Product Designers

Information about and for product designers, those who design the home decor products we love.

Why You Should Be Recruiting Every Day

Good help is hard to find. Or is it? At the WithIt conference in Charleston, SC, last month, retailers, manufacturers and designers gathered to hear a presentation on how to recruit, and it turns…

Battle of the Sexes (Accent Chair Edition)

She wants a ladylike slipper chair. He wants a manly recliner. While relationship therapist probably isn’t part of your job description, you can still help ward off a domestic World War III by…

Summer Market Preview: Atlanta 2018

Preview these products making their debut at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 10-16.  Peking Handicraft Designed by Elizabeth Olwen for Peking Handicraft, the…

Dallas Market Center Announces Fall Edition of Dallas Design Week

Dallas Market Center this week announced details for the second edition of Dallas Design Week, September 17-21, 2018, including the “Dine + Design” lunch event. Interior designers will experience a…

5 Steps to Blogging Smarter, Not Harder

Regular blogging does wonders for a website’s SEO, driving customers at all stages of the buying process to your website. It can boost your website in search results, and it can help you attract…

3 Business-centric AmericasMart Live Events That Will Help Your Business

This week, retailers and designers will descend en masse in Atlanta for the summer edition of Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market (…

Catching Up With Joss & Main

Despite what certain pyramid schemes and the Internet would have us believe, age is not the enemy. And just as humans grow wiser and more interesting as we get older, most of our favorite things —…

4 Key Takeaways from the 2018 Houzz & Home Report

Each year, Houzz.com releases its annual report on home renovation trends, and its 2018 Houzz & Home Report delivered key findings and helpful insights as to what homeowners are renovating and…

Education for All: Opportunities for Manufacturers, Retailers and Interior Designers

Remember a long, long time ago when you couldn’t wait for school to be out for the summer? No more quizzes, books or bossy teachers for three whole months! Oh, how times have changed. Turns out…

Last Look: AphroChic

In 2007, then-lawyer Jeanine Hays launched AphroChic, the design blog that celebrated modern decor and Hays’ African heritage and culture. Two years later, Hays and her husband Bryan Mason…
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