It’s an Editor’s Life

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High Point Market encourages the industry to look ahead to the year to come.

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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
Global Views Chester loveseat
Check out the Chester loveseat and chair from Global Views in our High Point Market preview.
As we were creating editorial for this issue, a topic came up and the question stuck, leaving me pondering it for days and reaching out to people much smarter than I to gain clarity: What is the… more
Marble coffee table from Palecek
Big news from the market centers this month. Don't miss Palecek at Last Vegas Market at the end of the month.
It’s July, which for us is synonymous with summer Atlanta and Las Vegas markets. But this time around, things will have a different air because back in May, International Market Centers and… more
Back in March, I attended the bi-annual Light + Building fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The show’s tagline, “digital future meets hotspot for design,” accurately depicts the emphasis on both… more
Alden Parkes chair set
Alden Parkes keeps its upholstery manufacturing stateside.
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
Tempaper Kimono wallpaper
The Kimono wallpaper from Tempaper channels a vintage chinoiserie look.
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
Bolando-Cop-table
Metallic finishes like the one on this Bonaldo Cop table are still on the rise.
All of a sudden I looked up and it was December.  OK — not really, but that’s what it felt like. This year, the first year of Lighting & Decor, has flown by, and now at the precipice of a new… more
Consort-Showroom
Today's home's are collected, meaning they combine items from chains, family heirlooms and products from showrooms like Consort, pictured above.
In this issue, we’re diving into the topic of “today’s homes,” tackling how we live in this day and age and the products that help us do so.   In gathering content for the issue, I was pleasantly… 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
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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
Showroom-of-the-Year-Awards
We all have a story to tell. In this issue, check out our profiles on the Showroom of the Year Award winners, where they offer their thoughts on the future and share the biggest risks they've taken.
"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
On Saturday, July 29, the 17th Annual Goombay Bash will take over Chicago's Navy Pier Grand Ballroom in Caribbean-style fashion to raise money for cancer research. Organized by nonprofit The H… more
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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
ART + IDS Conference
ART + IDS members after completing the community service project with U.S.VETS.
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
If you have at least five minutes, skim this BuzzFeed article titled "How One Generation Changed the Way We Think About Furniture" before reading on. Our Managing Editor Alison came across it while… more