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Pantone Announces Fall Fashion Color Report

Pantone Announces Fall Fashion Color Report

CARLSTADT, N.J. — Color authority Pantone has unveiled its Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2011, which includes the upcoming top 10 colors for women’s fashion. Released to coincide with this week’s Fashion Week in New York, the report is available for free download at pantone.com/fall2011, and includes designer sketches, quotes and head shots. Pantone’s topMore »

Buyers Brave Winter Storms at Gift & Home Textiles Market Week

Buyers Brave Winter Storms at Gift & Home Textiles Market Week

NEW YORK–In spite of a wicked snowstorm that struck this area last week, the 7 W New York showroom building said the Gift & Home Textiles Market Week was “an upbeat and productive market” in terms of buyer attendance and business in its showrooms. Chris Collins, the building’s vice president and general manager, said theMore »

ASID Selects “Top Picks” at Gift Fair

ASID Selects “Top Picks” at Gift Fair

NEW YORK–The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has honored seven exhibitors at the New York International Gift Fair with its “Top Picks” for 2011. According to a joint statement from ASID and the Gift Fair, the winner for imaginative product presentation is Luna Bella. For innovative product design, The Groundwork Group was given theMore »

Capel Rugs Gives Away Kindle E-Readers at Las Vegas Rug Market

Capel Rugs Gives Away Kindle E-Readers at Las Vegas Rug Market

LAS VEGAS–Three lucky Capel customers won Amazon Kindle e-readers during last month’s Las Vegas Market: Kristin Rocke of K. Rocke Designs; Kate Finnesy of Commercial Home Furnishings; and Karen Willman-Jung of Northwoods Furniture Gallery. Capel had invited customers who visited its Las Vegas showroom to enter to win a Kindle during the first three daysMore »

Oriental Weavers: Egyptian Uprising Should Not Affect U.S. Customers

Oriental Weavers: Egyptian Uprising Should Not Affect U.S. Customers

DALTON, GA.–The U.S. division of Egyptian-based Oriental Weavers has issued a statement to assure its U.S. customers that despite the crisis in Egypt they “will feel no disruption in business today or at any time in the near future,” according to Michael Riley, president, Oriental Weavers USA. Parent company Oriental Weavers Group has corporate officesMore »

Outdoor Lifestyle

Outdoor Lifestyle

Consumers are focusing on their outdoor spaces with the same attention that they have been giving to their indoor rooms. Indeed, with many new decor products available specifically for the outdoors—or, in some cases, intended for either indoors or outdoors—the outdoor “room” has become just as important in terms of decor as the living room,More »

ARTS Awards Presented in Dallas

ARTS Awards Presented in Dallas

Now in its 22nd year, the annual ARTS Awards gala brought together the decorative accessory and lighting industries last month to recognize excellence in 28 categories. Given by the Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART), the awards were presented on Jan. 22 during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and attendedMore »

A Brighter Mood in Atlanta

A Brighter Mood in Atlanta

By Andrea Lillo For the rug category, 2011 looks bright—as well as gray, as those were the two color directions patterns took at last month’s Atlanta International Area Rug Market. Contemporary styles, having taken a back seat to traditional when the economy faltered, seemed to come out of hibernation. Manufacturers took this as a goodMore »