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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

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

Digital decorating platform Hutch enters the great outdoors

california edition | June 14, 2018
Hutch will not be penned in. The virtual decorating platform/app, which describes itself as "a virtual dressing room for your home," is now heading outdoors. Hutch users can now use the app for outdoor design; courtesy Dustin Walker for Hutch The outdoor category joins the app’s ex... By Katy B. Olson

Why is Portia de Rossi partnering with RH?

digital disruptors | June 13, 2018
Actress and art collector Portia de Rossi is leveraging technology to benefit artists—as well as the would-be art collectors interested in their work. De Rossi's company, General Public, has partnered with Restoration Hardware. Her art curation and publishing platform aims to bring “good art to ... By Katy B. Olson

How does Pinterest forecast decor trends?

digital disruptors | June 6, 2018
Forget about home decor ideas and DIY hacks—Pinterest is a treasure trove of valuable trend information. Released today, the company’s report on summer fads is designed with home decor marketers and brands in mind. What’s trending on social media this summer? Read on for our top takeaways from t... By Katy B. Olson

This new designer buying group aims to prove there’s strength in numbers

digital disruptors | June 5, 2018
A staggering $77 billion worth of product is specified by interior designers each year, according to the 2018 ASID State of the Industry Report, but individual designers are often powerless to negotiate. Enter Chad Smith. The entrepreneur launched TRADESPOKE.COM, a buying group, this Monday in r... By Katy B. Olson

One Kings Lane to open in Soho's oldest building

east coast edition | May 29, 2018
One Kings Lane is opening its first New York City retail location this fall, a 200-year-old house in Soho (143 Spring Street). It's the second brick-and-mortar foray for the brand, which opened a Southampton shop last summer. The Federal-style building is said to be Soho’s oldest, dating back to... By Katy B. Olson

Daniella Ohad launches design talk show

digital disruptors | May 29, 2018
A new talk show is debuting from design expert Daniella Ohad. In the three-episode series, which kicks off this June, she’ll interview 15 guests from the worlds of interiors, furniture and architecture. Daniella on Design: Spring Dialogues will explore current design questions: “Which skyscraper... By Katy B. Olson

Williamsburg architect launches kitchen-sample-by-mail service

digital disruptors | May 23, 2018
Billed as a design delivery service created by designers for homeowners, Sample Dipt has launched to address the rise of the Instagram designer, or, as the architecture and design firm Dipt’s founder Sean Gold puts it, the “design-savvy, decisive, do-it-yourselfer.” Gold, an architect, and hi... By Katy B. Olson

How a creative event-activation drove numbers

digital disruptors | May 23, 2018
One furniture brand is singing the praises of social media’s impact and outreach. Fine Furniture Design, most recently in the news for the LAUNCH of its collection with men’s mag Esquire, has reported that its recent speed-painting event created a dramatic spike in social media engagement during... By Katy B. Olson
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