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Lonny, the monthly online publication that was launched in October 2009, is experiencing an uptick in growth. Since Lonny.com's acquisition— Aufeminin, a European women’s life ...


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ASID's Chapter Leadership Conference draws strong attendance

Members of 46 of ASID’s 48 chapters were present for the society’s 2015 Chapter Leadership Conference in Boston, held July 16 to 18. Training and networking—along with the society’s 40th anniversary celebration—were on the agenda, which ended with an awards gala and auction that raised over $57,000. “This conference highlighted one of the great strengths of ASID,” said DJ Johnson, director, chapter program development. “It brought a diverse group of designers and industry...

Kindel acquires North Carolina furniture maker Councill

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Kindel Furniture Company has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the intellectual property of Councill Company in a purchase which includes all case goods and the majority of upholstery products from the residential and contract furniture maker from Denton, North Carolina. This marks the second acquisition for the company in less than 18 months. Last year, Kindel purchased Karges Furniture Company, expanding Kindel's domestic and int...

Brian Patrick Flynn tapped as HGTV Dream Home 2016 designer

Florida native Brian Patrick Flynn is returning to the Sunshine State for the 2016 HGTV Dream Home, which is this year located on Merritt Island. The designer shared with EAL his take on the project, which will be broadcast on New Year's Day 2016, as well as his myriad inspirations. Brian Patrick Flynn What are some of the Dream Home's most surprising features? Its lack of expected beach house decor. I grew up in South Florida, so I've seen more than my fair shar...

Setting up shop online: Zak + Fox’s foray into e-commerce

Business is booming online, with designers and firms launching digital shops to target a new kind of consumer. While Zak + Fox’s fabrics can be discovered in person throughout brick-and-mortar showrooms in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Australia, the New York-based design and textile company founded by Zak Profera in 2012 launched its trade-only online shop just last week. Founder Profera shared with EAL the latest updates from the digital frontlines. ...

Comings & Goings: Design professionals on the move

Keep your eye on the revolving door as design professionals make moves within the buzzing industry. Discover who’s who, and who’s where, with our monthly roundup of the latest comings and goings. Manufacturing/Retail  Meeghan Truelove has joined Schumacher from Hearst Design Group, where she was articles editor. Bobby Contini has joined LV Wood. He was previously vice president of sales and marketing at John Boone and he served as Vice President Design Center Divi...

4 designers tapped by Design Museum residence program

Four emerging designers have been chosen for the Design Museum's eighth annual Designers in Residence program, including Chris Green, Stephanie Hornig, Hefin Jones and Alexa Pollmann, with each invited to reimagine one of the museum's galleries under this year's theme of "Migration." Hornig, for one, focused on transforming furniture by rethinking the meaning of home and the purpose of furniture in a world that seems to be growing smaller and more flexible. Her design inc...

Legrand and ASID team up on lighting contest

How can small details—think light switches and wall plates—change the atmosphere of a room? Lighting company Legrand has partnered with ASID to launch the Best Before & After Contest to find out. Inviting interior designers to transform rooms using the company’s “adorne” light switches and wall plates, the contest will select the top before and after projects. The prize: A trip for two to Paris to tour the Legrand Design Center. Designers are invited to select up to f...

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Designers share color trends and favorite finds at the International Gift & Home Show (Atlanta, GA, July 2015)
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