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Irene Turner Talks Pinterest

On utilizing the image sharing platform for your design business

CJ Dellatore Irene Turner Pinterest

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It would be difficult to write an informed post about the intersection of Pinterest and the interior design industry without focusing on Irene Turner.  As an early adopter of the platform, the Sonoma County designer currently has more than 4,500,000 followers, and has pinned nearly 55,000 images.

In my ongoing quest to learn about (and share about) how social media impacts our industry, I decided to reach out to Irene – to ask some simple and pointed questions about the impact Pinterest has on her business.

Here’s the Q&A.

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Business & Design: Less is More

The Growing Trend Towards Smaller Homes

2013_01_23_grabb_13172_3_rsznARCHITECTS Prefabricated ‘Micro Apartment’ Building

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In late January the Bloomberg administration announced the winner of the AdApt NYC competition, which sought to imagine the future of housing in New York City.  The winning proposal, by a team including nARCHITECTS, developers Monadnock, and the Actors Fund HD, will begin construction at 335 East 27th Street next year.  Their scheme, “My Micro NY,” calls for nine stories of long, thin apartments stepped back from the street.  Each apartment will be prefabricated in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and arranged on site using a crane, saving precious construction days and millions of dollars.  Here’s the link to the story on Curbed.com if you’d like to learn more.

Reading about the project peaked my curiosity about housing trends around the rest of the country in this post recession era.  There’s some very interesting data that clearly suggests the trend toward smaller homes is not limited to urban areas.  You might find it interesting.

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