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Icon Honors Calls for Entries

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

ATLANTA–The Icon Honors national call for entries is now open. Created exclusively by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with GHTA and HFN, Icon Honors is the first international program fully embracing the gift and home categories in an independent recognition of exemplary achievement across the industry for product manufacturing, product sales representative businesses and retailing. SubmissionsMore »

Segal to Deliver Keynote Address at California Gift Show

Segal to Deliver Keynote Address at California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Gordon Segal, chairman and co-founder of Crate and Barrel, will give the keynote presentation during the July California Gift Show. Segal will speak on “It All Begins with the Merchandise” on July 16. The address will present Segal’s insights on the home-decor business, provide methods and strategies for retailers to identify unique products thatMore »

Sorella to Produce Ernest Hemingway Tableware

Sorella to Produce Ernest Hemingway Tableware

NEW YORK–Sorella Home has signed an agreement with Hemingway,  Ltd. and Fashion Licensing of America to license the Ernest Hemingway brand for a new collection of tableware, barware and home decor. The line will include handpainted ceramics, oven-to-table stoneware, period-inspired pewter and barware that is reminiscent of the Hemingway mystique.  It will be available forMore »

Savula Named Executive Vice President at AmericasMart

Savula Named Executive Vice President at AmericasMart

ATLANTA–David Savula has been named executive vice president in charge of AmericasMart Home and Gift leasing for all permanent showroom facilities in Buildings One, Two and Two West Wing, a new position. He previously served as senior vice president in charge of AmericasMart’s Home showroom leasing for seven years. “Dave’s passion for our business andMore »

Debbie Mumm Adds New Licensing Partners

Debbie Mumm Adds New Licensing Partners

SPOKANE, Wash.–Lifestyle brand Debbie Mumm has added several new partners to its list of licensees: Conimar Corp., for food preparation and coasters; Paper Magic Group, for handmade Christmas cards and tags; and Melissa Shirley Designs, for handpainted needlepoint canvases for fine needlepoint shops. “When I first came upon Debbie Mumm’s work I knew it wasMore »

ART Conference Registration Deadline This Friday

ART Conference Registration Deadline This Friday

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–The hotel registration deadline for the Accessories Resource Team’s May conference is this Friday, April 30, in order to guarantee a room for the event. ART Conference 2010 will take place at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, Calif., May 20-23. An annual event for the home accessories industry, the weekendMore »

Wilson to Lecture on Eco-Friendly Design at 7 W

Wilson to Lecture on Eco-Friendly Design at 7 W

NEW YORK–Interior designer Robin Wilson will deliver a presentation about eco-friendly home design at 7 W New York on June 15. Wilson, owner of Robin Wilson Home with a showroom in room 925 of the building, will present her talk as part of 7 W New York’s Designer Day lecture series. Recently, Wilson completed aMore »

Gift Fair Unveils Phase One of Strategic Plan

Gift Fair Unveils Phase One of Strategic Plan

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair will feature the first key components of a three-year strategic plan at this summer’s show. Called “Focus Forward NYIGF 2013,” the plan is intended to evolve the Gift Fair into “the defining marketplace for fashion-forward and design-driven home, gift and lifestyle resources,” said Dorothy Belshaw, director ofMore »