13 August 2010

Entertainment serving pieces in a modern style

At the upcoming New York gift show, Teroforma launches new accessories for entertaining, with a focus on pieces that work double- and triple-time.
The collection includes a crystal carafe whose stopper can hold ice or garnishes; sauce bowls with pouring spouts, and a system of stackable hors d’oeuvreware with lids so they can travel from table to fridge.
Teroforma will show its Artists’ Canvas Collection, encompassing decorative art work, trays, coasters, runners and paper products. Rounding out the introductions are handturned salt/pepper grinders, crystal barware and additions to the linens and felt color palette. The company collaborated with 11 far-flung designers and makers in eight countries to realize the new pieces.

Ekke Tapas Plates

Ekke Tapas Bowls and  Lid

Avva Pinch and Pour Bowls

Avva Large Bowl & Board

Retailers: Contact the manufacturer for prices and minimums.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

12 August 2010

Greeting cards for birthdays

NobleWorks has added 20-plus designs to its line of humorous greeting cards, including new cartoons from Dan Reynolds, Stan Makowski and RUBES. The most recent introduction features numerous birthday cards, including three designs for celebrating 50th birthdays, as well as several geared specifically toward women.
Also new are cards featuring "text language" to help retailers attract a younger demographic, including a birthday card for a "BFF" (Best Friend Forever) and a graduation card that reads "Congr8tulations!"

Retailers: Contact the manufacturer for prices and minimums.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

11 August 2010

Furniture sample sale

M2L, an importer and distributor of modern Genuine Design from Europe,announced the extended offerings of its virtual showroom, Michael’s Loft. The site features an online gallery of floor samples, over-stock furniture and discontinued models from its three locations in New York, Boston and Washington D.C., at prices up to 70% off. M2L is now offering an additional 15% discount to trade professionals who provide credentials.

10 August 2010

Award-winning exhibits at Chicago gift show

Chicago Market: Living and Giving Best In Show Award Winners

Gourmet Winner
Rolf Glass, www.rolfglass.com
Rolf Glass is an American glass cutting and engraving manufacturer. They offer customers distinctive images and timeless icons on quality crystal and glassware.

What A Girl Wants Winner
W.I.N.O.S Inc., www.winoshavefun.com
W.I.N.O.S offer cookbooks, apparel and accessories with a sense of humor.

Home Winner
Amity Home, www.amityimports.com
Amity Home offers fine linens,Crib Beddings,Quilt Patterns that feature great quality and workmanship.

Beckman's Handcrafted Winner
Erin Smith Art, www.erinsmithart.com
Erin Smith offers fun and sassy mixed media artwork.

Beckman’s Handcrafted Winner
Printed Canvas, www.printedcanvas.com
Printed Canvas offers distinctive, artist-signed stationery and unique art.

Gift & Accessories Winner
Royal Green Enterprise, Ltd and Chit Chat Beauty, www.royalgreen.com and www.chitchatbeauty.com
Royal Green Enterprises Ltd is an importer and wholesaler that was founded in 1980. Their products include a wide range of Artificial Flowers, Trees, Fruits, Vegetables, Christmas Decorations, Vases, Containers, Furniture and more. Chit Chat Beauty is an inspirational bath and beauty line created for young girls.

Design Design, showroom 13-518, www.designdesign.us
Design Design’s product lines include paper tableware, humorous beverage napkins, ceramic and aluminum serving pieces, gift packaging, greeting cards, stationery, home d├ęcor, and gifts.

Daniel Richards, showroom 13-512, www.danielrichards.biz
Daniel Richards offers fine gift and stationery representatives, with products ranging from baby, home decor and general gift.

AND!Sales, showroom 14-109, www.andsales.com
And!Sales is a rep organization specializing in home lines and serving the Midwest territory. Their goal is to bring a broad range of products and style to Mid-America. Products range from home decor, indoor and outdoor, fashion and trend.

Saro Trading, showroom 14-105 http://www.saro.com
Saro Trading offers traditional home textiles in delicate laces in the European tradition as well as a multitude of contemporary textiles in varied textures, spanning the wide range from napkin rings to table throws to bedcovers, supplement the selection of textiles into full collections

09 August 2010

Kitchen gadget: the Baggy Rack

Jokari's Baggy Rack holds open sandwich bags so they can be filled easily. The rack is adjustable to hold various sizes of sandwich storage bags. To use, slide the bag under the clips located on the arms of the Baggy Rack to hold open and start filling. The company says it is like having an extra set of hands.

Retailers: Contact the manufacturer for prices and minimums.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

08 August 2010

Sunday silliness

I'm playing around with Survey Monkey, the website that let's you takes surveys. So, since I like old TV shows, I figured I'd ask:
  • Who would you hire as a housekeeper, maid or nanny?
There are eight questions, pairing two TV characters against each other in eight divisions. It will take you less than 30 seconds to complete the survey, unless you ponder each question deeply.

Click here to take survey

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