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Wells Fargo forecloses on DCOTA, Sotheby’s goes private, and more

news digest | June 18, 2019
In our weekly digest, Gloria Vanderbilt remembered, BuzzFeed’s lucrative licensing deal, Holiday House Hamptons kicks off, Wayfair to launch mall pop-ups, and more. Read on for the announcements crossing the BOH news desk. By Robyn Smith

Is San Francisco design in its golden age?

show & tell | June 18, 2019
San Francisco Design Week, which runs June 20 through 28, features the theme “CommUNITY,” a Dynamic Minds tour series by Diane Dorrans Saeks, and exclusive studio tours including Ken Fulk’s historic church turned arts society and Aidlin Darling Design’s Modernism Gallery. By Robyn Smith

Trailer homes: The major market segment you’re missing out on?

market watch | June 18, 2019
This year, some 25 million people—including a growing number of millennials—will venture out in a recreational vehicle, investing a total of $114 billion in the RV market. It’s time for the home industry to take note. By Warren Shoulberg

The LA Design Festival comes of age

show & tell | June 17, 2019
The Los Angeles Design Festival kicks off June 20. Co-founder Haily Zaki let BOH pick her brain about spotlighting the city as a design capital, coordinating a large-scale show, and balancing authentic programming with brand sponsorships. By Arianne Nardo

Is RH on the verge of becoming a global luxury goods brand?

market watch | June 17, 2019
Heading into last week’s earnings announcement, RH shareholders had every reason to be nervous. Last quarter, the company lowered its profit and revenue guidance, RH shares had lost nearly 40 percent of their value in the past three months, and many traders on Wall Street were preparing for more bad news to come. But after reporting stronger than expected results, the company’s shares jumped by over 20 percent in after-hours trading. While clearly enthusiastic, RH chairman and CEO Gary Friedman also spoke of the business he is building, centered around global expansion and the opportunity to capitalize on the company’s in-house interior design firm. By Dennis Scully

East Fork is quietly challenging the direct-to-consumer playbook

podcast | June 17, 2019
Over the past decade, East Fork has grown into a thriving contemporary ceramics brand. On the latest BOH podcast, two of the Asheville, North Carolina–based brand’s co-founders, Alex and Connie Matisse, discuss plans for scaling sustainably. By Fred Nicolaus

Material Bank tests brick and mortar concept in Chicago

digital disruptors | June 14, 2019
This week, Material Bank opened its first lab in a marquis spot at the Mart in Chicago. The brand’s creator, Adam Sandow, tells BOH how the disruptive digital memo-sampling platform aims to solve designer pain. points without killing reps’ sales. By Kaitlin Petersen

Homelessness is a design challenge

show & tell | June 13, 2019
Homelessness can feel like an unsolvable problem. That being said, there are specific ways in which the industry, with its particular expertise, can make a difference. By Robyn Smith
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