07 May 2010

Karim Rashid cutting tools for kitchen, home office

The aptly named Slice offers a wide range of tools for peeling vegetables, opening mail (above) and cutting paper. All but the letter opener are designed by Karim Rashid (see below). The items use ceramics for cutting, which stays sharper than high-carbon steel, the company says.
Vegetable peeler

6-inch blade scissors  lays flat (left- or right-handed)

Salt-and-pepper ceramic mill


Precision cutter (said to be safer than craft knives)

Cheese or vegetable grater



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06 May 2010

Furniture from the Keno brothers


Leigh and Leslie Keno introduced a line of furniture for Theodore Alexander at the High Point market in April. The brothers appear on the PBS program “Antiques Roadshow.” The collection consists of 40 pieces, inspired by designs from the 18th century to the mid-century modern period.
The brothers are shown with the Skyscraper, an 80-inch-tall bookcase that can be used as a room divider. Also pictured are the four-drawer Contour chest and the 43-inch-long Float table made of striped ebony.


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05 May 2010

Clock, cross and candles


The Peanuts 60th anniversary clock features Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and other charcters from the popular comic strip. From Mark Feldstein & Associates, the clock available in two diameters: 8 inches and 13 inches. The clock plays the “Linus and Lucy” song at the top of each hour.

The solar-powered LED Cross turns on automatically to illuminate the cross up to 8 hours when fully charged.

The company also offers the Flameless LED Vanilla candle (below)with melted top (set of 3). Each set includes a 4-, 5-, and 6-inch pillar Vanilla-scented candle. The auto on/off timer will turn on the candles every day at the same time for 6 hours.






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04 May 2010

Furniture in 9 color options, 5 custom treatments

Sligh Furniture rolled out its Premium Color Options program at the April High Point market. The nine standard premium colors are called fresh olive, sassy green, vintage ivory, simply pewter, morning yellow, grey lux, rumba red, blue bliss, and vintage black.
The company also offers five specialty treatments:
  • Two-tone, a combination of any two standard color options
  • Deeper tone, a deeper toning of any original Sligh finish
  • Paint striping, which adds a translucent white to accent any color option
  • Gold or silver leaf accents
  • Painted leather desk tops
Color Options pieces ship in three to six weeks.



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03 May 2010

Leather and upholstered seating

At the April High Point market, Currey & Company introduced a collection of carved wooden upholstered chairs and settees. The new upholstered furniture selection, edited by creative director Cecil Adams, is distinguished by its classic styling and distinctive craftsmanship.
The furniture frames are European beech, which are finished with hand-applied finishes. The frames are finished in North Carolina, where  all the upholstery work is done. The hides are from southern Germany. The company offers 22 frames, 13 finish options, 18 fabrics and eight top grade leathers. It accepts Customers Own Material and Customers Own Leather orders.


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