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Dine By Design

Part of the transformation of a former giant industrial plant in Italy includes a chic restaurant overseen by the multi-Michelin-starred chef Enrico Bartolini. n the grounds of what was once a thriving factory district that eventually petered out in...

So Many Shows, So Little Time

Lighting trade shows are critical for the exchange of new product and technical information, but the expense for exhibitors – and the growing list of events – has left many wondering if it has become too much.  By Cindy Foster Warthen or any...

New Construction Predicted to Increase in 2018

According to the Dodge Outlook Report, new construction starts are expected to rise across all sectors. hicago-based Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2018 Dodge Construction Outlook in November. The report, a mainstay in construction industry...

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Housing Trends: Zombies Are Dying

Recent statistics indicate the amount of abandoned properties has declined 22 percent over last year. A[/mks_dropcap ccording to the 2017 U.S. Residential Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report released October 24 by Irvine, Calif.-based...

What Fred Said

Next year will be a lot like 2017 in key areas, according to FreddieMac. ooking ahead to 2018, FreddieMac (otherwise known as the government-sponsored Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.) announced in late September that “the economic environment...

Mickey Majchrzak Named National Sales Manager...

Commerce, Calif.-based Nora Lighting has appointed industry veteran Michael Majchrzak as its new National Sales Manager for Commercial accounts. Majchrzak has 30+ years of experience in the lighting industry working in sales and also managing his...

ALA Answers Questions About Title 20 & 24 Changes

ALA Joins Group of National Associations in...

The American Lighting Association (ALA) joined several prominent industry trade groups in filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States to support the State of South Dakota in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair – a case about the...

Actress Diane Keaton to Speak on Home Design at Dallas Market

Actress Diane Keaton to Speak on Home Design at...

The Dallas Market Center (DMC), in partnership with manufacturer Aidan Gray, has announced a personal appearance and book-signing with Oscar-winning actress, director, and author Diane Keaton during its upcoming January Total Home & Gift Market...

GO Home Opens New Dallas Showroom, Adds to...

Leading home décor company GO Home will open an expanded new showroom in the Dallas Market Center (DMC) in time for the January Total Home & Gift Market, January 17-23. The new location is inside the newly opened Interior Home + Design...

Las Vegas Market Adds to Furniture Roster

Bernards Furniture and Bauhaus Furniture Group will debut their first-ever West Coast showroom, opening a 10,000-sq.-ft. location on the seventh floor of Building A for the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, running January 28 to February 1.   “Las...

Nora Lighting Donates to St. Jude Dream Home

Commerce, Calif.-based Nora Lighting was a featured supplier of LED downlights for the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home in Las Vegas. The Dream Home Giveaway raised more than $850,000.00 in ticket sales for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (St. Jude...

GM Lighting Launches Application Image Contest

Mokena, Ill.-based GM Lighting is looking to reward “amazing applications” where GM Lighting products are used alone or in conjunction with other lighting. Installations should have been completed in 2017 to be eligible and can be in the...

Theodore Alexander Makes Executive Changes

Almost one year after it was acquired by the Guangdong, China-based investment firm Creative Home Furniture Co. Ltd., Theodore Alexander Inc. – a manufacturer of high-end furniture, lighting, and accessories –has named Doris Phua as its new CEO...

Jeff MacDowell named Director of Luxury Products...

The Aurora, OH-based buying group, Luxury Products Group (LPG) has named Jeff MacDowell, Director for the premier buying group in the plumbing industry.  LPG was created in 2009 by the members of Omni Corporate Services Ltd., Inc., as the...

Prop65: Labeling Deters Lawsuits

David Gatto, Manager/Product Compliance & Quality Control for Westinghouse Lighting, explained how lighting manufacturers place themselves at risk for lawsuits if they do not label their products correctly alifornia Prop65 details a consumer...

Dallas Market Center Details New Temp Section

The Dallas Market Center (DMC) has announced the details of Made, a new category in The Temps at Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, scheduled January 17-23. The Temps open on January 18 – with Luxe Gift and Home & Design Temps opening January...