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Queer Eye returns with Bobby Berk aboard as designer

digital disruptors | December 11, 2017
The much-loved makeover show, Queer Eye, is returning after over a decade, as a Netflix remake, and interior Bobby Berk will star as the show's interiors expert, joining fellow pros on the team, known as the Fab Five, including Karamo Brown (specializing in culture), Jonathan Van Ness (personal ... By Katy B. Olson

Heritage Home Group undergoes reorg

industry insider | December 11, 2017
After the sale of Lane Furniture to United Furniture Inds.—HERITAGE HOME GROUP had announced the sale of nearly all its LANE FURNITURE business assets to UNITED FURNITURE INDUSTRIES in a sale that is expected to be finalized by the end of the year—Heritage Home Group has divided itself into thre... By Katy B. Olson

The Novogratz return to NYC with holiday pop-up

deals & steals | December 8, 2017
Cortney and Robert Novogratz are coming back to the Big Apple for the holidays. Tomorrow, the design duo and TV stars are opening their inaugural "experiential guideshop," at a temporary space in Manhattan's Meatpacking District that exhibits 100-plus pieces from their Amazon collection. ... By Katy B. Olson

SANDOW now major partner in Galerie Magazine

industry insider | December 8, 2017
SANDOW and Galerie magazine, the luxury design publication launched last year by founders James and Lisa Cohen (who also founded Hudson News), are teaming up. Sandow Capital LLC, the company's investment branch, made a strategic investment and now owns 50 percent of the quarterly. SANDOW will pr... By Katy b. Olson

Farrow & Ball unveils designer window displays for DIFFA

collaborations | December 8, 2017
The second-annual Window by Design event, a collaboration between Farrow & Ball and Design Industries Foundation Fights AIDS (DIFFA), was unveiled earlier this month at the British paint and wallcovering brand’s 16 showroom markets nationwide. Peti Lau, Toledo Geller and Jenny Wolf were amon... By Melissa Studach

Modsy nabs $23 million in funding from NBC, Comcast and more

digital disruptors | December 8, 2017
The home design startup, which lets users visualize wares in their homes via 3D imaging and AR technology, has closed a $23 million Series B funding round. It was led by Advance Venture Partners (which is a branch of Advance Publication—parent company of Conde Nast) with previous investors inclu... By Katy B. Olson

A/D/O explores the interaction of light and space

show & tell | December 7, 2017
Environmental designer Edward Granger designed creative workspace A/D/O’s latest exhibit, “Tetromino,” which focuses on the interaction of light and space. The exhibit is free and open to the public through January. The ‘Tetromino’ exhibit at A/D/O “There were three guiding forces ... By Taylor Barker

Joss & Main outfits new HGTV series

collaborations | December 7, 2017
Online furniture retailer Joss & Main partnered with HGTV on its new series Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House as the exclusive provider of furniture and decor for some of the rooms in Drew Scott and Linda Phan’s recently renovated home. After each episode, the products featur... By Taylor Barker

Pantone names 2018 Color of the Year

digital disruptors | December 7, 2017
Ultra Violet is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 and, as the color company points out, it reflects the qualities that are needed in today’s world. The vibe of Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet is distinctly ethereal. “Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, t... By Katy B. Olson

Nate Berkus’s new gig with startup Framebridge

collaborations | December 7, 2017
Custom framing startup Framebridge has announced that interior designer Nate Berkus will be an investor and creative advisor of the brand going forward. The Chicago-based designer will help develop product designs, as well as “guide company strategy around innovation, designs and partnerships.” ... By Melissa Studach
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