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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    July 6, 2015

    Furniture industry has lost a quiet, but powerful voice

    The furniture industry lost a quiet yet powerful voice last week with the passing of Jay McIntosh, Furniture/Today’s News Editor (Jay forgive me, I capitalized your title out of respect. I know it’s not our style). Since the announcement of his passing on F/T’s website last week, I’ve received a number of condolence e-mails, several of which noted, “We didn’t know Jay was ill.” He would be pleased to hear that. Jay McIntosh was an intensely private man and he conceded nothing to the cancer that would ultimately claim his life. Every day ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    June 29, 2015

    Goodbye Jay: Industry loses a quiet giant

    The moment we had all been dreading, the moment he faced with his usual calm and dignity, finally arrived late last Friday morning.Our friend and colleague, Furniture/Today News Editor Jay McIntosh, lost his brave fight with cancer. And the industry lost a quiet giant. As I think about that assertion, I wonder if Jay would challenge it if he were reading this tribute. He might, for he was a modest man who navigated largely behind the scenes through an industry filled with large personalities. He had been our news editor, a key “inside” editor, since 2001, shaping Furniture ...

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  • Cindy Hodnett

    From Fabric to Frame

    Cindy W. Hodnett

    June 25, 2015

    Tiny homes: The next big thing?

    They are small, trending and likely coming soon to a community near you. Just a few miles from the Furniture/Today’s Greensboro, N.C., offices, an event took place last week that underscores the possibility of an industry-wide furniture category to talk about in the near future — one I’ll reference as “micro-scale.” In nearby Winston-Salem, a city that is home to more than 230,000 people and that is less than 30 minutes from High Point Market, a day-long Tiny House Expedition took place on June 20. For one day, three different kinds of “tiny house” structures were ...

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