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January 28, 2020
Last fall, a series of reports by NPR roiled the quartz industry, documenting how fabrication workers had fallen ill with silicosis—an incurable lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica dust—after working with engineered stone. The risks of cutting quartz under improper conditions have long been known, but the reports brought the consequences of unsafe fabrication to harsh relief. As part of a broader effort to ensure greater workplace safety for fabricators, quartz manufacturer Caesarstone is announcing Masters of Stone, an educational initiative with an emphasis on managing the dangers of silica dust.
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January 26, 2020
A new study polled more than 1,000 designers to find out what they liked (or didn’t like) about design centers. According to the results, a desire for pricing transparency and extended hours are the big takeaways.
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January 23, 2020
Jonathan Adler teamed up with quartz brand Caesarstone to create Dreamland, a flamboyant, immersive installation that just debuted at Toronto’s Interior Design Show. BOH chatted with Adler about the inspiration behind the space, his Instagram philosophy, and upcoming projects.
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January 22, 2020
A Dallas-based team of five designers—Cynthia Collins, Caroline Davis, Leslie Jenkins, Carrie Jane Pogoloff and Lucy Ward—opened Blue Print’s doors nearly ten years ago. BOH sat down to hear about the business’s evolution and expansion, and the role of friendship in their success.
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January 21, 2020
Wayfair’s plumbing category is closing in on $300 million in annual revenue and is growing more than 50 percent year over year. How is the mega e-tailer perpetuating that growth? By using data.
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January 21, 2020
Last January, Chairish made a splash by acquiring online trade marketplace Dering Hall. A year later, the company is folding both Dering Hall and its own high-end sister site DECASO into its brand. The biggest consequence of the shift? Fully transactional shopping and visible price tags across the board—including vintage dealers and trade brands that used the site for lead generation rather than sales.
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January 13, 2020
Holly Hunt is starting 2020 off in a big way—by plunging into a new product category. The brand is expanding into wallpaper with an in-house collection of three lines hitting their showrooms this month.
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January 11, 2020
Last year’s biggest IPO story—WeWork—was a nightmare. Casper, the direct-to-consumer mattress company, is hoping its initial public offering will be a dream, despite a balance sheet showing years of losses.
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