Trends of #HPmkt – Rock It Out

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There was a bit of retro-rock vibe happening in High Point Market this Fall. Why? Is it that we're all getting our attitude back after the recession? Maybe that we're all a little nostalgic for our youth. But going to see a rock show were some of the best nights of my life, and I'm sure I'm not … [Read more...]

Trends of #HPmkt – Taste The Rainbow

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You could feel the optimism of High Point Market this year; which was quite an accomplishment. Everyone seemed to think it was back to business and I saw more smiles than I'd seen in a long time. That attitude was reflected in the bright colors that popped throughout showrooms, and what I found … [Read more...]

Trends of #HPmkt – Artistic Flair

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One of my favorite trends of High Point Market, is the one that gets away from the look of mass production and uniformity. These products want you to see the hand of the artist: a brushstroke, a imperfect line, a spark of creativity and looseness that makes one feel as if the piece was created just … [Read more...]

Trends of #HPmkt – Better Than Blue Jeans

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When looking at the "it" color of High Point Market, I found I couldn't pick just one,...there were actually two - and they combined quite beautifully. Like a classic pair of blue jeans - a dark indigo rinse with rustic copper rivets - it's a combination that can stand the test of … [Read more...]

The Hot List of High Point

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Last spring, after my visit to High Point Market , I made a "Hot or Not" list. It was fun to do and is definitely intended to be a bit tongue-in-cheek. I have to say, I'm a little disappointed that monkeys have yet to unseat bulldogs as the "hot" animal; plaid was barely visible even though it's … [Read more...]

Hit the High Points

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It's that time of year again - High Point Market time in the fall. Growing up, it was always dubbed simply, "Furniture Market," but now it is so much more. You find outdoor furniture, accessories of all kinds, florals, textiles, even jewelry! It just goes to show how trends bleed across categories … [Read more...]

The Future Of Glass and Tech

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Last week I was in Toronto for the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Fall Conference. GANA is the glass industry association that creates informational bulletins and white papers for architects, professional glaziers, and end users of glass products of all kinds: tempered glass, insulated … [Read more...]

Touch of Toronto

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I've been to Toronto many times, and every time there's something new to enjoy. I love its eclectic Chinatown and the university area, the amazing waterfront pathways and parks, and the architecture that expresses its personality of openness and ideas. Last week I was in Toronto for the Glass … [Read more...]

4 NeoCon Trends of 2014

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We are packing up the Dreamwalls booth this morning and coming home to NC after a wonderful NeoCon Show. This is our 5th year exhibiting, and I think it might have been the most well-attended show thus far. We spoke with so many designers that understood what glass could do generally, and were … [Read more...]

Trend: Make Mine Matte

Dreamwalls Glass Trend spotted at High Point Market Spring 2014: Make Mine Matte

Glass has been so strong at market for several seasons, but this season it was all about a matte finish. Outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, lighting and accent pieces all were glowing with the suede finish of etched glass. Smart for it's durable finish, but also for the way light and color plays … [Read more...]