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KBIS ushers in new kitchen-bath innovations this week

weekly feature | January 11, 2017
Gaggenau, Ann Sacks and Artistic Tile are just a few of the industry innovators appearing at The National Kitchen & Bath Show, which is currently unfolding in Orlando and bringing with it the latest in kitchen and bath upgrades, innovations and gadgets. Below, we tally some of this year’s mo...

Ira Glazer, formerly of Heritage Home Group, buys EF+LM

weekly feature | January 4, 2017
By Katy B. Olson The news broke late last month: Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, in business since 1953 and known for its handcrafted, U.S.-made goods, was purchased by Ira Glazer, the former CEO of Heritage Home Group. What will change at the company, which runs three showrooms and is found in...

Designers’ Guide to Paris Déco Off and Maison&Objet

weekly feature | December 28, 2016
By Taylor Barker and Katy B. Olson Six of the chicest days of the interiors world’s year are swiftly approaching in Paris. Design fairs Maison&Objet (January 20–24) and Paris Déco Off (January 19­–23) mean that the City of Light will be aglow with a number of must-attend events: raising coc...

The Maryn: Michelle Adams turns her editorial eye toward e-commerce

weekly feature | December 21, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Giacometti-style lamps, wingback beds, a decorative mobile manifested by The Jungalow, and a selection of goods from “companies with a conscience,” ranging from Ghanian-woven basinets to Brooklyn-made dog beds: E-shop The Maryn is a decorator’s haven, and also industry vet Mich...

Schumacher CEO on staying cool at 126

weekly feature | December 14, 2016
Timur Yumusaklar has served as president and CEO of F. Schumacher & Co. since 2015. The exec, who hails from the tech and fashion realms, sat down with EAL to chat about how the company preserves its heritage without taking up permanent residence in the slow lane. Timur Yumusaklar Wh...

Decor pop-ups appear in New York in time for the holidays

weekly feature | December 7, 2016
By Katy B. Olson A bevy of design-focused pop-ups are appearing throughout New York just in time for the holiday season. Browse our guide, then browse the goods—all, of course, available for a limited time.    Mieke ten Have; Lili Diallo Panier Home The brainchild of New York–bred Mieke...

Custom designs from top French craftsmen and designers debut online–in one place

weekly feature | November 30, 2016
By Katy B. Olson One new platform is lifting the veil on previously un-purchasable pieces from top French interior design and architecture notables. The e-commerce concept, called The Invisible Collection, debuted earlier this autum and hosts work from 30 designers that has heretofore been avai...

Chatting with Consort on the eve of their NYC expansion

weekly feature | November 23, 2016
By Katy B. Olson As Consort prepares to open its doors in New York for the first time, co-founders Brandon Quattrone and Mat Sanders sat down with EAL to discuss their Big Apple roots and how the capital of design continues to influence both their aesthetic and their business model. Taking over...

New space in Brooklyn to provide home for creatives of all kinds

weekly feature | November 16, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Collaboration is the keyword at A/D/O, a newly debuting Greenpoint, Brooklyn, design space for designers of all stripes—and non-designers too. When it opens next month, the 23,000-square-foot center, a former bakery which affords panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, will u...

After a hiatus, Michael Bruno returns to the antiques world

weekly feature | October 19, 2016
By Katy B. Olson It’s been just about a month since Michael Bruno, founder of 1stdibs, the world’s largest antiques and luxury marketplace, was released from the confines of a non-compete clause that kept him temporarily out of the antiques game. But he has stayed busy, and next week he will la...

EAL premieres quarterly print magazine featuring in-depth industry news

weekly feature | October 12, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Shelter magazines are brimming with insights and inspiration for residential design—but not necessarily industry news for those who decorate and design the homes featured on their glossy pages. Earlier this week, The Editor at Large debuted Business of Home, its to-the-trade pr...

West Elm to open decor-driven boutique hotels

weekly feature | September 26, 2016
West Elm is merging retail, hospitaltity and design with West Elm Hotels, a partnership with hospitality management and development company DDK. Design-driven properties will open in Detroit; Minneapolis; Savannah, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Indianapolis. West Elm, a subsidiary of W...

200 Lex rings in 90 years, celebrates What’s New, What’s Next

weekly feature | September 21, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Today, the New York Design Center's 500,000 square feet is home to 100-plus tenants—including newcomers like Reagan Hayes and Aero, alongside stalwarts like Baker Furniture and Cliff Young Ltd.—all representing some 500 collections. But back in 1926, the Ely Jacques Kahn-design...

New luxury interiors fair to transform long-unseen Victorian venue next week

weekly feature | September 14, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Handblown Bohemian glass from Lasvit, handcrafted rugs from La Manufacture Cogolin, royalty-approved fabrics from iconic British house Gainsborough, and self-described “art that works” from Geoff Crook and Peter Jones of Crook & Jones will next week adorn Olympia’s Pillar H...

TEFAF arrives stateside: The gold standard art-design show descends upon NYC

weekly feature | September 7, 2016
By Taylor Barker and Katy B. Olson A diamond-patterned oak cabinet by French minimalist interior designer Jean-Michel Frank, Frida Kahlo’s “Plaster Corset with a Hammer and Sickle,” a second-century Roman marble torso… The most recent unveiling of The European Fine Art Fair, held in March in th...

Inside Hamlet, the furniture retailer–meets–decorator service

weekly feature | August 31, 2016
Home furnishings sales are on the rise—and so are design-in-a-box startups. None have yet mastered the know-how of a decorator with the business model of a furniture store. Enter Hamlet. The brainchild of a Stanford Business School grad—who also happened to have spent some time working at One Ki...

DFA begins rollout of #DoItFor campaign, targeting designers first

digital disruptors | August 17, 2016
By Katy B. Olson “Did you know [that consumers] search for ‘DIY’ 100 times more than ‘interior design’ and our industry is doing nothing about it?” the Decorative Furnishings Association asked in a to-the-trade email sent out yesterday. The DFA’s answer: Do It for Yourself, its new consumer-foc...

Showroom meets shop in Jonathan Adler’s first designer-focused space

weekly feature | August 10, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Opened strategically near New York’s D&D Building, multidisciplinary designer Jonathan Adler’s latest space, at Lexington Avenue and East 58th Street, is the brand’s first interior designer-centric showroom, and at 6,500 square feet, also its largest store to date. Adler,...

Inside Urby, a residential development whose designers have thought of everything

weekly feature | August 3, 2016
By Katy B. Olson The 900 reasonably priced rental apartments aren’t necessarily the primary appeal of Urby, a community-centric residential complex currently rolling out in Staten Island. As the creation of Dutch interiors firm Concrete and Ironstate, a real estate firm known responsible for ...

Students from lesser-known design schools take Donghia scholarships

weekly feature | July 27, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Pratt, Parsons, SVA and RISD made the cut. And so did University of Arkansas, Woodbury University, Cornish College of the Arts, ArtCenter College of Design, University of Nevada, OCAD University and NYIT: This year’s crop of Angelo Donghia Foundation Scholarship winners, chosen...

Dyslexic designers spotlighted in new exhibit

weekly feature | July 14, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Designjunction will host the first-ever “Dyslexic Design,” an exhibit that delves into the links between dyslexia and creativity. With the support of the British Dyslexia Association, the fair will celebrate dyslexic designers’ work over five days during September’s London Desi...

New domino CEO Nathan Coyle to guide big growth

weekly feature | July 13, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Change is afoot at domino. There's a new 5,000-square-foot office in midtown Manhattan, outfitted with a full video production and photography studio; a second book, published by Simon & Schuster; and a first-ever licensed collection, a millennial-targeted bedding collabora...

International challenge inspires design-driven solutions to refugee crisis

weekly feature | July 6, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Today, there are more than 60 million refugees—that's one in every 113 people on Earth who has been forced to flee their homes due to human rights violations, conflict and violence or persecution. Tens of thousands of asylum-seekers, the majority from Syria, Kosovo, Albania, Ir...

Six designers share what it’s like to design with RH

weekly feature | June 22, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Does design change when created for large-scale retailers? Yes and no. The answer isn’t so black-and-white, according to interior designers Kerry Joyce, Ben Soleimani, Ann Marie Vering, Jonathan Browning and brothers-and-design-duo Harrison and Nicholas Condos, who have all rec...

One Kings Lane bought by Bed Bath & Beyond

weekly feature | June 15, 2016
By Katy B. Olson Bed Bath & Beyond acquired One Kings Lane in an all-cash deal that the big-box retailer’s CEO says will let the brand serve as a “cornerstone” for its growing home decor and furniture categories.  "Global Hacienda Style" shoppable vignette by One Kings Lane OKL will...

An abundance of design happenings set for summer in the Hamptons

weekly feature | June 8, 2016
By Katy B. Olson An airy Amagansett pop-up outfitted with pink suede Committee chairs by Pierre Jeanneret, Helmut Newton photographs, and a vintage daybed by Børge Mogensen; a Meg Braff-designed showhouse, the first of its kind, in Bridgehampton; charity benefits, al fresco sales and art shows:...

How Laurel & Wolf is changing the client-designer relationship

weekly feature | June 1, 2016
Forget the frequent-flier miles: Digital design isn’t just about saving time, it’s also about changing the client-designer dynamic. Celebrating its two-year anniversary this month, Laurel & Wolf is pioneering a model where traditional face-to-face interaction has nothing to do with the chang...

WeWork-like concept for designers is more than a shared space

weekly feature | May 25, 2016
Forget the well-appointed space, the on-site reprographics facility and resource library, the stocked cafeteria—what’s perhaps most alluring about Fuigo, the first-ever collective workspace concept for designers, is something a bit, well, dry: bookkeepers and production managers. Fuigo isn’t mer...
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