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NY Gift Fair Adjusts Product “Neighborhoods”

NY Gift Fair Adjusts Product “Neighborhoods”

NEW YORK–The General Gift division at the summer 2011 New York International Gift Fair will increase its offerings for buyers with changes to two product “neighborhoods”. The new On Trend neighborhood will debut a collection of trend-driven, fashion-forward resources across a range of product categories and the existing Stationery & Publishing neighborhood will expand toMore »

GHTA Sets June “First Friday” Webinar

GHTA Sets June “First Friday” Webinar

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–The Gift & Home Trade Association will hold its next “First Friday” webinar on June 3 at noon. The topic will be “Collaborate for Sales: Selling to Consumer Series.” It will feature Gail Markert, founder of Markert Group Consulting, which works on products and processes for gift and home retailers and manufacturers; andMore »

IFDA to Present Market Trend Reviews from Milan Show and ICFF

IFDA to Present Market Trend Reviews from Milan Show and ICFF

NEW YORK–The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings & Design Association will present a program detailing the trends in home furnishings seen at the Salone del Mobile Show in Milan and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair here. The program will be conducted by interior designer Patricia Bouley and Susan Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine.More »

Espinosa Tapped as President of Aid to Artisans

Espinosa Tapped as President of Aid to Artisans

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.–Aid to Artisans, an international non-profit organization, has appointed Alfredo Espinosa as president. Beginning his position today, he succeeds David O’Connor, who was president from 2005 to 2010. Formerly the senior director for global business development at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Espinosa has served as CEO of theMore »

Bespoke Global Debuts Website for Home Furnishings

Bespoke Global Debuts Website for Home Furnishings

NEW YORK–Bespoke Global, an online marketplace for internationally sourced, bespoke (customized) home furnishings, has opened for business. The new site, created by Bespoke Global’s founder and CEO, Gwen Carlton, will offer a marketplace for these products and a platform that will enable designers of bespoke furnishings to communicate directly with consumers. Located at bespokeglobal.com, theMore »

At Home Section to Expand for Summer Gift Fair

At Home Section to Expand for Summer Gift Fair

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The At Home section of the New York International Gift Fair will feature new suppliers along with returning exhibitors at this summer’s show. The section will total about 500 vendors of hard lines and soft goods. The hard lines (furniture, floor coverings, wall art, lighting and decorative accessories) will be consolidated at PierMore »

HGTV’s David Bromstad Releases Art Collection with Penny Lane Publishing

HGTV’s David Bromstad Releases Art Collection with Penny Lane Publishing

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio–David Bromstad, the designer, artist and host of HGTV’s Color Splash, has launched his first wall decor collection, which includes both new pieces and those created for his HGTV show. Available through Penny Lane Publishing, the initial group includes printed canvas giclees and is available on Penny Lane’s website to consumers. The lineMore »

ARTS Awards to Move to the Hilton Anatole

ARTS Awards to Move to the Hilton Anatole

DALLAS–Starting in 2012, the annual ARTS Awards ceremony will take place at the Hilton Anatole, across the highway from the Dallas Trade Center, where it has been held previously.  The awards are presented by Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resources Team, and the next event is scheduled for Jan. 21, 2012. “We look forwardMore »