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Wayfair Professional program to toast professional design

calls for entry | February 21, 2018
Real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, an investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, Hadley Keller, digital design reporter for Architectural Digest, and Stephen Sousa, founder and principal at Sousa Design Architects, will judge Wayfair’s upcoming Tastemaker Awards, which are now open for entries. The p...

Calling all design students: 3 ways to get funded now

calls for entry | February 20, 2018
Attention students! A number of scholarships and prize money is up for grabs. Peruse our roundup of the latest funds available for your education. Sherwin-Williams’s 2017 Residential Winner: Regan Adair from the Fashion Institute of Technology; courtesy Sherwin Williams Chairish Sc... By Katy B. Olson

Gensler, Houzz and more now accepting scholarship applicants

calls for entry | November 1, 2017
Application periods are now open for some of the industry’s most prestigious scholarships and fellowships. Update your portfolio and copyedit that essay before applying to these top scholastic awards. Design student Rebecca Gardner was awarded the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship in 20... By Melissa Studach

How to sell heirlooms to millennials, and other tips from a Louise Gray co-founder

midwest edition | October 23, 2017
Whoever said millennials don’t like heirloom products has never met contemporary quilt maker Louise Gray. The Minneapolis-based textile brand has been honoring quilt-making traditions with a modern design eye since launching its first American-made collection in 2015. The merging of old and new ... By Melissa Studach

DFA now accepting entries for digital matching tool

calls for entry | October 13, 2017
On November 15, after a nearly yearlong campaign process, the Decorative Furnishings Association is set to launch its #DoItFor initiative, which promotes the use of design professionals over DIYing. As the nonprofit trade organization prepares the launch of its digital platform, DFA is requestin... By Melissa Studach

Digital design contest debuts from Scott Group Studio

calls for entry | September 26, 2017
“What Grounds You” is the name of an ongoing Instagram competition launched by Scott Group Studio. In the social media campaign, Scott Group chooses a luxury rug and asks readers to collect their own images on Instagram inspired by the rug and a particular design theme. An IG user, @andre...

Stanford White honor open to classical and new traditional design

calls for entry | September 19, 2017
Judged by this year’s panel of pros—Aimee Buccellato of Buccellato Design LLC; Timothy Corrigan of Timothy Corrigan Inc.; Gavin Duke of Page | Duke Landscape Architects; Joanna Lombard of the University of Miami School of Architecture; and Clinton Smith of Veranda magazine—the Institute of Class...

Lexus Design Award opens with A-list judges

calls for entry | August 29, 2017
Architect Shigeru Ban has been named a first-time judge for the 2018 LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, joining an esteemed roster of returning design professionals. Ban, known for using lightweight and environmentally conscious materials, will be working with Paola Antonelli, curator at the MUSEUM OF MODERN A... By Taylor Barker

Upholstery manufacturer O. Henry House turns to Instagram for inspiration

calls for entry | August 24, 2017
The 25-year-old, family-owned and North Carolina-based upholstery company is seeking the name of its next sofa, and it's taking the search to social media. The to-be-named sofa The "Hi! My Name is" contest, which runs from September 5-19, asks fans to name their latest sofa. (The "... By Katy B. Olson

Formica competition unites students, storied architects and designers

calls for entry | August 1, 2017
Ten architects and designers—including Zaha Hadid, Michael Graves, Bernard Tschumi and Massimo Vignelli—created artwork using Formica products for a competition the company debuted in 2008. Today, the FORM Student Innovation Competition sets out to honor the original participants. Starting Septe...
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