Tabletop & Gifts

TTU Launches Artist Mug Collection

TTU Launches Artist Mug Collection

CARSON, Calif. – TTU has launched a collection of porcelain mugs and dessert plates featuring the artwork of Rebecca Molayem, an expressionist painter and sculptor who operates an art gallery in West Hollywood. The introductory product line includes two collections, Bathing Beauties and Party Time, depicting vivid and brightly colored characters in a whimsical, captivatingMore »

Gift + Home Schedules Winter Market Seminars

Gift + Home Schedules Winter Market Seminars

LAS VEGAS–Gift + Home at Las Vegas Market has scheduled the following seminars for the January trade show. On Monday, Jan. 24:•“First Look,” presenting an overview of new products at the market, by Monica Pedersen, co-host of HGTV’s “Dream Home Giveaway 2011,” and Julie Smith Vincenti, founder and president of Nine Muses Media, at 10More »

Artland Promotes Riegel

Artland Promotes Riegel

DAYTON, N.J.–Marguerite “Maggie” Riegel has been promoted to vice president of product and design at Artland.  This is a newly created position in which Riegel reports to William Flaherty, executive vice president. “In her eight years at Artland, Ms. Riegel has been responsible for all product and design, which is the driving force in aMore »

Williams-Sonoma Net Rises Nearly 400 Percent in Q3

Williams-Sonoma Net Rises Nearly 400 Percent in Q3

SAN FRANCISCO–Healthy gains in both revenues and gross margin helped Williams-Sonoma to a 398.6 percent increase in net income for the third quarter, to $36.5 million. Net revenues in the quarter, which ended on Oct. 31, rose 12 percent to $815.5 million, reflecting double-digit sales gains in same-store sales at the company’s Pottery Barn, PotteryMore »

Veeder + Perman Takes on New Partner

Veeder + Perman Takes on New Partner

NEW YORK–Veeder + Perman, a public relations and marketing communications partnership formed 12 years ago by Mark Veeder and Esther Perman, has undergone a name change and rebranding that reflects the addition of a new partner, Margaux Caniato. The business has been renamed VP+C, and in joining as chief innovation officer, Caniato brings to theMore »

Howard Lester, Former Williams-Sonoma Chairman, Dies

Howard Lester, Former Williams-Sonoma Chairman, Dies

SAN FRANCISCO—W. Howard Lester, former chairman and chief executive officer of Williams-Sonoma and one of the signature figures in U.S. retailing for more than three decades, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 75. Lester joined Williams-Sonoma in 1978, after a 20-year career as an entrepreneur in which he sold typewriters, operatedMore »

Study Reveals “Significant Interest” in Green Home Furnishings

Study Reveals “Significant Interest” in Green Home Furnishings

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–A survey of 351 women homeowners across the United States found that they have “significant interest” in purchasing eco-friendly home furnishings. Released by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and sponsored by the World Market Center Las Vegas, the study also found that actual purchasing of these products remains at low levels due to lackMore »

Nambé to Open First Arizona Store

Nambé

SANTA FE, N.M.–Nambé will open its first Arizona store at the boutique Tuscon shopping center, La Encantada, in mid November. The 1,500-square-foot shop, situated on the upper level of the two-story, outdoor shopping mall, will carry the brand’s complete product range. “We feel this store will enhance our brand equity and the location is inMore »