Month: December 2013

Cradle to Cradle – Drywall to Linoleum

By: Jill Mendoza Prior to the most recent rollout of LEED v4, USGBC set out to investigate the best ways to increase the production and demand of products with publicly disclosed ingredient profiles.  They have stated their goal is to make MR Credit Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients a “gimme” by the end of 2014. In order to map… Read More

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

By: Amanda Medlen Ahh, it’s that time of year again.  I will have to say, this has been one of our busiest year ends ever (at least in my eyes)!  Each and every one of our IDO associates worked so hard, pulled many long hours (even round-the-clock shifts) and are still continuing a little bit over the shut down.  The… Read More

All I Want for Christmas

By: Tony White ‘Tis the season of gift giving.  How many of those gifts end up being one of the old standbys? A new sweater, a new pair of jeans, the latest trendy shirt, a warm winter jacket are all things I’ve had on my holiday wish list in the past.  And for sure they are my go to gifts… Read More

Holiday Soirée

By: Lee Boyland In the spirit of giving, being merry and cheerful, two of the interior design industry’s largest professional organizations joined together on a local level to celebrate the holiday! On Thursday, December 5th, the Indiana chapters of IIDA and ASID hosted a Holiday Soirée at the Alexander Hotel with the theme of “Le Chapeau” (the hat). There were… Read More

Indy: Home for the Holidays

By:  Cherie Anderson I love this time of year…the lights, sounds, smells and activities of the holidays. Driving through Indy and seeing the evidence of a joyous season brings a smile to my face, as I witness the magical transformation of sparkly trees and bedazzled homes and businesses. There is always something to do for all ages to celebrate the… Read More

STEM to STEAM: Blue Man Group to Blue School

By: Janet H. Thomas, RID STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics) is a popular movement in advancing education to increase global innovation in the 21st Century. However is it really enough to achieve the speed and level of innovation needed to keep America in the forefront? The Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, ranked the top design school in the United… Read More