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We’re closing the TEDGlobal event for 2012, where we did our best to make sure every great idea got written down!

What do you do with your ideas? How do you share them? Where do you go with great ideas that you don’t use ? Is there a new technology that can help ideas grow?

The TEDx space at TEDGlobal started as a blank canvas, slowly becoming a masterpiece of great thoughts as we encouraged the TED community to draw on literally every surface in the room. It’s a fun way to be part of a collaboration and sharing of ideas and people are actively participating. As some express themselves with markers, others are smiling as they read the messages on the walls, floor, tables and chairs. Inspiration and new ideas are shared on every surface and in countless conversations, all spurring on new ideas that will change the world.

Thanks to the Gates Foundation for bringing 15 TEDx organizers to Edinburgh and for continuing to help make this a great experience.

Learning today is not the experience that you might remember from 20 years ago. And, it will be different tomorrow. The booth that we created for Steelcase at Educause was full of new ideas that break out of the conventional classroom setting. We highlighted products that create innovative environments for collaboration and learning. To maximize the booth’s 20’ x 20’ footprint we positioned the architecture of the space on a 45 degree angle. This created 2 small display areas that worked like storefront windows – a retail technique to showcase hot new products to pull people in to discover more. The collection of new technology products from Steelcase created quite a buzz at the show and we accomplished a lot in a small space.

This was one of the most challenging exhibits to design. Our client challenged us to pull the best products out of the 3 huge showrooms at NeoCon in the Merchandise Mart to create a 20’ x 30’ experience. We still had to capture the impact from the show, to communicate the company’s messages, and to position the products in a compelling way to grab the attention of the viewer. We pulled it off. To organize the best-of-the-best we created 4 small spaces and designed two large walls that defined the space and highlighted messaging. We put the newest hot products up front and utilized color to stand out. The venue can be dark and dull, so we used bright yellow and blue to brighten the space There were a lot of stories and products to share in a fairly small environment but it worked really well. We got a lot of great feedback and were happy to step up to the challenge.

The team at Xibitz is busy packing up the Guardian booth at this moment. Poised to make an impressive showing at GlassBuild America, we pulled together some of the existing displays and created a few new ones for the show. It all starts on Sept. 12th in Atlanta and the world will get another chance to see all the cool products that Guardian has to offer.

All polished up — here are the professional pictures of the Guardian InGlass booth at NeoCon. Lots of traffic, delighted clients, and many good connections were made. It was a great show.

Outdoor, Lobby and Guest Room – with a little imagination you can see the 3 settings designed for the hospitality market. Steelcase Coalesse furniture is so great to work with – I love it all but unfortunately just can’t afford to fill my house with it. It does make pulling together a beautiful booth pretty easy. The outdoor furniture is by Emu – a company in Italy that has an agreement to sell through Coalesse.