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Will Your Window Treatment be Compliant?

By: Julie Knight Earlier this year, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced a new window covering safety standards in coorperation with the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA).  This standard, ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2018, will require that all stock products sold in stores and on line be cordless or have inaccessible cords. By December 15, 2018, all products manufactured after this date… Read More

How to Gain the Most from your Conference Experience

By: Victoria Numbers Industry conferences have many multi-faceted benefits and can be an incredible experience if you understand how to navigate the event. Here are a few tips so you can make the most of your next conference. Download the app: Most seminars and conferences now offer an application exclusive to the event you’re attending. Although you might think, ‘I’ll… Read More

The Queen of Curve

By Kris Kleinknight I recently watched the first episode of Impossible Builds, a new documentary series on PBS that examines the world’s most complex and technologically advanced construction projects around the globe.  It is a truly inspirational and moving documentary available at http://www.pbs.org/video/creating-scorpion-towers-silky-aesthetic-hv1zoh/ Zaha Hadid has become internationally renowned for her revolutionary designs of sensuous buildings that push the limits… Read More

Good, Fast, & Cheap

By: Laken Taylor We often hear three words when it comes to discussing project scopes and budgets. Every client wants every project to be Good, Fast and Cheap.  I love this infographic from Berkonomics website. It speaks volumes to the issue we face daily, that when it comes to ‘good’, ‘fast’ and ‘cheap’, you cannot have all three. As Interior… Read More

Maison & Objet Paris

By Rhonda Wessel I recently had the opportunity to travel to Paris, France in January and participated in Paris Design Week by attending the Maison & Objet Paris tradeshow.  Did you know there is a Paris Design Week?  No, not Fashion Week, which is typically one of the first things that comes to mind when one thinks of Paris.  Yes,… Read More

Serving this Spring

By: Claire Walterhouse With the winter blues being washed away by the spring rain, it’s a good time to get out of the house that has kept you cooped up for so long. While many people will start planning vacations and fun weekend adventures, a lot of people and needs in our community will be overlooked. So instead of planning… Read More

Making the Effort to Have a Good Balance Between Work and Life is Important

By Gary K. Pino, FMP, SFP Having just come back from a week long vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida, with my wife and daughter, and witnessing the Tesla Space launch, I don’t have to tell you how important it is to take advantage of scheduling time away to relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacation time.  After suffering from a long… Read More

The Power of US

By: Amanda Medlen With the Olympics in full swing, in tandem with some recent research and reading that I found myself in, I am strengthening and building upon my already strong beliefs in the power of teamwork. In this short 55 second video, entitled “How teamwork is the greatest asset at the Olympics,” it talks about the power of individuality… Read More

Likes, Shares, & Tweets-Oh My!

By Lindsay Ferro   Social media in the workplace is sometimes frowned upon, but studies show that it can actually be beneficial in many ways. Here at IDO, we have a business Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIN account that many of the staff uses to share project highlights, employee recognition, professional connections, informative blogs, industry events, and some of our day-to-day… Read More

A New, Simpler Year

By: Lee A. Boyland I’ve begun my spring cleaning ahead of Spring this year! During some much-relished time at home the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I spent some time organizing and purging. With the motivation of the book “A Simplified Life” by Emily Ley, and a neighborhood challenge, I went through closets, the toy room, craft supplies, bathroom… Read More