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7 reasons designers are heading to London in September

weekly feature | July 19, 2017
By Katy B. Olson Iconic British design show Decorex is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. In honor of the occasion, a 400-strong exhibitor lineup is promising plenty of opportunity for time-honored legacy brands to mingle with upstart newbies. Returning to the usual locale in Syon Park...

With debut of CB2 line, Brett Beldock talks licensing, fashion and family lineage

weekly feature | July 12, 2017
By Katy B. Olson Design, albeit of the fashion variety, and licensing are in designer Brett Beldock's lineage: Her grandmother developed ready-to-wear factories in the 1950s in Europe and was fundamental in introducing the U.S. to fashion house Givenchy. Beldock is continuing that legacy. The...

Custom content is key for New York Spaces' new ownership

weekly feature | July 5, 2017
By Katy B. Olson News broke last week that regional design mag NEW YORK SPACES was acquired in a private sale from DAVLER MEDIA by MOD MEDIA, joining MOD's stable of local luxury publications. New York Spaces, with a readership of some 200,000 (who have an average household income of $914,000),...

Strength in numbers: Boundary-crossing ad platform The Domino Collective launches

weekly feature | June 28, 2017
By Katy B. Olson How can advertisers reach the design-driven reader? Domino is leveraging the power of teamwork to answer that question. The Domino Collective, a newly formed group of home design sites that includes A Beautiful Mess, Design*Sponge, The Everygirl and Dering Hall, debuts this wee...

Knox Martin and protégé Ezra Cohen open Southampton Todd Merrill Studio season

weekly feature | June 21, 2017
By Katy B. Olson The relationship between teacher and student—and, perhaps even more so, between artist and artist—is at play at Todd Merrill Studio this month. The gallery opens its seasonal Southampton outpost on June 24 with a colorful exhibition, “Master and Protégé,” exploring the work o...

Meet the innovative local lighting brand that won NYCxDesign’s Best in Show

weekly feature | June 14, 2017
By Katy B. Olson A light installation composed of redwood beams—carbon dating says they’re three centuries old—salvaged from a downtown Manhattan water tower has garnered much attention and taken home NYCxDESIGN’s Best In Show honor for the year. “Ambassador,” a 16-foot-wide by 8-foot-tall in...

Shopping, showhouses, art and more: EAL's guide to summer in the Hamptons

weekly feature | June 7, 2017
By Katy B. Olson This season’s new kids on the block—pop-ups with goodies from ALT for Living and One Kings Lane, among them—join tried-and-truestandbys like theHampton Designer Showhouse on a roster of don’t-skip events out East. Of course some go-to’s won’t be back on deck this summer:Art Sou...

'Glocal' brand West Elm thinks local, grows its maker-focused initiative

weekly feature | May 31, 2017
By Katy B. Olson Porcelain serving bowls created by the childhood-friend founders of Haand, a ceramic studio in Eli Whitney, North Carolina. Recycled-cotton throws from Roeland Park, Kansas-based Happy Habitat, whose proprietor abandoned a corporate career to pursue her love of art. A reclaimed...

Anthropologie deepens home footprint in response to category growth

weekly feature | May 24, 2017
By Katy B. Olson Anthropologie is coming home. Opening two stores with a greater home focus this spring, the retailer is expanding its influence in furniture and decor. The expansion comes at a time when Anthropologie's parent company, URBN (Urban Outfitters Inc., which also runs BHLDN, Free Pe...

Five NYCxDesign events not to miss this month

weekly feature | May 10, 2017
By Katy B. Olson Collective, Frieze, BKLYN Designs and TEFAF may have already closed (did you catch Stefan Hengst’s digital-printed and hand-stitched installation in the Collective entryway, or the imported Dutch tulips at the Armory for TEFAF?), but this year’s NYCxDesign celebration still has...

Just in time for LEGENDS, Martyn Lawrence Bullard opens his first showroom

weekly feature | May 3, 2017
By Katy B. Olson LEGENDS returns to La Cienega Design Quarter next week and, ahead of the yearly fair’s festivities, London-born, Los Angeles-based designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is swinging open the doors to his inaugural showroom on Monday. The space, located at 8550 Melrose Avenue, belo...

Inside the Black Interior Designers Network

weekly feature | April 19, 2017
By Katy B. Olson It’s the country’s largest and quickest-growing professional organization for black interior designers, providing its members with networking and business development opportunities as well as client referrals and access to a proprietary buying group. The Black Interior Designer...

Designer Raf Simons releases latest in Kvadrat collection series

weekly feature | April 12, 2017
By Katy B. Olson Belgian-born fashion designer Raf Simons—who launched his own label prior to much-heralded stints at Dior, Jil Sander and Calvin Klein, where he’s currently chief creative officer—has released his fourth textile collection with Kvadrat. Unveiled late last month in a special ins...

Los Angeles welcomes new collectible 21st-century design gallery

weekly feature | April 5, 2017
By Katy B. Olson A new 21st-century design gallery at the Pacific Design Center, the brainchild of consultant Sean Yashar of The Culture Creative and interior designer Oliver M. Furth of Oliver M. Furth Design and Decoration, will serve as home for “designers, artists, and makers who elude cate...

14 must-sees during next week’s Salone del Mobile

weekly feature | March 29, 2017
By Katy B. Olson Glamorized IKEA hacks from Tom Dixon, a carnival-inspired, gloriously reimagined subway station from Lee Broom, submerged silicon vases from nendo: Whether onsite at the sprawling Fieramilano complex or in the heart of the chic Brera Design District, Salone del Mobile and its a...

Bunny Williams, Badgley Mischka and more: This season’s High Point highlights

weekly feature | March 22, 2017
By Katy B. Olson This springtime's High Point Market is bringing with it even more star power than markets past. Returning over April 22 through April 26, the market will feature the usual cherished suspects: leading designers, emerging talent, plenty of programming (of both the educational and...

First-time custom furniture start-up founder takes voyage into interiors

weekly feature | March 15, 2017
By Katy B. Olson Maiden Home was born of frustration: Nidhi Kapur founded the newly launched sofa and chair brand in response to her own decorating woes. Named after her journey to decorate her own first home, in New York, the start-up today provides the kind of handcrafted, North Carolina–ma...

Meredith relaunches House & Garden with Stephen Orr as EIC

weekly feature | March 8, 2017
By Katy B. Olson The new House & Garden is more of a special project, or a toe-dip, than a total overhaul. As Stephen Orr, who serves as VP/editor in chief of Better Homes & Gardens and spent a decade of his career at House & Garden in its prior incarnation, explains, “It’s a title ...

Traditional Home’s new EIC discusses her plans for the publication

weekly feature | March 1, 2017
By Katy B. Olson The new role of Traditional Home editor in chief is a childhood dream fulfilled for Des Moines, Iowa–based Jill Waage, and also signals a more digital focus for the 28-year-old publication. Waage, who most recently served as editorial director of digital content and products fo...

DesignLA magazine to debut with Michael Wollaeger at the helm

weekly feature | February 22, 2017
By Katy B. Olson The Los Angeles design scene is evolving, and fast, yet the landscape is lacking a cohesive voice—this, says editor Michael Wollaeger, is where DesignLA, a glossy to be produced with the Los Angeles Times, comes in. Casting a spotlight on the city’s residential and commercial a...

Showtime! IMM Cologne kicks off this year’s design calendar

weekly feature | February 8, 2017
By Arianne Nardo Last month, the 2017 trade show calendar commenced with the IMM Cologne and LivingKitchen fair in Germany, and it was clear that exhibitors came to rock da haus. From January 16 through 19, the Koelnmesse fairgrounds saw more than 150,000 visitors—the first time the show h...

Brooklyn-based Billy Cotton opens brick-and-mortar for the trade

weekly feature | February 1, 2017
By Katy B. Olson The self-described former “high-end handyman” Billy Cotton is opening his brick-and-mortar Brooklyn studio doors for the first time in an effort to engage and work more intimately with interior designers. The focus is shifting to more personal interactions as his multi-discipli...

Scalamandré and STARK Fabric announce merger

weekly feature | January 18, 2017
By Katy B. Olson STARK is merging its fabric division with Scalamandré, creating a new company under the Scalamandré name and bringing together the companies’ product lines as well as their sales, design and marketing teams in the process. The two brands will each own the newly created entity, ...

KBIS ushers in new kitchen-bath innovations this week

weekly feature | January 11, 2017
Gaggenau, Ann Sacks and Artistic Tile are just a few of the industry innovators appearing at The National Kitchen & Bath Show, which is currently unfolding in Orlando and bringing with it the latest in kitchen and bath upgrades, innovations and gadgets. Below, we tally some of this year’s mo...

Ira Glazer, formerly of Heritage Home Group, buys EF+LM

weekly feature | January 4, 2017
By Katy B. Olson The news broke late last month: Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, in business since 1953 and known for its handcrafted, U.S.-made goods, was purchased by Ira Glazer, the former CEO of Heritage Home Group. What will change at the company, which runs three showrooms and is found in...

Designers’ Guide to Paris Déco Off and Maison&Objet

weekly feature | December 28, 2016
By Taylor Barker and Katy B. Olson Six of the chicest days of the interiors world’s year are swiftly approaching in Paris. Design fairs Maison&Objet (January 20–24) and Paris Déco Off (January 19­–23) mean that the City of Light will be aglow with a number of must-attend events: raising coc...

The Maryn: Michelle Adams turns her editorial eye toward e-commerce

weekly feature | December 21, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Giacometti-style lamps, wingback beds, a decorative mobile manifested by The Jungalow, and a selection of goods from “companies with a conscience,” ranging from Ghanian-woven basinets to Brooklyn-made dog beds: E-shop The Maryn is a decorator’s haven, and also industry vet Mich...

Schumacher CEO on staying cool at 126

weekly feature | December 14, 2016
Timur Yumusaklar has served as president and CEO of F. Schumacher & Co. since 2015. The exec, who hails from the tech and fashion realms, sat down with EAL to chat about how the company preserves its heritage without taking up permanent residence in the slow lane. Timur Yumusaklar Wh...
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