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Thomas O’Brien to Give Keynote at California Gift Show

Thomas O’Brien to Give Keynote at California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Interiors and product designer Thomas O’Brien will give the keynote presentation at the California Gift Show at the L.A. Mart Jan. 21. O’Brien, who has made appearances at several L.A. Mart Design Center events, will discuss his design philosophy and his book, American Modern, a survey of seven of his most influential projects rangingMore »

NYIGF New York’s Newest to Include New Exhibitors

NYIGF New York’s Newest to Include New Exhibitors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Some 200 new companies from 17 countries will debut as exhibitors in the New York’s Newest section of the upcoming New York International Gift Fair. The section will be located at Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 92 in New York City—one of  NYIGF’s venues along with Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94 and the JacobMore »

AmericasMart Jumpstarts Home in 2011

AmericasMart Jumpstarts Home in 2011

ATLANTA—AmericasMart Building 1 marks its 50th anniversary with the premiere of 28 exhibitors and the introduction of 22 expanded showrooms, all set to open during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market this month. “For 50 years, Building 1, first known as the Merchandise Mart, has stoodMore »

Dallas Market Center Welcomes New Mass Transit Rail Stop

Dallas Market Center Welcomes New Mass Transit Rail Stop

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has announced that the Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail now stops at its campus and will be available for use during this month’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Located across Harry Hines Boulevard, which is the street that runs behind the Dallas Market Center campus, the DART rail station can beMore »

Midwest-CBK to Host Artist Appearances at Atlanta Market

Midwest-CBK to Host Artist Appearances at Atlanta Market

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK is hosting a series of four artist appearances during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market, including Emmy award-winner Cristina Saralegui. Saralegui and the other three artists—Julie Ueland, Suzy Toronto and Wendy Addison—will be in the Midwest-CBK showroom to meet retailers, sign autographs, and talk about the inspiration behind their newMore »

Midwest-CBK to Launch Suzy Toronto Holiday Line

Midwest-CBK to Launch Suzy Toronto Holiday Line

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK is partnering with artist and author Suzy Toronto to introduce the first Suzy Toronto Holiday collection, which will debut during the January markets in Midwest-CBK showrooms. Toronto’s new and giftable holiday collection includes her signature inspiring, uplifting and colorful designs with text and messages that evoke holiday humor. The new holiday line,More »

Chicago Market Forms Alliance with South African Consulate

Chicago Market Forms Alliance with South African Consulate

CHICAGO–The Chicago Market: Living and Giving is partnering with the consulate of South Africa to feature handmade products by artisans from that nation. Included among the categories represented are hand-blown glass, wood carvings, wire and bead products, basket weaving, jewelry and clothing accessories, among others. The section will be located in booths 8-9100 and 8-9111More »

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

TOLEDO, Ohio–2011 marks 25 years of success for Mark Feldstein & Associates (MFA), a product development company and importer of giftware, housewares and electronics. “We have been successfully developing and delivering innovative and unrivaled products to our loyal customers for 25 years,” said Mark Feldstein, president.  “With the ever-changing buying trends in today’s market, we areMore »