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Product designers, interior designers and lighting designers are working in a changing industry. Competition from online services, DIY and home improvement tv shows, plus changing consumer lifestyles have continued to shift the way business is done. In this section, product designers, interior designers and lighting designers can read news, trend articles and more.

Andyz Awards Early Bird Entries Due March 31

Discounted early bird entries are being accepted through March 31 for the fourth annual ANDYZ design awards program created in partnership between the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) and the…

The LIT Design Award Winners: What the Judges Think and What We Think

The 1st Annual International Competition for Lighting Product Design and Implementation kicked off this year, welcoming lighting submissions from manufacturers, designers and practicers from all…

Rattan To Me

There was a time when we loathed all things from the 70s. To be fair, the decade had its share of style busts. Raise your hand if images of shag carpet (in the bathroom), inflatable furniture and the…

The Shops Around the Corner

As high-end furniture stores across the country continue to dwindle in numbers — falling victim to everything from changing tastes and lifestyles to increasing competition online — small, inviting…

Merci, Paris: 6 Looks from Maison & Objet’s January 2018 Edition

In the Tropics Walking the halls of Maison & Objet at times felt like a jungle expedition. This motif had been gaining in previous editions of the show but seemed to proliferate in time for this…

Dining Room Ideas: How to Give Your Clients a Farmhouse Fresh Dining Room

Call it the Golden Rule, karma or good old’ fashioned physics, but everything has a reciprocal relationship, every action, a reaction. So it’s no wonder that as we pack more into our busy schedules,…

5 Tips for Creating a Compelling Newsletter

Although video is all the rage, and podcasts are the hot new thing, don’t underestimate the power of an effective newsletter. A tool to connect with your audience, a newsletter can help build trust…

2018: Year of the Smart Home, Part 1

When you think about Amazon’s top sellers, you may consider books, or even a toy. Wait, maybe a video game?  Actually, during the 2017 holiday season, its top seller was none of the above. It was…

From Slideshow to Showroom

Three years ago, interior designer Lisa McDennon pitched a lighting collection to Hinkley and they loved it. When it made its debut at Lightovation this January, Hinkley’s showroom became a must-see…

Highlights from the 2018 Design Bloggers Conference

The 2018 Design Bloggers Conference brought design lovers and bloggers from all across the U.S. (and the globe really) to Los Angeles for a three-day event. From March 4-6, attendees gathered at the…
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