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Professional Associations

American Society of Interior Designers- Student Page   (ASID)
URL: http://www.asid.org/students
Founded in 1975, ASID is the oldest,largest and leading professional organization for interior designers, industry representatives, educators and students.   [8/16]
Interior Designers of Canada  (IDC)
URL: http://www.idcanada.org/
"Founded in 1972, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is the national advocacy association for the Interior Design profession. " [8/16]
Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)
URL: http://www.idec.org
"The mission of The Interior Design Educators Council, Inc. is the advancement of interior design education, scholarship, and service." [8/16]
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
URL: http://www.iida.org
Both members and guests may enter this Chicago-based association's web site. Membership information, professional code of ethics, forums, industry information, and student information are included.  [8/16]
NCIDQ
URL: http://www.ncidqexam.org/
All informaton to obtain an NCIDQ certificate, the mark of a professional. National Council for Interior Design Qualificaton, Inc. [8/16]

General

American Blinds, Wallpaper & More
URL: http://www.americanblinds.com
This online interior design store provides products for home decorating. [8/16]
American Hardwood Information Center
URL: http://www.hardwoodinfo.com/
Comprehensive information on wood: images, specifying, DVDs, downloadable brochures, more [8/16]
benjaminmoore.com
URL: http://benjaminmoore.com
Many important links for designers, architects, everyone. The Personal Color Viewer® is where house colors can be modified, upload your photos, more. [8/16]
Ergoweb®: Performance Ergonomics, since 1995
URL: https://ergoweb.com/
Human-centered solutions to improve your performance. Provides History of Ergonomics, Ergonomics Glossary, and Ergonomics Concepts. Company website, spin-off from University of Utah. [8/16]
Free Online Graph Paper/ Grid Paper pdfs
URL: http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/
Personal website, Incompetech provides a large variety of downloadable and printable grids and graph papers for free. [8/16]
Home Portfolio
URL: http://www.homeportfolio.com/
A gallery of home design ideas, photos and products.  Search for products by room or brand in various categories, or find a retailer.   [8/16]
Interior Design
URL: http://www.interiordesign.net/
Archive of Magazine issues from 2014 - present. Interior Design Media is the global, industry-leading design publication, website and events company serving the interior design, architectural and facility management audience.  [8/16]
Interior Design Directory
URL: http://www.i-d-d.com/
Resources for interior designers include a Directory of Designers by state. [8/16]
Kitchen and Bath Business
URL: http://www.kbbonline.com
From the editors of Kitchen & Bath Business magazine, includes ideas and design news, products, Kitchen & Bath Business [8/16]
Pantone Color
URL: http://www.pantone.com
World-renowned authority on color since the 1960's, Pantone, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated. [8/16]
Sherwin-Williams.com
URL: http://www.sherwin-williams.com/
The Paint Color Visualizer allows you "paint online." [ [8/16]
PPG: Voice of color (Pittsburgh Paints)
URL: http://www.ppgvoiceofcolor.com/
An exciting and innovative color selection program that allows online schemes to be developed. PPG:  Pittsburgh Paints, Porter Paints. [8/16]

Museums, Digital Libraries and Archives

A Digital Archive of American Architecture
URL: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/
"Currently consisting of nearly 1,500 digitized images of American architecture (280 buildings) plus explanatory material." . [an older website, but still available -  [8/16] ]
Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America
URL: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/gsc/
The Library of Congress's American Memory Project, photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner. "...over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. Subjects are concentrated chiefly in the northeastern United States, especially the New York City area, and Florida."   [8/16]
The Geffrye Museum of the Home
URL: http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/
The Geffrye Museum's period rooms and gardens are available with Virtual Tours. The museum is devoted to the history of the home, showing how homes and gardens reflect changes in society,behavior, style and taste over the past 400 years. [8/16]
National Building Museum:
telling the stories of architecture, engineering and design

URL: http://www.nbm.org/
The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment. [8/16]
National Register of Historic Places
URL: http://www.nps.gov/nr/
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources. [8/16]
Winterthur Digital Collections
URL: http://content.winterthur.org:2011/cdm/
Winterthur has an extensive collection (that can be toured) of American furniture throughout the years in 175 rooms.  The library is a goldmine for Interior Designers, and the online Digital Collections offer numerous photos of interiors. [8/16]

Last updated 201512/JAU