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Blog: A Mustache Moment

Blog: A Mustache Moment

I have no idea why mustaches are so popular or how they came to be trendy but there’s no denying that mustaches are IN. I’m talking about images of mustaches on products, not actual facial hair. At first we at HFN were skeptical about how mustaches, which we saw on novelty items, could possibly translateMore »

The Monkey-in-the-Middle Blues

The Monkey-in-the-Middle Blues

Remember the children’s game “monkey in the middle”? It was a blast for the kids throwing the ball, but it was not so much fun for the kid in the middle as he ran back and forth struggling to grab control. Early reports of the recent holiday sales period reminded me of this playground favorite.More »

Blog: Dallas Lighting Market Illuminates

Blog: Dallas Lighting Market Illuminates

DALLAS–Early American looks, use of real and faux wood and wavy textured glass and, of course, more LED products are among the introductions at the Dallas International Lighting Market, which opened yesterday. ELK Lighting debuted the first fixtures for its HGTV line, which previously had only portables. Now the line offers 72 lamps and 80More »

Blog: Lots of Tabletop Intros in Atlanta

Blog: Lots of Tabletop Intros in Atlanta

At the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market last week, Godinger showcased a wide variety of Philip Whitney frames, from Italian woods to various metals, under a newly branded division … Godinger’s Avi Glatt, senior managing director, sales and development, is working to integrate both Godinger’s various brands and its many product categories forMore »

Atlanta Market Blog: Bold Colors Everywhere

Atlanta Market Blog: Bold Colors Everywhere

It’s all about color at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, going on now through Sunday. Companies introduced designs falling into one of two groups: the vivid brights or softer hues. “I’ve been in the business for 22 years, and I’ve never seen a fuller spectrum of colors,” and across all price points, said LarryMore »

Blog: Decor and More in High Point

Blog: Decor and More in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Buyers enjoyed a sun-drenched day at High Point Market yesterday as they combed the showroom-packed streets and buildings here for the latest and greatest. The market concludes tomorrow. The initial launch of Soicher Marin’s Conde Nast wall decor collection debuted with a number of vintage photographs and illustrations from the publisher’s archives. CullingMore »

Blog: New in High Point

Blog: New in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market has been true to form with something new for just about every taste and style. “The Good Wife” licensed line of accessories, lighting and accent furniture debuted at Interlude Home. The items in the line are seen on the popular CBS show, such as Eli’s zodiac figures or Alicia’s decorativeMore »