05 February 2010

Contemporary furniture

New furniture from Roberta Schilling is made of smooth metal, exotic woods, leather and fibers. The pieces make up the Moderna collection.

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03 February 2010

A new source for artificial plants

Imax Worldwide Imports silk plants
IMAX Worldwide Imports, has added a line of permanent botanicals. The company says its new collection of potted silk foliage is designed for use with its planters and containers. Imax also carries furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories for indoors and outdoors.

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02 February 2010

New York gift show to reorganize in 2013

from a press release

NEW YORK CITY, February 1, 2010... "Focus Forward NYIGF 2013," a strategic reorganization of the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), comprising a series of considered changes to product categories and layout, was announced today by GLM. These changes, which will be implemented over the next three years, will position NYIGF as the defining marketplace for fashion-forward and design-driven home, gift and lifestyle resources.
This transformation will result in the creation of four comprehensive market collections - NYIGF Home, NYIGF Lifestyle, NYIGF Handmade and NYIGF New! - each with defined and carefully-edited product categories. NYIGF Home will encompass home furnishings, home textiles, decorative accessories, tabletop, gourmet housewares and Accent on Design®; NYIGF Handmade will include designer-maker and global resources; NYIGF Lifestyle will present personal care and wellness, gift and stationery, fashion accessories and Baby + Child (a new juried category debuting in summer 2010); and NYIGF New! will feature New York's Newest. The changes are engineered to expand resources, spotlight new product and innovation to best advantage and create cross-marketing opportunities.
"This strategic reorganization will enhance NYIGF's position as the premier U.S. home, gift and lifestyle market and will strengthen show performance for buyers and exhibitors alike," said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president. "By improving category adjacencies, refining existing offerings and introducing new in-demand product categories, NYIGF will offer comprehensive and trend-forward product collections for home, lifestyle, and gift in a clear, navigable and energized layout." (NOTE: The NYIGF summer 2013 floor plan is available online at
Beginning in 2010, and culminating at the summer 2013 event, temporary and permanent NYIGF floor plan changes will align with planned construction and renovation of New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - the home of NYIGF since 1986. The transformation of the Javits Center will include installation of a new green roof - the largest of its kind in New York City; construction of the new Javits Center North which extends the building North to 40th Street; and major renovations to building systems, skylights and roof. (NOTE: Renderings of the Javits Center North are available online at http://www.nyigf.com/Home/FocusForward2013.aspx#javitscenternorth)
Initial changes, in effect as of summer 2010, will include: the introduction of a new juried category, Baby + Child, for upscale baby and children's products; reorganization of the existing Handmade® division to more effectively define and showcase designer-maker craft and global resources categories; and the reintroduction of New York's Newest at Pier 92.
Within its new Baby + Child category, NYIGF will present a comprehensive collection of well-designed, sophisticated and purpose-driven products for babies, toddlers and kids (through age 10) and their families. The range of featured products will include arts & crafts, books, music, toys, games, puzzles, dolls and plush, gear (diaper bags, stroller accessories and feeding accessories), wearables and accessories, layette, bedding accessories & blankets. Ultimately, Baby + Child will feature some 200 companies on Level One of the convention center.
Beginning in summer 2010, NYIGF's Handmade will present two distinct categories of handcrafted merchandise: Designer Maker and Global Resources. NYIGF Handmade: Designer Maker will include some 360 designer-makers from across the United States and around the world, and Handmade: Global Resources will include some 200 imported resources featuring traditional designs and craftsmanship and Fair Trade production from around the world.
New York's Newest, showcasing companies new to the New York market, will be reintroduced to NYIGF in summer 2010. The division, which will feature some 200 newcomers to the Fair, will be housed at Pier 92.
NYIGF is the nation's premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,700 exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. Some 31,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 85 countries worldwide are expected.
In summer 2010, NYIGF runs Saturday, August 14, through Thursday, August 19, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94. Information and registration is available online at www.nyigf.com.

Movable art hides the television

The Eclipse Art Lift from Media Decor holds artwork, then, at the touch of a button, moves out of the way to reveal the television. Lifts can also be used to conceal wine racks, in-wall safes and more. The company makes a mirror, too.

More than 500 frame styles, ranging from traditional to contemporary, and more than 2,500 works of art are available.

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01 February 2010

Pillows, barware, jewelry accessories

Global Views introduced colorful home accessories at the winter markets.
The Tangelo pillows are available in two sizes: 20 inches square and 12 inches round. The Great Continent pillow is 20 inches square.

The wrapped-handle tray in coral leather comes in two sizes: 24 inches square and 18 inches long by 14 inches wide. The ice bucket is nickel-plated.

The Zig Zag jewelry box in fiery red glass measures 14 inches long and 10.5 inches tall.

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