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WAC Lighting to Guest Star on Discovery Channel’s Construction Intervention

WAC Lighting to Guest Star on Discovery Channel’s Construction Intervention

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–WAC Lighting’s lighting fixtures will be featured on the Discovery Channel’s Construction Intervention for the second consecutive week. Scheduled to air May 28 at 7 p.m., the episode follows the show’s host, Charlie the Bulldog Frattini, and his crew as they renovate the STARS Youth Center, a 100-year-old structure that experienced fire andMore »

Hunter Douglas Begins Summer Sale

Hunter Douglas Begins Summer Sale

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J.–From June 1 through Aug. 15, Hunter Douglas will run the “It’s Sheer Genius” summer sale. The event is designed to attract consumers to aligned Hunter Douglas dealers, and help those dealers close larger and more profitable sales, according to a company statement. The program includes mail-in rebates on Pirouette window shadings,More »

Rowenta Introduces Craft Lab

Rowenta Introduces Craft Lab

WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Rowenta, the garment-care brand of Groupe SEB, has launched Craft Lab, an online resource for crafting enthusiasts. Located at Craftlab.RowentaUSA.com, the Web site features a variety of craft projects with step-by-step instructions. It also includes video tutorials and a tips-and-techniques section designed for both beginners and experienced crafters. Also on the site areMore »

Free Webinar: How to Color the Recovery

Free Webinar: How to Color the Recovery

NEW YORK–Pantone color experts Lee Eiseman and Brooks Tippett will discuss how color can jump-start sales and improve profitability during HFN’s first-ever Webinar, scheduled for June 16 at noon. HFN Editor-in-Chief Warren Shoulberg will moderate the conversation, which is free to qualified members of the home-furnishings industry. Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute,More »

Consumer Confidence Picks Up for Third Straight Month

Consumer Confidence Picks Up for Third Straight Month

NEW YORK–The consumer confidence index posted its third consecutive monthly gain in May, up 5.6 points to finish the month at 63.3. As compiled by The Conference Board, the index benefited from increases in both of its major component indexes. The present-situation index tacked on two points to 30.2, and the expectations index improved toMore »

7 W New York Slates Events for Gift & Home Textiles Market Week

7 W New York Slates Events for Gift & Home Textiles Market Week

NEW YORK–The  7 W New York showroom building has scheduled a number of events for the Gift & Home Textiles Market this coming August. On Aug. 13, the all-day Shop 7 W First on Friday event will welcome buyers with showroom specials, raffles, giveaways and specialty refreshments. From 4 to 6 p.m. on that day,More »

ICFF Attended by Over 20,000 People

ICFF Attended by Over 20,000 People

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair closed last week, and organizer GLM reported that the fair had attracted 22,867 attendees to the event, held at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The show fielded a total of 590 exhibitors (up 7 percent over last year) representing designers, manufacturers, and purveyors ofMore »

Williamsburg Debuts Co-Branding Arrangement With Kate McRostie

Williamsburg Debuts Co-Branding Arrangement With Kate McRostie

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.–Williamsburg has launched a co-branding venture with artist Kate McRostie that will include products featuring McRostie’s designs, inspired by the archives at Colonial Williamsburg. Called “The Embroidered Garden,” the first artwork under this partnership will be introduced at the upcoming Licensing International Expo from June 8-10 in Las Vegas. The art has been developedMore »