12 March 2010

Colorful pendant lamps


WAC Lighting's La Vie collection of pendants features art glass from the Pacific Northwest. Shown are two Mistica pendant styles in Red Flame and Blue Flame colorations.  The fixtures are supplied with low-voltage, 50-watt xenon bi-pin lamps.







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11 March 2010

Placemats, napkins and napkin rings




Chilewich introduces new colors and patterns in its Spring/Summer 2010 collection.  Items for the table include two woven mats, a print, a pressed, two shades of red, two grass- and sea-inspired colorways, as well as two neutrals for the napkins and a napkin rings. There is also a Pet Mat (above).

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10 March 2010

Home decor from the movie 'Alice in Wonderland'

"Alice in Wonderland is being positioned as the grown-up's answer to Disney Princess, with licensing agreements that make Ed Hardy look restrained by comparison. The new "lifestyle program," inspired by the Tim Burton movie Alice in Wonderland, is aimed at consumers 12 through 34 and includes enough home decor, apparel and designer accessories to choke a Cheshire cat."
Read the rest of this article, "Marketing Wonderland" in the Calgary Herald.

Indie retailer takes on national chains with this video

Haupt Antiek, a retailer in Minnesota, created a two-minute video, which compares its prices to those of national chains.
Some browsers don't show the video. In that case, here is the link to the YouTube video "Haupt Antiek - Dare To Compare."


09 March 2010

Free-standing sculptures in silver or gold leaf

The Bandit sculptures from The Phillps Collection are available in white lacquer with silver leaf and black lacque with gold leaf. They are made of resin/fiberlass with a lacquer and foil applique. Each piece measures 18 inches in diameter and 72 inches tall.


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Alexandra Dymowska, Alexa Hampton talk design

At the October 2009 High Point market, General Motors designer Alexandra Dymowska talks with designer Alexa Hampton, president and owner, Mark Hampton LLC about the intersection of design and innovation across industries.
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08 March 2010

Salt and pepper shakers inspired by Alice In Wonderland

Flora Lam designed this salt-and-pepper set for IMM Living.


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Meyda Lighting acquires 2nd Ave. Lighting

from a press release
YORKVILLE, NEW YORK---2ND AVE.™ LIGHTING has reported that the company is under new management, with its manufacturing, design and distribution activities operating smoothly and efficiently. 2ND AVE. LIGHTING is a prestigious manufacturer of over 20,000 interior/exterior custom lighting designs, including chandeliers, wall sconces, pendants, lanterns, and street lighting.

Since 1979, 2ND AVE. LIGHTING has manufactured a full range of lighting products in the United States, and its fixtures have been specified in high profile projects all over the world. The company offers state of the art custom capabilities, quick custom quoting, budget sensitive designs and value engineering.  All products can be specified by style, size, finish, shade or crystal package, to customize a variety of fixtures, from that personalized, one-of-a-kind design to a custom theme for an entire home, hotel or restaurant.

2ND AVE. LIGHTING, which was based in Mesa, Arizona, has been acquired by Meyda Lighting and will operate in the Meyda manufacturing and distribution facilities at One Meyda Fine Place, 55 Oriskany Boulevard in Yorkville, New York. For customers' convenience, the 2ND AVE. contact information will remain the same for orders, quotes and inquiries.  

"2ND AVE LIGHTING is open for business," explains Robert Cohen, President of Meyda Lighting.  "This company is a natural fit for us and we have made an easy transition. With more than 35 years of designing and manufacturing expertise, we are re-launching the brand leadership, original designs and custom capabilities of 2ND AVE."

The 2ND AVE brand values personalized lighting, with each fixture created as a unique, work of art, using only the finest materials, including handcrafted iron and exquisite crystal. For lighting infused with passion, creativity, and quality, the company creates quality American-made, handcrafted products.  The Classics Collection offers traditional and elaborate sconces, pendants, and chandeliers, while the Art of Lighting Series features truly unique, one-of-a-kind lighting pieces. The Weekend Retreat Collection delivers a superb selection of designs inspired by nature and the rustic wilderness.

Its portfolio of projects includes standard and custom lighting for upscale residences, senior living homes, hotels, casinos, country clubs and restaurants.  In addition, the company has developed streetscape lighting designs for planned communities, resorts and cityscapes.

"The 2ND AVE national sales force is in-place, unchanged and entrenched within the lighting specification, distributor and hospitality communities," continued Mr. Cohen.  "Key employees, including top designers and engineers, have been retained, as well as all 20,000-plus designs, including molds and tooling."

Meyda Lighting is a privately held company.  Terms of the acquisition are not available.

"2ND AVE. has successfully relocated to One Meyda Fine Place," concluded Mr. Cohen, "And we are eager to share it with the world."
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