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Social media inspired Pantone’s latest palette

california edition | May 22, 2018
The travel and design inspo that Instagram is so readily known for is now manifesting itself in a new way—Pantone Color Institute and Visit Carlsbad, the California city’s tourism board, are joining forces on a social media–inspired palette. Carlsbad color influences include this beach sc... By Katy B. Olson

Is this the best IKEA hack ever?

digital disruptors | May 22, 2018
Norse Interiors, the Brooklyn studio that makes custom replacement pieces for IKEA storage, is debuting its first-ever furniture collection. The brand can transform the IKEA Besta cabinet into a thousand different iterations across seven colorways. Norse Interiors founder Lotta Lundaas ... By Katy B. Olson

The secret behind 1stdibs’ massive trade growth

digital disruptors | May 22, 2018
1STDIBS launched its trade program 2 1/2 years ago. Today, the service has 40,000-plus members who are on track to spend some $70 million this year. Why, and how? Sarah Liebel, general manager of trade at 1stdibs, discusses the site’s growth in e-commerce (and its improved trade program benefits...

I was just offered a huge project, and I’m terrified—help!

business advice | May 22, 2018
Dear Sean, I’ve been in business for about five years after working for a big-name designer in my area following design school. Most of my projects are local and on the smaller side: living areas, kitchens, bathrooms, guest bedrooms and even a master bedroom. I’m really happy with my projects... By Sean Low

Jonathan Witmer leaves Donghia

comings & goings | May 21, 2018
Jonathan Witmer is no longer with home furnishings brand Donghia, having stepped down from his role as president and CEO last week. He has moved on to a president and CEO role at WestPoint Home. Witmer, who joined the brand in February 2017, was credited with "profoundly restructur[ing] and r... By Katy B. Olson

How boat interiors inspired David Kleinberg's new line

industry insider | May 21, 2018
Among the many standout qualities of the David Kleinberg Collection for Henredon is the thoughtful inlays of marquetry, a technique Kleinberg grew familiar with while designing a yacht for a recent client. Since debuting the collection at April’s High Point Market, Kleinberg caught up with EAL t... By Melissa Studach

Japanese furniture brand debuts despite copycat controversy

digital disruptors | May 21, 2018
Kamarq is angling to become the Netflix of the furniture world: Modular, monochrome pieces leased for $5 to $18 monthly aren't reused at the end of the term, but instead are recycled and repurposed into new furniture pieces, which can then be rented out again. The Japanese brand collaborated wit... By Katy B. Olson

Kanye West wants to hire you

industry insider | May 21, 2018
Kanye West is taking to Twitter lately for reasons other than political. The rapper and Kardashian clan member is seeking out architects and designers, writing in a May 6 tweet: “We’re starting a Yeezy architecture arm called Yeezy home. We’re looking for architects and industrial designers who ...

Jacqueline Terrebonne named editor in chief of Galerie

industry insider | May 18, 2018
Jacqueline Terrebone is now editor in chief of Galerie magazine, according to an announcement. Terrebonne, whose tenure at the now Sandow-owned magazine began in November 2016, previously served as design projects editor at Architectural Digest from 2011 through 2016, with a focus on curating th... By STAFF

Meet Jean Brownhill, the endearing architect behind Sweeten

podcast | May 18, 2018
“Serena in her prime.” That’s how Jean Brownhill, founder and CEO of contractor referral service Sweeten, describes the current state of her company. Since launching in 2011, the digital company has grown to facilitate nearly $1 billion in services with the support of more than $8 million in ven... By Melissa Studach
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