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Next Round of Tariffs to Directly Impact Furniture and Lighting Retailers and Interior Designers

The trade war between the U.S. and China escalated yesterday and continued through this morning. Yesterday, President Trump announced another round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of imported…

Transparency Tightrope

On a gray Parisian afternoon in July above the cafes of Montmartre, French tightrope artist Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga placed one delicate foot in front of the other. Below, an orchestra played as she…

3 Ways to Boost Referrals For Your Interior Design Business

Any small business owner knows that a business can live and die by referrals. A survey of small businesses from Alignable found that 85 percent of respondents said referrals are the best way to…

How to Bring Manufacturing to the U.S., According to the Reshoring Initiative

One of the main arguments for tariffs involves improving U.S. manufacturing. In theory, if it costs too much or the same to manufacture offshore, then companies would move production back to the U.S…

Retail Jobs Up, But Not In Furniture and Home Furnishings Sector

By just about any measure, the U.S. economy is doing very well. Unemployment remains low. Consumers are spending and fueling the economy. Though the threat of tariffs remains poised to wreck much of…

Instagram May Be Getting a Shopping Platform: What Retailers and Designers Need to Know

This week, a report from The Verge announced that Facebook was working on a separate shopping app for Instagram, one that would allow users to shop products in posts and even on stories. There's no…

Hunter Douglas Announces New Design Trade Program

Custom window treatments manufacturer Hunter Douglas yesterday announced the launch of its brand-new Design Trade Program to markets across the United States. As the company continues its work with…

High Point Market Authority, Esteem Media Announce Design Bloggers Tour Participants and Sponsors

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA), in partnership with Esteem Media, is pleased to announce the participants and sponsors for the Design Bloggers Tour for fall market, Oct. 13–17, 2018. …

How to Get Verified on Instagram

The process around who gets verified on Instagram and how to get that blue checkmark just got a lot less murky. Last week, Instagram unveiled a new function that allows users to apply for…

ASID's 2nd Quarter Report Reveals Uncertainties for Interior Designers

The American Society of Interior Design's (ASID) Second Quarter Billings Index report, released last week, made one thing exceptionally clear: The interior design industry has deep ties to the…
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