Product Designers

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How to Go Beyond the Customer Profile With ALA Speaker David Avrin

If there's one thing that binds every business professional in every industry, it's the practice of creating a customer profile. The customer profile goes by many names (ideal customer, consumer…

How to Make the Most of Your Google Calendar

If you have a Google Calendar, you might have a simple routine of using it for the occasional appointment or meeting reminder that seems to work just fine. But if you want to make the most of the…

3 Designer Tips From Dallas Design Week

This week, Dallas Market Center saw a ton of interior designers flowing in and out of IHDC and the World Trade Center for Dallas Design Week. From seminars to panel discussions to networking parties…

Explore Cur8's Gr8ful Living Pop-up at Coco & Dash

Dallas Design Week brought interior designers and tastemakers from all over the country to Dallas Market Center for a week of seminars, networking events and cocktails, but the one event that the …

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…
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