One of the best parts of being in the Lighting Showroom Coalition Facebook group comes from reading the oddball questions and answers the associates and managers receive from customers. I worked at… more
Whenever I return home to Chicago from High Point Market, the seasons appear to have changed since I left. This fall, I came home to find red and gold leaves on the trees and on the ground, and a… more
When news broke in September that a 10 percent tariff on Chinese imports would go into effect almost immediately, and on Jan. 1, 2019, that number would jump to 25 percent, a collective groan was… more
Heard of Brendan Ravenhill? What about Rich Brilliant Willing? Or Tracy Glover Studio?
Besides the fact that they’re all talented designers with beautiful product, they also have another connection… more
At a time when contemporary furniture, edgy LED fixtures and minimalistic, modern style has permeated mainstream home decor, there is a still a yearning for traditional design. In fact, all signs… more
It’s very timely that I’m writing an editorial for the High Point Market issue, with a special focus on color, after just getting back from a two-week voyage through Vietnamese culture where local… more
I have a hard time saying “Go Green,” as the pride for my alma mater Michigan will never fizzle out, but I’ll make an exception for this issue.
The environment has been in the news a lot these days… more
I’m home and back to work after a two-week honeymoon through Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Hoi An and Hanoi. While this trip was all play, I got a valuable glimpse into one of our industry… more
"Tell me a bit about yourself.”
No matter how many times I’ve been asked that question (or a variation of it) in networking circles, I will unabashedly say that my inner monologue still hesitates… more
Another successful High Point Market is in the books. I had several people tell me that from a product standpoint, this was the best edition they had been to in quite some time — the introductions… more
I attended the ART + IDS joint conference in Scottsdale, AZ, the week before last, and besides the fabulous resort and great company, I really enjoyed being a part of this year’s community service… more