20 August 2010

Nautical-theme pillows


Brightly colored woodcut nautical prints from Kevin O'Brien Studio are screen-printed onto 100% linen. There is a zip closure, and the feather/down insert is included. The pillow measures 14 inches by 20 inches.



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19 August 2010

Lightweight stylish tote bags

Saky Sacks, a Seattle-based company launched in March 2010, is showing five new prints and two new contemporary styles—the Saky Weekend and Sakcessories—this week at the Seattle gift show. The company's original bag is the City Saky. Saky Sacks are made from DuPont Tyvek. The bags are lightweight, strong, tear, stain and water resistant. They are machine washable and recyclable.





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18 August 2010

Seattle gift show supports Gift For Life

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home décor industry's sole charitable organization, announced it will serve as the beneficiary of the first annual Tabletop by Design, a celebration of all things tabletop and home entertaining organized by the Pacific Market Center (PMC).
The program was initiated by PMC as a special event complementing its Summer Gift and Home Accessories Show, taking place August 18-24 in Seattle. Eleven PMC permanent showrooms--AKA, The Barron Collection LTD, Bulkley Associates, Grasslands Road/Amscan, Hazen and Associates, Jenny Hammons Northwest, Kolibaba & Associates, Kurt S. Adler, Penny Harrison & Company, RH Studio and Scarlett--have designed tabletop displays that will be on view daily during the Show in Suite 340.
Buyers are encouraged to vote for their favorite designs and make a donation to Gift For Life, with all proceeds benefiting DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.
Buyers are invited to a wine and cheese tasting on Monday, August 23, from 6:00-7:00pm in Suite 340 hosted by the Washington Wine and Cheese Commissions. A $10 suggestion donation is requested to benefit Gift for Life/DIFFA.
The third-generation, family-owned Matouk company makes bed, bath and table linens.  At the New York International Gift Fair, the company introduced Lowell and Mirasol table linens, elegant top of bed styles Bryant Park and Greenbrier, fragranced candles and soaps, and new small-scale prints. Shown are examples of Matouk's style.








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17 August 2010

Decoupage decorative objects

Scott Potter Designs creates beautiful decoupage decorative objects, including vases, bowls, plates and goblets. The company exhibits at the gift show in New York. See a previous post about Scott Potter here.






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16 August 2010

Contemporary-style table lamps

The new Rift , Squeeze and Trudy collections will be introduced by Nova at the October 2010 High Point Market. The table lamp designs feature sleek finishes and brushed metal accents. The company will also exhibit home accents and wall décor.

Trudy collection

Squeeze collection

Rift collection


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