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Gift Industry Execs Honored in New York

Gift Industry Execs Honored in New York

NEW YORK–The gift industry gathered Sunday for the 19th annual Party for Life, a charitable event that benefitted DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, while celebrating some of the leaders in the industry. The Party for Life, held at The Boathouse restaurant in Central Park, featured a short program honoring Kathy Ireland, chief executive officerMore »

In Frankfurt, Exhibitors Relish The World Stage

In Frankfurt, Exhibitors Relish The World Stage

By Allison Zisko Ambiente’s global reach, the window it provides into other cultures and cuisines, and its reputation as a trend incubator have cemented its position as one of the most important international shows for tabletop and housewares executives. The trade fair, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany Feb. 11-15, has grown as an internationalMore »

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 »

NYIGF Accent on Design Accepts Four New Designers

NYIGF Accent on Design Accepts Four New Designers

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Four designers have been invited to participate in the A+: The Young Designers Platform within the Accent on Design section of the New York International Gift Fair. The designers are Dana Cannam of danacannamdesign, Hongjie Yang and Jinseok Hwang of studioLOBOT, and Ricky Giacco of Concrete R&D LLC. Their products range from housewaresMore »

First Look Seminar Discusses Trends at Las Vegas Market

First Look Seminar Discusses Trends at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS—Designer Monica Pedersen and home-products/trends editor Julie Smith Vincenti presented their views of key trends and products at Las Vegas Market in a First Look seminar held Monday. Focusing on color, Pedersen and Smith Vincenti said the new decorative accessories featured at the market are showing a more adventurous approach to color. Among theMore »

Blog: Rug Showrooms to Relocate at Las Vegas Market

Blog: Rug Showrooms to Relocate at Las Vegas Market

FROM THE MARKET—Among the news at the first day of the Las Vegas show, World Market Center execs said rug showrooms currently on the eighth floor of Building C will relocate to the heart of the home decor section in Building B. The WMC said the move is being made to accommodate the growing giftMore »

ARTS Award Winners Celebrated in Dallas

ARTS Award Winners Celebrated in Dallas

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team, the trade association representing the decorative accessory industry, announced the winners of the 22nd annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Jan. 22 in The Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart. Guests attended the ceremony that recognized ARTS Awards recipients in 28 different categories. HGTV wasMore »

Midwest-CBK Names Best Retail Displays

Midwest-CBK Names Best Retail Displays

CANNON FALLS, Minn.– Midwest-CBK has recognized three independent retailers with its “Design, Style, Sparkle” award, calling attention to excellence in retail display and merchandising. The first place winner is Uniquely Yours in Faulkton, S.D., the second place winner, New River Pottery in Wilmington, N.C., and the third place winner, Greenhurst Nursery in Nampa, Idaho. “WeMore »