Recently, at an Interior Design Community (IDC) G+ hangout entitled “How Can We Help?” James Bedell, Susan Serra and Laurie Laizure explored ways the design community can help make the world a better place. They decided to have a hangout dedicated to the topic of sustainability. James dug into his Rolodex and came up with a panel of experts on the subject. As a result, the first ever IDC Sustainability Summit
will take place at Goggle+ on Thursday, September 5th.
How does kbtribechat come in?
is going to lead us in a discussion on Sustainability
for our September 4th kbtribechat
….as an adjunct to the IDC G+ event the next day.
Join us from 2 to 3pm eastern time at #kbtribechat on Twitter to be a part of this important conversation.
Bedell’s career has spanned everything from NYC theater to flagship retail for Abercrombie and Fitch. In addition to high-end residences in NYC, he’s designed editorial and marketing events for Wired Magazine, Diet Coke, Google, and Joseph Abboud. In 2011 he wrote Losing Edison: Beautiful Sustainable Lighting at Home and in 2012 he produced and designed Discover Color, an exploration of the power of color to effect our perception.
As of September 2013, Bedell joined Stan Deutsch Associates, representing 30 different manufacturers here in the NYC metro area. His focus will be to work with clients to increase the beauty, efficiency and sustainability of their spaces through lighting retrofit and redesign.
The 2012 Kitchen and Bath Business Forecast
1.) Kitchen & Bath Design News magazine’s survey found 67% of respondents expect an increase in sales in 2012 over 2011. Do you?
2.) When do you expect the housing/construction part of the economy to return?
3.) Are pricing and tighter profit margins a concern? Clients wanting deals?
4.) Are you concerned about the big box stores? Do you shop there?
5.) Are your material costs decreasing in price?
6.) Share any ideas you have on getting through the tough times.
7. How can we help each other?