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Susan Dickenson
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Retail Editor, Home Accents Today
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Home furnishings industry journalist, covering manufacturers and retailers (brick and mortar, interior design boutiques, online and direct-to-consumer channels) of home decor, decorative accessories, wall decor, lamps, lighting, rugs, permanent botanicals and accent furniture for Home Accents Today, the premier industry source for 30 years. Home Accents Today publishes 12 national issues a year and daily editions at the Las Vegas Market, High Point Market, and the International Gift and Home Furnishings Market (AmericasMart Atlanta). Owned by Progressive Business Media; other brands include Furniture Today, Casual Living, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Home and Textiles Today, Kids Today, Design Today.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    B.S., Business Administration, 1978 - 1982
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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory today issued an executive order changing two provisions in House Bill 2, reaffirming the rights of private sector and local governments to enact their own non-discrimination employment policies.
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This weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting "Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan," a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum that showcases a project to revive Afghanistan’s cultural legacy following years of conflict and neglect. The multimedia exhibition includes “workshops” where artisans demonstrate their skills in jewelry making, woodworking, calligraphy, ceramics, carpet weaving and other crafts. The cente...
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On Jan. 2, 2016, Tim took me to Stone Mountain State Park in Roaring Gap, N.C. – a giant granite dome surrounded by forested land and miles of hiking trails and trout streams. It was an unse…
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Earlier this month, I learned about Amadou, a spongy fungi that has "amazing" fly drying qualities. It's made from bracket fungi, the mushroomy scales that grow on trees and old wood, and is someti...
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A year ago, while attending Ambiente in Frankfurt, I had the opportunity to visit the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar and I wrote a short piece about it, with a few photographs, for Design Today. This past weekend, my Facebook account shared that “Memory from 1 year ago today,” reminding me of the amazing collection I saw in Weimar, and that I have yet to do something I’ve been meaning to do ever since: Share more of the photos I took while there. So, one year later, I'm doing just that.
In 2019, the Bauhaus, the most influential school of 20th-century modern design, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany. It’s an institution with a colorful, controversial past — one that includes receiving both accolades and censure for its groundbreaking designs, creative culture and unconventionality. A year ago, while attending Ambiente in Frankfurt, I had the opportunity to visi...
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I caught my first trout - a rainbow - on November 11, 2015, my 55th birthday. It took three months of practice and lessons from my teacher - my husband Tim - but I finally did it. And, in the proce...
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Bonagora is a new virtual trade show platform that brings home accents retailers and their vendors together in one private online marketplace.
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I keep thinking, “I wonder when I’m going to get tired of this?” But then, I slide down the bank, wade out into the water, and have yet another, nothing-short-of-magical, day. Nor…
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On Jan. 2, 2016, Tim took me to Stone Mountain State Park in Roaring Gap, N.C. – a giant granite dome surrounded by forested land and miles of hiking trails and trout streams. It was an unse…
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A visit to the birthplace of modernism, Weimar, Germany's BAUHAUS. - Susan Dickenson
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New blog post at FLYFISHINGMOM.com.  I'm an empty-nester who just learned to fly fish, and I love angling with my husband and the beautiful places it's taking us. Now. Let me show you some pictures of my fish. #catchandrelease  #flyfishing   #northcarolina   #valentinesday2016  
WHERE DO YOU FISH? HAVE YOU seen that movie with Brad Pitt - what's it called? Do you eat your fish? These are the questions I’ve been asked the most by friends and family since I started fl...
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Help Home Accents Today honor your favorite retailers and interior design boutiques! Nominations for Retail Stars 2016 now open:
Home Accents Today is now accepting nominations for its 12th annual 50 Retail Stars list, which will publish in the May 2016 issue.
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N.C. Governor overturns portions of HB2 | Home Accents Today
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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory today issued an executive order changing two provisions in House Bill 2, reaffirming the rights of priva

Bonagora brings the trade show to the retailer | Home Accents Today
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Bonagora is a new virtual trade show platform that brings home accents retailers and their vendors together in one private online marketplac

Turquoise Mountain showcases Afghan rugs, ceramics, woodworking | Home A...
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This weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting "Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan," a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum

Earliest modern: A visit to Bauhaus, Weimar, Germany | Home Accents Today
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A visit to the birthplace of modernism, Weimar, Germany's BAUHAUS. - Susan Dickenson

Call for nominations: 2016 Retail Stars | Home Accents Today
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Home Accents Today is now accepting nominations for its 12th annual 50 Retail Stars list, which will publish in the May 2016 issue.

'Real Deals on Home Decor' in Las Vegas | Home Accents Today
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North American retail franchise Real Deals on Home Decor teamed up with World Market Center to bring all of its franchise owners to the comp

Diggin' it! | Home Accents Today
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As the East Coast digs out from a wintry wallop, market attendees in Las Vegas are digging in — to find all the goodies and events World Mar

Oh, Atlanta... and that #pkldinnerparty! | Home Accents Today
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Wow, Atlanta, what a great start to a new year! As I type, my mobile phone is buzzing with text messages and invites for next week in Las Ve

Try a little reverse intelligence | Home Accents Today
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Every now and then I stumble upon an app or tech tool that is so cool I have to write about it. Especially when it looks like something that

Reese Witherspoon taps Votivo for new Draper James candle line | Home Ac...
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Luxury home fragrance manufacturer Votivo is collaborating with Reese Witherspoon’s southern-inspired retail brand Draper James for its firs

Retail Profile: Global Home, New York | Home Accents Today
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Global Home is a retail and interior design operation that began as a small business in upstate New York, grew its brand and home décor sale

Target is giving Home a big makeover | Home Accents Today
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Target has begun rolling out new merchandising upgrades in its Home department, with enhanced vignettes and product areas that showcase the

Doug Self's Provision Oxford bridges wholesale and retail, heart and hom...
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Doug Self has represented some of the home and gift industry’s best brands since 2001 when he opened J Douglas, a full-service, to-the-trade

Retail Report: Clicks to Bricks | Home Accents Today
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In her March, 2015 "Bricks to Clicks" report, Susan Dickenson talked with brick-and-mortar retailers who had expanded into e-commerce. In th

U.S. retailer discusses the ins & outs of direct importing | Home Ac...
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Thirteen years ago, Terrie Viets and Jane Clark opened Solari – Quintessentially Italian, a lifestyle store in the Cleveland suburb of Rocky

Sicily's City of Ceramics | Home Accents Today
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In July, a group of U.S. retailers traveled to Sicily to tour the artisans and factories of Caltagirone, Italy’s “City of Ceramics,” where m

Ken Ludwig, on his move from the Mart to the Village | Home Accents Today
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Earlier this summer, Ken Ludwig left the Chicago Merchandise Mart, where he’d spent 24 years working with the trade and wholesale side of th

China devalues currency amid economic concerns | Home Accents Today
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China unexpectedly devalued its currency Tuesday following a decline in trade and economic growth, according to the Associated Press and oth

Long-time Vegas shoppers tout market’s evolution | Home Accents Today
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As the Las Vegas Market nears the decade mark, buyers tell Home Accents Today the offerings and ease of shopping just gets better and better

Sicily's City of Ceramics, a millennia of maiolica | Home Accents Today
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Two weeks ago I joined a group of U.S. retailers in Sicily for a tour of the ceramic artists and factories of Caltagirone, Italy's "City of