We've heard from multiple sources in the past week that WS Home is pulling the plug on their catalog business, though it is still taking requests for it via their website right now. The Great Recession has been very hard on the home furnishings industry, and a number of great stores have stumbled. While we've also heard that most Williams Sonoma home customers are not the type to buy through the catalog and that this might just be a smart business decision, we sense this signals some unease below the surface. We'll follow up with more news as we get it in. Know anything more? Send us your tip.
Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.
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