Why Hire an NCIDQ Certified Designer?

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The right mix of specialists on a project can save you time and money—and reduce your liability, too. Make sure you require the same level of competence from your interior designers as you do from the architectural, engineering and other building professionals on your team. All NCIDQ Certified Designers have been educated, trained and examined to protect public health, safety …

Cool People Doing Cool Things: MIITO – Tea Without A Kettle

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How much of your life have you waited for the tea kettle to boil?  when it finally did, there’s a good chance that you didn’t use half of that boiled water.  In her 2013 TED Talk, sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu pointed out that if everyone in the United Kingdom boiled only as much water as they needed, for one year, …

Designing With Purpose – Memory Care

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You may not know that senior living is one of the main types of design that we work on at ID Collaborative. We have been featured Environments for Aging and Health Care Design Magazine. We are also members of various senior care focused industry organizations such as Leading Age. There are a lot of different strategies we use when designing …

Featured Designer: Charlotte Perriand

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Charlotte Perriand was a French architect and designer. Her work aimed to create functional living spaces in the belief that better design helps in creating a better society. In her article “L’Art de Vivre” from 1981 she states “The extension of the art of dwelling is the art of living—living in harmony with man’s deepest drives and with his adopted …

Products We Love: CF Stinson’s Funnybone Collection

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Laughter may the best medicine, and this fabric collection is designed to cheer up the youngest, and often most vulnerable, patients. To combat the boredom and stress of treatments, Funnybone from CF Stinson is a conversation starter with five patterns. For example, Knock Knock, a 100%-recycled solution-dyed nylon, features jokes woven into each stripe, while I Spy, made of 71% …

Cool People Doing Cool Things: Julia Lohmann

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London-based designer Julia Lohmann thinks dried strips of seaweed could replace leather, paper and plastic to make everyday objects like these laser-cut kelp lampshades. “I’ve been working for many years with undervalued materials.” says Julia, who has made lamps out of sheep stomachs and furniture out of soap. “The story of the material is part of where its value is …

American National Part 2: Custom Artwork & Custom Graphics

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One of the first things you when you enter the space is a wall of value statements over a tech. bar. This helps tie in the traditional values of the company with the current needs of their clients. This was also a device to help customers understand what services are offered by American National. The value statements included questions to …

American National Part 1: 3Form & Custom Millwork

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We are excited to unveil the new prototype for American National Bank branches. American National Bank’s tradition of relationship banking dates back over a century to its founding in 1909. Started by H. O. Kerns to serve the community of Danville, Virginia, American National has grown from a single office on Main Street to a full-service bank with 27 branches …

Featured Designer: Katie Denton

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Katie Denton joined ID Collaborative in April of 2014. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know her. We thought you might want to get to know her too! Where are you from? Born in Amory, Mississippi. Grew up in Rural Hall, NC. Name 3 items you MUST have when you travel. A good book, pearl earrings, and good walking shoes. What …

Sherwin Williams 2015 Color Forecast

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      Every year Sherwin-Williams puts out color trends for the upcoming year.  The 2015 selections are giving us something colorful to look forward to: