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With Eyes on the Future, Maria Yee and Gump’s Toast 30-Year Bond

In 1988, then-fledgling California furniture brand Maria Yee delivered its first order to Gump’s: a museum-quality reproduction of the iconic Ming Dynasty horseshoe armchair. Thirty years later, the chair is still selling, and the bond between the manufacturer and the storied San...

Alibaba invests in home furnishings chain

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, the world’s largest e-commerce platform by volume, has made its first investment in a home furnishings company by purchasing 15% of Beijing Easyhome Furnishing Chain Store Group Co., Ltd. Easyhome operates four lines of business: home furnishing,...

Caroline Till: The Future is Urban

Mankind is fast becoming an urban species, and Caroline Till believes that designers have a responsibility to deliver a more sustainable vision of the future. But how does the FranklinTill co-founder plan to convey this message at Heimtextil? Mankind is fast becoming an urban...

Sealy campaigns to reverse worker sleep deficit

Bed manufacturer Sealy is launching a new national awareness campaign in conjunction with a leading HR expert focusing on the importance of employees achieving healthy sleep in the workplace. The campaign is based on a piece of research Sealy has commissioned which reveals more...

Top Outdoor Furniture Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

Selecting outdoor furniture and determining the best arrangement for it can be a challenge, given its hefty aesthetic role. Furniture can define the atmosphere of your outdoor living space and is also crucial to creating an inviting, comfortable setting. Incorporate these top...

10 Tips to make your Furniture and Home More Festive this Christmas

Christmas is such an important time of year and getting your home ready for family and friends can make the whole festive season all the more enjoyable. So, here are ten tips to decorate and arrange furniture for Christmas. 1. Outside and the Entrance Creating that Christmas feel...

How To: Make Your Own Plant Food

With this DIY recipe and smart feeding tips, you can give your plants the nutrition they need without eating a hole in your wallet. If you want lush healthy houseplants and garden growth but aren’t thrilled about paying for costly commercial foods with ingredients you can’t...

Swedish Brand Ikea Launches Modern, Affordable Pet Line

The question is who is going to assemble it? Ikea just unveiled a new line – and it has to do more with our four-legged friend then assembling another impossible dresser. The Swedish-based company just unveiled its attractive, affordable line of pet products called LURVIG. “Our...

How to Clean Mildew Off of Outdoor Cushions

If you didn’t bother putting your outdoor patio furniture away for the winter, mildew may have grown on your cushions. This is caused by the prolonged non-use of your furniture, coupled with the moist conditions of Southeast Texas. If you’re wondering what you can do to remove...

8 Things You Can Do To Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Considering the fact that breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed among women – and 1 in 8 women will be affected – it only seems appropriate that there’s an entire month dedicated to raising awareness about it. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there...