Design News That Inspires

Sharing our thoughts on the latest design news and trends.

  • Sustainability: How Healthcare Design Can Impact Climate Change
    09.13.2022Anne Holden

    Sustainability: How Healthcare Design Can Impact Climate Change

    By: Steven Guttman, Kim Shinn, and Walt Vernon, HCD Magazine Temperatures are rising worldwide due to greenhouse gases trapping more heat in the atmosphere. Droughts are becoming longer and more extreme around the world. Wildfires are increasing due to those …

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  • What’s the buzz around Interior Design certifications? And what do designers really need?
    09.08.2022Amanda Medlen

    What’s the buzz around Interior Design certifications? And what do designers really need?

    I can confidently say that Interior Designers could make a full-time job out of searching for, studying for, paying for, and obtaining additional certifications to hone or level up their skillset. Not to mention all the credential maintenance that comes …

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  • Generational Differences in the Workplace: Work Environment & Style
    08.30.2022Anne Holden

    Generational Differences in the Workplace: Work Environment & Style

    For the first time in history, there are five generations in the workplace. Think of all the experiences they have weathered. The Great Depression, World War II, the invention of the internet, and the Civil Rights movement. The AIDS epidemic, …

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  • Senior Interior Design Student Review: Q&A with Emma Stachowski
    08.26.2022Emma Stachowski

    Senior Interior Design Student Review: Q&A with Emma Stachowski

    As the school year begins this week in Indiana for many college students, we wanted to ask Emma Stachowski, a recent college graduate, former IDO intern, and now full-time IDO design associate about her college experiences in the Interior Design …

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  • Music’s influence on the work environment
    08.24.2022Anne Holden

    Music’s influence on the work environment

    We as humans hear music 24/7, including when it’s quiet, and have divergent musical tastes. We hear music in nature, on TV, at the store (everywhere) and have a deep emotional and psychological bond to it, especially at work. Music …

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  • Tech + Design: Fostering strong partnerships for better patient care
    08.09.2022Anne Holden

    Tech + Design: Fostering strong partnerships for better patient care

    By Tim Casey, Lindsey Evenson & Donovan Nelson, Medical Construction & Design The July/August 2022 issue of Medical Construction & Design (MCD) magazine shines a spotlight on innovations in healthcare technology and how facilities, designers, architects, and engineers are planning …

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  • August Community Spotlight: Indy Maven & Maven Space
    08.08.2022IDO Team

    August Community Spotlight: Indy Maven & Maven Space

    Fun Fact: IDO has been a Certified Women-Owned Business (WBE) for over 21 years. Because of this certification on a national, state, and city level, we are always seeking out and supporting other businesses established by fierce females in our …

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  • How the right light can promote good health
    08.02.2022Anne Holden

    How the right light can promote good health

    By: Allison Zisko, Editor-In-Chief, Designers Today I was thumbing through our most recent periodicals and ran across this article in Designers Today magazine about lighting and how it can promote good health. As we analyze the needs of our clients, …

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  • Coming to you LIVE from NeoCon 2022!
    06.13.2022Melinda Schiltz

    Coming to you LIVE from NeoCon 2022!

    Living in the world of Interior Design you hear the word NEOCON thrown out by many designers, vendors, and representatives. If you live near Chicago, it doesn’t seem like such a big deal to drive a few hours and check …

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  • How to Regroup Amid Increased Workload
    06.07.2022Anne Holden

    How to Regroup Amid Increased Workload

    Managing a heavy workload can be quite daunting. I mean we’re all busy, but sometimes we go through periods where work piles up and it seems like it will never end. Have you ever sat at your desk and said …

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