GOING LIVE WITH BUSINESS COACH NANCY GANZEKAUFER
On Friday I was a guest on Nancy Ganzekaufer's Weekend Wine Down Facebook Live show. I hunkered down in the Theodore Alexander showroom with a bottle of Butter. Here is a link that will take you to our video session.
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: POSITIVE, EXCITING, AND NON-STOP CHANGE
Last week we were in Savannah for ART + IDS Annual Conference which included the Interior Design Society’s Designer of the Year Awards. Between the city’s beautiful sense of place, daily poolside cocktail parties and banquet-style meals, business casual dress, and the glorious weather, it was the first time in a very very long time that work felt a bit like a vacation.
RICHARD KEITH LANGHAM & VICTORIA HAGAN AT DESIGN ADAC
Design ADAC had an amazing lineup this spring — thank you Veranda. The roster of engaging panelists and guest speakers included Hamish Bowles, Susan Ferrier, Patrick Sutton, Elizabeth Ingram, Ruthie Sommers, Mario-Lopez Cordaro, Richard Keith Langham, and Victoria Hagan.
Designers Stage Fantasy Sets at HPMKT
Mixing stylish furnishings and accessories from The Mine and Bassett Mirror with sumptuous textiles from Carleton V, interior designers Michelle Nussbaumer, Sara Ruffin Costello, and George Nunno curated beautiful and affordable spaces inside the Bassett Mirror Showroom at Spring ’18 High Point Market.
Winning Installs from the Howard Elliot Design Contest
When a company like Howard Elliott hosts a design competition, it’s a win-win for all. The vendor gets satisfaction in seeing where some of those thousands of orders have landed and the designers get a chance to share and perchance win a very nice gift card. Here are the results of the 3rd Show Us Your Howard Elliott Design Contest.
Blue & White: Post Script
I'm S L O W L Y weaning myself off of blue and white. Actually, that's a little white lie. I don't think I will ever be weaned nor would I want to. As a post-script (or a continuation) to Spring's Designers Today (aka the Blue & White Issue) here are 17 blue and white moments (including the one above from Legend of Asia) from Spring High Point Market.
The Soles of Market
Chances are you've had a preview of the new introductions at High Point Market, but what about shoe introductions? Let it be known that Designers Today has the exclusive footwear preview to HPMKT, provided by very experienced Market goers who know that style and sustainability go hand in hand (or make that "foot in foot").
Someone to Know: RACHEL MORIARTY
Rachel Viloria Moriarty is a designer, podcaster, coach and first-time author. That’s the short list. What also defines her, besides a killer wardrobe and fantastic Instagram feed, is her VISIBILITY WARRIOR status. Rachel, private banker turned designer, understands what being the “face of the business” is all about.
FIND JANE AT MARKET
This is my first High Point Market as Editor in Chief of Designers Today and to make it extra special I am aligning and allying with a host of amazing people at an array of events. I've listed them here and provided a brief summary of each. Hope you can join for one or better yet...all!
Nicolette Mayer Takes Delft Digital
Nicolette Mayer has played a very active role in the Ginger Jar Evolution. After a lifetime of harboring an obsession for blue and white china and nurturing a collecting habit, she developed an exclusive collection of fabrics and wallpaper for Royal Delft. The Nicolette Mayer - Royal Delft Collection is available to the trade through Scalamandre.
Be Part of an Ensemble Cast at #HPMKT
There are many ways to experience High Point Market, and striking that fine mix between work – and play has never been easier. In fact, HPMKT goes out of its way to engage knowledgeable and extremely well-connected industry experts from interior and product designers to other uber creatives to show you a good time. Here are some options for getting through Market with an ensemble cast.
Ivy + Houzz: One week later
Last week when Houzz acquired IvyMark for $30+ million, there was a jolt felt in the interior design community. If you weren't one of the 2400 or so Ivy interior designers using the business management tool nor a close friend of such, nor a passionate advocate for protecting the design trade, then you could have easily slept right through it.
JUSTIN SHAULIS NAMED DESIGN AMBASSADOR FOR HOWARD ELLIOTT
Howard Elliott Collection, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and importer of decorative mirrors, accessories, accent furniture and decorative pillows, has agreed to enter into an agreement with New York City based Design Consultant, Justin Shaulis to serve as Howard Elliott’s Design Ambassador.
"RECIPE FOR PRESS DESIGNER EDITION" TOUR LAUNCHES IN HIGH POINT
When Amy Flurry wrote Recipe for Press in 2011, it opened a lot of eyes. Essentially dubbed the quintessential DIY PR book, Amy, a former editor who had covered design, fashion, and lifestyle and had been pitched thousands of times had a wealth of experience to impart. She laid it out in simple language, broke it down into attainable steps, and entrepreneurs drew close. Many of those creative self-starters were interior designers.