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Sure, shopping at IKEA has its benefits: It's cheap and stylish, and the meatballs make navigating the Swedish labyrinth worth it. But when you're ready to invest in quality, durable pieces, look no further than your own backyard. Buying locally made and designed furniture not only supports your community's creative minds, but it stimulates the multi-billion-dollar furniture-and-decor industry, plus the American economy as a whole. A win-win, if we ever saw one.
Not sure where to start? We've rounded up nine furniture designers who should be on any discerning home-lover's radar. Some of these up-and-comers are more established than others, with their own stores and full collections, while others are just starting out with a few design-forward pieces. But all nine will be influencing the next wave of furniture trends — just you wait!
Exploring S.F. is one of our favorite pastimes. We're continually impressed by the array of gems that line our curvy streets. But, we'll admit that once we find a favorite establishment or two, we stick to it. We're creatures of comfort, what can we say? So, to reawaken our inner urban wanderer, we tapped Julia read
After making her major haute couture debut last season, Kendall Jenner was among the models at Chanel again yesterday, and she celebrated another successful spin down the runway by — how else? — taking her fashion show straight to the streets of Paris. Within minutes, Jenner had swapped one luxury label for another, read