Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!  Robert G Heft designed the American flag at the age of 17 as part of a school project.   The design features  50 stars representing each state, and 13 stripes representing the former British colonies.

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Celebrate by getting inspired  by some innovative US based designers.  San Franciscan  interior design, and architecture giants, Gensler have designed the creative, and thoughtful 1+ million-square-foot workspace for the Facebook HQ Menlo Park, California.

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Image credits go to Gensler

They’ve also transformed the San Franciso Visitor Centre.

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Image credits go to Gensler

If you feel inspired, and would love to get on the path to a career in interior design, Rhodec International continues to provide high quality interior design education to students across the globe.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

 

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day everyone!  George Stanley designed the Canadian flag, unofficially known as the Maple Leaf.  The red field with the white square at its centre, and eleven pointed maple leaf is based upon the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada.

 

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What better way to celebrate than get inspired by some amazing interior designers based in Canada.  Commercial Designers Burdifilek add their unique touch to this redesign for luxury shoe store, Davids in Toronto….

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And more recently in 2015 for Holt Renfrew….

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If you feel inspired and would love to get on a path to a career in interior design, Rhodec International continues to provide high quality interior design education to students across the globe.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

 

 

Free Interior Design application Sweet Home 3D

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Sweet Home 3D is an interior design application that helps you to quickly draw the floor plan of your house, arrange furniture on it, and visit the results in 3D.

 

 

Available at http://www.sweethome3d.com/, this program is aimed at people who want to design their interior quickly, whether they are moving or they just want to redesign their existing home. Numerous visual guides help you draw the plan of your home and layout furniture. You may draw the walls of your rooms upon the image of an existing plan, and then, drag and drop furniture onto the plan from a catalogue organized by categories. Each change in the 2D plan is simultaneously updated in the 3D view, to show you a realistic rendering of your layout.

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Sweet Home 3D is free of charge, for personal or commercial purpose, under the terms of the GNU General Public License

 

Interested in Inter Design? Why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our Free Sampler Interior Decorator course, right up to our accredited three year Professional Diploma Course, Rhodec International caters for all.  http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

 

 

Eco Wallpapers

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Front Design and Eco Wallpaper collaborated to bring a collection of three dimensional looking wallpapers. Using a plain white background, each design features pencil sketches tricking the eye and giving the illusion of depth, simply by using light and shadow.

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The collection for Eco Wallpaper consists of nine wallpapers. They wanted paper to give a three-dimensional texture to walls. For the Weave pattern above they cut ribbons of wallpaper, wove them together, and made pencil drawings where all the shadows/shades and gradients were showing. This technique was also used for the other designs.

The designers aim was to create a light wallpaper pattern that wouldn’t darken a room. Using this concept, rooms can be kept bright, but with the added three-dimensional effect.

Image Credits: Eco Wallpaper and Frontdesign.se

 

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What’s your decorating style?

Nine questions to find out what decorating style suits you best.

Undecided how to decorate a certain room? Unsure what your style is and how to find the right items. Why not try this fun quiz by Houzz.com and learn which decorating style suits you.

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Click here or the image above to answer 9 simple lifestyle questions to discover your style. Is the outcome as you expected?

 

Interested in Interior Design? Rhodec International offer courses from our free sampler Interior Decorator Course, right up to our accredited three year Professional Diploma Course.

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IDS Interior Design Show

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Canada’s IDS Interior Design Show
Set to run from January 21st – 24th 2016
Now in its 18th year, IDS brings together the newest & most innovative of international and Canadian design. With three full days of inspirational exhibits, influential speakers & leading products, IDS is not just a fair — it’s a total design experience.

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Show Venue:
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE, North Building
255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON, CA
416-585-8000
Full information can be found at http://www.interiordesignshow.com/

 

Interested in Interior Design? Rhodec International offer courses from our free sampler Interior Decorator Course, right up to our accredited three year Professional Diploma Course.

 

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House of the future?

What does the future hold for homes? Like most things in this modern era The Guardian believes technology will play an ever increasing rôle in this fun article.

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From the Garden to the Kitchen, there are companies, designers and engineers with some amazing tech already widely available, from Robot pets, building blocks constructed from natural cement churned out by bacteria to flooring that converts footsteps to energy. As technology advances at a rapid rate the possibilities are endless.

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Are you ready for a Robot butler?

 

Interested in Interior Design? Rhodec International offer courses from our free sampler Interior Decorator Course, right up to our accredited three year Professional Diploma Course.

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Shitomito Pallet

Office space made from Pallets

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This amazing conference room and recreation area in Japan has been designed by Hiroki Tominaga – Atelier. The 130 pallets used came from what was already available in the printing company’s office space plus nearby buildings. The pallets used to construct the walls had to be custom made.  We love how the pallet theme has been continued with the addition of sheets of glass to create the board tables. You can just imagine how the space would affect your senses when you walked in, and the designer mentions the smell of trees and the textures. Hopefully no splinters!
This image is taken from Tominaga Atelier http://www.ht-at.com/.  Visit for lots more inspiring designs.
The Professional Interior Design Diploma has always been much more than an interior design course. With entire units dedicated to Drafting and Construction. For more information regarding course content see http://www.rhodec.org/subjects.htm.

 

 

9 fantastic tips from photojournalist Steve McCurry

Being able to take a good photograph is an important part of an interior designer’s daily life, from capturing ideas that inspire you, to documenting your project work for clients. Here are some great tips from world renowned documentary photographer Steve McCurry, famous for his “Afghan Girl” image, on how to improve your photographs.

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