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IFDA and Safavieh Award First Winner of Design Competition

IFDA and Safavieh Award First Winner of Design Competition

NEW YORK–With her design Konichiwa Spring, Deirdre M. Cimino won the first rug design competition from the New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association and Safavieh. A member of the Philadelphia chapter, Cimino will receive a check for $500 from Safavieh and will be presented with a 6-by-9 rug of her design.More »

Julia Knight to Host Entertaining Demo

Julia Knight

NEW YORK–To celebrate the opening of her new Forty One Madison Avenue showroom, Julia Knight will host a demonstration “Five Minutes to Fabulous,” offering tips on how to pull off memorable last-minute entertaining using some of her pieces and a little imagination. The presentation will take place at 11:30 a.m. on April 12, 13 andMore »

Wüsthof Hosts Pop Up Shop in NYC

Wüsthof Hosts Pop Up Shop in NYC

NEW YORK–Cutlery maker Wüsthof will have a limited-time pop up kiosk within James Beard Foundation’s own pop up shop at Chelsea Market in New York beginning this week and running through mid-May.  The Foundation is launching JBF LTD, a temporary restaurant and food pavilion that “offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to be fed by some of theMore »

Hearst Magazines and HGTV to Launch Magazine

Hearst Magazines and HGTV to Launch Magazine

NEW YORK–Hearst Magazines and HGTV are partnering to test a new magazine this fall, called HGTV Magazine. Sara Peterson, the former editor of Coastal Living, is the editor-in-chief of the new publication, which will cover the themes covered on the home and gardening cable channel, as well as go beyond what is featured on theMore »

Lauder Founds Lifestyle Brand, Licenses with Lenox

Lauder Founds Lifestyle Brand, Licenses with Lenox

NEW YORK–Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of beauty-products icon Estée Lauder, has created Aerin LLC, a lifestyle brand, and has reached a license agreement with Lenox for a line of home products. Along with home, the Aerin brand will encompass accessories, jewelry, eyewear and beauty products, and will be targeted at department stores and specialty stores throughoutMore »

Tempur-Pedic Projects Records for First-Quarter Sales, Earnings

Tempur-Pedic Projects Records for First-Quarter Sales, Earnings

LEXINGTON, Ky.–Tempur-Pedic said it expects record net sales and earnings for its fiscal first quarter. When the numbers are counted, according to a preliminary company statement, first-quarter sales should total about $325 million, while earnings per share should come in at between 67 cents and 68 cents. “First-quarter sales and profits exceeded our prior expectationsMore »

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

NEW YORK–Su Hilty, vice president of marketing for 7 W New York, will retire in June. Hilty joined the showroom building in 2004, after serving as vice president of marketing for the 225 Fifth Ave. showroom building. A statement from MMPI, 7 W New York’s owner, credited her with for playing a crucial role inMore »

Sharper Image, Southerland Partner on Specialty Mattresses

Sharper Image, Southerland Partner on Specialty Mattresses

NEW YORK–The Sharper Image brand has formed a license agreement with specialty-mattress manufacturer Southerland for a collection of specialty mattresses. The agreement covers specialty mattresses made with memory foam, innersprings, air and latex, as well as adjustable mattresses. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Southerland now has the rights to manufacture and distribute Sharper Image-branded mattresses toMore »