Robyn Smith

Remembering William Yeoward, Sotheby’s goes private, and more

news digest | June 18, 2019
In our weekly digest, Gloria Vanderbilt and William Yeoward remembered, Wells Fargo forecloses on DCOTA, 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 era?

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

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

Digital, meet traditional: Floyd expands partnership with West Elm

show-rumors | June 12, 2019
The sustainability minded, Detroit-based startup’s furniture, including flat-pack sofas, tables and beds, are now available through West Elm’s online retail channel, as well as in physical stores in three cities—New York; Austin, Texas; and Santa Monica, California. By Robyn Smith

@TheOldHouseBeautiful relaunches, Mexico tariffs are averted, and more

news digest | June 11, 2019
In our weekly digest, PPG announces 2020 Color of the Year, One Kings Lane pairs up with Minnie Driver, an update on Mexican tariffs, @TheOldHouseBeautiful plans to rebrand, Dmitriy & Co. releases its latest furniture collection, and more. Read on for the announcements crossing the BOH news desk this week. By Robyn Smith

As design sectors overlap, NeoCon continues to adapt

show & tell | June 3, 2019
Until recently, residential designers may not have had NeoCon—the annual trade show at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart geared toward commercial design and about to start its 51st edition next week—top of mind. But that is changing, and fast. By Robyn Smith

New executives at Workshop/APD, Moore & Giles, and more

comings & goings | June 3, 2019
As the temperature rises, so does the excitement for these newly titled industry professionals. Read on to learn about the latest hires in design, manufacturing, media and more. By Robyn Smith

How this firm is ensuring design's future by looking to the past

industry insider | May 31, 2019
Any designer or architect worth their salt knows their history. It is that belief that founded New York– and San Francisco-based architecture and design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley’s fellowship. IKB will fund the students’ travel and research, encouraging (and financing) their exploration of the importance of architectural history incorporated into today’s design. By Robyn Smith
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