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DI Details Newsletter April 2010 Design Institute of San Diego
What's Happening at DI:
Alumni Follow-Up Angela Hall
DI works hard to communicate well with every member of our family, even years after they've completed our program. For this story we followed Angela to Hong Kong to hear the story of a dream client who outlined his goals, and left town for four months with the words, "I don't need to see or approve anything, this is your budget, and I want..."

Says Angela now, "He was obviously thrilled with the end result and immediately hired me to build a house for him on the island of Antigua. This is a dream client - very trusting, minimal input, and just plain lovely to spend time with."


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Angela - DI Graduate
Angela - DI Alum
Want to Explore a Career in Interior Design?
Anyone who has spent his or her life re-arranging furniture for friends and finding ways to maximize living space for relatives should consider a career in interior design.

Design Institute graduates have found themselves utilizing their education in a wide range of design fields, including lighting design, landscape design, and the design of airports, theme parks, and prisons.


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Careers in Interior Design
Careers in Interior Design
The Kravet Lee Jofa Student Fabric Resource Center
Most campus-based resource centers are filled with outdated materials and discontinued fabrics.

At Design Institute we recognize our students need more than that. That's why we've partnered with Kravet Lee Jofa Collection to offer the first campus-based "real time" resource library!


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Student Fabric Resource Center
Student Fabric Resource Center
Have You Met Lisa Schattman Yet?
There's a whirlwind in the Design Institute library by the name of Lisa Schattman. With us since September, Lisa's the person to see when you need just about anything. Research. Photography. Resources. A friendly smile. She knows her way around interior design, the business world, and the school.

But how did someone who organizes her groceries by the room she's buying them for end up organizing DI's reference materials? THAT's a story you need to sit down with her to hear...


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Lisa Schattman
Lisa Schattman
DON'T MISS THIS BOOK!
Fairie-ality Style: A Sourcebook of Inspirations from Nature, by David Ellwand Candlewick Press, 2009

A stained-glass window made from twigs and tulip petals. Chairs made from dandelions. A tea service made from acorns. A rug made from feathers. In this lusciously photographed sourcebook of design ideas, the author showcases his whimsical creations for the fairy world.


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Chairs made from dandelions
Chairs made from dandelions
The DI Green Design Challenge
Collaborating with the Emerging Green Builders of the San Diego chapter of the US Green Building Council, DI will be hosting the first annual Green Design Challenge on Saturday, April 24th. This day-long event on DI's campus is designed to illuminate the USGBC's 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition: Design to Build Challenge. It's part of a national competition open to a limited number of students and emerging professionals interested in using their talents to help rebuild New Orleans sustainably and affordably.

The best part? The top four entries will be constructed to determine the winner.


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Green Design Challenge
Green Design Challenge
The Great Houses of Europe
With an itinerary geared to the adventurer in everyone, regardless of age, Dr. Denise Homme has coordinated the most exciting nine days you're ever likely to experience. Leaving May 15th, you'll find yourself in some of Spain's most memorable locations for a refreshing mix of sightseeing, learning, culture, and leisure time. The tour is open to anyone, whether or not affiliated with Design Institute, provided they are over 18 and in good physical condition.

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Upcoming Tour
Upcoming Tour
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