June Digital Edition

Casual Living Digital Edition June 2017

Don’t miss the June digital edition of Casual Living and our fourth and final installment of the Elements series—Air. Contributor Marc Barnes talks with shade manufacturers about their latest innovations, and freelancer Laurie Rudd keeps us suspended in midair, literally, with a showcase of hanging outdoor products. Also be sure to check out our annual Casual Living Merchandising Awards winners, and don’t miss our behind-the-scenes look at Telescope Casual. June Digital Edition

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  • Meet Generation Z

    This week, Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson chats with Casual Living summer intern Asa Goldstein—a member of Generation Z—to learn how the next influential group of consumers thinks and shops.

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Exterior Design

Exterior Design

See our new publication!  Exterior Design promises to showcase the best, most innovative product design across all key categories of outdoor.  With a unique vision and a focus on fashion, design, luxury and style, it's a must-see magazine for forward-thinking designers and high-end retailers. See the inaugural issue!

EVENTS

  • Las Vegas Market

    July 30, 2017 - August 3, 2017

    World Market Center Las Vegas

    Las VegasNevada US

  • All American Furniture Expo

    August 2, 2017 - August 3, 2017

    Utz Building, York Expo Center

    LancasterPennsylvaniaUS

  • Next Conference

    September 25, 2017 - September 27, 2017

    Nationals Park

    WashingtonDCUS

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BLOGS

  • Brian Eskew

    The Barbecue Lifestyle

    Brian Eskew

    June 15, 2017

    Get to Know Grills

    The weather is warm, the days are long, and consumers are ready to make the most of their backyards. As a retailer, it’s up to you to educate them on products and solutions so they can realize their best backyard experience. Due to the continuous exposure to the outdoor living trend, consumers understand and embrace the “outdoor room,” which can include any number of products. The most common categories are casual furniture, grills/outdoor kitchens and fire features. Chances are, if a consumer asks for your expertise selecting the right furniture for their backyard oasis, they’re also planning ...

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  • Waynette Goodson

    Inside Out

    Waynette Goodson

    June 15, 2017

    Breath of Fresh Air

    It seems that in fashion as well as in furniture, trends come round every decade or so. Take the iconic egg chair by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. He created the chair in 1958 for the lobby and reception areas of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. In the ’70s, his design swung outside, and the hanging egg chair became a contemporary take on the classic. Today these chairs are selling out again. Allen Calzadilla, president of Skyline Design North America, said they can’t keep their rattan Heri Kubu egg chairs in stock. Sika has also revived its 1959 hanging egg ...

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    Outdoor Focus

    Jennifer Bringle

    May 24, 2017

    How to Avoid a Social Media Blunder

    This week, a terror attack rocked Manchester, England, and the collective conscious of the world. As usual when big news breaks, Twitter was abuzz with reports from the scene, speculation about the culprits and no shortage of commentary. While most of that commentary was serious and on-topic, one Twitter user—writer David Leavitt—took the opportunity to make a snarky joke about singer Ariana Grande, whose concert was the scene of the attack. The response from Twitter was swift and merciless. Leavitt was inundated with thousands of replies and re-tweets, ranging from shock to raging vitriol. Leavitt added a couple ...

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