Design & Construction Week is one of my must-go events every year. Combining the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and International Builder’s Show, along with other smaller gatherings for the trade, it’s the top expo for seeing the latest and greatest new releases and trends. I wrote about the top wellness-enhancing finds at DCW for Forbes.com this week. You can read that here, and join me and my contributors for a Clubhouse conversation this afternoon too!
New, realistic-looking electric fireplaces enhance safety, health, comfort and joy
(Photo: Heat & Glo)
I wrote about the one-year anniversary of the Ukraine war on Friday, which may seem like an odd fit for a design blog! But there is a surprise tie-in. It turns out that Ukraine has a thriving interior design industry, and it has great products at great prices for American and Canadian builders and designers. You can read more about that in my Forbes.com article here.
Hotelier Jeff Michels has specified Ukrainian furniture, textiles and design services for his rooms.
(PHOTO: HOTEL LUMBERJACK)
Coming to Clubhouse THIS AFTERNOON:
Join me and three pro pals — one luxury architect, one kitchen and bath designer and trend watcher, and one smart home technology pro — what wellness enhancing products and trends all loved at Design & Construction Week in today’s WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS conversation on Clubhouse. The discussion takes place at 4 pm EST, 1 pm PST (and all the related time zones). I hope you’ll join us and share your fave finds too.
COMING UP THIS YEAR:
- 3/1 Kitchen & Bath Industry & Builder’s Show Pro Recap
- 3/15 Wellness Design and Dementia
- 4/5 Tile Trends and Coverings Show Preview
- 5/3 Designing with Water Features (Swim Spas, Fountains, Pools, Etc.)
What other topics do you want to hear about in the new year? Comment below and let me know.
PAST CLUBHOUSE RECORDINGS
Here are links to Clubhouse recordings from past sessions.
- 2/15 Designing with Fire Features (Fireplaces, Fire Tables, Fire Pits, Etc.) — Recording Link
- 1/18 Healthy Home Improvements with Best ROI — Recording Link
- 1/4 Creating Home Fitness Rooms — Recording Link
- 12/7 Best Healthy Home Upgrades for 2023 — Recording Link
- 11/16 Top Kitchen & Bath Design Trends — Recording Link
- 11/2 Creating Serene Home Spaces — Recording Link
- 10/19 Creating a Quieter Home — Recording Link
- 9/21 Creating Great Garage Spaces — Recording Link
- 9/7 Smart Home Innovations — Recording Link
- 8/17 Creating Healthy Work from Home Spaces — Recording Link
- 8/3 Creating Healthy Back to School Home Spaces — Recording Link
- 7/20 Wellness Benefits of Co-living — Recording Link
- 7/6 Beat the Heat — Recording Link
- 6/15 Designing with Plants — Recording Link
- 6/1 Wellness Design and Pets — Recording Link
- 5/18 Wellness Design and Art — Recording Link
- 5/4 Spa Bathrooms — Recording Link
- 4/20 Wellness Design and Appliances — Recording Link
- 3/16 Healthy Bedroom Spaces — Recording Link
- 3/2 Wellness Design and Tile Trends — Recording Link
- 2/16 Wellness Design and Autism — Recording Link
- 2/2 New Technology Ideas — Recording Link
- 1/19 Healthy Pantry Spaces — Recording Link
- 1/5 Top 2022 Wellness Design Trends — Recording Link
- Find these links on their new archive page!
Here are a few links that could be helpful to you in living a safe, healthy life at home:
- Kitchen-related: Dishwasher mistakes that could be costing you — Homes & Gardens
- Design-related: Design ideas, tools and accessories for a fireplace makeover — New York Times via San Diego Union-Tribune
- Health-related: Four best light therapy lamps — Wirecutter / New York Times