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The LA Design Festival comes of age

show & tell | June 17, 2019
The Los Angeles Design Festival kicks off June 20. Co-founder Haily Zaki let BOH pick her brain about spotlighting the city as a design capital, coordinating a large-scale show, and balancing authentic programming with brand sponsorships. By Arianne Nardo

Sweeten grabs the SPF and heads west

california | June 5, 2019
Sweeten, a digital platform that matches people with vetted general contractors, is launching in Los Angeles. Founder and CEO Jean Brownhill tells BOH about the data-driven West Coast expansion strategy. By Arianne Nardo

Is the next design mecca ... the mall?

california | May 31, 2019
LA design and architecture firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios is selling its tabletop and new fashion line in a cutting-edge boutique by retail superstar Carl Louisville. Where? The mall. By Arianne Nardo

Why Tabarka’s artisan-first model makes more sense than ever

california | May 23, 2019
Some creative businesses are so niche, the fact they haven’t been pushed into extinction by quick-ship behemoths is reason enough to celebrate. Artisan surfaces company Tabarka Studio has not only survived, it has flourished despite the wider move toward automation, volume and lower price points. How? By Arianne Nardo

LA’s hottest showroom goes outdoors

show-rumors | April 25, 2019
On May 9, MASS Beverly co-founders Mary Ta and Lars Hypko will debut The Outdoors, a 3,000-square-foot showroom dedicated to sexy exterior trappings and art-directed vignettes. By Arianne Nardo

Why Signature Kitchen Suite just opened a multimillion-dollar experience center in Napa

show-rumors | January 25, 2019
For a brand courting the luxury market, it’s not enough to just open a new showroom. In a world dominated by high-speed, low-impact media, an immersive experience is quickly becoming de rigueur. So it came as no surprise when Signature Kitchen Suite, LG’s luxury appliance brand, chose to open an experiential flagship location with a gleaming demonstration kitchen. The surprise was where they chose to put it. By Fred Nicolaus
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