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Michael Boodro to leave role at Elle Decor

news | May 26, 2017
Yesterday, it was announced internally that Michael Boodro will no longer be editor in chief of ELLE DECOR, after eight years with the HEARST DESIGN GROUP publication. The reasons were not made known, nor was a successor named. As Boodro tells EAL, “I plan to take some time off. I have been work...

Short film captures the spirit of Dmitriy & Co.

news | May 25, 2017
Debuted at a party last week, the short film The Way Back, witnesses a handmade Dmitriy & Co. piece deconstructed, layer by layer, in reverse. The inaugural piece produced by GREAT JONES STUDIO, founded by Dustin O’Neal, and WEWRKWKNDS, headed by O’Neal’s brother, Dillon “Bo” O’Neal. The fil...

Portola Paints shows designers how to use Lime Wash

news | May 25, 2017
Family-owned Los Angeles-based paint company Portola Paints specializes in hand-blending colors in their West Hollywood outpost. The company is also known for lime wash: lime-based coating for interior and exterior walls that develops an enviable patina over time. Jamie Davis, who founded the co...

NYU launches fashion/luxury MBA program

news | May 25, 2017
New York University Stern School of Business is debuting a new category of specialized MBA, the school announced, targeting “MBA seekers who are firmly committed to business careers either in technology or in fashion and luxury.” The one-year-long programs, called the Tech MBA and Fashion & ...

ASID releases first-quarter interior design billings report

news | May 24, 2017
Last week, ASID Research, a branch of the American Society of Interior Designers, announced the first-quarter billings index for 2017. The “ASID Interior Design Billings Index” (IDBI) measures the business conditions of 300 interior design firms from across the country and offers insight on the ...

Innovative, environmentally friendly woven rug line debuts

news | May 23, 2017
Launching a new product concept, the Kasthall design studio debuted Harvest, an environmentally friendly rug collection, at ICFF. The innovative new product range uses leftover spools of yarn from the production process to create modern woven rugs in “color-shifting hues made entirely from resid...

Behind the brand: Carl Hansen & Son shares a glimpse of its latest product

news | May 22, 2017
Carl Hansen & Son has launched its latest products for summer and fall 2017, including a rug collection by Naja Utzon Popov, furniture reissues by Danish masters Ole Wanscher, Poul Kjærholm and Hans J. Wegner, and a contemporary take on a classic rocking chair by emerging talent Anker Bak. T...

Zaha Hadid Architects' first-ever NYC residence unveiled

news | May 19, 2017
The 135-foot, 39-unit residential building at 520 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Zaha Hadid’s first New York City residence, has been unveiled in the rapidly developing Hudson Yards neighborhood. The building was designed top to bottom by the late architect, with an interlaced facade comprised of ...

Conran launches IKEA alternative

news | May 18, 2017
South Korea’s new furniture and homeware store, The Life, has launched, posing an alternative to IKEA in the country. Conran + Partners is behind the new concept store, a 3,200-square-foot space outfitted with more than 5,000 homeware products. Inside the new Seoul store In a recent in...

NKBA study values kitchen industry at $49 billion

news | May 17, 2017
A new study by the National Kitchen + Bath Association discovered that 10 million-plus households remodeled their kitchen in 2015, resulting in a $49 billion annual industry. The report, “U.S. Market Size Study: Kitchen Products,” found that average consumer spending in this market ranges from $...

New company twelvehome offers consumers predesigned room schemes

news | May 15, 2017
A new interior brand, TWELVEHOME, co-founded by interior designer Christi Rogers and marketer Paige Kramer, has launched its first offering: seven predesigned room schemes with soft finishings, lighting, rugs, wall art and wall treatments. Available for bedrooms, living rooms, home offices and m...

ASID introduces new insurance options for members

news | May 12, 2017
The American Society of Interior Designers has partnered with The Insurance Exchange to offer its members a new array of insurance and medical care options, at a discounted rate. For years, the organization has offered its 25,000-plus members professional liability insurance, also known as error...

Interior Design magazine celebrates 85 years

news | May 10, 2017
In celebration of Interior Design magazine’s 85th anniversary, its March issue, which at 333 pages is its largest, was styled like a book and served as a tribute to the pub’s history. Interior Design's celebratory March issue Among the features in the anniversary issue are a “Who’s Who” ...

New subscription service for bedsheets aims to cut waste

news | May 9, 2017
San Francisco–based Coyuchi, an organic bedding company, has launched a subscription service for organic sheets, towels and duvets. Designed to keep old bedding and towels out of landfills (more than 10 million tons of textiles wind up in landfills each year), the service either upcycles the old...

Be Original Americas Design Fellows named

news | May 5, 2017
WantedDesign has announced this year’s Be Original Americas Summer Design Fellows: Tom Groom, who studies graphic and industrial design at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Art + Design, with a minor in new media arts, and Irene Lee, who is studying design and environmental analy...

One Kings Lane opens its first street-level retail store

news | April 28, 2017
On Memorial Day, One Kings Lane will open its first shop, making its debut in Southampton, New York, in the historic former home of the Rogers Memorial Library at 11 Jobs Lane. The seasonal store will offer complimentary design consultations with in-house interior designers, in-store entertainme...

Boffi SoHo sows seeds of innovation with GrowNYC’s Project Farmhouse

news | April 25, 2017
Project Farmhouse is a sustainability and education center run by GrowNYC, designed to help New Yorkers become more sustainable. Boffi SoHo provided its Xila kitchen model, custom designed and built for the space; the Boffi SoHo Teaching Kitchen, as it’s known, is outfitted with Gaggenau applian...

Architizer shares “absurd” floor plan

news | April 24, 2017
Earlier this week, Architizer asked: “Is this the world’s worst floor plan?” about a plan that first surfaced back in 2012, on the online image-sharing community Imgur. “For school, I was assigned to make the worst floor plan for a house possible. I got an A,” wrote an Imgur user, who shared the...

ASID’s Minnesota chapter gives back to homeless shelter

news | April 24, 2017
The Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, along with the local community, celebrated the grand opening of two renovated classroom spaces at People Serving People’s homeless shelter in Minneapolis. ASID-Minnesota’s community service committee members worked over the las...

Remodeler confidence is high, says Houzz study

news | April 21, 2017
The Q1 2017 Houzz Renovation Barometer reports “widespread” quarter-over-quarter confidence in the home renovation market for all industry sectors, including architects, designers, general contractors/remodelers, design-build firms, building/renovation specialty firms and outdoor specialty firms...

NC governor to make High Point appearances

news | April 21, 2017
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is set to stop by High Point Market today, for a two-part tour that begins at 3 p.m. He is scheduled to attend the grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration of the newly built Christopher Guy showroom, where he will deliver remarks and participate in a tour ...

Innovative furniture/design collective debuts at High Point

news | April 20, 2017
More than 25 new and anchor exhibitors at 1014 Mill Avenue are joining together as Mill Village Collective for High Point Spring Market, starting this weekend. The collective, organized by Tim Branscome, principal of Branscome International Group, who owns the former textile mill locale with Cis...

‘60 Minutes’ sits down with Peter Marino

news | April 20, 2017
A recent 60 Minutes STORY explored the life and work of Peter Marino, the iconic architect and designer whose New York firm employs some 150 designers and architects working on 50 to 100 projects each year, and who is known across the fashion, art and design worlds for his signature leather look...

Sir David Adjaye designs new speaker

news | April 18, 2017
The MOMA DESIGN STORE is the exclusive launch partner for the newest speaker from premium audio company Master & Dynamic, designed by iconic architect Sir David Adjaye.  The MA770, designed by Sir David Adjaye for Master & Dynamic, is available at the MoMA Design Store. The MA770...

Stars of Design feted in L.A.

news | April 18, 2017
Created by the PDC in 1994 to honor top California talents across interior design, architecture, landscape design, art, photography and graphic design, the annual Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards also served as the culmination of WESTWEEK 2017, honoring top names like interior design...

Instagramming Salone del Mobile: A recap

news | April 13, 2017
Salone del Mobile kicked off the spring season earlier this month, bringing with it a bevy of product launches from some of the industry’s top names. Below, EAL takes a glance back at the most notable moments of the show, captured by attendees on Instagram. Swipe through and catch a glimpse of w...

New street-art-focused gallery debuts in NYC

news | April 13, 2017
An entire floor of the 4 World Trade Center building, soon to be home to Spotify’s New York headquarters, has been reimagined into a street-art gallery. The space hosts different sections: a fine-art-driven area, which faces east; a fantasy/comic-style area facing west; and text-based art facing...

Cosentino to open its new HQ in Florida

news | April 12, 2017
This summer, Cosentino North America will relocate its Houston headquarters to a new location in Coral Gables, Florida. The Spanish surfaces company currently runs 42 Cosentino Centers, including 36 located in the United States and four in Canada, as well as three Cosentino City showrooms and tw...
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