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Arianna Huffington to deliver NeoCon keynote

news | February 21, 2017
This year, the Neocon trade show’s conference program will address the question “How can a better tomorrow be achieved, one with renewable cities and more efficient and responsive buildings?” Arianna Huffington will be one of the featured speakers. Arianna Huffington Explains NeoCon, “Hu...

PPG’s Global Color Trends Workshop decides color of the year

news | February 21, 2017
About 20 color experts convened in Pittsburgh, home of PPG Paints, earlier this month to choose the brand’s 2018 Color of the Year by analyzing trends across industries including automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and home decorating. Their choice will be revealed later this year.  ...

'Porky Hefer: Heart of Lightness' installation runs until February 23

news | February 17, 2017
Artist Porky Hefer’s current exhibit “Heart of Lightness” is his first solo show, as well as the debut of all his new work. Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness, the exhibit responds to the questions raised in the classic tome via handmade pieces drawn from South African craft mat...

Design-focused Sharp Communications expands, opens Florida office

news | February 15, 2017
Sharp Communications just opened its first regional division in West Palm Beach, on Antique Row, in response to an increase in clients in the Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando and Tallahassee areas.  Sharp Communications founder James Sharp Brodsky At present, the full-service marketing communi...

Dutch Design year celebrates a century of Mondrian's influence

news | February 15, 2017
By Katy B. Olson About a century ago, artists Piet Mondrian and Bart van der Leck first became acquainted in a small Dutch village called Laren. Their friendship kicked off both an artistic collaboration and a modern movement, renowned for its abstract use of red, blue and yellow and straight f...

Life of drapery designer Eric Soroe celebrated

news | February 15, 2017
“Beauty,” says designer Eric Soroe’s life partner and caregiver, Jerry Galanti, “is a word that comes right to my mind when thinking of Eric: In his ‘Prince Valiant’ looks (which is what I called him the moment we met), in what was created by his talent, and in his outlook on and appreciation of...

Laurel & Wolf partners with Cosmo on office makeover

news | February 14, 2017
Laurel & Wolf, an online interior design service that connects clients with professional interior designers to create a design for a flat fee, recently connected with Michele Promaulayko, newly appointed editor in chief of Cosmopolitan. The editor, who is also editorial director of Seventeen...

Target aims to reduce chemicals in textiles

news | February 13, 2017
In late January, Target announced a new strategy to eliminate harmful chemicals from the products it sells. The new policy will aim to drive transparency, proactive chemical management and innovation. Jennifer Silberman, Target’s chief sustainability officer “Our chemical strategy will b...

Casper mattress prices jump

news | February 13, 2017
Mattress e-commerce company Casper has released a statement explaining its decision to increase prices in early January. Twin mattress prices increased from $500 to $550, while king mattresses now cost $1,150, up from $950. Casper mattress “Up until this date, Casper mattress prices have...

Rick Owens furniture is on view at MOCA

news | February 10, 2017
Running until April 2 at the MOCA Pacific Design Center, “Rick Owens: Furniture,” chronicles the multidisciplinary designer’s recent furniture, large-scale sculptures and videos, alongside pieces by the late artist and musician Steven Parrino. Installation views (3); courtesy The Museum of ...

RH lawsuit aims to prevent Crate & Barrel from opening in-store dining concepts

news | February 8, 2017
Restoration Hardware is accusing Crate & Barrel’s top executives, former RH employees Douglas Diemoz, CEO, and Kimberly Ahlheim, ‎director of Food and Beverage, of violating their contracts and sharing RH trade secrets with Crate & Barrel. RH hopes to prevent Crate & Barrel from open...

World Design Summit seeks innovators

news | February 7, 2017
The World Design Summit, which spans interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, industrial design and graphic design, is now seeking proposals for its October 16 to 25 program. Its mission? To explore how the many disciplines of design can positively impact the future...

New KRB location opens in Manhattan

news | February 3, 2017
KRB is opening in a new location on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. The original store, which opened in 2014, boasts products ranging from vintage hot air balloon chandeliers and opaline trumpet vases from the 19th century to handblown glasses and other tabletop treasures. KRB founder and desi...

Home renovation site Sweeten gets funding

news | February 3, 2017
Sweeten, the five-year-old start-up that connects home renovators to local contractors, just announced its investment from the 350-year-old building materials company Saint-Gobain.  The Sweeten homepage Saint-Gobain has been involved in projects including the glass pyramid at the Louvre ...

Kravet to debut Mabley Handler collection

news | February 2, 2017
This spring at High Point, Kravet will debut the Mabley Handler Collection, a 35-piece line featuring upholstery, casegoods and occasionals. The wife-and-husband team Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler of Hamptons-based firm Mabley Handler Interior Design created a collection that hews to the th...

Design Campus acquired by Canadian design platform

news | February 1, 2017
Design Campus, an online education and training resource for designers, was purchased by the digital design platform Kabuni. Lori Dennis, interior designer and co-founder of Design Campus, will join Kabuni as an advisor. The platform offers digital video to members, who subscribe for training, i...

ASID HQ earns top LEED distinction

news | February 1, 2017
Opened in May of last year, the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the American Society of Interior Designers, just earned Platinum certification for interior design and construction (ID+C) by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, which is the highest distinction...

Back to the ranch with designer Bonnie Steves

news | January 31, 2017
Plenty of designers share memories of their childhood homes, their formative influence on their design sense, whether reworking a deck in Barbie’s Malibu Beach House or shuffling furniture around the family room. But the childhood summer abode of designer Bonnie Steves, of the New York firm BJS ...

Asia Week returns to New York

news | January 27, 2017
Asia Week, the 10-day fair celebrating Asian art and culture, will unfold March 9 to 18. A total of 50 galleries from around the world will participate, including 13 that are new this year, among them Art of Japan, HK Art & Antiques, Tina Kim Gallery, Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art, 19th...

Design and home businesses expect growth, according to latest Houzz report

news | January 27, 2017
Houzz has released its 2017 State of the Industry report on home renovation and design businesses. “Based on some estimates, residential remodeling activity in 2016 surpassed the pre-recession peak, and by far outpaced the recovery of the new residential construction sector,” says Nino Sitchinav...

A look at Angelo Donghia's interiors work with President Trump

news | January 27, 2017
Veteran journalist Jesse Kornbluth revisits his early-1980s interviews with legendary decorator Angelo Donghia, which were originally conducted for a profile in Metropolitan Home magazine—this time for BuzzFeed, now in the context of newly inaugurated President Donald Trump and his design choice...

Exhibit explores mysterious Olana Summer House

news | January 26, 2017
“Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House,” an exhibition that’s a collaboration between The Center for Architecture and The Olana Partnership, explores Olana’s nonexistent Summer House, plans for which appeared in old blueprints of the estate. Spotlighted are original concep...

The design world mourns the loss of Ann Lambeth

news | January 24, 2017
Ann Lambeth, vice president of the J Lambeth trade showroom and a founding member of the Washington Design Center, died last week after a battle with cancer. Lambeth was surrounded by family, the company said, in a press release. “A mentor and a muse, a mover and a shaker, she was so much to so ...

Universal Furniture makes over nursery following viral video

news | January 23, 2017
An Alabama grandmother recently made the news after a baby monitor camera captured footage of her falling into her granddaughter’s crib, which was too tall for her to reach over safely. Fifty million views later, in response, Universal Furniture’s Smartstuff line gave the baby’s room a complete ...

IMM Cologne showcases light installation

news | January 23, 2017
“Time Drifts Cologne II,” by Philipp Geist, debuted at two trade fairs, imm cologne and LivingKitchen, earlier this week. The installation, which was projected near the Cologne Cathedral, and was an extension of a New Year’s Eve lighting installation of the artist’s, focused on concepts of time,...

A glimpse at the Sustainable Furnishings Council—and how to get involved

news | January 19, 2017
The Sustainable Furnishings Council, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016, has a mission of helping customers to find healthy furnishings and companies to reduce their environmental footprint. Susan Inglis, SFC’s executive director and a co-founder—also the founder-owner of From The Mou...

Cosentino names Cindy Crawford as new spokesperson

news | January 19, 2017
Luxury quartz resurfacing brand Silestone by Cosentino has named model and lifestyle icon Cindy Crawford as the face of its brand, for a campaign running 2017 to 2018.  Cindy Crawford “I have a tremendous passion for design, and I’m thrilled to partner with Silestone, whose surfacing mat...

Courteney Cox debuts sale on OKL

news | January 18, 2017
Yesterday, actress Courteney Cox kicked off her debut One Kings Lane sale, which spans decorative objects, midcentury furniture and unique lighting, all hailing from her Malibu home.  Courteney Cox Cox, who renovated her Malibu home a decade ago with architect Michael Kovac and interior ...

Feizy donates $20,000 to children’s charity

news | January 17, 2017
The rug brand Feizy donated $20,000 to The Global Fund for Children over the 2016 holiday season. The nonprofit partners with grassroots groups that address, among other issues, child labor and child trafficking.  Feizy “It is estimated that more than 215 million children worldwide are e...

Aquabrass announces kitchen-bath spin-off

news | January 17, 2017
Aquabrass Design last week revealed a new company called AD Waters, which will now act as distributor for the bath and kitchen fixtures designer and manufacturer’s three North American brands, Aquabrass, Aquabrass Black Series and Alt. “Aquabrass has a rich 30-year history of business in ...
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