Joe Noonan, a former executive at Wayfair, has started an online furniture company that focuses on well-crafted, made-in-America pieces. Homespun Design covers styles including Shaker, traditional, farmhouse, mid-century modern and contemporary.
Most of us identify as cat or dog people. Market research firm Euromonitor suggests that these differences go beyond individual preferences into geopolitics: there are cat and dog countries. The Middle East is historically pro-cat, whereas dogs reign in Latin America and Asia.
I'm sure you've heard the not-so-secret rumor that IKEA is transitioning to a new line of kitchen cabinets in 2015 and it's all true - it's definitely happening and the new system, called SEKTION, is on its way and will be in US stores soon. I took a trip to IKEA's HQ and got the scoop on the what, when and why of the switch...
Designer Kelly Wearstler has teamed up with Visual Comfort to debut her very first line of lighting at High Point Market this October. The collection includes eight models that draw inspiration from a host of different materials, textures, and styles.
IKEA sells $28 billion in furniture a year, but it pays only $2 billion in taxes, about 3.5%. Why? Its parent company's parent company is a non-profit. Minute MBA does a great explainer video about the company's structure...
This commute would save time and give you a gorgeous view: Real estate exec Dan Levy has proposed the East River Skyway, a gondola based on those in London, Buenos Aires, and other cities that would connect Manhattan to Brooklyn and Queens. Traveling from Williamsburg to Delancey in 3.5 minutes?? We're in.
What's Brooklyn without its local makers? Fiercely Made is a marketplace featuring artisans of all specialties — from bikes to ceramics to T-shirts to surfboards — available online. Their official launch party is in Gowanus September 19, where makers will be selling their craft.
Furniture design startup Interior Define announced new partnerships with HGTV’s Alison Victoria and The Every Girl. The company offers high-quality/low-cost custom upholstered sofas and sectionals from its e-commerce site and through its flagship retail location in Chicago.
In 2004, Hilton Buenos Aires created the first ever Barbie hotel room. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, it's back in all its pink glory. The dollhouse palace is available to book for the next three months (and comes with an attached suite for the parents). Also, Barbie-themed activities are available to all guests.
While everyone was oohing and ahhing over the newest releases from Apple last week, Zappos was putting together a hilarious ad for a faux product that accommodates your new giant phone: the mobile-ready pants. Since the new phones are hardly pocket-friendly, the Zappos team have added sizable storage to the bib of the pants, and even a little pouch for headphones.