05 March 2011

Accent pillows add personality

Gift & Home Today welcomes guest blogger Arcadian Home Decor.

Decorative Pillows with a Modern Twist 
Modern pillows come in all colors, shapes and sizes and add personality to that perfect space. For such a small décor item, they have the ability to add an incredible punch of excitement to any room. Take a look at the fresh designs available, they make great companion pieces with other accents like table décor, candlesticks and decorative bowls.

Buy Green: Mod Deco Pillows

Buy Green’s chic organic decorative pillows are bright, artful and unique. Toss them on the sofa, occasional chair or bed. Available in the three fun collections: Leaf Collection featuring botanical beauties; Zen Collection calm and serene; Shore Collection sea life scene.

Inhabit Modern Classics Collection: Toss Pillows 
Classic Mid-century modern chairs are the focus of these fluffy silhouette toss pillows from Inhabit Modern Classics Collection.

Ouno Design: Modern Pillows

Yummy colors and funky designs make these modern pillows from Ouno Design a perfect addition to a contemporary or modern room that needs a bit of excitement.
Amy Butler: Specialty Pillows
You can make your own pillows just like these under Amy Butler’s direction and with her bold specialty fabrics.
2 Modern: Creative Pillows 
2 Modern voted #1 shopping site by In Style magazine has over 400 wonderfully modern and creative pillows to choose from!
Room Service: Natural Pillow

Room Service offers natural and neutral pillows in dozens of funky designs from a pirate girl with an eye patch to a to greyhound pooch.
Inhabit: Graphic Print Pillows

Inhabit shares some inspiring words with these awesome graphic print pillows in earthy hues and bold designs.

Decorative pillows are important home decor items in any room. They let you put your personal taste on display without breaking the bank. Accent your furniture with these decorative pillows today.

"Arcadian Home Decor is a site that specializes in top quality home decor items at extremely affordable prices. Arcadian Home Decor is the best source for home decor accessories at discount prices. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Home originally started selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products."

04 March 2011

Money belts and security belts for travelers

At the Housewares Show, SPIbelt, the creator of the original Small Personal Item Belt, the carry-all for travelers, is showing its patented SPIbelt and its newest product: the Anti-Electro Magnetic Field Belt. The belts allow travelers to move about a city hands-free instead of clutching their wallets. Women can go out for a night on the town without a purse. The belt holds health items, like insulin pumps and inhalers. A variety of belts for different applications are available. They are made in Austin, Texas.

03 March 2011

Michelle Bernstein cookware

Miami-based chef Michelle Bernstein will be launching her new cookware line, “Michelle B”, this April with Fagor America. She will unveil the cookware pieces while performing on the main stage at the International Housewares Show on Sunday, March 6 in Chicago.
The cookware line is said to be a selection of elegantly designed pieces using Quantanium (PFOA free) non-stick interior by Whitford in the cast-aluminum cookware, and multicoated enameling on the cast iron pieces.

02 March 2011

Office cubicle organizer

The Hanging Desk/Cubicle/Wall Organizer from Hangabowls will be featured in the 2011 International Home & Housewares Show New Product Showcase. The product hangs over cubicle walls but can also be mounted on a wall. It holds pens, pencils, highlighters and other office supplies. The organizer is available in sophisticated office colors (black, beige, dark brown, white and gray) and colors suitable for children and teens (pink, purple, blue and green).

01 March 2011

Well-designed and stylish housewares from Mexico

At the Housewares show in Chicago this month, Sogbo will present 25 new products in what it calls "A Revolution of Home Products.” The Mexico-based source offers housewares, furniture, textiles, barware, kitchen accessories and furniture. Catalogs are available on the company's website.

Download the catalog at www.sogbo.com.mx

28 February 2011

Contempoary-style accent tables in brushed aluminum

Koba 2 cocktail table
Nova will introduce a collection of new accent table designs at the  High Point Market, April 2 to 7. The Lucky 7 Pedestals and the Koba Collection will be on display in the company’s showroom in IHFC Commerce Building showroom C403 alongside many new lighting and wall designs. The Koba 2 Cocktail table (left) has a brushed aluminum base and a root beer finished table top with  beveled glass top. It measures 15 inches tall by 37 inches wide by 37 inches deep. 

The Kova end table (below) is a squared wood design featuring a brushed aluminum base and a 24-inch by 24-inch beveled glass top. It is 24 inches tall.

Kova end table
Lucky 7 Pedestals (below) are made of  brushed aluminum and come in three sizes:  small (30 inches by 14 inches by 8 inches), medium (36 by 14 by 8) and large (42 by 14 by 8).

27 February 2011

Dallas Market Honors 2 Retailers For Giving Back

Dallas Market Center named two winners for The Next Big Give, a national search for specialty retailers who give back in their communities: Brown, Houston, and Tea & Magnolias, Tulsa, Okla. The winners were selected from more than 50 retailers that are involved in a variety of ways through volunteering, raising funds or donating goods. 

Both retailers offer significant support to worthy organizations and communities. We thank them for their good work and hope their stories will inspire other retailers to do the same,”said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. 

Brown, located in Houston, is owned by Jill Brown. The home furnishings retailer put its entire 2010 advertising budget towards two events benefiting uniquely different organizations: Future Farmers of America (FFA) and Yellowstone Academy, a Houston-area college preparatory school. Jill Brown felt that it was more important to put funds towards the needs she saw in her community rather than towards promoting her business through advertising. 

Spurred by a belief in American ingenuity and hard work, Brown hosted FM 2490 in October 2010, which raised awareness for the FFA. Brown’s party Chandeliers and Champagne, benefiting Yellowstone Academy, included a live auction that raised close to $30,000 for the school. Yellowstone received 100 percent of the proceeds. 

Tea & Magnolias is a gift and accessories retailer located in Tulsa, Okla. Owned by Susan Ponville, the store extends its generosity far beyond its immediate community to the Amazon jungles of Peru. Inspired by her past work as a missionary in Peru, Ponville sells jewelry and purses in the store made by Peruvian women with all of the proceeds going back to help the women support their families.
Also, in order to help the Tulsa community, each Christmas Tea & Magnolias hosts a Christmas Home Tour, giving all the proceeds to Pathways Adult Learning Center, a local school for special needs adults. The store also sells crosses that are handmade by a group of special needs adults in order to fund the group’s activities. 

After receiving more than 50 applications, the entries were narrowed down to 10 finalists and then two winners by a panel of industry experts and Dallas Market Center representatives. The winners will receive a complimentary trip to the March 24-27, 2011 Market in Dallas including round-trip airfare and three nights hotel stay. While at Market, The Next Big Give winners will be recognized on Thursday, March 24 during The Inspired Event, a cocktail party including raffles benefiting charitable causes. 

For additional information on the contest visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com/give.
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