18 February 2011

Leather and upholstered furniture

Chaise style 498  in St. Thomas Cinnamon red
Upholstered furniture manufacturer Massoud showed its latest fabrics and frames at the Las Vegas Market earlier this winter. Massoud has a growing collection of sofas, chairs, ottomans and benches in traditional to transitional styles.

The Savvy Amaretto base cloth fabric is shown on the curved sofa (below). The furniture maker also works with premium quality, pure aniline, full‐top‐grain domestic and Italian hides. Customers can mix and match textures and colors, combine leather and fabric, and choose from countless details like nail heads and other trims, to create the look they seek.

Round-back sofa with Savvy Amaretto fabric
Nottinghill Platinum leather on loose pillow back sofa
Wing chair with Monte Cristo Cigar
cover and animal print

17 February 2011

Colorful kitchen scale

The Arti kitchen scale from Escali is meant to be kept out on the countertop, not hidden in a drawer. It is available in nine colors,, including Retro Red, Poppin’ Pink and Deep Purple. It can weigh liquids and solids up to 15 pounds or 7,000 grams. The anti-bacteria, integrated glass platform operates with just a touch of a finger. It measures 6.5 inches by 9 inches.

The kitchen scale comes in nine colors.

The Velo is a luggage scale (below) that weighs up to 110 pounds. It is available in Black, White, Plum, Warm Red or Royal Blue. The scale is powered by a removable Lithium battery (included). The 12-inch nylon strap has a stainless steel clasp.
The Velo luggage scale by Escali.

16 February 2011

Touchless paper towel dispenser

The CLEANCut touchless paper towel dispenser from Clean Cut International has LED technology and a self-sharpening blade. Users can seamlessly dispense and cut any length and brand of paper towel, while saving resources and avoiding cross-contamination in the kitchen, laundry room and elsewhere around the house.

The product is available in black, white or stainless steel finish. Designed for under -counter mounting, installation instructions are included. See it at the 2011 Housewares show.

15 February 2011

Custom headboards with mirrors

At the Las Vegas furniture market, Howard Elliott Collection featured a new headboard concept in low and in tall profiles. It combines a mirror, headboard and CTC Pixels. (CTC is a sister company.) Pixels are upholstered panels that come in a variety of colors and textures and used to create soft and elegant surroundings.

The Low profile measures 47.5 inches tall, 70.25 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep. It fits two rows of four CTC Pixels. The Tall profile is 63.5 inches tall and fits three rows of four pixels. The headboards are available with 20 different colors of CTC Pixels™.

14 February 2011

Award-winning baby and child products

The first “Best New Product Awards” at Baby & Child, one of 10 divisions of the New York International Gift Fair, were presented this month. A panel of 10 editors from trade media and kid-centric blogs and websites selected winners from 111 products. The winners and finalists are:

Maple Landmark, Inc. (Middlebury, Vt.) for Rocker-Feller Rocking Horse. A carefully-designed and crafted rocking horse featuring laser-engraved details, made from responsibly harvested solid pine with a non-toxic naturoil finish. Made in the USA.

Winner: Tegu (Rowayton, Conn.) for Magnetic blocks. Wooden blocks that defy gravity with safely embedded magnets inside. Blocks are made from eco-friendly hardwoods, making them both sustainable and durable.

Finalist: Maple Landmark, Inc. (Middlebury, Vt.) for Rocker-Feller Rocking Horse.

Finalist: Geared For Imagination (Fairlawn, Ohio) for Topozoo.

Winner: Oopsy daisy, Fine Art For Kids (San Diego) for A to Z Animal Prints. Canvas wall art reproductions featuring colorful and exotic animals, printed in the giclée method and stretched by hand over a wooden frame with a decorative edge, eliminating the need for framing. Made in the USA.

Finalist: Zutano Inc. (Cabot, Vt.) for Owls 4-piece crib set.

Finalist: manny and simon (Del Mar, Calif.) for Duck wooden step stool.

Winner: MadPax (Phoenix) for The Spiketus Rex. Over-the-top creature feature backpacks for kids of all ages that allow children to store books, gear and more, while expressing one-of-a-kind style.

Finalist: Buggyguard (North Palm Beach, FL) for Stroller lock.

Finalist: Innobaby LLC (Hoffman Estates, IL) for Keepin’ Fresh Kids Stainless.


Winner: Loralin Design (New York) for Handmade Sweater Basket. A 100 percent cotton sweater and matching shoes, packaged in a tiny gift basket to create the perfect new baby gift.

Loralin Design
Finalist: Magnificent Baby (New York) for Elephants On Parade Take Me Home Set

Finalist: 3 Sprouts (Toronto) for 3 Sprouts Eco-Friendly Art Smock.

The Best New Product Award judges were: Melody Udell, Baby & Kids; Nanci Gregg, Baby & Children’s Product News; Leesa Valentino, TheGiggleGuide.com; Lynda Johnson, KidsStyleSource.com; Jenny Heinzen-York, Kids Today; Elina Furman, AListMom.com (formerly Mamaista); Liz Gumbinner, Coolmompicks.com; Nicole Feliciano, Momtrends.blogspot.com; Joanna Dreifus, MyMomShops.com; Caroline Kennedy and Meredith Schwartz, Playthings.
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