Keith Haring stands as an icon of a generation of artists; he was a pioneer in an era where art was a call to the masses. In the 1980s, Haring’s artistic practice blended historically disparate cultures; he was highly celebrated for his achievements in public artwork while simultaneously a massively successful figure in the gallery world. It is, thus, a natural extension of his legacy for his art to continue to bridge today’s artistic cultures – fusing the physical art world with the world of Web3.
Welcome to “Design Business Blueprint” – the monthly column that will reshape the way you envision the future of your interior design business. In these turbulent times, where the design industry landscape can change overnight and uncertainty looms, the need to focus on business strategy and growth has never been more pressing. Let’s delve into why business development is paramount for designers and creatives, regardless of the current industry trends or global circumstances.
You remember Barnes & Noble, right? It’s that category killing bookstore that helped drive a lot of small independents out of business and then got its own comeuppance when people started buying books online and turning to e-readers for e-books.
Salvatori’s unwavering commitment to sustainability is further underscored by other creations like Lithoverde®, Romboo, Lost Stones, and the newly introduced Passepartout. These designs exemplify the company’s belief that elegance and environmental consciousness can coexist seamlessly. Patchwork stands as a tangible step towards a more sustainable future, aligning perfectly with Salvatori’s promise to prioritize the Earth’s natural resources.
Global design company, West Elm, a portfolio brand of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM), the world’s largest digital-first, design-led and sustainable home retailer, announced today the launch of a new collaboration with Joseph Altuzarra, the founder and creative director of luxury women’s ready-to-wear fashion brand, Altuzarra. The Joseph Altuzarra for West Elm Kids collection features furniture with elevated finishes as well as textiles and decorative accessories that are infused with Altuzarra’s own hand-drawn motifs. Created as a love letter to his two daughters, the sophisticated collection celebrates the signature artistry of Altuzarra while maintaining kid-friendly functionality.
The Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas will benefit two local charities: Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit agency dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty, and The Crystal Charity Ball, another Dallas-based organization whose mission is to aid, support and make contributions to children’s charities in Dallas County.
When do you know the work is finished? When do you step away? That was a problem Kristi always struggled with as a visual artist and one many creatives will find relatable. Something finally clicked during her recently completed project: a chic, feminine flat in Los Angeles that was, “all about the furniture.” When reflecting on what would become her favorite residential project, she recalled trying to put her client’s art collection on the walls. It was beautiful but it “never felt right.” That’s when she realized, that was because it was unnecessary. “There are sometimes when undone is done.”
But Christopher’s skills extend far beyond the realm of festive holiday party decoration. He’s the go-to designer for crafting unforgettable moments, whether it’s through lavish private parties, fairy-tale weddings, or prestigious events like the Academy Awards and luxury car launches. And it’s that sensibility he brings to his interiors as well and to Fairfield Chair’s Third Annual Virtual Design Challenge.