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A peek inside Sunrise Ruffalo’s well-sourced Catskills storefront

industry insider | July 25, 2017
Two hours north of Manhattan in the Catskills, SUNNY’S CALLICOON POP charms locals and weekend adventure seekers with an inventory of storied home goods and clothing curated by Sunrise Ruffalo. The New Orleans–born model and actress, who also happens to be married to actor Mark Ruffalo, has crow... By Melissa Studach

The early bird gets the Airbnb: Top 5 Salone rentals

industry insider | July 24, 2017
International design fair Salone del Mobile doesn't officially kick off for another 267 days (not that we're counting down...). But reps from the design show say that one of the biggest hurdles for would-be attendees is the cost-prohibitive nature of travel, both air and accommodations alike. Ou... By Katy Olson

Summer vacation series: Designers' Guide to San Francisco

industry insider | July 21, 2017
The West Coast’s largest design festival, innovative paint entrepreneurs Drikolor and DLN’s upcoming Design Leadership Summit are just a few industry influencers calling San Francisco home. The city’s modern construction modestly integrates with a rich Victorian architectural heritage—a nod to t... By Melissa Studach

Summer Vacation Series: Designers' guide to Seattle

industry insider | July 14, 2017
Seattle has proven itself as a West Coast destination for design. The Emerald City has a consistently growing community of designers and makers, many of whom have made a name for themselves at shows like ICFF. But if you’re unfamiliar with the city, navigating its design scene may seem intimidat... By Melissa Studach

Designer Camp returns to West Hollywood

industry insider | July 13, 2017
Interiors-loving teens are invited to attend Interior Design Camp, part of West Hollywood Design District's Designer Camp in partnership with Varola Gallery at the Pacific Design Center, which will explore furniture design, home staging, styling and textile design, among other topics, over July ...

Mies van der Rohe restoration will showcase architect's lesser-known work

industry insider | July 13, 2017
It’s been referred to as the “other” Mies van der Rohe home near Chicago, getting lost in the shadow of the iconic Farnsworth House. But recently announced plans to restore the Elmhurt-based McCormick House may balance the scale for Mies’s lesser-known, prefab work. “There’s so much written a... By Melissa Studach

Parachute debuts gender-neutral baby collection

industry insider | July 13, 2017
The Venice, California-based home goods company is expanding with a baby branch, offering a neutral-toned collection that's been designed to match the brand's core pieces. The debut includes percale and linen crib sheets, a quilt and sham, a swaddle blanket, a cashmere blanket and a toddler pill... By Katy Olson

Target to launch new modern home brand

industry insider | July 13, 2017
Over a dozen new brands are launching at Target over the next two years, replacing others in the process. Frontrunners include decor brand Project 62, which the retailer calls "a thoughtfully designed modern home brand featuring approachable pieces for everyday life," as well as three new appare...

DLN partner forum focuses on omni-channel presence and experiential retail

industry insider | July 12, 2017
Corporate and media sponsors of the Design Leadership Network gathered at New York City’s Crosby Street Hotel in June for the 2017 Partner Forum. DLN founder Peter Sallick led the afternoon agenda, which featured state-of-the-market presentations and a designer roundtable. DLN founder Peter... By Melissa Studach

Young architects tackle U.S.-Mexican border wall, other issues in exhibit

industry insider | July 12, 2017
Twenty-five young architecture firms take on topics as diverse as the income gap, immigration, technology and globalization in an exhibit opening this week at the Center for Architecture. The exhibit, 5x5 Participatory Provocations, spotlights models from each participating firm in an effort to ...

Global influences, sustainability and wellness focus of latest CIDA report

industry insider | July 11, 2017
Earlier this year, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Board of Directors gathered to discuss the results of a study commissioned the prior year. The resulting Summit Report tackles topics and trends near and dear to the design industry, notably: "big picture trends," interior d...

Luxury kitchen salvage nonprofit celebrates anniversary

industry insider | July 11, 2017
Call it Dumpster salvation: Renovation Angel grew out of a veritable pile of rubble that president-cofounder Steve Feldman encountered back in 2001. Today, the company is the top recycler of luxury pre-owned kitchens and showrooms displays, with partners including Walker Zanger and Sub Zero and ...

How to grow: Surya president Satya Tiwari on expansion and innovation

industry insider | July 10, 2017
Surya president Satya Tiwari, whose father Surya Tiwari founded the company in northern India in 1976, began with a limited inventory and a limited staff. Under his leadership, the now-multinational brand has expanded with showrooms in locations as diverse as Atlanta, Dallas, High Point, Mexico ...

Valspar releases region-specific paints

industry insider | July 10, 2017
A data-driven approach to paint design has yielded a collection of three new Valspar Reserve exterior paints: Extreme Weather Paint + Primer with SunStopper Technology; Extreme Weather Paint + Primer with RainRelief Technology; and Extreme Weather Paint + Primer with SeasonFlex Technology. The S...

Modernist paperweight marks Glass House founder's 111th birthday

industry insider | July 7, 2017
Designed and created exclusively for The Glass House by Carl Auböck lV in Vienna, The Modernist Paperweight is a life-sized interpretation of Philip Johnson's spectacles. Architect Johnson built The Glass House between 1949 and 1995, a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecti...

BoConcept expands with logistics expert at the helm

industry insider | July 7, 2017
The Danish brand, which provides urban home and office furnishings from top designers like Oki Sato and Karim Rashid, is expanding further across the East Coast under the direction of BoConcept franchisee Terrace Daniels, a former logistic expert. Over the last 12 years, Daniels has been a membe...

Leading Euro antique tours arrive stateside

industry insider | July 5, 2017
Oklahama native Toma Clark Haines, known as the Antiques Diva, is bringing her antiquing tours, which she has offered since 2008 in locations throughout Europe and Asia, to the U.S. Toma Clark Haines The tours have launched in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode ...

Studio O+A first-ever design firm to join Be Original Americas

industry insider | July 5, 2017
The nonprofit, which is focused on supporting and promoting original design, announced its inaugural architecture and design firm member. Studio O+A, which has clients including Nike, Facebook, Yelp, Uber and Cisco, among others, last year received the Cooper Hewitt Design Award for Interior Des...

Baccarat is latest luxury brand to be acquired by Chinese investor

industry insider | June 30, 2017
French crystal maker Baccarat has been acquired by Chinese investment group Fortune Fountain Capital (FFC) for approximately $184 million. In a deal announced earlier this month, FFC agreed to purchase an 88.8 percent stake in centuries-old Baccarat from U.S. investment groups Starwood Capital a... By Melissa Studach

Muted tones at the top of Sherwin-Williams 2018 color forecast

industry insider | June 30, 2017
The brand's color forecast, called the Colormix Color Forecast, spans three color palettes inspired by internationally-felt trends, and is predictive of the colors to drive the next year. Sincerity palette by Sherwin-Williams “Like blue meeting yellow to make green, every color in the ...

High Point seeks style-spotting designers for October market

industry insider | June 29, 2017
The Design Bloggers Tour is scheduled for Fall Market, October 14-18, and the High Point Market Authority is now seeking design bloggers and social media influencers. As part of the partnership with Esteem Media, HPMA will bring a group of ten to market, visiting sponsoring showrooms over Octobe...

New York Spaces acquired by luxury publisher MOD Media

industry insider | June 28, 2017
New York Spaces was acquired from DAVLER MEDIA earlier this week by MOD MEDIA, joining the group’s stable of regional luxury publications. The home design mag’s existing editorial team will remain aboard. MOD Media founder Shannon Steitz says, “We are thrilled to acquire New York Spaces, a magaz...

Resource Decor launches always-in-stock designer furniture program

industry insider | June 26, 2017
Available Any Time (AAT), a new program by Resource Decor, offers designers more than 500 top-selling SKUs across the furnishings company’s designer brands. (Among them? Kelly Hoppen and Andrew Martin.) The products are guaranteed to be in stock in one of four warehouse locations. Design by...

NCARB sees diversity in architecture increasing

industry insider | June 26, 2017
For the first time since the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) started collecting data on demographics, gender equity increased during every career stage, according to findings from the 2017 NCARB by the Numbers report. It also found that diversity is increasing, but ... By Taylor Barker

Glenn Gissler discusses ASID's innovative Talks panel

industry insider | June 21, 2017
A landmark lineup of educational programming, totaling 17 CEUs, debuted at ICFF last month. At the helm? ASID’s New York Metro chapter, under the leadership of its current president, interior designer Glenn Gissler. Kyle Hoepner, Elizabeth Ralls and Glenn Gissler Design and architect r...

Frank Lloyd Wright paint collection launched with PPG

industry insider | June 20, 2017
A new paint collection by PPG Paints based on an original palette developed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1950s adds modern colors and coordinating stain colors inspired by the architectural icon’s aesthetic. For the collection, PPG’s color experts worked in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wri...

Behind the brand: Creatively consulting with Ginna Christensen

industry insider | June 20, 2017
Ginna Christensen, former creative director behind luxury rug companies Woven and Marc Phillips, has started her own firm, GC Collaborative, specializing in creative consultancy for businesses in the design realm. On her mind? A contingent of her latest clients (among them: an innovative wallpap...

Nicole Kapit, Newel’s new president of sales & acquisitions, talks trends

industry insider | June 20, 2017
Nicole Kapit earlier this year took the reigns as Newel’s president of sales and acquisitions, following 17 years at the company, a fourth-generation enterprise best known for its collected offering of antiques and contemporary design. Kapit discusses respecting tradition, client relationships a...

Panier Home hosts pop-up in Brooklyn

industry insider | June 19, 2017
The Summer of Love Pop Up will open this weekend (Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24) at the NEW CONCEPT SPACE in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (199 N. 8th St.). Speed-styling consultations by interior design studio WALISH & STAMBAUGH will be on offer, as well as decor and fashion products cura... By Taylor Barker
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