HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.—Dur Staten has been appointed senior product manager for Manual Woodworkers & Weavers. Staten has thus assumed responsibility for new product development in the company’s gift and home division and national-account product needs. Staten also oversees Manual Woodworkers’ catalog-marketing initiatives for “Manual Gift and Home,” “Inspirational Catalog” and “Izzy,” the company’s baby and child … More »
CHICAGO–Susan Casey, editor-in-chief of O, the Oprah Magazine, will lead the keynote presentation at the January Chicago Market: Living and Giving. The presentation is scheduled for Jan. 24 in the second-floor conference center of the Merchandise Mart, where the market will take place Jan. 20-26. She will share the communications strategies that brought about her … More »
ROSEMONT, Ill.—Barbara Turf, president and chief executive officer of Crate and Barrel, and Gerald Rubin, chairman, president and CEO of Helen of Troy, will be honored by the Housewares Charity Foundation during the International Home + Housewares Show next March. Turf will receive the Lifetime Humanitarian Award and Rubin will be recognized as Humanitarian of … More »
Giftware: Lenox Beautiful as well as therapeutic, the Donna Karan Lenox singing bowls are one of many stunning components of the new collection. Singing bowls come in different shapes and sizes. When held on the palm (or in the case of larger bowls, when you stand in them or place your feet in them), the … More »
By Allison Zisko Steuben, reenergized and revitalized, is promoting the concept of casual, affordable luxury to attract new customers. The century-old glass company is the latest high-end tabletop brand to tweak its image in an effort to remain relevant to consumers. It has added color to some of its most popular collections, lowered the opening … More »
CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK is expanding its partnership with journalist and designer Cristina Saralegui by creating an inspirational holiday collection that will debut during the winter 2011 markets in Midwest-CBK showrooms across the country. The handcrafted Casa Cristina Holiday collection features spiritual icons such as angels, nativities, birds, stars, crosses and hearts in a combination of … More »
EDISON, N.J.–Scot Soodak has joined Circle Glass as vice president of sales. Soodak succeeds National Sales Manager Nancy Cabrey, who left the company, and reports to Sidney Elmann, chief executive officer. Soodak previously served as vice president of sales for tabletop company Home Essentials.
ATLANTA—Building on the success of the established High Design collection in the Market Temporaries, AmericasMart has launched High Design Home, which will debut at the January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. HD Home will feature an exclusive juried lifestyles collection of the nation’s most inspired and design-driven home furnishings and home decor … More »