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Future Designers Summit
In preparation for the inaugural event this fall, a logo was designed to brand the annual Future Designers Summit organized by the Bienenstock Furniture Library.

Bienenstock Furniture Library Kicks Off Fundraising for Future Designers Event

The Bienenstock Furniture Library launches an industrywide fundraising campaign to support its inaugural Future Designers Summit, scheduled for Sept. 20-22, 2021. The fall conference is billed as an…
NKBA Market Outlook Kitchen Bath Growth for 2021
NKBA says kitchen and bath are areas of the home where we can expect to see market growth. Photo: AdobeStock.

NKBA Market Outlook: Continued Spending for Kitchen & Bath in 2021

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) today released its 2021 Market Outlook report, revealing the industry is poised for continued growth with overall spending for both kitchen and bath…
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Pay Attention to What's Next

This last year has been for assessing… and pivoting… and assessing again… and pivoting again. Coronavirus and all that came with it pretty much dominated our lives and our business decisions. While…
Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay
Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay

IMC Webinar Series Addresses Diversity in Retail

International Market Centers (IMC) announced that it will present a series of four hour-long webinars highlighting diversity and inclusion issues impacting retail. The series, which debuts on Feb. 1…

Home Furnishings Association Names 2021 Officers

The North American Home Furnishings Association (HFA) held its annual membership meeting Thursday, January 21. Usually, members would meet for breakfast at the January Las Vegas Furniture Market, but…

The State of Home Improvement Spending

Last month, we discussed the shortcomings that people are finding in their homes as they continue to spend more time there. Many people want more space, nicer kitchens, outdoor space, and dedicated…
Augmented reality
Digitizing your product inventory is the first step in launching augmented reality on your website.

How Augmented Reality Can Enhance Your E-Commerce User Experience

The coronavirus pandemic has made consumers more judicious about leaving their homes, which means e-commerce is more important now than ever before. Consumers are shopping with purpose, often doing…

[email protected] Series Offers Two Days of Virtual Education

​Kohler Co.​, a global leader in the kitchen and bath design industry, has announced that on February 2-3 it will host its first-ever ​[email protected]​, a two-day digital event that will debut never-…
sustainable furnishings council, interior design society
IDS and SFC are collaborating again this year for Sustainable Designer of the Year

IDS, SFC Team Up for Sustainable Designer of the Year Award

The Interior Design Society (IDS) and Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) have once again partnered for the Sustainable Design Designer of the Year Award. After working together for several years,…
Jo Panuwat D - stock.adobe.com
Jo Panuwat D - stock.adobe.com

Find Your Brand Personality

Are you a brand? Do you think of yourself that way? We live in a world of brands. They surround us. They influence us. We don’t drive cars; we drive BMWs. We don’t stop for coffee; we stop for…