Month: April 2014

Single-Use Drink Pod Dilemma

By:  Tony White Well, I’ve gone and done it again. I’ve become a consumer of a product without fully researching that product. The K-cup or single use drink pod. I know I’m way late to the party with this one.  In all fairness, I don’t drink coffee.  I was at the store looking for some variety in my ice tea… Read More

Cool Roof

By: Daniel Overbey It’s one of those “easy” LEED credits. Add a “cool roof” to your building and you’ll earn a credit for mitigating the urban heat island effect. However, recently the cool roof strategy has been challenged. Recently, my Indianapolis-based office has received multiple memos from roofing giant Carlisle Construction Materials contending that dark-colored roofing membranes are a more economic option… Read More

IDO On The Street

By:  Lindsay Ferro and Yvonne Rush What do interior designers do day to day? That’s a question we designers are often asked, and many, even with years of experience can struggle to give a specific answer. When telling someone what our profession is, we often hear “Oh fun!,” “I love HGTV,” “Can you decorate my home?” Even some of our… Read More

What? Technology is redefining everything?

By: Jill Mendoza Game Changers: 2014 by Robert Strohmeyer from Knoll is a great paper about 10 Tech Trends that are redefining the business world including the environments they inhabit.  This paper is definitely worth a peek.  In reading this piece, I was amazed by how our own 12 person design firm has been touched by all these trends either… Read More

Main Obstacles Leaders Must Overcome to be Effective and Successful

By: Gary K. Pino, FMP As I am sure you are well aware, you probably recognize the name Dr. John C. Maxwell, Author, Speaker and Founder of The INJOY Group. If not, here’s a very succinct introduction of him:  “In 1985, Dr. John C. Maxwell founded The INJOY Group, with a mission to develop leaders of excellence and integrity.”   In… Read More

And the Winner is…You Can Help Decide

By: Janet H. Thomas, RID Last week I attended the Student Design Day at IUPUI to promote the Interior Design profession and answer student questions around Interior Design, professional practice and IDO Incorporated. An industry colleague, Chris Stuhl was also there representing Dal-Tile. Chris spoke about a student design competition co-sponsored by Dal-Tile and the American Society of Interior Designers…. Read More