RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014
May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums. 

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.

Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century. 



Deadline: April 25
Call for Entries (Student Awards) 

Deadline: June 1 
AIA|LA 2014 Design Awards Program Registration 

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

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Showroom: A Bryght Idea is aiming to change the online furniture shopping game by offering high-style furniture and eliminating the risk. Image via shop online for books, clothes, groceries, even eyeglasses. What we don’t shop for much is furniture. By some estimates, only about three percent of furniture purchases are currently made online. When you think about it, it makes sense. Shopping for furniture is a singularly tactile experience. We want to feel the fabric or the finish and sit in the chair or the sofa. We want to walk around it and get the 360-degree experience so that when it comes times to put it in our living room or dining room, we know exactly what we’re getting. is aiming to change all that. The company, based out of Vancouver, BC, and launched just a few months ago, is betting that we’re ready and willing to go online for high-quality furnishings, because, as Amir Baig, the CEO and a co-founder, puts it, “our scarcest resource is time.” To that end, Baig and his partners have created a company that offers high-style furniture with a contemporary flair that’s just a click away. Making it even more appealing, the pieces are priced substantially below their competitors since they source directly from designers and manufacturers, cutting out importers, distributors and sales people.

Besides offering affordable, quality, Amir and his team have taken steps to make the experience as risk-free as possible. The photography of their pieces is as high-resolution as possible, so buyers can get a detailed picture of the items they’re considering. They also offer free fabric swatches to bring a bit of that tactile experience into online shopping. Finally, and most importantly, if a customer isn’t happy with their purchase, they can send it back and not be charged for shipping or re-stocking. “To make this work,” says Baig, “we had to be bold.”

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