Good News: Kinetic Logos, Data-Driven Design, Screen Glasses + More

“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.” – Buckminster Fuller

From Novità Communications:

We are excited to bring you another week of good news and story ideas.

To view past editions + ideas, simply click here.

We are also putting out a call for submissions for our BE WELL series on IGTV and YouTube. Now is the time to tap into your creativity and passions, to unveil your hidden talents, hobbies and rituals – and to share your videos!  [Contact]


Leading With Passion & Creativity

Humanscale’s Jane Abernethy Recognized as 2020 Living Hero
Jane Abernethy, Humanscale’s Chief Sustainability Officer, has been chosen as a 2020 Living Future Hero by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). She was virtually presented with her Hero award on Friday, May 8th at the Closing Circle of Living Future 2020 Online. [Learn More]

Duravit Promotes Safety Through Encouragement of Social Distancing With Kinetic Logo
Duravit has launched a visual representation of social distancing in a new kinetic logo, in an effort to actively support social distance and safety in all of the brand’s internal and external activities and communications. The Wood Grouse is a key component of Duravit’s logo which separates itself from the ‘D’ of Duravit in the brand’s new kinetic logo. Incorporating a visualization of social distancing, the active logo also incorporates two important hashtags: #stay safe, #socialdistancing. A small, but powerful way to encourage safe practices across the globe during this period, it is the hope of the brand that this visual queue is a reminder for all to act in the best interest of not only their own health and safety but of others’ as well.

Helping Hands

HBF/HBF Textiles Donates Masks to NYPD Officers
After learning NYPD officers were only given one mask since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, VP of Design Mary Jo Miller and the amazing HBF/HBF Textiles team donated 100 masks to front liners in NYC.[Media Contact]

Working Smarter

Protect Against Screen Glare with AMEICO’s Izipizi Screen Glasses
With the necessity of WFH, everyone, from students to professionals, is spending significantly more time in front of their computer and phone screens. Now is the time to be proactive and protect our eyes from the screens we stare at every day, AMEICO offers screen glasses by Izipizi that have a special coating that blocks 40% of visible light, and users have claimed improved sleep and lessened fatigue. These glasses can help you work smarter not harder while protecting your eyes from the daily strain of work from home. [Link]

6 Tips for Creating the Perfect Workspace by Designer Daun Curry
Since many of us are adjusting to working from home these days, we tapped ever-so-chic interior designer Daun Curry for some tips on how to make your workspace work for you. [Link]

M Moser Associates Living Lab

The Importance of Data-Driven Design
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is highlighting the importance of data-driven design with its Outcome of Design Awards. The recently announced 2020 winners — M Moser Associates Living Lab and the Sensory Well-Being Hub by HKS — harnessed pre- and post-occupancy research to demonstrate the tangible benefits of good design, including increasing employee productivity and satisfaction, and offering successful spaces for sensory diverse individuals. As America begins to consider a return to the traditional office, ASID is proving that designing with data at the forefront is more important now than ever. [Link]

Living Well

Tips + Tricks from Food Preservation Expert on Keeping Food Fresh for Longer
During this time of quarantine and social distancing, many of us have found a silver lining in getting creative in the kitchen. Perhaps now more than ever, keeping food fresh for as long as possible is a concern in many kitchens today. In an effort to limit trips to the grocery store by learning tips and tricks about best preservation practices, Fisher & Paykel’s Product Evaluator and expert of Food Preservation, Luisa Jamieson shared her response to common FAQ’s which you can read here! [Learn More]

Virtual Events

HD Expo Virtual Tour With Duravit, Room & Board Business Interiors & True
Three beloved brands came together to share not only what they would have been showcasing at this year’s HD Expo, but trends they are seeing as an industry during this time of shift and change. Learn what Duravit, Room & Board Business Interiors & True Residential are doing and launching—from color trends to integrating new health and wellness standards. [Virtual Tour]