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Sink Style with Blanco

The Design Tourist teams up with Design Milk on location at The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show to bring you the latest looks and ideas for the modern home. In this episode, we give you a first look at Blanco’s new IKON Apron Front Sink and Artona Faucet. To learn more, check out

Kitchen Trends from Electrolux

In this episode of The Design Tourist, host Karen LeBlanc checks out the latest launches by Electrolux. If you are interested in having your brand or product featured to a national audience of design-minded consumers and trade professionals, email me at for details

Kitchen Trends at KBIS

In this episode of The Design Tourist, host Karen LeBlanc shows us what’s new and next in kitchen style at the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Learn why kitchens are showing their true colors as more personality peeks through with restrained styles that opt for function over flash and a nod to the […]

Surface Pattern Trends Spotted at Surtex

The Design Tourist, Karen LeBlanc, brings you an insider’s look at the latest Surface Pattern Design Trends from Surtex, the largest trade source for sourcing original art and design. Learn why Imperfect is the New Perfect, many patterns have the blues and Animalia is all the rage. Watch interviews with artists and designers who are […]

Lady Gaga’s Furniture Muse

Meet Lady Gaga’s furniture maker muse, globally recognized artist and TEDx Speaker Benjamin Rollins Caldwell repurposes items from our throwaway culture into sculptural furniture. I met Caldwell during Art Basel where he was showcasing his Binary Collection of sculptural ‪furniture made from pallets of obsolete computers. His BinaryChair is featured on a Lady Gaga’s album […]

ICFF On Location

Learn why Maximalism is the Next Big Thing in Design as you join The Design Tourist, Karen LeBlanc and Bill Indursky, Founder of Design Life Network as they go trend scouting at ICFF (The International Contemporary Furniture Fair) held annually in NYC.

Twist Modern Customizable Furniture

The Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc goes on location at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) scouting unique design finds and discovers a new company Twist Modern offering the design freedom to customize your furniture without the custom price tag or long wait time. The concept is revolutionary and completely relevant since the latest looks in […]