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Steelcase Hosts SeaChange Exhibit

3.31.08 | The SeaChange Institute, a project of the Ocean Alliance, has mounted an exhibit in the lobby of the Steelcase building at 4 Columbus Circle in Manhattan that addresses the importance of living sustainably by keeping pollutants out of the seas. The exhibit is underwritten by the Annenberg Foundation.

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IIDA Southern California Celebrates 20 Years of Calibre

4.28.08 | This year's Calibre Awards was a bit different and included a 20 year retrospective of all the worthy, proven partners on the design team. Calibre Awards were given in seven categories.

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The ELF Scholarship Awards Event

4.28. 08 | Spring in New York is more pleasant than many would envision, The smallest bud and a few rays of sunshine after a long winter mean so much more in this giant gray city than they do on the plains. And so it was on the evening of April 8th the spirits were buoyed as we looked forward to the ELF, (Educational Legacy Fund) Ten Years of Giving annual Interior Design student scholarships.

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IIDA-NY Leaders Breakfast 2008

4.21.08 | If you haven't been to the NYC Leaders Breakfast, it's worth the trip just to see everyone all suited up. But for the bright sunlight and gorgeous water views, it could have been a semi-formal cocktail party affair.

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IFI Round Table NYC - 07

4.21.08 | A year ago, I had never heard of IFI- The International Federation of Interior Architects/ Designers but this august organization was formed when interior design was still in its infancy in the United States. IFI was founded in Denmark in 1963 to unite and provide discussion of interior design issues within a handful of European countries. Now, the organization has membership representing 52 member associations, institutions and schools in 45 countries on every continent and, through its membership associations, represents over 25,000 practicing interior designers worldwide. In the U.S., the American Society of Interior Designers is a full member, and several interior design schools are members. Shashi Caan, as an ASID member, is the president-elect of IFI.

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HBF Hosts Pratt Career Night

4.7.08 | HBF and HBF Textiles hosted Pratt Institute Department of Interior Design Career Night last week in its New York City showroom. It was the events fifth year and 80 or so attendees included Pratt students and faculty, design professionals and special guest Dr. Tom Schutte, President of Pratt Institute.

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Dining By Design

4.7.08 | Late Friday. I was sorting through the email. Invitation; a fundraiser. I reached for the delete button. But paused . . . DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS). Dining by Design; food. Allsteel and HOK hosting. (Hmm.) $800 a head. Was I worth it? Hardly, but O.K., I’ll go.

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Pratt Students and George Kovacs at The NYDC

3.10.08 | One of the nice things about attending school in a large city is the availability of resources, especially those that relate to your field of study. Last week, we stumbled on to a display at the New York Design Center of the results of the first George Kovacs Lighting Competition, which featured the work of students from Pratt Institute of Design.

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New York Eleven 2008 Student Exhibition

3.10.08 | The 7th annual New York Eleven Student Exhibition titled, Interior Design: Sustaining the Future – Part II is scheduled for April 7-10 at Albany'’s Legislative Office Building, and will then be featured in New York City at the Teknion showroom at 641 Avenue of the Americas April 14-18, 2008.

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BIFMA Leadership Conference 2008

3.3.08 | To some, “BIFMA” is just a funny way to spell boring, but this year’s Annual Leadership Conference (our first) in St. Petersburg, FL, was anything but. Not only were the presentations at this annual retreat of executives of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association fit for an audience of designers, facilities managers (or just about anyone else), but, indeed, designers were there to make some of the presentations, and Michael Alin, Executive Director of ASID, was there to represent his organization, as were Mark Strauss, Publisher of Interior Design magazine, and John Rouse, Publisher of Contract. We definitely need much more of this cross-pollination and collaboration, but it is a start.

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