It’s October, and whether or not you find yourself leaning into the spooky season, John Derian is—in a whimsical collection with Target, he’s designed 50 eerie accents and home decor pieces. No matter your mood, read on for headlines, launches and events, recommended reading, and more.
Last week, Bed Bath & Beyond reported second-quarter earnings, and the results pleasantly surprised investors. The Motley Fool’s Howard Smith writes that the home retailer reported an increase in comparable-store sales for the first time since 2016, boasting an 89 percent growth spurt in its e-commerce division—despite foreboding cost cuts, store closures and other restructuring announcements a few weeks prior. “Bed Bath & Beyond’s successful quarter reflects the renewed interest in home improvement as consumers continue to spend more time working from home, and adding to the comfort of being at home,” he adds.
Fall High Point Market is just a week away, and the High Point Market Authority has announced that 70 percent of active exhibitors will open their doors for the event. Attendees will be able to plan their itineraries using an updated list of open vendors, available through the High Point Market app or on HPMA’s website.
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London-based decorative lighting brand Vaughan has kicked off its second “Made in the Shade” campaign in partnership with solar lighting nonprofit Watts of Love. All of the 30 participating designers, from Alessandra Branca to Kit Kemp, have been tasked with creating a unique lampshade for their favorite Vaughan lamp in their local showroom. For each social media post using the campaign’s hashtag before October 31, Vaughan will donate one dollar to Watts of Love. The lamps will be auctioned by Christie’s online through the platform Charitybuzz.
Office systems and furniture brand Knoll has launched its own