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HFN 2010 Awards of Excellence | Tabletop | December

HFN 2010 Awards of Excellence | Tabletop | December

Giftware: Lenox Beautiful as well as therapeutic, the Donna Karan Lenox singing bowls are one of many stunning components of the new collection. Singing bowls come in different shapes and sizes. When held on the palm (or in the case of larger bowls, when you stand in them or place your feet in them), theMore »

Steuben Unveils New Branding Initiative

Steuben Unveils New Branding Initiative

By Allison Zisko Steuben, reenergized and revitalized, is promoting the concept of casual, affordable luxury to attract new customers. The century-old glass company is the latest high-end tabletop brand to tweak its image in an effort to remain relevant to consumers. It has added color to some of its most popular collections, lowered the openingMore »

All-Clad Kicks Off 40th Anniversary

All-Clad Kicks Off 40th Anniversary

A renowned culinary institution like the James Beard House was the ideal spot to kick off the upcoming anniversary of another culinary icon—All-Clad, which will turn 40 years old next year. Top chefs such as Ming Tsai, René Redzepi, Dan Barber and Daniel Humm were among the guests at the recent All-Clad event, which alsoMore »

Housewares for the Holidays

Housewares for the Holidays

By Allison Zisko Retailers are hoping that functional housewares products—those that make brewing, baking and bartending easier and more manageable—will be a hit for the holidays this year. Single-serve coffeemakers, waffle makers, stand mixers, cast-iron cookware and wine glasses were among the items The NPD Group predicts will top consumers’ wish lists for their home.More »

hfnew | product roundup – housewares | December 2010

hfnew  |  product roundup - housewares | December 2010

Breville The Juice & Blend produces blended drinks made with 100 percent fresh juice. Its design includes a 3-inch, extra-wide feed chute that processes whole fruits and vegetables without the need to precut them. Its motor (1,200 watts in juicer mode, 750 watts in blender mode) works at five variable speeds, and it comes withMore »

Outdoor Decor

Outdoor Decor

By Andrea Lillo With consumers’ continued love of nature—and fresh air—their attention to the backyards has resulted in a shift in the indoor/outdoor rug category to better designed product. With the category’s more sophisticated styling, manufacturers find that these rugs are going inside the home as well, as they are perfect for kitchens or dens,More »

Shag Revolution

Shag Revolution

By Andrea Lillo The shags of the 1970s have become a distant memory, thankfully, as the category has evolved to offer more sophisticated textures and colors for consumers, at a wide range of price points. And consumers continue to buy them, so manufacturers continue to innovate in the category. Mixing fibers and/or colors, adding beadsMore »

The Luxe Comeback

The Luxe Comeback

By David Gill Is now the time to make a move in lux-ury bedding? Recent market research indicates that upscale consumers, the prime market for luxury products, are putting heavy locks on their wallets and pocketbooks. The most recent Luxury Consumption Index, an indicator provided by luxury market-research firm Unity Marketing, found that consumer confidenceMore »