Archive for March, 2016

Design Bloggers’ Conference

By Lucy

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It’s been a busy spring so far for Design-Calendar! In super exciting news, we kicked off this month at the Design Bloggers’ Conference. This fantastic event gathers budding bloggers in one place to learn, connect, and have fun. Many Instagrams were snapped, and many tips and tricks were acquired. Here are a few of the highlights:

1. The exceptional programming. My two favorites were The Jungalow‘s Justina Blakeney, who gave invaluable insight on building your brand and expanding without losing your authenticity, and designer Nathan Turner, who showed off his unique style and helpful entertaining tips in a humorous, enjoyable presentation. The incomparable Cynthia Rowley also spoke (and had the most fabulous shoes!) about her experience in the product-sphere.

2. The amazing brands. Featuring fabrics from Fabricut, gorgeous paint from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams, stunning furniture by Curry, and more, it was great to meet new brands and hear all of the creative ways they collaborate with the blogging community.

3. And of course, the lovely people! The design community is so warm and fun, and we had the best time making new blogger friends and being able to check out their blogs. We’ve got a great reading list full of inspiration now 🙂

Next year’s conference is already lined up for February in LA…we’ll see you there!

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The Architectural Digest Design Show

By Sadie Lebow

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Over 400 exciting brands in design are headed to Piers 92/94 this March 17-20 for the much-anticipated AD Design Show. The expansive fair consists of several special sections. MADE gives emerging designers the opportunity to display their work, while FURNISH showcases the latest trends in furnishings. Spa enthusiasts and home chefs will have a field day in the reFRESH area, which features chic kitchen, bath and building products. In SHOPs, attendees can get a healthy dose of retail therapy from outstanding vendors.

A display of goods by Bower at the 2015 AD Design Show

A display of goods by Bower at the 2015 AD Design Show

The AD Design Show is about more than just products. Special programming allows visitors to learn more about design from the best in the business. Trade and VIP Ticket Holders can sit in on fantastic seminars presented by Architectural Digest, on Thursday March 17th. The New York Times Design Series will offer lively sessions from 3/18-3/20.Check out the line up here.

REFRESH will feature innovations in kitchen and bath products, like these gorgeous tiles from Artistic Tile

REFRESH will feature innovations in kitchen and bath products, like these gorgeous tiles from Artistic Tile

The AD Design Show is open to Design Trade and VIP Ticket Holders from 11 AM – 7 PM on Thursday, March 17. It is open to the public Friday – Sunday, March 17-20. The hours are 11 AM-7PM on Friday and Saturday, and 10 AM – 6 PM on Sunday. The event is located at Piers 92 & 94 (55th Street at 12th Avenue New York City 10019).

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The AD Design Show is the perfect opportunity to get your retail fix in, with merchandise available for purchase from top designers.