24 April 2009

Computer mouse pad

Fiberlok mouse pad uses a design from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.FiberLok makes computer MouseRugs, CoasterRugs for drinks and BookRugs (bookmarks), all with genuine fringed ends.
The company has a licensing agreement with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. This year, FiberLok added eight new designs (including the Garden Image, shown) to the computer mouse and coaster lines. The designs are based on patterns found in the Williamsburg archives.

23 April 2009

Pocket-sized video camera

Hammacher Schlemmer Video Camera Pen shoots video and doubles as a pen.

Hammacher Schlemmer's Video Camera Pen captures video and audio from up to 50 feet away. Clipped to a breast pocket, the camera records images and sound using a color camera lens above the pocket clip and a microphone on the barrel.
It records up to 2½ hours of 352 x 288 resolution video that can be stored in the pen’s integrated 4 GB memory as an AVI file. The pen has a built-in USB 2.0 port to transfer files videos to a computer. The rechargeable lithium battery provides up to two hours of power before requiring a recharge using the included AC adapter.
The Video Camera Pen is also it is a fully-functioning ball-point pen with a refillable ink reservoir.

22 April 2009

Eco-friendly bamboo throw

Textillery Weavers handwoven bamboo throw BSS CAS This handwoven bamboo throw from Textillery Weavers is made of 85% bamboo and 15% cotton. The midweight, machine-washable throw comes in two sizes--42 inches by 72 inches and 52 inches by 72 inches--with a 2-inch-long sewn fringe.
The company describes the colors as "cashew with black, paprika, and light tobacco." The style comes in three other colorways.


Retailers and designers: See Textillery Weavers at this month's High Point furniture market.
Shoppers: Ask your favorite retailer or interior designer to order this product.

21 April 2009

Sofas and side chairs


Taylor King furniture introductions at the April 2009 High Point Furniture Market

North Carolina-based furniture maker Taylor King describes its spring line as "fresh, clean, luxurious and inviting."
The Carmine camelback sofa features loose cushioned seating. It is covered in a neutral damask print with contrast throw pillows in a vibrant stripe. This sofa is in the company's Kings Road line.
The Antoinette side chair shows sweeping lines in a hand-carved, exposed wood frame. It is finished in a wrought-iron patterned fabric for an architectural effect.



Retailers and designers: See Taylor King this month in High Point at 200 Steele (second floor) in the Hamilton Wrenn area.
Shoppers: Ask your favorite retailer or interior designer to order this product.

20 April 2009

Cuisinart spice grinder

Cuisinart spice and nut grinder model SG-10At the Housewares show this spring, Cuisinart introduced a spice and nut grinder. The stainless steel blades make quick work of peppercorns, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg, not to mention almonds, macadamia nuts or sunflower seeds. The grinder bowl holds up to 3.2 ounces (90 grams) of spices or nuts, which turns out to be one-half cup. The storage lid is designed to store extra spices.
Cuisinart also introduced a blender, rice cooker, vertical rotisserie oven, three new coffeemakers and a slow cooker.

19 April 2009

Leather club chair

Samuelson club chairThis occasional chair is from Samuelson Furniture’s new Delano collection of contemporary furniture. Designed by John Black, the collection includes living room, dining room, bedroom and occasional furniture.
The black-leather armchair (style 4027C ) has a solid hardwood frame in an espresso finish, and it is trimmed with nickel nailheads. The chair measures 35 inches tall, 32 inches wide and 34 inches deep. The seat height is 18 inches.



Retailers and designers: See Samuelson's entire line in High Point this month at the company's showroom on the lobby level of the 200 Steele St. building.
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