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About creatingalastingimpact

Sustainability and green interior design practices are important issues in interior design today. "Sustainability is not simply how to use and specify green materials and processes, but a holistic endeavor that interrelates the professional, social, regulatory, aesthetic and economic issues that impact people and their environments." Can we have a lasting impact on the world we live in? Of course! This is our time. Our time is now!

Creativity and Sustainability.

Some of the biggest epiphanies I had were during the creativity forum. Although with each lecture and reading, I learned more information that was beneficial; those to outside of class events had a large impact on me. One of the … Continue reading

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#socf12

This week I was able to attend the creativity forum.  Although I did not have an epiphany the conference was very inspiring and I’m glad I had the opportunity to go.  I enjoyed all the speakers that were there but … Continue reading

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fair dinkum

My epiphany this week came while listening to the articles discussed in the EcoView.  I was very interested in the sustainable diapers that were discussed.  This is a product that whenever I start a family is something I would definitely … Continue reading

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The Circle of a Products Life

I did not have a giant epiphany this week but I did find our reading incredibly interesting.  Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with the amount of information that is being given in our readings, articles, and videos but with the EcoView … Continue reading

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Strategies

I did not have an epiphany this week but I did find industrial ecology to be very interesting.  Although at first it was tough concept to grasp going through, the list of the ten strategies made it clearer.  With my … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Helplessness

Something important that I learned this week was about self-efficacy.  The article described self-efficacy as a “belief in one’s ability to achieve one’s goals.”  After studying self-efficacy, one could know how it is developed therefore making a brighter future.  According … Continue reading

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Cheap Labor + Cheap Prices = Excess Consumption?

There were many things that I learned this week and many things I found fascinating.  The article, “Prices and quantities: unsustainable consumption and the global economy”, really opened my eyes about our large scale of consumption.  The first thing I … Continue reading

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Inspiration

This week I found the information from our guest speaker, Kirsi Niinimaki was very inspiring.  My epiphany came this week when in our group discussion we were talking about our textiles that we had emotional attachment to.  It’s interesting to … Continue reading

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Are we really promoting the health, safety, and welfare?

My euphony came this week while reading the article required for the interiors students, Material Maze. It’s very obvious that when you are designing you ask yourself certain questions about an aspect of the design such as, is it in … Continue reading

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