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Rugs | Very Las Vegas | August 2014

Noble House

New designs, collections, showrooms and more are on tap for Las Vegas Market The temperature won’t be the only thing that is hot in Las Vegas this month, as the introductions in the area rug category will also be sizzling. Attendees to the Las Vegas Market will see a plethora of designs in a rangeMore »

Blog: First Day Wraps up at Atlanta Rug Market

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ATLANTA–The Atlanta Area Rug Market kicked off yesterday and manufacturers are using the market to debut new constructions, new price points and plenty of color. Mohawk Home brought new brands—and new looks for the company—to the show. It marked the official debut of its Bob Timberlake licensed line, which includes wool, nylon and SmartStrand rugs,More »

Trends | Delightful Design | July 2014

Artek

It was business as usual at the recent International Contemporary Furniture Fair—the usual being that products were anything but. Innovative materials, playful products and eye-catching style were on tap at the show, targeting everything in the home from floor to ceiling, wall to wall. It’s time for some bold living.—Andrea Lillo CLICK ON IMAGES TOMore »

From Ships to Whiskey—and Furniture

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard reinvents itself into a modern manufacturing center By Andrea Lillo It was an industrial powerhouse of its day, known for building such battleships as the USS Missouri and the USS Arizona. Now the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard has transitioned itself to an industrial center once again, this time focusing on small-scaleMore »

Blue – and More – on View in New York

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Blue was the hue on view at the recent New York Home Fashions Market, as this colorway—while always popular—has been on the rise in the home furnishings category. Other themes at market included shags and Americana. At Maples Industries, “colors like blue are doing extremely well,” said Arnie Stevens, vice president of sales. “All typesMore »

Housewares Veteran Bill Parks, 75

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CARY, N.C.–Bill Parks, former president of Hamilton Beach and a housewares industry veteran, died of throat cancer on April 13. He was 75. Parks spent most of his career in the housewares industry. He worked for Scovill/Hamilton Beach from 1967 through 1976 in various positions, including distribution manager and general sales manager. He was theMore »

KitchenIQ Tests Sharpening IQs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.-KitchenIQ, maker of knife sharpeners and kitchen tools, recently conducted a nationwide Knife Sharpening IQ survey to gauge the level of expertise Americans have when it comes to knife sharpening, and found out that a majority are in need of some help. Of the more than 1,200 men and women surveyed, 57 percentMore »