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RUGMARK USA, THE nonprofit organization
working to end child labor in the carpet industry, has published the GoodWeave Rug Sourcebook, a hands-on tool for designers looking to source ethically produced, handmade rugs. The sourcebook lists more than 70 North American rug companies whose products carry the GoodWeave label, independently certifying that their rugs are child-labor-free. “Designers are essential to advancing GoodWeave’s work. By making their clients aware of this issue and advising them on the importance of purchasing child-labor free rugs, they can have a signiﬁcant impact on the lives of children who are being exploited,” explains Nina Smith, executive director of RugMark USA.
For a complimentary copy of the sourcebook, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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HD Boutique Sept. 13 – 14 Miami Beach Convention Center www.hdboutique.com Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo Sept. 14 – 16 Navy Pier, Chicago www.hcarefacilities.com IIDEX / NeoCon Canada Sept. 22 – 25 Direct Energy Centre, Toronto www.iidexneocon.com CEDIA Expo Sept. 22 – 26 Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta www.cedia.net/expo High Point Fall Furniture Market Oct. 16 – 21 High Point, NC www.highpointmarket.org IFMA World Workplace Oct. 27 – 29 Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta www.worldworkplace.org Healthcare Design Nov. 13 – 16 MGM Grand, Las Vegas www.hcd09.com
For more information, visit the Events section of www.asid.org.
GREAT BOOKS TO ADD TO YOUR REFERENCE LIBRARY/
To order these books, visit the ASID Book Center at www.asid.org/bookcenter.
NCIDQ EXAM DATES & APPLICATION DEADLINES
For more information, visit www.ncidq.org.
Building Type Basics for Housing, 2nd Edition Joan Goody, Robert Chandler, John Clancy, David Dixon & Geoffrey Wooding Wiley, $80 _ This updated edition is an invaluable guide for busy professionals who want to get moving quickly on new projects. A onestop reference for the essential information, this book helps designers from start to ﬁnish on housing projects of all sizes. Among other new information, this edition offers detailed project examples from today’s best housing designs, including more information on sustainable design and a fresh look at mixed-use developments.
The ADA Companion Guide: Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines and the Architectural Barriers Act Marcela A. Rhoads Wiley, $45 _ This reference guides designers through the ADAAG and ABA guidelines with explanations, commentary and illustrations, offering guidance on how to eliminate unnecessary architectural barriers for persons with disabilities. Featuring an easy-to-use format, the book includes special commentaries on crucial or hard-to-understand examples, with photographs that illustrate practical applications of the guidelines.
Color + Design: Transforming Interior Space Ronald L. Reed, ASID Fairchild, $75 _ This book, authored by ASID member Ronald Reed, presents color theory in terms of design principles such as balance, rhythm, emphasis, proportion, unity and variety. Infused with insights into how people perceive color, the book focuses on the user experience of a space and shows how important color is in the grand scheme of interior design. Geared toward all experience levels, the book includes numerous original illustrations showing color in a variety of interior spaces.
August 2, 2010 Fall 2010 registration deadline* October 1 – 2 Fall 2010 NCIDQ Examination December 1 Application Deadline for the Spring 2011 Examination (for ﬁrst-time applicants only) April 1 – 2, 2011 Spring 2011 NCIDQ Examination *All supporting documents must be received by this date.
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High Point Fall Furniture Market
FREE ETHICAL RUG SOURCEBOOK AVAILABLE TO DESIGNERS/
Carpet with Conscience
UPCOMING DESIGN EVENTS/
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