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How do you re-energize a heritage luxury brand? Quickly and carefully

industry insider | July 22, 2019
McKinsey consultant Nathalie Remy took the helm at French tabletop giant Christofle in March of last year. Since then, she’s been on a tear, re-imagining the 190-year-old maison as a nimble 21st-century brand. Remy shared with Business of Home the changes she has made at Christofle—and what’s next. By Fred Nicolaus

How I got this project: A Nashville home with tons of vertical space

trade tales | July 22, 2019
Once you’re in the door, there’s plenty of advice floating around about style, project management, budget and all the rest—but how do you actually get the job in the first place? We’re asking designers to peel back the curtain and walk us through how they landed a project, step by step. This week, Nashville-based designer Stephanie Sabbe shares the value of knowing—and naming—your worth. By Kathryn O'Shea-Evans

Fuigo closes co-working studio, shifts focus to tech

industry insider | July 19, 2019
In 2016 the brothers behind fabric house Fortuny, Maury and Mickey Riad, opened a unique coworking space in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood—Fuigo. Today, the Riads have announced that the space will close, and they'll be focusing full time on their project management software. By Fred Nicolaus

Will the same technology that powers Bitcoin disrupt design?

technology | July 19, 2019
Online art marketplace Alpha’a has attached a file to each of its works that allows artists to track ownership changes, pricing and other details on the value of their art. Soon, Alpha’a execs say, the technology could be used in related industries, like design. By Robyn Smith

How far would you go for a client?

trade tales | July 19, 2019
We asked four designers—Caleb Anderson, Saudah Saleem, Rasheeda Gray and Dominique Calhoun—how they set boundaries and the greatest lengths they’ve gone to for a client. By Haley Chouinard

What’s the future of Hutch? Gaming

digital disruptors | July 18, 2019
Fresh off a $10 million investment from Zillow, interior design app Hutch pivoted from e-commerce to mobile gaming. Co-founder Beatrice Fischel-Bock tells BOH the story behind the brand’s new strategy. By Jessica Dailey

Two students go around the design world in 40 days

industry insider | July 18, 2019
Architecture students Nino Chambers and Claire Lin took the idea of extracurricular experience to a new level this summer, visiting 30 design companies in eight cities over five weeks as part of the fourth-annual Be Original Americas Student Design Fellowship. By Haley Chouinard

Is Neighborhood Goods … well, any good?

market watch | July 18, 2019
Born in Texas and coming to New York City this fall, the store is being touted as the next big thing in retailing. But is it? Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg visits the Plano location to find out. By Warren Shoulberg
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