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This Swedish designer’s concept might be the next IKEA

podcast | May 25, 2018
After working as an interior designer for several years, Petrus Palmér, co-founder and CEO of Hem, saw that the furniture business model, from distribution to pricing, was outdated. He set out to develop a modern furniture company built with sustainability, pricing transparency and direct-to-con... By Melissa Studach

Everything you wanted to know about lighting can be found here

lighting | May 25, 2018
The nexus of lighting innovations, cleverly dubbed Lightovation, kicks off June 20 at Dallas Market Center. The show’s summer edition will include four days of new products, programming, inspirational displays and the grand opening of the SMART Center. Arteriors will show its new line by ... By Melissa Studach

What not to miss at the D&D’s ‘Al Fresco’ Spring Market

industry insider | May 24, 2018
As temperatures rise in New York City, the D&D Building’s Spring Market is taking things outside. Okay, not literally. But next Wednesday’s full-day affair takes on the theme “Al Fresco; Inside Out,” inviting well-known interior designers and landscape architects to share how they blur the l... By Melissa Studach

A peek inside the world of high-end ... cleaning?

case studies | May 24, 2018
Partners in life and work, Patti and Ken Adams, of Logos Associates Specialty Furniture Cleaners, have been cleaning (and, in certain cases, reupholstering) high-end furniture for the last two and a half decades. The pair share their insights into one oft-neglected but ever-essential area of int... By Katy B. Olson

This week's design auctions are a veritable treasure trove

auctions | May 24, 2018
The Sotheby’s “Important Design” auction is being unveiled today, with a carefully edited array of European and American design objects culled from the last century. The highlights? For starters, Jean Royère’s six-piece collection, including Ours Polaire armchairs and sofa; Etoile sideboard, din... By Katy B. Olson

Hot off the press: Design books embrace wellness as a theme

book review | May 24, 2018
From IKEA’s holistic collection to Charles Pavarini III’s “Home Wellness Retreat” at the top of this year’s KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOWHOUSE and House Beautiful’s own entirely health-focused SHOWHOUSE, “wellness” is a buzzword that has been infiltrating the design world (and beyond) for the last yea... By Katy B. Olson

How to maximize your PR potential

pr masterclass | May 23, 2018
De Gournay, Uhuru, The Urban Electric Co., Sasha Bikoff and Resource Decor are among the clients of Laura Bindloss, who founded Nylon Consulting in 2012 as a luxury home and lifestyle PR company for designers and brands throughout the U.S. and U.K. In the latest of her series of Master Classes f... By Laura Bindloss

Williamsburg architect launches kitchen-sample-by-mail service

digital disruptors | May 23, 2018
Billed as a design delivery service created by designers for homeowners, Sample Dipt has launched to address the rise of the Instagram designer, or, as the architecture and design firm Dipt’s founder Sean Gold puts it, the “design-savvy, decisive, do-it-yourselfer.” Gold, an architect, and hi... By Katy B. Olson

Is Facebook taking on Houzz?

weekly feature | May 23, 2018
Just this morning, the granddaddy of social media announced its latest effort to enter the home world: Facebook Marketplace is partnering with on-demand service providers HomeAdvisor, Porch and Handy to help users source assistance on home jobs of all kinds, from major renovations to plumbing an... By Katy B. Olson

How a creative event-activation drove numbers

digital disruptors | May 23, 2018
One furniture brand is singing the praises of social media’s impact and outreach. Fine Furniture Design, most recently in the news for the LAUNCH of its collection with men’s mag Esquire, has reported that its recent speed-painting event created a dramatic spike in social media engagement during... By Katy B. Olson
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