Despite an intense blow to the travel industry, Airbnb is doing its best to adapt by launching Airbnb Online Experiences. BOH sat down with one interior designer on the platform who’s busier than ever.
With people doing more of their shopping online, it makes perfect sense that Facebook would pick this moment to unveil an extensive e-commerce platform, Facebook Shops. We dug in to find out what the launch means for the home industry.
Material Bank announced today that the company has secured $28 million in Series B funding, which was led by Bain Capital Ventures. The memo sampling service will use the investment to fast-track expansion into new categories, build a new robotic logistics facility, and further develop its digital platform.
This time last year, online interior design startup Laurel & Wolf had shuttered after a dizzying series of disasters tanked the business. Two weeks ago, two Canadian entrepreneurs relaunched the brand.
While online-only auctions have become commonplace over the last decade for categories like jewelry, auctions for furniture and the decorative arts have not yet fully made the transition. Now that the coronavirus has made that transition essential, decorative arts specialists at Christie’s and Sotheby’s talk about the challenges of bringing their interiors auctions online.
While many businesses are struggling right now, there is a sector of the design industry that’s thriving—those in the DIY space. Brands like Clare, Chasing Paper and DecoratorsBest are reporting spikes in both sales and traffic.
As social distancing measures have been implemented across the country, for now all interior design is e-design. Traditional firms exploring the practice are discovering new opportunities online—and facing new challenges.
After years of being asked simple design questions by friends, decorator Stephanie Rodriguez Purzycki teamed up with digital marketer Kaitlin Madden Armon to found The Finish, an hourly interior design service that aims to tackle small-scale design issues like choosing paint colors or styling a living room.