due by August 31, 2009, and judging will be completed by October 1, 2009. The winning design team must commit to producing construction documents within six-weeks of award notification for model room fabrication. The Sustainable Suite will be unveiled at HDExpo in Las Vegas, NV in May 2010.
For questions or comments please contact sustainablesuite@usgbc.org.

IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter-Annual Cocktail Party- June 25, 2009

IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Cocktail Party Event Address:Gensler 1 East Pratt Street, Suite 202 Baltimore, MD 21202 http://www.iidamac.org/ Summer Fresh! The IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter invites you to celebrate the success of your board members and gracious sponsors to our Annual Cocktail reception. We will be hosted at the newly relocated offices of Gensler Baltimore that was awarded the 2009 GreenBusiness of the Year by Baltimore Business Journal. We will also learn about the some of the state-of-the-art sustainable systems used in the design. So, come join us on the roof terrace for a fresh summer evening! TIME:6:00 pm to 8:30 pm COST:Members $25.00 Non-Members $35.00 Student IIDA Members $10.00 RSVP:http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102610442381&s=12&e=001gKAQKTrQ8FuBuddy6SAYrmTjDiDBKKaBGqOuN2Q52s-knEPs8E9RX2j7eigjgp7xzPACi3zxxCPgbkvLN5rTw_RZUypWy89vpJNhJ-_hQ_bQamC5qTagXHLWBDs9ZmoK7UFDPPLyhtUn4L6_GT-NWw==

W HOTEL- WASHINGTON DC OPENS JULY 8TH

Washington DC residents, and the design community have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of DC's newest ad trendiest hotel. And we are getting closer and closer.
The Hotel Washinton has undergone a major rennovation and on July 8th, DC will be proud to take its place on the map as one of the major cities across the world to be lucky enough to have a W Hotel. The hotel will boast one of the best views in the city. Overlooking the White House and views of the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and the mall.
King rooms start on opening night at $409---ooo... but wouldn't it be worth it!

ARCHITECTS LEADING CHANGE- JULY 14-16

DesignDC 2009 has the knowledge, networking and insight to propel your practice forward, even in this challenging economy! Education sessions: Facilitated by industry leaders, educational sessions will not only provide you with required LUs, but will provide an opportunity to hear the latest on industry topics and engage in lively dynamic discussions with your peers. There are more than 60 learning opportunities – reserve today so that you can attend the sessions that are most important to you. New this year: CM credits for AICP certification. Exhibit Hall: An intense two-day exhibit with all the technology and know-how that will help your projects and your career. In our new venue our exhibit hall is very close to the classrooms, offering you frequent opportunities to interact with vendors. Venue: The Walter Washington Convention Center was designed by Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates with Devrouax & Purnell and Mariani Architects and Engineers. Opened in 2003, this space provides the perfect setting for this event.
DesignDC 2009 Keynote Address: Rollin Stanley Tuesday, July 14, 10:15 – 11:45am
We Can Do Better: A Frank Discussion About Design and Growth in the 'Burbs
Montgomery County planners are beginning to rethink growth management to enhance quality of place in their communities.
Planning Director Rollin Stanley will discuss innovative ways to bring the natural environment into the design of buildings, spaces and streets with the goal of creating great places with better connections. Design can incorporate with connections, diversity and the environment to create true communities. “With only 4 percent of the Montgomery County left to build on, it is time to rethink how we have created our built environment,” describes Stanley. “When we strategize about how best to redevelop strategically, no matter where it is, our challenge is to create better connections, strive for environmental quality, create more diversity and elevate our design expectations.”
Rollin Stanley,
AICP, Planning Director, Montgomery County Planning Department
Since February 2008, Rollin Stanley has served as director of the Montgomery County Planning Department. In that position, Rollin has directed work on community plans ‐‐ including visions for Germantown, Gaithersburg West and White Flint –as well as shepherding reports on such high‐profile issues as the Purple Line, the Falklands redevelopment and affordable housing. Overall, Rollin has steered staff and the Planning Board toward new ways of thinking about growth, focusing on transit‐oriented development and urban design. As Planning Director of Montgomery County, Mr. Stanley leads one of the largest planning agencies in the country. They are leading the discussion on urbanizing a diverse county, which includes urban centers like Bethesda, while implementing the pioneering “gricultural preserve”policy through transfer of development rights. Previously, Rollin held top planning jobs in St. Louis and Toronto. A five‐year tenure in St. Louis included authoring a comprehensive strategic plan that outlined ways to revitalize the historic city. Stanley also laid the roundwork for a 1.3‐mile‐long civic open space corridor that will eventually bisect the city, and he oversaw staff teams addressing neighborhood revitalization, tax incentives and other initiatives. Before his stint in St. Louis, Stanley spent 20 years in Toronto as a planner who was instrumental in transforming the city’ industrial district into a mix of residential and retail. Mr. Stanley has a degree in urban and regional planning from Ryerson University, Toronto. He is the division chairman in the American Planning Association, and he has lectured and consulted in China, Canada, England and the United States.

Lighting Synergies for the Sustainable Environment- June 17, 2009

ICON SHOWROOM - DESIGNERS ONLY
1821 14th Street,
NWWashington DC 20009
(2 blocks from U Street Metro Stop)
Phone 202.595.9974
Lighting Synergies for the Sustainable Environment
by Michael Tortora, LC, IESNA, LEED, AP
Metalumen North American Architectural Specifications Manager 1.0 AIA/CES L
The seminar will explore synergies within the design process that will help reduce lighting power densities, meet the recommended light levels, realize the designer's vision, and understand the technological developments on the "green" horizon of lighting manufacturers and how their products will work themselves into the future of lighting and interior design
5:30 Happy Hour
6:30 to 7:30 Presentation
1821 14th Street,NWWashington DC 20009(2 blocks from U Street Metro Stop)Phone 202.595.9974i

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tom Kundig- National Building Museum- July 23, 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)

Members: $12.00

Students: $12.00

Public: $20.00

Purchase TicketsSpecial Instructions: Prepaid registration required. Walk in registration based on availability.

VA Green Drinks Roundtable Discussion- June 18

In June, Green Drinks will be meeting at our usual venue, the Auld Shebeen in Fairfax, from 6-8pm. Rather than having a formal speaker this month, we’re opening up the floor to you – the green drinkers who make this all possible. Whether you’re a seasoned environmental professional, a newcomer to the group, or simply want to share your own personal observations and successes at living a more mindful and green lifestyle, you’re welcome to join our roundtable discussion (of course, you can just listen, too). Hope to see you on June 18th from 6 to 8pm at the Auld Shebeen! We’ll be meeting in the semi-private room on the main level.

LEED Lighting and Controls- June 11, 2009

TODAY: ICON SHOWROOM 1821 14th Street,NWWashington DC 20009(2 blocks from U Street Metro Stop)Phone 202.595.9974 http://www.icondc.com/ LEED Lighting and Controls Seminar with a Focus on Government and Commercial Applications The program will analyze the current lighting sources used in commercial interior spaces, covering major aspects such as energy efficiency, color, cost and the process of meeting light level requirements within energy codes and GSA. Case studies will be explained. Maureen Moran, IALD, IESNA, LC, Principal of MCLA Architectural Lighting Design, will speak about current lighting methods for federal, hospitality and commercial offices using sustainable techniques. MCLA has designed lighting for renovations to the US Supreme Court Building, Eisenhower Executive Office Building and the Department of Justice. Lee Odess, President of ENERGY+LIGHT+ CONTROL , his activities concentrate on design, selection, installation and implementation of energy consumption control systems such as artificial and natural lighting controls. Thu 06.11.09 From 12:00 to 2:00 PM 1.5 AIA/CES HSW/SD LUCatered by Fresh Confections RSVP

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Washington Design Center Educational Workshops- September 15

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 aguffin@mmart.com or 202.646.6101

Washington Design Center Educational Workshops- August 18

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 d├ęcor. 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 aguffin@mmart.com or 202.646.6101

Washington Design Center Educational Workshops- July 14

Tuesday, July 14

10 a.m. Hickory Chair CEU Presentation sponsored by Henredon Design House Conference Room, Concourse-Level

12:30 p.m. Judy Lagenfelder Luncheon Fabricut, Suite 221 Critical Knowledge: Judy Langenfelder, Fabricut regional representative, talks Wyzenbeek Rub tests, flame retardancy, technical bulletins, NFPA 260A, California 117, backing-knit, acrylic, paper, drapery, dual purpose, multipurpose, upholstery – when to use what, railroading, drapery cuts. Your questions answered!

1 p.m. Know Your Upholstery J. Lambeth, Suite 117 Know Your Upholstery: Learn the quality points to look for; frame weight and construction, springs, padding, cushion fills, tailoring etc. Learn how to communicate these points to a client so you can sell upholstery confidently.

1:30 p.m. Building Your Team J. Lambeth, Suite 117 Tricia Huntley, owner Huntley & Company Interior Design, will share how she assembled the workroom, painters, floor/tile etc. craftspeople for her team. Building your team is one of the most important things you do in establishing your practice. They are the talent in each of the trades that take a project from your vision to reality. Learn how to build your team.

2 p.m. Dennis Lee from Tyler Hall Michael-Cleary, LLC, Suite 401 President and design director Dennis Lee of Tyler Hall, a boutique wallpaper and fabric line, will discuss and present the step-by-step process of creating hand printed wallpapers. He will present from the original art work, the layout/repeat stage, the screen engraving process, the mill production to the final product.

R.S.V.P. for all workshops to Alexander Guffin at aguffin@mmart.com or 202.646.6101

HD Boutique Miami- September 14-15, 2009

2009 Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition & Conference (HD Boutique) September 14-15, 2009 Miami Beach Convention Center Miami, Florida

Exposition & Conference Dates & Hours: September 14th & 15th: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Networking Events

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

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