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Layoffs at The Mine follow news of consolidation

industry insider | March 22, 2018
Layoff notices have been delivered at home decor e-retailer The Mine, following news of the site’s folding. Parent company Lowe’s announced last week that the stand-alone website would be consolidated with the home improvement giant’s main e-commerce platform, Jackie Pardini Hartzell, the compan... By Melissa Studach

What do Oprah, Ken Fulk and Bunny Williams have in common?

industry insider | March 22, 2018
Design industry luminaries Alessandra Branca, Carolyne Roehm, Bunny Williams, Tobi Fairley, Timothy Corrigan, Ken Fulk and Lucinda Loya are taking their place alongside celebrities like Heidi Klum, Oprah Winfrey and Solange Knowles on the Salonnière 100, a list of America’s top 100 party hosts. ... By Katy B. Olson

Jens Risom collection heads outdoors

collaborations | March 22, 2018
Originally designed by Danish-American furniture designer JENS RISOM in 1943 as his first-ever chair and table collection, the new iteration of the storied designs has been re-engineered for the outdoors. That first collection drew on cost-effective wartime materials while today’s update from KN... By Katy B. Olson

Why art fairs are increasingly relevant

inside the art world | March 22, 2018
In this column I usually focus on practical tips for designers to pitch art to their clients. But today, we’re taking a detour and talking about art fairs. Katharine Earnhardt’s photo of Andy Warhol’s ‘Lips,’ taken at Danziger Gallery I’ve spent a solid chunk of time this month hop... By Katharine Earnhardt

IKEA forays into wellness-focused furniture

industry insider | March 21, 2018
IKEA is the latest to jump on the wellness bandwagon, with a new, limited-edition collection of furnishings and decorative objects crafted from sustainably sourced cotton, rattan, linen, cork and solid pine. Shares designer Maja Ganszyniec, who created the line with Andreas Fredriksson, “With th... By Katy B. Olson

The Rug Show expands High Point footprint

east coast edition | March 21, 2018
You might not have noticed, but last October, The Rug Show made its High Point Market debut. The nonprofit had long had its sights set on doing a show there, and finally made it a reality last year. This Market (April 14 to 18), they return with more than double the number of exhibitors and an a... By Taylor Barker

Why designers are so angry with Houzz

weekly feature | March 21, 2018
Frustrations with the Houzz platform existed long before the IvyMark acquisition last month, but seem to have escalated ever since. On March 1, a group of designers introduced a petition outlining a list of demands of the platform, revolving around what they allege is inappropriate use of design... By Katy B. Olson & Melissa Studach

Williams Sonoma’s strong earnings fail to impress Wall Street

market watch | March 21, 2018
Williams Sonoma managed to surprise Wall Street last week by reporting stronger than expected sales results for the final quarter of 2017. CEO Laura Alber began last week’s quarterly conference call with analysts by delivering a rousing message of optimism and confidence in the company’s prospec... By Dennis Scully

WESTWEEK talks explore global design

california edition | March 20, 2018
Westweek, the Pacific Design Center’s Spring Market event, returns tomorrow and Thursday with the theme “Design Is Global.” Read on for our top reasons to go. Loro Piana’s new showroom at the PDC Insider Discussions Who wouldn’t want to discuss travels with Hearst Design Group edi... By Katy B. Olson

NBBJ, Perkins+Will top architecture’s list of difference-makers

awards | March 20, 2018
Architecture and design brands introducing new ideas in urban development, sustainability and virtual reality earned top honors on Fast Company’s list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2018. Released last month, the annual grouping recognizes leading enterprises and emerging newcomers ... By Melissa Studach
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