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The Launching Pad

The Launching Pad

By David Gill What The Economist Magazine referred to as “the tablet of hope” is opening the door to new opportunities in the consumer-electronics market. Unveiled in January, the iPad, Apple’s new tablet computer, has created a new market for accessories. Like its predecessor launches—the iPod, the iPhone—and with non-Apple products such as Blackberries andMore »

Le Creuset Introduces Dinnerware

Le Creuset Introduces Dinnerware

CHARLESTON, S.C.–Cookware company Le Creuset has expanded into dinnerware, recently debuting the line at its signature stores and Sur La Table. This fall, it will have expanded distribution. Made of stoneware, the line consists of 10- and 12-inch plates, a 10-inch bowl, a 12-ounce mug, and serving platters, as well as sets. Available in cherry,More »

Tabletop by Design to Benefit Gift For Life

Tabletop by Design to Benefit Gift For Life

SEATTLE–Gift For Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole charitable organization, today announced it will serve as the beneficiary of the first annual Tabletop by Design, a celebration of all things tabletop and home entertaining organized by the Pacific Market Center. The program was initiated by the Pacific Market Center as a specialMore »

Malene B Partners With Canadian Showroom

Malene B Partners With Canadian Showroom

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–Custom handmade rug designer malene b has signed her first international designer showroom: Canada’s Colin Campbell. With showrooms in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, Colin Campbell will introduce the malene b collection this fall. Malene b is currently represented by Sacco Carpets in New York, B. Moore Home in Brooklyn, N.Y., Carpet Creations in MiamiMore »

Macef Ready for September Opening

Macef Ready for September Opening

MILAN, Italy–Macef, the International Home Show, opens in September with a new Thursday to Sunday schedule. The Thursday to Sunday timeframe places the show, scheduled for Sept. 9-12 “in a highly advantageous position, distancing it from the month of August and ensuring it does not overlap with other important European fairs,” according to show organizers.More »

Revman Links with Sean John On New Bedding Collection

Revman Links with Sean John On New Bedding Collection

NEW YORK—Revman has signed an agreement with the Sean John label to produce a licensed line of bedding and home furnishings under the Sean John brand. The initial collection will consist of comforters, sheets, pillows and shams. According to a statement from Sean John, Macy’s will offer the initial collection, with deliveries beginning in September.More »

Conair, Kao Partner for John Frieda Line

Conair, Kao Partner for John Frieda Line

STAMFORD, Conn.—Conair has reached an agreement with Kao Brands to produce a licensed line of hair appliances under the John Frieda brand name. The collection will include hair dryers, straighteners and styling tools, along with a group of non-electric styling tools. The new line will launch in the first quarter of 2011, and will beMore »

The Rug Market Partners with Three Rep Groups

The Rug Market Partners with Three Rep Groups

LOS ANGELES—The Rug Market has recently added three sales rep groups to bolster its business in the Southeast, Midwest and West Coast regions. Casa Bella, based in Chicago, will cover nine states in the Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. For the Southwest territory, Atlanta-based Southern Accessories TodayMore »