Tips for decorating walls in college dorms

Daytona Beach News-Journal –

If your walls could talk, what would they say? Mine would scream and ask for a towel, because they’re naked.

There is a never-ending list of possibilities when it comes to wall decor, but that list seems to shrink automatically when the walls belong to a dorm or rented space.

When I stepped into my college dorm, I was greeted by four white walls. I was excited to be there and was full of ideas for the room, but over time I felt like the bare walls were closing in on me.

Written By Anyssa Roberts Lexington Herald Leader

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Dormify: Working with college girls to sell style

WASHINGTON — Advertising executive Karen Zuckerman has assembled a small army of college women across the country to spread the word about her ambitious Rockville, Md.-based dorm-decorating company.

Aptly called Dormify, the start-up – funded with $2 million from a dozen investors and Zuckerman herself – is going head to head with big brands like Pottery Barn, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond as it tries to capture a slice of the collegiate-spending market.

Written By Thomas Heath Washington Post

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The Future of Design Education: Teaching Innovation

Office installation by Nikole Nelson, an alumnus of Savannah College of Art and Design. Photo by Jeff Harris.

Ask any student or faculty member about interior design education today and invariably you’ll hear about interdisciplinary collaboration—the merging of specialties—and professional interaction and experience. “Students want real world experiences,” says Cindy Coleman, director at School at the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). “And, more and more, students want to connect to a professional community.”

Like some of its peer institutions, SAIC has responded by incorporating project-based studios into its course of study. “In these studios, students from different disciplines work collaboratively and the outcome is often a product, built project, analysis, or public exhibits,” says Coleman.

Written By Sara Pepitone

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