Month: September 2012

Register today for the IWL Conference—October 2, 2012

Come join us at the IWL’s Annual Women’s Leadership Conference! IDO’s President and Founder, Jill Mendoza, will participate on a panel of women business owners speaking about ther journey of becoming a business owners, and the lessons they have learned from running their own businesses. When: October 2, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN Cost: $299—Cost… Read More

Got Green?

By:  Shannon Spence It seems as though it gets harder and harder to sift through “green” products these days. So many manufacturers make claims to their products contributing toward LEED points, being “eco-friendly”, or “sustainable”. There are some third party certifications that can help guide us, such as Cradle to Cradle or GreenGuard, but it can be difficult finding the… Read More

“Let’s Roll” … a tribute to 9/11

By: Gary K. Pino, FMP Yesterday, I attended a monthly International Facility Management Association (IFMA) membership meeting that was like no other meeting that I have ever attended before.  In other words, it was in a class all by itself!  With the date being 9/11, it seemed so appropriate to have the speaker that we had.  It was a tremendous… Read More

Is it Carpet or is it Art? That is the question.

By:  Janet Thomas, RID When I first looked at the Carpet Art competition sponsored by InterfaceFLOR I thought I would see an array of two dimensional images laser cut from modular carpet tile. Interface opened up the challenge to 31 Interior Design teams and sent each an idea box with raw, recycled and post manufacture materials along with a jump… Read More

Best of Neocon Picks – Where Flex meets Function in Office Furniture

By: Jill Mendoza: Designing today’s office environments to respond easily to change, one has many versatile offerings to choose from.  We found six particularly adaptable options this year at NeoCon 2012, one of the Chicago’s longest-running trade shows. These are IDO’s Best of Neocon Picks! Kaynemaile Seamless Mesh Kaynemaile – is the only company in the world able to make a seamless polycarbonate… Read More