In our weekly digest, Chicago designer Kara Mann launches a home brand, natural gas takes a backburner to electric in new stove-related legislation, Apartment Therapy releases its first Design Changemakers List, and more. Read on for the announcements crossing the BOH news desk this week.
Over the last decade, The Shade Store has grown from a regional company to a national presence with over 80 locations. BOH caught up with the brand to find out what’s in store for 2020, including expanding its trade audience and a prestigious licensing roster.
In the States, companies like Common, Ollie, and WeWork’s WeLive have already established a presence in major markets, and now a major player from across the pond is setting up shop: Entrepreneur Reza Merchant has opened The Collective Paper Factory in Queens, New York.
Tastes on the open seas are shifting to favor minimalist decor over the ornate, interest in sustainability is slowly growing, and designers report that yacht owners are adding more bells and whistles to their floating residences than in their real homes.