Tag Archives: Green Design

#IntDesignerChat June 10 Topic: What’s Trends Are We Seeing In Office Spaces In 2014?

8 Jun
Coca Cola London headquarters  designed by UK studio MoreySmith that includes a wall of 5,000 recycled drink bottles

Coca Cola London headquarters designed by UK studio MoreySmith that includes a wall of 5,000 recycled drink bottles

 

 

The lobby of Zipcar in Boston.  Photo Credit: Warren Patterson Photography

The lobby of Zipcar in Boston. Photo Credit: Warren Patterson Photography

 

Ziegler Cooper – Houston, TX

Ziegler Cooper – Houston, TX

 

It is a big year for Office Interiors, and many are coming to Chicago for NeoCon with an impressive collection of new products and  new ideas about how the workplace is changing.  Join the Interior Designer Chat community on Tuesday, June 10 for our Topic:  What’s Trends Are We Seeing In Office Spaces In 2014.   

When the word “trend” is used at NeoCon, it refers to deep, cultural, technological and economic shifts that change the way commercial products and environments are built.

Join #IntDesignerChat on Twitter, Tuesday at 6p ET as we discuss and chat on Twitter:

  • What office spaces, products and layouts let people do their best work?
  • Are we designing open offices or are we fixing open offices in 2014?
  • How do we help our clients define their ideal next work environment, one that drives their missions forward?

Set your ical to 6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT and 11p GMT for @IntDesignerChat Topic: What Trends Are We Seeing In Office Spaces In 2014.  Share how with proper planning and approaches to workplace planning;  we can give each space a distinct look, feel, and functionality

 

 

 

 

 

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#IntDesignerChat Nov. 20 Guest Host @dcoopsd Brandon Smith Topic: Green By Design

13 Nov

Guest Host  @dcoopsd Brandon A. Smith

A lover of architecture, fan of furniture and a purveyor of extreme detail, Brandon is the principal of boutique spatial design firm D.Coop in San Diego.

With just over 13 years experience, Brandon’s clients have sought out his expertise for sustainable and budget friendly facilities solutions.  Applying his experience in the systems industry to facilities spaceplanning and project development, Brandon developed corporate design and construction standards for national companies including SAIC’s San Diego campus, the East Coast development for Accredited Home Lenders, the LEED Gold Bend Broadband Vault, and the 19 floor Dubai headquarters of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Corporation.  His experience ranges from effective spaceplanning and standards development to the development of critical facilities, SCIF and Classified Information spaces, Data Centers and other Techno Centric Interiors.  Additionally, Brandon has consulted on several sustainable projects throughout California and Oregon.

More recently, Brandon’s reach as a designer has left the confines of the commercial building, having consulted on campus development, exterior design, and trade show displays.   Additionally, Brandon has provided designs for developers and end-users alike in the residential marketplace.

And of course, Brandon is responsible for D’Scoop, a diatribe of all things design, and can be found spending his days tweeting via @dcoopsd.

Brandon Smith, LEED AP,  Tuesday November 20,  will Guest Host #IntDesignerChat guiding an engaging conversation on sustainability, product choices and ever-evolving standards for green design.  Using recent Greenbuild finds as a springboard, the Interior Designer Chat community will take a current look at ways to integrate “green” into residential and commercial design projects.  Join  #IntDesignerChat on Twitter,  Nov. 20 at 6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT  

This #IntDesignerChat has graciously been sponsored by Crossville 

#IntDesignerChat Feb. 21, Topic: The Eco Revolution

20 Feb

Designers, Architects, and Manufacturers are rethinking the word “green” in 2012 to encompass a complete lifestyle.  As a result its definition is now encompassing: sustainable, organic, local, authentic, reclaimed, re-purposed,  renew, rethink and react.  No longer a buzz word green design is about healthy living in the home, kitchen, bath, office, and work environment.  The Eco Revolution is one of the top trends changing the design industry.  This Tuesday let’s co-create, share, and showcase our best green practices, tools, and stories and learn about ideas for sustainable action. Join Interior Designer Chat on Twitter @IntDesignerChat Tuesday February 21, 2012 for a global discussion on The Eco Revolution. 6pm, EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST, 3pm PST, and 11p GMT. 

Green design is design that goes beyond being just efficient, attractive, on time and on budget. It is a design that cares about how such goals are achieved, about its effect on people and on the environment. An environmentally responsible professional makes a commitment to constantly try to find ways to diminish design’s impact on the world around us. It is also a smart way of doing business: sustainable design is the fastest growing segment of our industry.1

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What are the smartest changes we can make in transforming homes to green and the eco revolution?

How are you incorporating  green into your Kitchen and Bath designs?

Do your clients come to you asking about green design, or do you suggest to them?

What brands have embraced green, and how are they educating designers, architects, kitchen and bath pros? 

How are you building and incorporating reclaimed into your green designs? 


#IntDesignerChat August 30 Guest Host Emily Anderson Topic: Branding- How To Make The Direct Connection To Your Target Audience

23 Aug

Guest Host Emily Anderson

Emily’s writing has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, Ladies’ Home Journal, The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, Yoga Journal, The Today Show, and more.

Emily spent the first fifteen years of her career working as a Brand and Marketing expert at Donna Karan New York, Vanity Fair Magazine, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. Her experience building, launching, and marketing brands gives Emily an elite pedigree. As a seasoned brand professional, and as a credible sustainable style expert, Emily is frequently hired by top brands to provide her consumer insight and trend expertise.

Emily graduated from The University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in English, Russian Literature. She also studied Interior Design at Parson’s School of Design, and is a 500 Hours Certified Yoga Instructor. Emily is the mother of two young children, and lives in NYC with her Husband David where she enjoys the spectacular light and rarefied air of Upper Manhattan.

Q 1: What three words describe your brand? (Perhaps your brand is you.)

Q 2: Do you know the difference between personal branding and self-promoting?

Q 3. Do you know what a “brand style guide” is and do you have one?

Q 4. Is there a big brand out there (past or present) that you identify with and why?

Q 5. Have you done any consumer research and if so what?

#IntDesignerChat Transcript for Aug. 30, 2011 with Guest Host Emily Anderson Topic: Branding topic-IntDesignerChat-2011-08-30

#IntDesignerChat Jan. 25 Topic: Green Design and Good Design

24 Jan

Designed by Barcelona-based Nancy Robbins Design Studio

This Tuesday let’s co-create, share, and showcase our best green practices, tools, and stories and learn about ideas for sustainable action.

Green design is design that goes beyond being just efficient, attractive, on time and on budget. It is a design that cares about how such goals are achieved, about its effect on people and on the environment. An environmentally responsible professional makes a commitment to constantly try to find ways to diminish design’s impact on the world around us. It is also a smart way of doing business: sustainable design is the fastest growing segment of our industry.1

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Green Design and Good Design Questions:

What are the smartest changes we can make in transforming homes from energy-hungry to lean, green, energy-efficient machines?

What has been your most successful use of green products in a home?

Do your clients come to you asking about green design, or do you suggest to them?

Do you think that brands are doing a good job getting green product info to the trade?

How can we start designing a brighter greener future?

 

Transcript for Jan. 25 Topic: Green Design and Good Design ReCap

Interior Designer Chat Questions – June 29, 2010 #IntDesignerChat

29 Jun

TOPIC:  Green building (green construction or sustainable building)

Q1:    What green services does your business offer?

Q2:    In your business, how do you define “green”?

Q3:    What green products would you like to see manufacturers embrace?

Q4:     How do you combat the client that argue “green” costs?

Q5:     Has your business adopted a green operating program for itself?

Transcript:  Recap of June 29