03 June 2011

Area rugs for Halloween and winter

Peking Handicraft Inc. will debut a variety of new rugs at markets in Dallas, Atlanta, New York and elsewhere. The latest introductions include seven hook rugs, both Halloween and winter season-inspired, designed by the company’s newest licensee, Scott Church.

Six of the seven pieces created by Church are winter-holiday inspired and feature animals both familiar and foreign to holiday décor. These colorful, fashion-forward designs include a zebra amidst falling snow, three penguin kings bearing gifts, elephants carrying a Christmas tree, and a hedgehog pulling a sleigh of gifts. Church also offers more traditionally-themed creations, which feature snowmen and dogs.

Additionally, Church has designed a playful Halloween rug showcasing trick-or-treaters in their costumes making their way through a patch of trees littered with jack-o-lanterns and a large, orange moon lightening their way in the background.

02 June 2011

Decorative pillows in a finger-paint motif

Kevin O'Brien Studio has released its news Finger Paints pillow collection in hot pink, blue/green, mango, aqua and orange/turquoise. The 100% cotton pillows are available in sizes 14 inches by 20 inches, 18 inches by 18 inches and 22 inches by 22 inches. The pillows are printed onto a smooth cotton ground with no print on the back. They have piped edging, a zip closure and a feather/down insert included. The original artwork is by Kevin O'Brien's son, Valentine Thurman-O'Brien.

01 June 2011

Ceramic canister is a transitional accent

This chic ceramic canister is made in Italy and punctuated with details referencing classic Chinoiserie design, is new to the Vellum collection. It is draped in a glossy white finish, wrapped in gorgeous turquoise palm leaves and topped with a whimsical turquoise monkey finial. It is a transitional accent, suitable in traditional or contemporary settings. Use it in the kitchen as a cookie or pasta jar; it's food safe.

31 May 2011

Contemporary nesting tables by Jason Phillips Design

The Treforma collection from Jason Phillips Design is inspired by objects and the way they reflect and transmit light. The color of objects is determined by the parts of the spectrum of light that are reflected without being absorbed. Secondary attributes like glossy, sheen, and translucency are made clear by the directional distribution of the reflected or transmitted light.

Treforma is a study of diffusion and scattering; where surfaces can change in many directions, without the change in inherent nature of the components. Three tables, formed by bending tinted glass, nest together to form a single unit. Dimensions range from 24 inches by 32 inches by 14 inches tall (small) to 54 inches by 32 inches by 18 inches tall (large).

29 May 2011

NY gift show adds "On Trend" section

press release

WHITE PLAINS, NY. The General Gift division at the summer 2011 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) will increase its offerings for buyers with changes to two product neighborhoods – the new “On Trend” neighborhood will debut a collection of trend-driven, fashion-forward resources across a range of product categories and the existing “Stationery & Publishing” neighborhood will expand to include a greater number of suppliers of specialty paper, note cards, journals, writing instruments and publishing.

“With 750 exhibitors, General Gift is NYIGF’s largest division. Through creation and expansion of these product-specific neighborhoods, within the division, we can facilitate shopping and sourcing for buyers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president. “These two areas are a wonderful complement to General Gift’s two existing neighborhoods - The Museum Source and Floral & Garden Accessories.”

The new On Trend neighborhood will group nearly 20 companies, showing trend-driven personal and home accessories, tableware, toys, apparel and more, at the entrance to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center ’s Hall 3E. Charter On Trend exhibitors include: Badge Bomb (art on buttons and magnets); Décor-Craft (contemporary lifestyle accessories); D.L. & Co (candles, objects and curiosities); Flair 360 (personalized rhinestone accessories); Fred & Friends (tabletop, kitchen gadgets and barware); GAMA-GO (whimsical kitchen and home accessories); Luvali (convertible/reversible purses, hats and personal accessories); Momiji (message dolls); Oré (organizational, pet and juvenile lifestyle products); Paper Media (paper wallets); Present Time (modern gifts, lifestyle and home accessories); Really Good (stationery and gifts); Skanz (web-enabled, “socialprint” accessories); Tokidoki (designer toys and gifts); and Wild & Wolf (licensed and in-house designed gift collections).

The Stationery & Publishing neighborhood, which debuted at the summer 2010 NYIGF, features some 40 companies in and near the 7500 aisle on Level One of the Javits Center. Newcomers for summer 2011 are: Deuxglass Productions (contemporary greeting cards printed with soy-based inks); Filofax (personal organizers and day planners); Madison Park Greetings (specialty stationery, gifts and accessories), Vigo (design led stationery); and Zagat (consumer based leisure publications).

These companies join leading social stationery suppliers and book publishers already in the neighborhood: Abrams, Anne Taintor, Chronicle Books, Found Image, Harper Collins, Ingram, Ink Media, International Arrivals, Knock Knock, Michael Roger Press, Mudlark, Nelson Line, Notes & Queries, Papaya, Pomegranate Communications, Random House, Rizzoli and Sterling Publishing.

NYIGF runs Saturday, August 13, through Thursday, August 18, at New York City’s Javits Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94. NYIGF is the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,800+ exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 85 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nyigf.com.
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