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Tim Nelson

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Everything Designers Actually Need to Know About the Weird, Wild World of NFTs

From what exactly an NFT is to the shifting relationship between digital and physical space, the future of design is waiting on the blockchain

Trends

These Are the 9 Color of the Year Picks that Companies Are Predicting Will Rule 2022

Time and time again, companies selected an eerily similar shade

Art + Auction

New York Billionaire Gives Up $70 Million in Stolen Artifacts

It’s the result of a lengthy investigation into the collecting practices of Michael Steinhardt

Trends

Pantone Names Very Peri As Its 2022 Color of the Year

In a time of unprecedented transition, the color giant devised a new fusion of blue and violet red to highlight the collapsing boundaries between our physical and digital worlds

Fair

Top Moments You May Have Missed From Design Weeks Across the Country This Year

The notable happenings from this year’s regional design fairs, from San Francisco to Miami

Preservation

The Story Behind Jill Biden’s First White House Christmas Decorations: 10,000 Ornaments, 300 Candles, and More

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden chose to focus on a celebration of frontline workers and other “Gifts from the Heart”

Preservation

San Francisco’s Victorians Are Going Gray—to the Dismay of Many

Although some see more muted tones as keeping with the times, not everyone in the Bay Area is on board with the move toward monochromes

Business

The Bruno Effect, a New Antiques Marketplace, Has Launched—and It’s Prioritizing Client-Dealer Relationships

Launched by 1stDibs alum Carmine Bruno, the trade-focused platform gives buyers and sellers the freedom to transact on their own terms

Business

Two Years Post-IPO, Casper Returns to Private Ownership

Casper has struck a deal with private equity firm Durational Capital Management to go private

Business

Watch Out, Sotheby’s: 1stDibs Is Entering the Auctions Realm

1stDibs Auctions launches today with a guest edit specially curated by Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan

Auction

40 Picasso Ceramics Just Sold—For Prices That Might Surprise You

It was all thanks to auction house Bonhams, which organized an auction this week

Business

Facing Major Financial Losses, Zillow Terminates Home-Flipping Division Zillow Offers

The company blames the demise of Zillow Offers on “the unpredictability in forecasting home prices”

Business

What’s Going On with the Global Flower Market?

Disruptions have been on the rise—but there may be a silver lining for smaller “farmer-florists”

News

The Dealer Behind One of the Biggest Antiquities-Forging Operations in the U.S. Pleads Guilty

Mehrdad Sadigh may have been one of the most extensive forgers in America, until an investigation brought “the guy selling all the fakes” down

Award

Julie Bargmann Wins First-Ever Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize

Lauded for her vision to prioritize sustainability and conservation, the UVA professor and founder of D.I.R.T. studio thinks pros today are “playing it safe”

Trends

Dunn-Edwards Names Art and Craft Its 2022 Color of the Year

Breaking away from the prevailing trend of greens, Art and Craft is a warm shade of brown

Business

How Harmati Found Success Launching on Amazon—Before It Even Had Its Own Website

A unique launch strategy helped Harmati hone its design offering to meet customer demand. Is it an approach worth emulating?

Trends

Sherwin-Williams Names Evergreen Fog Its 2022 Color of the Year

A soft gray-green, Evergreen Fog is right at home among the nature- and wellness-minded hues currently surging in popularity

Business

The World of Interiors Appoints Hamish Bowles as Its New Editor in Chief

Bowles will become the publication’s third-ever EIC, guiding the World of Interiors into a more digital era

Real Estate

Tour the Entire Floor of This Iconic New York City Skyscraper That's Listed for $135 million

Equal parts luxury residence and homage to traditional Japanese design, the 79th floor of 432 Park Avenue looks to command interest from the uppermost crust of buyers