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Meet Backdrop, the Millennial-friendly paint brand

The Glossier of paint, new D2C brand Backdrop has an approachable, Millennial-friendly attitude that makes interior design feel accessible, as well as making home decorating a more Instagrammable experience.

Baby tech booms at CES 2019

CES 2019 includes a wave of smart, sleek new gadgets and devices aimed at millennial mothers. WGSN's Sarah Housley reports from the showfloor

Introducing Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives for 2019

Each year Design Indaba, in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture, drafts a new crop of South Africa’s budding creative minds to form part of the Emerging Creatives platform. Here, we introduce the names to know for architecture, interiors and spatial design

One Nine Eight Five: British sustainable homeware

With sustainability high on the agenda for 2019, designers and brands are beginning to re-evaluate their environmental impact. One Nine Eight Five is a British homeware brand that celebrates UK manufacturing and uses ethically sourced materials wherever possible.

Hobbycraft’s 2019 craft trends track the rise of the creative consumer

The craft retailer's new trends report spotlights the making projects that will dominate 2019. WGSN's Sarah Housley reports

Makers movement: Elm. founder talks ceramics, process and personalisation

Handmade products are having a moment. None more so than ceramics – with pots and plates striking the balance between beautiful, personal aesthetics and practical use. WGSN caught up with Paige Mitchell to talk inspiration, process and the appetite for handmade, artisan products.

Mexican craftsmanship and design is having a moment

At WGSN, we're placing real emphasis on Mexico as a key country for design and inspiration. we interviewed young Mexican artist, Melissa Avila to find out more about how the country is shaping the global design landscape.

Living Coral is the 2019 Pantone Colour of the Year – as forecasted by WGSN

Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019 has been unveiled as Living Coral – a colour that WGSN picked up on in our S/S 19 trend, Common Ground.

Meet HARTH, the new brand making subscription interiors cool

Adding personality to the home can be difficult as your individual tastes changes over time. Enter HARTH - a homeware subscription service. WGSN reports.

OAO Works: Lessons in curated glassware

Tapping into consumer interest in customisation, OAO Works' new glassware plays off the power of colour and light. WGSN's Bonnie Pierre-Davis reports

Online retailers head to SoHo for the holidays

With the holiday season upon us, online pureplays have begun to open physical outposts throughout SoHo, New York. In town for the holidays? Here's where you should visit.

Holiday season 2018: Etsy weighs in on decoration trends

Etsy is weighing in on holiday decoration trends. As forecasted by WGSN, consumers are embracing colour, self-expression and burst of playfulness as December approaches.