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Getting Real with Michel Smith Boyd

Getting Real with Michel Smith Boyd

January 30, 2020

At the Designer Experience Atlanta, interior designer and product designer Michel Smith Boyd spoke openly about his journey to design, the day-to-day challenges of growing a business, the importance of creating something of one’s own and gaining control of his luxury brand. This warm and frank conversation is laced with stories about his Louisiana upbringing, early work experiences in fashion, beauty, and modeling, creating posh parties for Coca Cola execs, and his emotional attachment to white tube socks. This podcast was recorded live at the LeftBank Art showroom at Americasmart.

This podcast is sponsored by Houzz

What is augmented reality and why is it useful to designers?

What is augmented reality and why is it useful to designers?

January 23, 2020

Senior Editor Alex Milstein talks with Boaz Ashkenazy, CEO of 3D solutions company Simply Augmented, about how 3D technology is affecting the interior design industry. Ashkenazy explains how 3D product models and augmented reality can help designers run their businesses more efficiently, and how designers can get their hands on this technology.

This podcast is sponsored by Houzz

Liza Hausman, Houzz’s VP of industry marketing, on the evolution of the platform

Liza Hausman, Houzz’s VP of industry marketing, on the evolution of the platform

January 16, 2020

When Liza Hausman repeatedly spotted Nike ads hanging in her friends’ dorm rooms, she was compelled to examine the power of marketing, and she has been an innovator in that world ever since. From the ad agency side to startups, Hausman eventually found her way to Houzz when the platform was just over a year old, and she has been charged with expanding and enriching its trade division ever since. In our conversation, we get to know Hausman, the creative and passionate strategist and cover how Houzz’s acquisition of Ivy has created change and new opportunities for the platform’s 2.5 million professional members. We also talk about recent findings from the Houzz's annual meaty home design and remodeling surveys, as well as Hausman's admiration for the way designers blend beauty with practicality.

This podcast is sponsored by Houzz

Interior designer/general contractor Stephanie V on creating a deliberate life

Interior designer/general contractor Stephanie V on creating a deliberate life

January 9, 2020

In this Design Talk, recorded live at the Designer Experience Atlanta, Stephanie Gowdy — principal at Allusions Design & Construction and best known as Stephanie V — takes the stage to talk about her entrepreneurial journey and the importance of building teams. Gowdy thinks big and outside of the box... actually, she says she never even saw the box.

This podcast is sponsored by Houzz

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