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Fall 2018 | Issue 9

Does nature or nurture determine a designer’s success? What kind of industry support breeds the headline names we know and love? In this issue, we explore what design leadership means today, taking a look at how manufacturers, brands and design firms have approached their company culture and unpacking the importance of mentorship. We spotlight top talents and rising stars for insights into their success—plus, meet our shortlist of the leading female changemakers and boundary breakers as they share their stories.

Features
In her 40-year tenure at Architectural Digest, Paige Rense’s singular focus on making an exceptional magazine transformed a sleepy regional quarterly into an iconic brand—and catapulted interior designers to stardom along the way. 
BY Kaitlin Petersen
Tech startups have made company culture a phenomenon with their unlimited vacation days, Ping-Pong tables and beer on tap. But there’s much more to culture than perks.
BY Kaitlin Petersen
Does nature or nurture determine a designer’s success? What kind of mentorship breeds the headline names we know and love? And with more and more young designers eschewing the apprenticeship model altogether, are there still lessons to be learned working in-house for an established firm? BOH spotlights top talents and rising stars for insights into their success. 
BY Kathryn O'Shea-Evans
2018 has been called the Year of the Woman, and the design industry is ripe for its own revolution. Meet our shortlist of the leading female changemakers and boundary breakers as they share their stories.
BY Katy B. Olson
Design Dispatch
ones to watch
BOH catches up with four creatives and industry innovators to get the latest on their new roles and ventures.
on the beat
Here’s a trend we’ll raise a glass to: Entertaining at home is on the rise, and the bar cabinet is becoming a household essential.
trade tales
Family ties are tricky, and that’s before adding business to the mix. What’s good, bad and complicated about working side by side with relatives? And how do you draw the line between work and personal life? Peek behind the curtain at some of the industry’s favorite family businesses.
show-rumors
show-rumors
As showroom foot traffic declines, fabric businesses are increasingly turning to a sophisticated network of outside sales representatives to reach designers at their desks.
designers debate

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