Launching this week, Playhouse allows video gamers to virtually decorate glamorous homes. Founder Jill Wilson explains why Playhouse is positioned to fill a hole in the gaming market—and what it means for the design industry.
In recent years, direct-to-consumer brands focused on offering “curated essentials” for home emerged with a tight lineup of core products. Despite the initial allure, a challenge soon appeared: If you cannot rely on a flurry of new releases to fuel sales, what does growth look like?
Believe it or not, lead times are rebounding in certain corners of the industry—some manufacturers even expect a return to “business as usual” by fall. But the reason for the bounce back might give you pause.
A flurry of sustainable alternative-materials startups are on the rise. BOH investigates the arduous routes these materials must navigate to make it to market and why the home industry faces additional hurdles.