Product Designers

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

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…

Retail Road Trip: Denver

Urban Lights In 1976, David Nestor opened Foothills Lighting in Denver. In 2010, after being out of the lighting game for nine years and now in the middle of a recession, he opened Urban Lights. The…

States Allowed to Collect Sales Tax from E-retailers, U.S. Supreme Court decides

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in the landmark sales tax case of South Dakota v. Wayfair yesterday, overturning more than 25 years of legal precedent that stopped states from…

Design Bloggers Conference Unveils New Name for 8th Annual Conference

The Design Bloggers Conference will now be known as the Design Influencers Conference. The new name will debut at the upcoming 2019 conference which will take place at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in…

High Point Market Authority Accepting Submissions for 2019 Style Spotters Team

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is accepting submissions for its 2019 Style Spotters team.  Comprised of eight home fashion leaders who showcase the top new styles of each Market, a new Style…

The Future of Product Design

For the first time ever, thought leaders from two industry associations — the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) and Women in the Home Industries Today (Withit) — came together at the…

Ode to Outdoor (Lighting)

If interior lighting is the delicious strawberry cream cheese filling between the perfect layers of sponge cake, then outdoor lighting is, of course, the icing on the cake. (Or maybe we’ve just been…

4 Cannot-Miss Seminars at Dallas Market Center

Pack your shades and your comfortable shoes: The Total Home & Gift Market and Lightovation summer editions start next week at Dallas Market Center, and the weather reports say it will be hot and…

Feeling Bubbly: Orb Chandeliers

Glass orb chandeliers in both horizontal vertical orientations feel airy and add a pop of modernity to a space. Golden Lighting From Golden Lighting, the Galveston chandelier’s halo design…

Summer Market Preview: Dallas 2018

The summer editions of the Total Home & Gift Market (June 20-26) and Lightovation (June 20-23) at Dallas Market Center promise new introductions in furniture, lighting and accessories. See how…
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