Amy Astley, Architectural Digest Editor-In-Chief, Discusses The Pandemic’s Lasting Impact On The Home, Design And The Magazine Industry

When publishing giant Condé Nast closed its storied One World Trade Center headquarters on March 11, Amy Astley assumed she’d be back in her 26th-floor office within a matter of weeks. Having served as Architectural Digest’s editor-in-chief since 2016 and the founding editor of Teen Vogue for a decade before that, she had never been away from her post for long, and the prospect of leaving, her return date unknown, felt wholly unnatural. Nonetheless, the health and safety of her team was top priority, so she collected her things, instructed others to do the same, and headed home with a plan to run the magazine’s operations remotely. Six months later, Astley is still at home—albeit her summer cottage on Long Island’s North Fork—but since leaving her office in March, she’s closed five issues, set multiple records for single-day subscriptions and monthly social media engagement, and overseen the

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Home gym industry seeing sales skyrocket

Mike Salinas demonstrates the exercise equipment at Hest Fitness on Friday in McAllen. (Joel Martinez |

McALLEN – It didn’t take David De Leon and his wife long to talk about their health and fitness options when COVID-19 reared its ugly head in South Texas.

“My wife and I are very active in exercising and being healthy and fit,” the 30-year-old McAllen resident said. “When everything started happening it became more of a challenge to go to the gym, so for safety we decided that working out from the house was much safer than putting ourselves in any type of medical risk at a public facility or a gym.”

The couple purchased an FT2 Functional Trainer, a home gym that has a design which integrates an Olympic bar and weight stacks. De Leon said the benefits from the machine and being able to work from home were quickly realized.

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Latest MRA Industry Research Show Jump In Metal Roofing Demand For U.S. New Home Construction

According to the recent 2019 Dodge Report data commissioned by the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), metal roofing is the second most popular type of residential roofing in the U.S. For new construction, market share doubled from four percent in 2018 to eight percent in 2019. The repair/remodel market share for metal roofing held steady at 12 percent for 2019.

The MRA attributes the increased demand for metal roofing among U.S. home builders to the adoption of more resilient building products that deliver better, long-lasting performance in climate extremes. The Mid-Atlantic region, where severe storms and hurricanes are common, saw the greatest increased use of metal roofing. Other factors that helped boost the popularity of metal roofing include the desire among consumers for more environmentally-friendly choices. Style and design also play a major role: Since 2015, the annual Dodge report has showed an increase in the popularity of a wide variety

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Worldwide Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors Industry to 2030 – Benchmark Performance Against Key Competitors

Dublin, Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors Global Market Report 2020-30: COVID- 19 Impact and Recovery” report has been added to’s offering.

This report provides the strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors market as it emerges from the Covid 19 shut down.

The global foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors market is expected to decline from $843.1 billion in 2019 to $830.2 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -1.6%. The decline is mainly due to economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures to contain it. The market is then expected to recover and grow at a CAGR of 7% from 2021 and reach $990.9 billion in 2023.

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How the Design Industry Can Be a Better Ally to the Black Community

Hire, promote, and include BIPOC

Underrepresentation within design-center walls is not new. Artist and designer Malene Barnett called out the programming of a major design center and founded the Black Artists + Designers Guild, a directory of Black makers that has since grown into a creative movement of its own, in part as a response to the exclusion of Black designers. (BADG will host the Obsidian Virtual Concept House, a virtual showhouse that imagines a Black family’s future home, later this year.)

“We will focus on a common practice: the lack of BIPOC representation at the top levels throughout the overall design industry,” says cofounder Cristina Casañas-Judd of Me and General Design, whose firm is participating in the Obsidian concept house. She says that lack of representation is the most urgent of needs when it comes to allyship. “This has created the lack of inclusivity for all BIPOC.

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Wall Decor Market : Industry Development Scenario and Forecast to 2025

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Mar 05, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Global Wall Decor Market to reach USD 78.59 billion by 2025. Global Wall Decor Market valued approximately USD 60.69 billion in 2016 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 3.26% over the forecast period 2018-2025. Rapid increasing popularity of creative interior designing is the key factor driving the growth of the Global Wall Decor Market. Furthermore, the offices, homes, clubs have been inclined towards creative interior designing, the trend of giving the Wall decor products as a gift in festival seasons and special occasions, change in the lifestyle and preferences of the consumers, changing taste are aiding to the growth of the Market. Wall Decor refers to the enhancement of the interior of a building to provide a pleasing environment inside it. Wall Decor involves an imperious

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Global Industry Analysis, Size and Forecast, 2018 to 2027

Wall décor sales to soar through 2027; commercial industry is a key target segment for manufacturers of wall décor

Global Wall Décor Market: From an estimated market size of US$ 50,015.5 Mn in 2018, the value sales of wall décor are expected to reach US$ 70,985.9 Mn by 2027 with at a CAGR of 4.0%

The trends in the global décor market are constantly changing, especially in case of the interiors of offices, retail shops and showrooms, as well as in the hospitality industry. Even in the household sector, consumers are very particular about the how they want the interiors of their homes to look. As a result, the wall décor market has been witnessing the introduction of new trends and features from time to time, which cater to the needs and requirements of target customers. Trends of wall décor have been varying from region to region. Various commercial institutions,

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