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A Vision of the Future

For my first Interiors & Sources blog post I wanted to introduce you to a story you would not have read in any other interior design magazine. This is because it is my goal to expose I&S readers to a different perspective on materials. Materials are your alphabet. You, the design professional, use materials to craft your work. They are the vocabulary of your language. You deserve to know more, and it is my job to give it to you…

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Attention all interior design and architecture undergrad and graduate students: do you want to win a PAID internship and receive PAID housing costs for the duration of the program with Nashville-based Gresham, Smith and Partners? Read more to find out how. AND don’t forget to LIKE ILD on Facebook!

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Vote for Your Favorite Reader’s Choice Product!
We want to know which products featured in Interiors & Sources this past year are your favorites. After all, it’s your opinion that matters most to manufacturers (and to us). Voting is easy! Simply select a product category from the list across the top of each page; click on the name of your favorite (only one vote per category); and then click "Submit My Vote" at the bottom of the page.
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C/S and Perkins + Will Debut Building Industry’s First On-Product Ingredient Label at Greenbuild
Construction Specialties (C/S), a manufacturer of commercial architectural products, and design firm Perkins+Will, reveal the industry’s first building product transparency label detailing the complete make-up of a product, highlighting critical life-cycle information and potential human health impacts.
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IIDA Announces Global Excellence Awards
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announces that the 2011 Global Excellence Awards, an annual international competition honoring the best interior design projects from around the world, is now open for submissions.
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October 18, 2011

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