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A royal collection finds its way to High Point

show & tell | October 11, 2018
A line of furniture will debut from Princess Diana’s brother, Earl Charles Spencer, this High Point Market. As a partnership with Theodore Alexander, the collection brings to Market reproductions from the Althorp Estate, the Spencer family’s historic home encompassing 19 generations of British nobles. By Katy B. Olson

Hutch launches product for the first time ever—and it’s for a good cause

digital disruptors | October 8, 2018
The digital decorating platform Hutch is entering the product space with a gallery wall tool designed to give back. Officially launching this week, the kit is a partnered effort between nonprofit Girls Inc., and the digital disruptor’s favorite female artists, and it was influenced by the impact... By Katy B. Olson

Homepolish’s new software is built for designers and their clients

digital disruptors | October 8, 2018
Client management is a central feature of Homepolish’s new software platform. Known as Collection, the platform streamlines workflow, updates product and shipping details in real time, and provides concierge service—an unprecedented level of service in the category of design software. By Katy B. Olson

Inaugural diversity scholarship calls for applicants

industry insider | October 7, 2018
The IIDA Foundation and IA Interior Architects are teaming up to offer the Diversity in Design Scholarship Fund in an effort to support and empower diverse design communities. The first-ever fund will award students with unique perspectives on design. Cheryl Durst, IIDA Executive Vice Pre... By Katy B. Olson

Gigi Loizzo of the Guggenheim Store introduces female-focused collection

industry insider | October 7, 2018
The Guggenheim will present the works of Hilma af Klint this fall—and the museum store will be launching an exclusive capsule collection of products inspired by the painter’s work. Spanning home goods, apparel, jewelry and accessories, the line was “created in close collaboration with a female-d... By Katy B. Olson

Architect Robert Venturi passes at 93

industry insider | October 3, 2018
A pioneer of architectural postmodernism and humanist design, architect Robert Venturi has died at age 93 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Husband and professional partner of architect Denise Scott Brown, he was founding principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates (VS... By Katy B. Olson

DWR is appealing to the millennial—here’s how

weekly feature | October 3, 2018
Design Within Reach CEO John Edelman and president John McPhee have got millennials on their minds. There are 80 million of them in the U.S., and they spend approximately $600 billion a year, according to one study. Yet while the demographic may be the apple of most retailers’ eyes, DWR actually... By Katy B. Olson

Alexa Hampton and The Shade Store debut new line

midwest | October 3, 2018
Designer Alexa Hampton is teaming up with The Shade Store on a collection to be previewed at Design Chicago tomorrow during a panel on the significance of window treatments. Her line for the brand will include mini print blackout roller shades and a naturals collection with bamboo materials for ... By Katy B. Olson

Where’s the Southern Style Now festival headed this year?

show & tell | October 2, 2018
Miles Redd, Wendy Goodman, Hutton Wilkinson, Julia Reed, Carolyne Roehm, Ann Mashburn, Patricia Altschul of Southern Charm and more are descending on Charleston, South Carolina, this November for the latest iteration of Southern Style Now. By Katy B. Olson
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