29 July 2011

WallPops from Brewster Home Fashions offers a design-forward and coordinated line of peel and stick wall art. Two new product categories include chandeliers and decorative room panels. Among its new designs and products are:
  • Small and Large Wall Art Kits
  • Dry Erase Monthly Boards and Calendars
  • Weekly Dry Erase Dot Packs
  • Four-Piece Calendar Sets
  • Wall Words, Quotes
  • Mix-and-match Dots, Blox and Stripes
  • Wall art with gem and mirror embellishments

Existing collections range from nursery rhymes for baby, safari animals for children, flowers for tweens to modern patterns for adults of all ages. The company is exhibiting at the Chicago gift show this week. See more about WallPops at its website. See more about Brewster Home Fashions at its website.






28 July 2011

A 2-story black cat for Halloween

Hammacher Schlemmer's two-story inflatable black cat is nearly 21 feet tall. The cat’s underbelly is 9 feet above ground at the highest point. That's high enough to allow trick-or-treaters to walk underneath. Each paw is the size of an armchair. The cat’s head automatically sways side-to-side and it has illuminated, piercing red eyes, a fanged grin and 9¾-inch-long claws.

The inflatable cat is said to be easy to set up. The owner plugs in the integrated fan and the cat inflates in four minutes. The novelty folds to less than two square feet for convenient storage. See the Hammacher Schlemmer website for more information.

27 July 2011

Greeting cards reward and recycle kindness

Kindness Recycled cards are designed to convey simple sentiments of kindness. The first line of cards includes "compliment," "service" or "just because." The concept is that the card is delivered in person and then registered online (at www.kindnessrecycled.com), so participants can track the journey of the cards they’ve given or received. The card giver can track the journey the card takes from one person to the next, and comment on the circumstances under which one gave or received a card.



Yiesha Beamon created Kindness Recycled in response to a tragic incident that occurred at her place of employment several years ago.

“I received such an outpouring of love through cards and letters from people all over the world,” Beamon said. “I always wanted to thank each of these people for helping me to recover. But more important, I wanted to spread this kindness that was given to me. These cards can really change the way we look at giving, greeting, reducing waste, social networking, traditions, and even fashion,” she said.

Kindness Recycled cards can be purchased individually at retail shops, in groups of three or nine or in bulk orders, or by visiting www.kindnessrecycled.com. See the company at the Chicago gift show this month.

26 July 2011

Candle warmers and fragrances for the holidays


Candle Warmers Etc. has introduced several new festive candle warmer designs that are said to help protect against holiday candle fires. The products promote the use of flameless candles in the home, while providing the appearance and fragrance of a regular lit candle. “Fall Leaves” is a ceramic pitcher in a gold-tone leaf motif. "Santa” has a merry smile.

New cheerful Plug-in Fragrance Warmer designs make decorating every room an especially safe and easy option for hosts this holiday season. The new “Jack-o-lantern” and “Snowman” Plug-in Fragrance Warmers use scented oils and wax melts.

The company suggests pairing its fragrance warmers with its Jamie Clair Wax Melts in new holiday fragrances: Pumpkin Spice, Peppermint, Evergreen, and Chocolate Mint. New Jamie Clair Home Fragrance Oils include Vanilla Crème Brulee.

Illumination Fragrance Warmers use a soft light to create the ambiance of a burning candle. The company’s candle warming lamps and lanterns use a patented top-down design to warm a wicked or wickless candle. Four hand-painted fall and winter lamp shade designs are also available this holiday season for the company’s popular Aurora Candle Warmer Lamp.

25 July 2011

Swedish garlic press is easy to clean

Linden Sweden Inc. introduces the Click & Clean Garlic Press X by Jonas of Sweden. The Teflon-coated Click & Clean is available in cast aluminum which is said to mince garlic more efficiently. The garlic press fits comfortably in the hand. It is easy to use and easy to clean. The gadget will be available in October.

Linden Sweden is an importer of housewares and kitchen gadgets from Scandinavian companies. Product lines includes twixit bag clips, Clever Hook, Tulip Spice Grinders (bottom photo) and Daloplast of Sweden.

Tulip spice grinders

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