Why does The Wall Street Journal care about interior design?

Something I’ve come to understand: When industry insiders gossip about what’s right or wrong with the state of shelter media, they’re often reacting to the most recent celebrity on the cover of Architectural Digest. (Here’s a cheat sheet: A Kardashian—it’s bad. Anyone else—it’s getting better.) Point being, we tend to take the temperature of design publishing based on a handful of well-known magazines, or the digital disruptors threatening to dethrone them.

Lost in that conversation are newspapers. It’s too bad, because the big, national papers are quietly doing some of the best design coverage around. Though The New York

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