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Bloggers Cite Top Design Products at Gift Fair

Bloggers Cite Top Design Products at Gift Fair

NEW YORK—Bloggers from design and trend-watching Web sites have selected their top products for the Bloggers’ Choice Awards from the Accent on Design section at the New York International Gift Fair. Among the chosen products were cast-iron skillets made by Borough Furnace, cited by Jennifer Lockwood of DailyGrommet.com. Also chosen was the Sundara rug collectionMore »

ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

DALLAS—Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART) have  announced the 22nd annual ARTS Awards finalists. The ARTS Awards for the home decorative accessories industry is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 19-25, 2011). This year’s gala will take place on Jan. 22, 2011, in The Grand Pavilion atMore »

Segal Speech, Kentia Rebranding Highlight California Gift Show

Segal Speech, Kentia Rebranding Highlight California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES—The keynote presentation by Gordon Segal and the rebranding of Kentia Hall as Kentia—The Global Marketplace were the highlights at the recent California Gift Show. Segal, chairman and co-founder of Crate and Barrel, spoke on his experiences in launching and operating the retail company. He focused on the importance of differentiating a store, educatingMore »

Kathy Ireland to Receive First Design for Life Award

Kathy Ireland to Receive First Design for Life Award

NEW YORK–Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole charitable organization announced today that Kathy Ireland will receive its first Design For Life Award. The award will be presented to Ireland on Jan. 30, 2011, at the annual Gift for Life fundraising event, to be held at the Central Park Boathouse here. More »

Uttermost Acquires Inventory of Austin Productions

Uttermost Acquires Inventory of Austin Productions

ROCKY MOUNT, Va.–Uttermost acquired all of the product inventory of Austin Productions last week, as well as a non-exclusive right to reproduce select inventory items.   Uttermost intends to sell the Austin inventory through its long established sales channels. Austin Productions, founded in 1953, is in the later stages of a transaction to sell substantially allMore »

Gift Fair Recognizes Five Participants for Sustainability Practices

Gift Fair Recognizes Five Participants for Sustainability Practices

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Five exhibitors in the SustainAbility: design for a better world display at next month’s New York International Gift Fair have been recognized for achieving the highest level of sustainability in their products and manufacturing and business practices. The five exhibitors are: • DBA for the DBA 98 pen, which is 98 percent biodegradableMore »

IFDA to Present Session on Color During Gift Fair

IFDA to Present Session on Color During Gift Fair

NEW YORK—The International Furnishings and Design Association’s New York chapter will conduct a session on color during the upcoming New York International Gift Fair. Titled “The Influence of Color,” the program will explore the impact of color on buying trends in home furnishings. The panelists will be Stacy Garcia, designer and owner of Stacy GarciaMore »

World Market Center to Sponsor Home Mortgage Sweepstakes

World Market Center to Sponsor Home Mortgage Sweepstakes

LAS VEGAS–To help focus attention on the second annual National Home Furnishings Month in September, the World Market Center will sponsor a nationwide consumer sweepstakes that will pay a homeowner’s mortgage for one year. The sweepstakes will run through September and will be promoted extensively online and with the support of participating retailers. Stores canMore »