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Cracking the code on e-commerce for custom furniture

industry insider | June 21, 2018
Dmitriy & Co., the high-end New York atelier helmed by Donna and David Feldman, is debuting a new website designed with architects and designers in mind—and a potentially innovative new take on e-commerce in the oft-troubled world of retail. The third-generation furniture makers are offer... By Katy B. Olson

Why this jewelry nonprofit is entering the home market

texas edition | June 21, 2018
A jewelry brand with a mission to change the lives of women both at home (Dallas) and abroad (Uganda) is partnering with a home manufacturer to debut its first-ever tabletop and home decor line. Akola, which was founded in 2001, benefits marginalized women through employment, health care, educat... By Katy B. Olson

Behind DECASO’s 'reproduction ban'

digital disruptors | June 21, 2018
Launched last week, DECASO’s new Authenticity Policy formally bans reproductions of notable designs, both to help “combat fakes and inauthentic pieces” as well as to facilitate “trust and transparency” on the site. The policy, says the marketplace, is the first of its kind among competitor sites... By Katy B. Olson

Design Museum residence designers hew to a theme of home

industry insider | June 21, 2018
The Design Museum’s Designers in Residence program, which has helped launch the careers of Asif Khan, Yuri Suzuki and Giles Miller, recently announced its class of 2018. Given the residency theme of “Dwelling,” selected artists Hester Buck, Ella Bulley, Helga Schmid, and Guillemette Legrand and ... By Melissa Studach

Jamie Drake on his work with historic homes

east coast edition | June 20, 2018
What do Jamie Drake and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have in common? One very special home: The lauded interior designer was responsible for decorating Gracie Mansion, the noted mayoral residence, during the Bloomberg’s first term. Last week, Drake was feted by the Historic Ho... By Katy B. Olson

Meet Sandra Jordan, Lladró’s new CEO

industry insider | June 20, 2018
Spanish luxury porcelain firm Lladró has a new CEO: Sandra Jordan, who began in the fashion industry working for brands like Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Gant and Salvatore Ferragamo, takes the reins in the Americas division. Her first project? Launching Lladró’s concept store in Southampton, rep... By Katy B. Olson

Your room design was misappropriated. Now what?

weekly feature | June 20, 2018
It was three years after Ontario interior designer Regina Sturrock designed a luxury model house for a well-known builder—the scope of which entailed architectural detailing, millwork design and, as she puts it, “the finer points of interior design and decor”—when she discovered that another des... By Katy B. Olson

Betting against RH costs short sellers dearly

market watch | June 20, 2018
With more than 35 percent of its outstanding shares sold short, RH, the company formerly known as Restoration Hardware, is currently the 10th most shorted stock on the New York Stock Exchange. Traders who profit from a company’s falling share price got their first taste of blood from RH in 2016.... By Dennis Scully

Hot-air balloons inspire Marcel Wanders collection for Roche Bobois

east coast edition | June 19, 2018
After unveiling his Globe Trotter collection with Roche Bobois in Milan during Salone del Mobile, designer Marcel Wanders touched down in New York earlier this month to discuss the collaboration in a panel discussion with creative director Nicolas Roche and Interior Design editor in chief Cindy ... By Katy B. Olson

How the Campana Brothers do bedding

digital disruptors | June 19, 2018
Luxe Brazilian brand Trousseau—which counts among its collaborators the noted Campana Brothers design team—is entering the U.S. market. One of Trousseau's best-selling designs; courtesy Trousseau The brand's bedding, bath and personal products, which previously were available solel... By Katy B. Olson
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